Costumed "soldiers" stand at attention at the Texas Independence Day celebration in the Capitol Rotunda.
Dancers in authentic Mexican costume perform at the Texas Independence Day celebration in the Capitol Rotunda.
State Auditor John Keel testifies to the level of fiscal mismanagement at the TYC before the Legislative Audit Committee. Members are (L-to-R) Rep. Jim Keffer, Rep Warren Chisum, Speaker Tom Craddick, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Sen. Steve Ogden, Sen. Tommy Williams, and Sen. John Whitmire.
Senator Jane Nelson poses with a young constituent in her Capitol office.
Senator Royce West confers with Senator Judith Zaffirini at a meeting of the Subcommittee on Higher Education.
A youth dance troupe from Brackenridge Middle School in San Antonio stands for recognition in the Senate gallery.
Sen. Rodney Ellis (center) jokes with Sen. Tommy Williams and staffer Julia Rathgeber in the Senate Chamber.
A youth choir from Big Spring, Texas performs in the Capitol rotunda.
Travis Co. Dist. Attorney Ronnie Earle testifies about the investigation into the Texas Youth Commission before a special committee formed to fix problems at the agency.