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01/16/07 - Austin, Texas

Perry's Swearing In Moves Indoors; Parade Cancelled

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The swearing-in of Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is being moved indoors to the Texas House of Representatives chamber.

Sub-freezing temperatures and freezing rain early this morning prompted the decision to move the swearing-in off the south steps of the Texas Capitol. That's according to Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger.

The inaugural theme is: "Texas: Imagine the Possibilities."

Also being sworn in is Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Perry and his family are slated to start the day with a private prayer service at First United Methodist Church in Austin.

The inaugural schedule also includes a barbecue lunch and an evening black-tie ball.

Organizers canceled the traditional downtown Austin parade because of the cold, icy conditions.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press.

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