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March 4, 2005     (512) 463-0300

Week in Pictures

Sen. Bob Deuell and Lt.Gov. Dewhurst with officials from Rockwall County
Senator Bob Deuell (far left) and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (far right) stand with local officials from Rockwall County as Monday was declared Rockwall County Day at the State Capitol.
Sen. Armbrister and Lt.Gov. Dewhurst with officials and alumni from Prairie View A&M University
Senator Ken Armbrister (far right) and Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst (second from left) honor officials and alumni from Prairie View A&M University as the institution prepares to celebrate its 130th anniversary in 2006.
Student Violinists from Caldwell County meet in the open air rotunda.
Sen. Nelson with nurses
Tuesday was Nurse Day at the Capitol, as the Legislature applauded the state's nurses for their invaluable contribution to health care in Texas. Senator Jane Nelson (far left), who chairs the Senate Health and Human Services committee, welcomes Dr. Karen Heusinkveld, Dr. Elizabeth Poster, nurses Christina Timmself, Tiffany Horn, and Dr. Marsha Hearn to the Senate Floor.
Sen. Barrientos on Texas Independence Day celebration
Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (far right) was on hand to celebrate Texas Independence Day Wednesday.
Texas Independence Day celebration
Wednesday was Texas Independence Day, and the Capitol hosted a number of activities to highlight the diversity and richness of Texas culture.
Senator Seliger and musician Ray Benson
Senator Kel Seliger (right) gets an autograph from famous Texas musician Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel on Thursday. Benson was at the Capitol for the occasion of legendary Texas musician Bob Wills 100th birthday.
Sen. Wentwoth in press conference
Senator Jeff Wentworth discusses the filing of a bill to put a student on the boards of regents at all Texas state-funded universities. Wentworth said student regents would bring a student's perspective to the boards.