Category:People from Haskell County, Texas
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
1. Rick Perry – James Richard Rick Perry is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Trump Administration. Perry previously served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015, a Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was the governor in Texas history. Perry was elected three times to full terms and is the fourth Texas governor to serve three terms. With a tenure in office of 14 years,30 days, Perry was, at the time he left office, Perry ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 and 2016. On December 14,2016, Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate the longtime Texas governor as his Secretary of Energy, on March 2,2017, he was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 62–37 vote. Perrys ancestry is almost entirely English, dating as far back as the original Thirteen Colonies and his family has been in Texas since before the Texas Revolution. His father, a Democrat, was a long-time Haskell County commissioner, Perry has said that his interest in politics probably began in November 1961, when his father took him to the funeral of U. S. Perry was in the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the BSA has honored Perry with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Perry graduated from Paint Creek High School in 1968 and he graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in animal science. Perry said that the Corps of Cadets gave him the discipline to complete his animal sciences degree, I would have hit the fraternity scene and lasted about one semester. In the early 1970s, Perry interned during several summers with the Southwestern Company, I count my time working for Dortch Oldham as one of the most important formative experiences of my life, Perry said in 2010. There is nothing that tests your commitment to a goal like getting a few doors closed in your face. He said that Mr. Oldham taught legions of people to communicate quickly, clearly and with passion. Upon graduation from college in 1972, Perry was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and he was then assigned as a C-130 pilot to the 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base. Perrys duties included two-month overseas rotations at RAF Mildenhall in England and his missions included a 1974 U. S. State Department drought relief effort in Mali, Mauritania and Chad, and two years later, earthquake relief in Guatemala. He left the United States Air Force in 1977 with the rank of Captain, returned to Texas, in 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from district 64, which included his home county of Haskell. He served on the House Appropriations and Calendars committees during his three terms in office
2. Haskell County, Texas – Haskell County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,899, the county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1885. It is named for Charles Ready Haskell, who was killed in the Goliad massacre, Haskell County is the home county of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Republican Drew Springer, Jr. a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has represented Haskell County in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2013. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 910 square miles. The population density was 8 people per square mile, there were 3,555 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile. About 20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, about 29. 4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18. 30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the family size was 2.86. In the county, the population distributed as 23. 70% under the age of 18,5. 70% from 18 to 24,22. 10% from 25 to 44,22. 90% from 45 to 64, the median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.90 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $23,690, males had a median income of $23,542 versus $16,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,918, about 16. 90% of families and 22. 80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34. 00% of those under age 18 and 15. 40% of those age 65 or over
3. Art Briles – Arthur Ray Briles is a former American football coach and player. His last head coaching position was at Baylor University from 2008 through 2015, previously, Briles was the head coach at the University of Houston from 2002 to 2007. He is the author of Beating Goliath, My Story of Football and he is the subject of a biography written by Nick Eatman entitled Looking Up, My Journey from Tragedy to Triumph. A native of Rule, Texas, Briles attended Rule High School, Briles accepted a scholarship offer by Bill Yeoman at the University of Houston, where he switched to wide receiver and played three seasons, including the 1977 Cotton Bowl Classic. Briles parents and aunt died in a car crash on U. S. Route 380 near Newcastle, Texas, while on their way to Dallas to see him play in a game on October 16,1976. His then-girlfriend and now wife, the former Jan Allison, had planned to make the trip with his family, but decided to stay behind in Rule to attend a friends bridal shower. After finishing the 1976–77 academic year, Briles left Houston and transferred to Texas Tech, which Jan was attending at the time, to complete his bachelors degree and he went on to earn a masters degree in education at Abilene Christian University before entering coaching. Briles is a churchgoer and has put forward his faith as an influence in his coaching. Briles began his career as an assistant at Sundown High School. From 1980 to 1983, he served as an assistant at Sweetwater High School, at age 28, he became head coach at 2A Hamlin High School, where he coached from 1984 to 1985. He guided the team to a 27–1–1 record including a 35–19 loss to Electra High School in the 1985 state semifinals, Briles left the school in 1987 with a 4–15–1 overall record. After a 4–5–1 season in 1989, Briles Stephenville squads made the playoffs in 1990, during Briles tenure they won four state championships, including back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994, and then again in 1998 and 1999. In the 1993 and 94 state finals, Briles Stephenville squads faced La Marque, then coached by Briles defensive coordinator at Houston, Briles record at Stephenville was 135–29–2. Although Stephenvilles offense was devastating throughout the 1990s, Briles shifted his offensive scheme from a game in the early 1990s to a passing game in the late 90s. In the late 1990s, Briles adapted the spread offense and today is one of the coaches credited for introducing it to Texas high school football. His 1998 team posted 8,664 yards of total offense, Briles was also known for developing quarterbacks, sending six of his former players to Division I colleges, including Kelan Luker, Branndon Stewart, Kevin Kolb, and his son Kendal Briles. Briles ended his high school coaching career with a record of 165–46–3, Briles left Stephenville after the 1999 season to join Mike Leachs staff at Texas Tech. While serving as running backs coach, Briles improved Texas Techs rushing average every year from 66.4 yards a game in his first year to 99.6 yards a game in 2002