Texas news minute
Fri, 17 May 2013 14:58:25 GMT —
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Governor Rick Perry will head to a North Texas city devastated by a deadly tornado. Perry plans to visit Granbury this afternoon and survey the destruction. Authorities say the twister on Wednesday night killed two women and four men, and several people remain unaccounted for.
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - School has been canceled today in a North Texas community where a tornado damaged buildings and knocked out power. The Cleburne Independent School District says all campuses are closed today. The National Weather Service has rated the twister that hit Cleburne on Wednesday as an EF-3.
WEST, Texas (AP) - People in a Central Texas town whose homes or businesses were destroyed in a deadly fertilizer plant explosion need a permit to tear down the structures. Officials in West yesterday offered guidelines for demolition following the April 17th blast. The permit costs $25 as part of efforts to preserve and protect utilities.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Fort Worth-based tea party group says the Internal Revenue Service asked about its involvement in efforts to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The Northeast Tarrant Tea Party says IRS officials asked for extensive information about its activities, including its attempts to verify signatures in the attempt to recall Walker. Tea Party president Julie McCarty thinks her group was unfairly targeted by the IRS.
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