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 debated bills relating to teacher salaries, graduation requirements, and animal safety, among others. Michael Keasler, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, swore in the state officials in a special ceremony. We ate lunch on the Capitol grounds before returning to TLU.
Tonight we will announce our silent auction and lottery winners, and many citizens will participate in a talent show. Our last night is bittersweet because we are anxious to get home to our friends and families, but we hate to leave our new friends from all over Texas.