AUSTIN, Texas Texas is one step closer to having an official state sea turtle.
The Texas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would name the Kemp s ridley sea turtle the official sea turtle of Texas. The bill was originally written by students at Galveston s Oppe Elementary School.
The bill s sponsor, Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, was met with some good-humored resistance when it was presented for a vote on the Senate floor Thursday. The senators ultimately voted to pass the bill unanimously.
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