Residents react to Perry announcement
"I'm very pleased. He's been there too long. It's time to get someone different with new ideas."
Carolyn Baum, 63, retired, Houston
"I'm ecstatic. I think he's going to run for president and flop really bad - again."
Joel Blanton, 68, musician, Victoria
"Gov. Perry has done well during his time in office. He has eluded to seeking a higher position. I don't have any adverse feelings. If he feels the need to move on, that's what he should do. I appreciate his conservative views."
Marilyn Martin, front desk clerk, Victoria
"That's his prerogative. Maybe he has something else in mind. He's done all right as governor."
Jamie Carroll, 53, chemical process operator, Mission Valley
"I think it's time for a new governor. It will be good to have someone different."
Tristan Smolik, 16, student, Hallettsville
"If things are going good, why change? They seem to be going fine."
Haley Neubauer, 16, student, Hallettsville
"I'm glad because he was trying to make a career out of being governor. He's just working his way up to run for president or Congress."
Willie Joe Etlinger, 68, retired, Victoria