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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.: District 27
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Press Release
April 21, 2003
Contact: Doris Sanchez
(512) 463-0127
Governor for a Day Program

Friday, April 25, 2003

12:00 noon Buses depart from Brownsville District Office located in North Park Plaza to Austin.
5:00pm Dinner on your own (dutch treat) at a prearranged location
6:30pm Arrive in Austin and check into hotels.

Hotel Information: Blocks of rooms have been reserved at 3 hotels in Austin
under the name: Governor for a Day
You must make your own hotel reservations
All hotels serve continental breakfasts

1. Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Tel #: 512-457-8800
Room Rate: $149/night (Hotel within walking distance of Capitol)

2. Ramada Inn Hotel, 1212 W. Ben White, Austin, Texas 78704
Tel #: 512-447-0151
Room Rate: $40-$75/night

3. Clarion Inn & Suites, 2200 IH 35 South, Austin, Texas 78704
Tel #: 512-444-0561
Room Rate: $ 65/night

Saturday, April 26, 2003

7:30am-8:30am Pre-Inaugural Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral (Within walking distance of Capitol @ 203 E. 10th Street) Buses available from Ramada Inn and Clarion Inn. (If attending mass, check out is recommended.)
9:00am-10:30am Hospitality suite open at Stephen F. Austin Hotel
9:30am Check out of hotel for those going back to district on buses after event.
11:00am Swearing-in Ceremony, Senate Chamber
12:00noon Reception/Receiving Line, Governor's Reception Room
1:00pm-4:00pm Complimentary BBQ luncheon and Entertainment, South Steps and Capitol Grounds
1:00pm-5:00pm Complimentary tours of State Capitol and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
3:00pm-11:00pm Hospitality suite open at Stephen F. Austin Hotel
5:00pm Buses will depart from Capitol and return to Brownsville
6:00pm Dinner on your own (dutch treat) at a prearranged location.

*Parking available at Visitor Parking Garage located at 12th and San Jacinto Street
*Parking will not be available on Capitol grounds
*You must retain and submit your BBQ ticket at the event in order to receive the souvenir item.
*BBQ tickets will also be used to obtain a voucher for admittance to Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Vouchers are for adults only, children are admitted free.

Note: School bands slated to perform are:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville Mariachi Band
  • The San Benito High School Concert, Jazz and Mariachi Bands
  • The Los Fresnos High School Mariachi Band
  • The Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Middle School Concert Band

List of Tejano performers not available yet.