Gov. Perry to be Sworn in for Second Full Term

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Governor Rick Perry's second full term is sure to get off to a chilly start today -- due to a lingering winter storm.

Perry is scheduled to be sworn in during ceremonies on the south steps of the Texas Capitol.

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.

If the weather is too bad, backup plans are to move the swearing-in ceremonies into the Texas House chamber.

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