State employees honored

More than four dozen Texas state employees are being honored by State Legislators.

The annual Texans Caring for Texans event was created in 1996 by former State Representative David Swinford.

The ceremony was held Thursday morning at West Texas A&M University.

Swinfordâ??s successor, Representative Four Price was in attendance.ã??"Itâ??s an honor to be here and to recognize those who dedicated their professional lives to serving Texans."

The idea is to give state workers recognition.

Don Nicholson, a member of the organizing committee says, "Contrary to popular belief state employee pay is not the best in the worldâ?¦.(this event) allows their agencies to recognize them."

The keynote speaker was Dr. Doug Steele, the Director of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service.