November 6, 2002 |
Republicans appeared to have kept their grip on both the governor's mansion and a key Senate seat Tuesday as the party fought to maintain its hold on Texas government -- and keep the president's home hospitable. Incumbent Republican Rick Perry, a plain-spoken cotton farmer from the Panhandle, was leading in his bid to stay in the governor's mansion. Fellow Republican John Cornyn was headed to Washington after beating out Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk for a Senate seat.
October 8, 2000 |
Compared to his contemporaries, Texas Gov. George W. Bush wields relatively little power over his giant state. He can't fire most agency heads. He doesn't regulate oil, one of the most important businesses. He can't even grant death penalty pardons. Most of that work in Texas is left to the Legislature and other independent state bodies.
July 28, 2000 |
Democrats deployed a team of angry Texans on Thursday to "speak the truth" about Gov. George W. Bush's record, launching a four-day bus tour through key battleground states to tell voters what life is like in Texas, at least from a Democratic perspective.
October 2, 1995 |
The hypocrisy of it all, that's what really burns George Green. A clock-punching, tax-paying, straight-and-narrow kind of Texan, he's been given a nasty little civics lesson by his beloved Lone Star State: The government that makes the rules doesn't always play by them, especially when its own power is at stake.
September 5, 1999 |
There's little appeal to surfacing in a lawsuit, especially one involving alleged influence peddling, harassment and faulty embalming. But when it comes to the whistle-blower case now embroiling Texas' funeral industry, it's hard to say who wants the publicity less: governor and presidential hopeful George W. Bush, who eluded testifying in the case last week, or Service Corporation International, the Houston funerary titan whose hallmark is tasteful discretion.
March 16, 2000 |
Powering across the country from Iowa to California, Texas Gov. George W. Bush has spent most of the last year touting his credentials as the Lone Star State's leader. Which begs a delicate question: Who's running Texas while Bush is elsewhere, explaining how mighty the task is? To varying degrees, Texans say, the answer includes the following: A. The lieutenant governor--by law and tradition, the state's strongest official; B. Texas' distinctive, influence-diffusing constitution and C.