Members of the internationally famous Cirque du Soleil visited the Senate floor on the occasion of the troupe's 20th anniversary. Pictured with the performers (l-to-r) are Senators Bob Deuell, Judith Zaffirini, Kel Seliger, Eddie Lucio, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Leticia Van de Putte, Jon Lindsay, and Ken Armbrister.
Lydia Longoria and Sen. Tommy Williams admire the famous "Texas" chandeliers on the ceiling of the Senate Chamber.
John Anthis probably didn't know when he signed up for "Senate Page for a Day" that he'd find himself presiding over a committee meeting.
Senator John Carona and Eddie Lucio conducted a hearing for the Emerging Technologies and Economic Development Subcommittee last week at the University of Texas at Brownsville campus. (Left to Right) Paul Reyes, Mary McMahan, Senator John Carona, Senator Eddie Lucio, and Perla Cavazos.
Temple Beth-El's Rabbi Allison Bergman-Vann (podium), the only female rabbi in San Antonio, opens Wednesday's session with the invocation.
Senators Kim Brimer, Eliot Shapleigh, and Jane Nelson (l-to-r) get an introduction to high technology on the Senate Floor from AP photographer Harry Cabluck.
Three soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine division were presented with state flags flown over the Capitol to honor their recent service in Iraq. Sergeant Christopher Atger, Lance Corporal Justin Galler, and Lance Corporal Luke Connaly (l-to-r) were wounded in combat in the Middle East and all were awarded with the Purple Heart.
Dave Nelson, Communications/District Director for Senator Jane Nelson, pores over amendments to Senate Bill 5, the comprehensive workers compensation reform bill passed by the Senate.
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