The American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State Program thanks the Honorable Michael Keasler, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for taking part in this year’s session. On Friday, June 20th, citizens traveled to Austin where Girls State senators and representatives convened their annual mock legislature in the State Capitol. Later, a joint session gathered to inaugurate newly elected state officials. The Honorable Michael Keasler, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, addressed the citizens and administered the oath of office. Judge Keasler’s commitment to Girls State is greatly appreciated; he has participated in our joint session at the Capitol for the last several years.
Girls State visited the State Capitol Friday for legislative sessions, swearing in of newly elected state officials, and a picnic on the Capitol grounds. Some Girls State citizens took the opportunity to visit the offices of their hometown legislators. After returning to TLU, citizens took part in some county activities, silent auction, lottery drawing, and talent show. Girls State concludes Saturday after a final assembly.
Girls State visited the State Capitol today for legislative sessions, swearing in of newly elected state officials, and a picnic on the grounds. Some Girls State citizens were able to meet their hometown representatives or legislators — one benefit of the Texas Legislature being in a special session. After returning to TLU, citizens took part in some county activities, a silent auction, lottery drawing, and talent show. Girls State concludes tomorrow after our final assembly.
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.