For many Texans Tuesday morning, news of the repercussions of the government shutdown seemed distant.
"I don't interact with the federal government very often. As long as the services I get are not interrupted, which is social security," Austin resident Mary Hilliard said. “I just didn't think that much about it.”
Hilliard took a trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson Library to feel the impact.
"While walking over here today I thought, ‘Perfect, I'll go to that exhibit today, I've been wanting to do that,” she said. “Then someone said, ‘I think they might be closed because of the shutdown,’ which had not occurred to me."
Hilliard ended up snapping a picture of the closed sign at the library.
“This is kind of symptomatic of what's going on right now," she said.
Some federal workers aren’t getting a paycheck starting Tuesday, and some state agencies won’t see the federal funds they rely on.
Gov. Perry had directed those agencies to implement contingency plans to continue vital services.
It's a situation State Senator Kirk Watson says will need to be assessed each day that goes by without a budget deal.
"The state will be prepared on those issues where you have things that need to be taken care of that are necessities, but that will be something that'll have to be worked out pretty much on a day to day basis," he said.
This early on, many federal offices remain open, including criminal courts and border security offices.
Still, another potential stand-off on Capitol Hill is just a couple weeks away, when lawmakers take on the debt ceiling debate.