Journal of the Senate of Texas: 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Page: 49
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EIGHTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE - REGULAR SESSION
(Wednesday, January 23, 2013)
The Senate met at 11:07 a.m. pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by
The roll was called and the following Senators were present: Birdwell,
Campbell, Carona, Davis, Deuell, Duncan, Ellis, Eltife, Estes, Fraser, Hancock,
Hegar, Hinojosa, Huffman, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Patrick, Paxton, Rodriguez,
Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor, Uresti, Van de Putte, Watson, West, Whitmire, Williams,
The President announced that a quorum of the Senate was present.
Pastor Gary M. Renfro, Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Austin, offered the
invocation as follows:
Most great and gracious heavenly Father, we pause at this moment to
give You thanks for the privilege of life, for a reasonable portion of health
and strength, and for a sense of purpose and passion that guides us this day.
I am grateful to the men and women who have gathered in this place to do
the business of the people for the great State of Texas. May the effort and
energy given to conducting this business be found worthy of Your favor.
Grant us Your blessing, we pray. Amen.
Senator Whitmire moved that the reading of the Journal of the proceedings of the
previous day be dispensed with and the Journal be approved as printed.
The motion prevailed without objection.
PHYSICIAN OF THE DAY
Senator Huffman was recognized and presented Dr. Clare Hawkins of Baytown
as the Physician of the Day.
The Senate welcomed Dr. Hawkins and thanked him for his participation in the
Physician of the Day program sponsored by the Texas Academy of Family
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