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May 21, 2005     (512) 463-0300

Week in Pictures

Representative Jim Pitts (left) and Senator Steve Ogden ponder the intricacies of the budget for the State of Texas
Representative Jim Pitts (left) and Senator Steve Ogden ponder the intricacies of the budget for the State of Texas.
Senator Judith Zaffirini and Senator John Whitmire share some positive thoughts during the waning days of the 79th Session
Senator Judith Zaffirini and Senator John Whitmire share some positive thoughts during the waning days of the 79th Session.
Hat in hand, Trooper Michael Black stands in the East gallery, observing the Senate during floor debate
Hat in hand, Trooper Michael Black stands in the East gallery, observing the Senate during floor debate.
Senator Kenneth Armbrister helps out at the Lt. Governor's podium
Senator Kenneth Armbrister helps out at the Lt. Governor's podium.
Alena Ellis thinks the whole thing is a bit tiring and rests in her father's lap.  Alena is the youngest  daughter of Senator Rodney Ellis
Alena Ellis thinks the whole thing is a bit tiring and rests in her father's lap. Alena is the youngest daughter of Senator Rodney Ellis.
Young ladies from Cleburne sit quietly during a resolution presented by Senator Averitt
Young ladies from Cleburne sit quietly during a resolution presented by Senator Averitt.
Latin beauties from across the State of Texas practice their wave
Latin beauties from across the State of Texas practice their wave.
Irving Middle School Mariachi Band performs in the Capitol Rotunda
Irving Middle School Mariachi Band performs in the Capitol Rotunda.
Discussing the floor debate, two septuagenarians put their heads together to make quiet observations on Thursday
Discussing the floor debate, two septuagenarians put their heads together to make quiet observations on Thursday.