Metal Detectors Now in Place at Texas Capitol

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    Metal detectors are in place at all four public entrances to the Texas Capitol, but officials aren't saying when they will go live.

    The detectors and package-screening X-ray machines that will be installed soon are part of a security upgrade designed to prevent a terrorist attack.

    The measures were approved last month over the objection of Gov. Rick Perry, who said they would create a logjam for visitors.

    The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday that legislative aides had been told the detectors might be in use within a day or two.

    Officials have said weapons would be banned, but haven't been specific. State employees and Texans who show their concealed-weapon permits will be allowed to walk around the detectors.