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.
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.
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.
Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (far right) was on hand to celebrate Texas Independence Day Wednesday.
Wednesday was Texas Independence Day, and the Capitol hosted a number of activities to highlight the diversity and richness of Texas culture.
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.
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.
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