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1:57 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: TTU Expert on 14-Year Perry Legacy

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry served 5,144 days in office, adding up to a 14-year-and-one-month tenure, and resulting in the number 10 spot on the list of longest-serving American governors by the time he exited office and passed the torch to newly inaugurated Governor Greg Abbott. 

When he was sworn in on Dec. 21, 2000, Perry embarked on a political career that included as much criticism as it did praise in a red state led by a Democrat-turned-Republican assuming leadership from former governor and president George W. Bush. 

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1:51 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Texas Tribune: First Texas Execution of 2015 Set for Wednesday

A New Mexico man convicted for a drug-fueled triple murder in San Antonio in 1993 is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday. He would be the first Texas inmate to be put to death under Gov. Greg Abbott, who was sworn into office on Tuesday. 

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12:21 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Texas Standard: Is Texas Ready for a Coffee that Drinks Like a Beer?

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11:38 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Texas Tribune: Dream Act Supporters Rally Against Repeal Efforts

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With a new Texas legislative session underway and incoming state leaders indicating a desire to repeal the Texas Dream Act, supporters of the law are gearing up for a renewed fight to keep it in place.

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9:57 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered Sonnet Challenge: Paul Hunton

Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2 Starts January 30th on Texas Tech Public Television at 8pm and continues each Friday through February 13th. 

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