Rick Perry announced that his hat will not be in the ring for the race to be the next Governor of Texas. The Amarillo Globe reported mixed reactions to the declaration.
Economically, Mayor Paul Harpole isn't sure Amarillo's success is because of the governor or the lieutenant governor. Tom Mechler, an Amarillo oil and gas operator, says the governor's probusiness influence is evident all over the state.
The abortion legislation is a hot topic out on the street. Renea Dauntes is happy Perry is not running, but James Konig admires the stand he took on a moral belief.