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2013 Christmas Trees Arrive at the Texas Capitol  print page

by: Rep. Flynn, Dan

AUSTIN - The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association delivered the official 2013 Capitol Christmas trees to the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.

Patsy Spaw, Secretary of the Texas Senate, and Julie Straus, wife of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, were on hand as Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association (TCTGA) President, and Hunt County resident, Claudette McNew delivered the trees to the Capitol's south steps.

"It is an honor to have the State Capitol Christmas tree come from our very own House District 2," remarked State Representative Dan Flynn (Van). "The Christmas season is a time to be thankful for the blessings and opportunities we are given. What a wonderful opportunity, and honor, it is for the McNew family to provide the official, Texas-grown Christmas tree for our beautiful State Capitol."

"As President of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association, Daniel and I are thrilled to present three beautiful, real Virginia Pine Christmas trees for Texans to enjoy throughout the holidays at our state Capitol," said TCGTA President Claudette McNew.

Claudette and Daniel McNew, owners of the McNew Star M Christmas Tree Plantation in Hunt County, delivered three 7 ft. Virginia Pines and then traveled by horse drawn carriage provided by Elaine Glass of Die Gelbe Rose Carriage to the south steps of the Capitol. The trees were then delivered to the House, Senate, and the Office of the Governor.

Contact: Amanda Robertson
Phone: (512) 463-0880

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Capitol Address:
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P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0880

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Canton, TX 75103

(903) 567-0921

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