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April 17, 2009 (512) 463-0300

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

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Tyler Sen. Kevin Eltife presided over the Senate for several hours this week. Eltife passed a bill this week that would reform the state's unemployment system, to access funds from the federal stimulus package.


Members of the Texas Senate attend a memorial service for Capt. James Harlow of Houston and Damion Hobbs of Pasadena, two firefighters who died in the line of duty in early April.
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Sen. Craig Estes of Wichita Falls passed a bill through the Senate this week that would give a tax exemption to volunteer fire departments on gasoline and diesel fuel.


Michelle Jackson, the daughter of La Porte Sen. Mike Jackson, was honored by the Senate for her selection as the 2009 Cherry Blossom Princess. She was joined by her mother, Vickie.
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Sen. Royce West of Dallas poses with newly inducted pro-football Hall of Famer Emmitt Earl Fyles Thomas.


Sen. Florence Shapiro of Plano sponsored a resolution honoring UT quarterback Colt McCoy for his accomplishments on and off the field.
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Photographs by Texas Senate Media Services

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