9-8-05 - In little more than a week, Gov. Rick Perry went from beleaguered politician gearing up for a rough primary to magnanimous host, welcoming tens of thousands of hurricane refugees to safe haven in Texas.
Far from appearing worried about the burden of so many guests, the Republican governor is touring Texas and assuring Hurricane Katrina evacuees that their neighbor state is here to help.
As President Bush gets blamed for the sluggish federal response to the storm, Perry is enjoying praise for his actions _ even from the campaign of one of his political opponents.
"I think Texas comes out smelling like a rose so far," said Bruce Buchanan, a government professor at the University of Texas.
The 55-year-old Perry, a ferocious campaigner who has never lost a race, ascended to governor from lieutenant governor in 2000 when Bush resigned to become president.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - DALLAS (AP) - A blast of arctic air is headed for Texas, promising at least days of subfreezing temperatures and wintry precipitation in much of northern and western Texas.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - (MURRAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA ) -- OHP says two teen boys were injured in a head-on collision near Sulphur this afternoon.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - GRAYSON CO, TX-When the government shut down 10 days ago, so did the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Area farmers said if the shutdown continues, it will affect their benefits and a farm bill they depend on for their livelihood.
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