Capitol Day

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We traveled to Austin today to visit the Capitol.  Citizens debated bills on the floor of the House of Representatives and Senate.  House bills included such topics as  concealed weapons, the nutrition of school lunches, and censorship in public school libraries, while Senators … Continued

State Officials Elected

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On Thursday, June 16th, National Party candidate Keni Sabath was elected 2011 Bluebonnet Girls State Governor. Tia Watson was elected Lieutenant Governor.  Other winners were Irene Cofie, Attorney General; Stephanie Bossert, Comptroller of Public Accounts; Hailey Stevenson, Commissioner of General … Continued

Primary Elections

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Yesterday was PARTY DAY, and Girls State was a sea of red and blue as citizens sported their party’s color. Last night all the citizens and staff stood inside an outline of the shape of Texas, and our photographers, Robert Anschutz and Terry … Continued

State Party Officers Chosen

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Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 14, 2011 to pick their state … Continued