As of November 2014, Rick Perry is serving his third full term as governor of Texas. The 47th governor of the state originally took office in December of 2000 to finish the unfulfilled term of the then-governor and newly... More » Government & Politics US Government

Some notable governors of Texas include George W. Bush, Sam Houston and James Pinckney Henderson. Bush eventually became president of the United States, Houston helped lead Texas' rebellion from Mexico and Henderson was ... More » History Modern History US History

The term limits for governors in the 36 states that have them vary. The most common type of term limit in these states is two consecutive terms. More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

Texas residency for tuition purposes is 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment, and Texas residency for driver license purposes is 30 days. The driver license requirement can be waived when an individual surrenders a ... More »

Texas allows one of the six most common direct democracy propositions or ballot measures, the ratification or rejection of a constitutional amendment, according to Ballotpedia. The Texas legislature can put such an amend... More » Government & Politics US Government

The Texas secretary of state is an appointed position, and voters do not elect a candidate for this office. The governor appoints the secretary of state and the state senate confirms the appointment. More » Government & Politics US Government

The purpose of the Texas State Department of Health Services is to improve the health and well-being of Texas residents. Its goals include preventing and preparing for health threats, facilitating the recovery of individ... More » Government & Politics US Government