Boy’s Life

Before they were fighting it out for the governorship of the second-largest state in the country, Bill White and Rick Perry were just a couple of kids from Texas.
White, as a seventh grader at Eisenhower Junior High, in San Antonio, in 1967. Perry, age six, on his family farm in Paint Creek in 1956.

Bill White

I grew up in a house on East Castle Lane, which is one block off Military Highway. Now it’s an upscale area, but back then it was in the country. Until I was in high school my street wasn’t even paved. There were fireflies in the summer and trees everywhere. My dad had two jobs, so during the week he couldn’t get much time, and dinner would be ranch-style beans and tuna fish and a few things that my mom could do and then she’d grade English papers at

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