AUSTIN (KXAN) - On Sunday Governor Rick Perry took part in the Texas Prayer rally in Pflugerville.
The Governor took a moment to think about West -- a week and a half after the explosion that rocked the small town.
"Let's remember communities like West and first responders throughout the nation. They place themselves in danger in so many different arenas of service to their communities," Perry said.
Monday is the National Day of Prayer.
Governor Perry will take part in the state's breakfast at the Doubletree Hotel on I-35 in Austin.
A teacher from Austin was shot and killed while jogging in Benghazi, Libyan officials confirmed Thursday.
Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice are unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
Several organizations on Thursday called for an end to the use of stun guns in schools, saying the incident Cedar Creek High School last month shows the dangers of such devices.
The expected winter weather has delayed initial construction work on MoPac until the rain and cold temperatures pass through.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
A bitterly cold arctic air mass in place over Texas is breaking temperature records, and will be followed by a dangerous, potentially damaging ice storm.