It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.
First up this week, BusinessInsider has published a photo-essay of life in small-town Texas in the 1970's.
Below the jump, read about facilities that store dangerous chemicals turning away fire marshals, the Texas Democratic Twitter getting creative with Rick Perry's pocket tweet, and more…
The AP has reported that 5 Texas facilities with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the explosion in West, Texas (that killed 15 and injured over 200) have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast. Texas does not have a state fire code and marshalls are not required to be let in.
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— TX Democratic Party (@TXDemParty) September 5, 2013
Twitter For The Win. The Jewish New Year couldn't have gotten off to a much better start.
Writer and Artist JH Williams and co-writer WH Blackman are leaving DC Comics' Batwoman due to several editorial conflicts, but it appears the breaking point came this week when DC told Williams he could not show upcoming marriage of the title character in his book. In the book, Kate Kane, Batwoman, is engaged to Detective Maggie Sawyer. Batwoman has won two GLAAD awards for its positive portrayal of gay characters.