Branson recovers from tornado, loss of stars

Monday, May 20, 2013 | 9:56 a.m. CDT; updated 11:54 a.m. CDT, Monday, May 20, 2013

BRANSON — Branson officials say they are cautiously optimistic about this year's tourist season, despite the southwest Missouri city's continuing efforts to recover from a 2012 tornado and the loss of two star attractions.