Slideshow: The Start of the 83rd Texas Lege

With all 180 legislators, along with their families and friends, lobbyists and onlookers gathered under the pink dome for the start of the 83rd Texas legislative session, the Capitol was filled with pomp and circumstance on Tuesday. From the House floor to the Senate chamber — and everywhere in between — Tribune cameras captured the moments.

Legislators, lobbyists, staffers and other Capitol visitors fill the rotunda outside the House and Senate chambers.

 

Rabbi Neil Blumofe leads an interfaith group, including state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, in a prayer before the opening ceremonies ...

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