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State of Texas
Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on Texas Senate Christmas Tree
Press Release
Thursday, November 30, 2017

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today on the Texas Senate Christmas tree: 

"When I became lieutenant governor, I re-instituted the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a Christmas Tree in the Senate Chamber for the first time in 70 years. Jan and I were proud to be joined by First Lady Cecilia Abbott and the members of the Senate Ladies -- spouses of Texas Senators -- to decorate the tree. Every state senator contributes an ornament that represents their Senate District. 

"Texans of all faiths celebrate during this winter holiday season and I am proud of what we have done in Texas to protect that freedom and religious liberty for everyone. I am also proud that in Texas we can say 'Merry Christmas.'"

 The Christmas tree in the Senate chamber is a Virginia pine from the Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison, Texas. It stands 24 feet tall and features ornaments from every Texas State Senate district. 




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