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27-foot Christmas tree arrives at Texas Capitol for holiday

November 29, 2018
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Workers carry a 27-foot Virginia Pine Christmas tree through the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday November 28, 2018. More than 20 people from the State Preservation Board, the Senate and a moving company carried the tree through the Capitol and guided it onto its base in the Senate chamber. It will be decorated over the next couple of days. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The holiday spirit has reached the Texas Capitol in the form of a 27-foot Virginia pine Christmas tree.

Workers on Wednesday installed the tree in the Texas Senate chamber.

The Austin American-Statesman reports more than 20 people from the State Preservation Board, the Senate and staff from a moving company helped set up the tree.

Officials plan to spend the next few days decorating the Christmas tree.

The 2019 Texas Legislature convenes Jan. 8.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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