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TV Magic?

Jimmy Kimmel, Rick Perry and pot collide in Austin for a classic South by Southwest moment

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn't exactly receive a warm reception when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Austin. The SXSW crowd offered up loud boos for the state's longest serving governor, ...


What's he smoking?

Gone to pot? Texas Gov. Rick Perry softens stance on marijuana

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is well-known as a supporter of guns and low taxes, but he's never made headlines for his stance on legalizing marijuana. Until now. The global media is calling Perry' ...


That's Our Mayor!

Mayor Parker goes to Washington — and says what's on her mind

By Palmer Gibbs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After lunching on a Tex-Mex-inspired meal, Mayor Annise Parker spoke at the National Press Club Tuesday afternoon, fresh from attending the first gathering of the White Hou ...


Overseas Whoop

Texas A&M expands to Israel: New international "Peace Campus" is a Rick Perry dream

By Claire St. Amant

For the first time in history, an American university will build a campus in Israel. Gov. Rick Perry is triumphing the creation of Texas A&M University at Nazareth. The Aggie "Pe ...


Party Watch

Teen Health benefit luncheon brings out power players, proclamation from Perry

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Foundation for Teen Health luncheon benefiting the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic. Where: River Oaks Country Club The 411: Judge Mike McSpadden chaired th ...


Comedy Confrontation

Daily Show's Lewis Black messes with Texas Gov. Perry and gets the last laugh

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a busy fellow. When he isn't making headlines for supporting the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, he's filming television and radio ads to steal jobs ...


Getting crafty

Houston seamstress sells Rick Perry voodoo dolls to protest new Texas abortion law

By Marika Rafte

A Houston seamstress has stitched up a plan to protest the new abortion law and she is getting crafty. Michelle Sinched has started a line of  Rick Perry “Gov. Goodhair” ...


Controversial Decision

Rick Perry despises Machete? Anti-immigration nuts prompted pulling of movie tax credits, lawsuit alleges

By Tyler Rudick

A lawsuit filed in Austin claims that Rick Perry played a starring role in the denial of promised tax incentives to the makers of Machete — ​Robert Rodriguez's 2010 movie a ...


Rick Perry Irate

Texas loses its No. 1 state for business ranking due to quality of life issues: Rick Perry must be irate

By Whitney Radley

Gov. Rick Perry has touted, over and over and over again, the dominance of Texas as a business-friendly state, but South Dakota has edged us out for the top spot in America's Top  ...


Praying On the Presidency?

Rick Perry's reign over Texas is finally ending: His future? Only one powerful being knows

By Whitney Radley

Rick Perry billed his Monday press conference as one that would reveal "exciting future plans" for the longest-serving Texas governor, but the revelation wasn't so much plans as . . . ...


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