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From today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram: DPS unprepared when arsonist attacked governor’s mansion, report says By JOHN MORITZ AUSTIN — The night the Texas Governor’s Mansion was attacked by an arsonist, the lone state trooper guarding the 152-year-old facility was inadequately trained to be prepared for the emergency, and seven of the 20 security cameras on …

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The remains of the Texas Governor’s Mansion after Sunday’s fire: According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “(Gov. Rick) Perry’s office has expressed strong interest in rebuilding the 152-year-old landmark, which has been home to Texas governor’s from Sam Houston to George W. Bush. In addition to a sprinkler system, the renovation project, first estimated at …

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I just got home from work and checked the online version of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. And what I just read made me furious and heart-broken at the same time! The historic Governor’s Mansion in Austin burned early this morning, with the fire believed to be intensionally set. Built in 1856, it is the oldest …

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