February 22, 1990 |
invitation by David Letterman for governors to send in half-minute videotapes about their states hasn't stirred much excitement in Texas. Gov. Bill Clements said he has never seen NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman" or its host. "I haven't and don't intend to," Clements said, adding that he is usually in bed an hour before the show comes on. On Wednesday, Clements said, "Why not?" when asked if he would be interested in sending a tape for Letterman's series of "Gubernatorial Minutes."
October 21, 1989 |
Gov. Bill Clements of Texas will not allow abortion restrictions on the agenda of any upcoming special legislative session, a spokeswoman said. Clements said the Nov. 14 special session will be limited to workers' compensation reform. "We're not going to cloud the issue of the special session on workers' compensation by putting in these other extraneous issues," he said.
May 18, 1989
Texas Gov. Bill Clements, who two years ago publicly apologized for his role in the pay-for-play scandal that cost Southern Methodist University its football program, signed a bill making it a crime to recruit student-athletes with money or gifts. The legislation Clements signed into law makes giving improper payments to a student-athlete a third-degree felony, punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. A student who solicits or accepts money or gifts in exchange for attending a college and playing intercollegiate sports would face misdemeanor charges.
July 25, 1988 |
Gov. Bill Clements was released Sunday after being hospitalized for five days following a mild stroke. Clements, 71, was "in excellent condition," a spokeswoman for Seton Medical Center said. The governor's release, originally scheduled for Saturday, was delayed after doctors detected an irregularity in Clements' heart rhythm.