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Council honored at final meeting
Friday, December 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano
State Sen. (and former Mayor) Kirk Watson (D-Austin) took time during a very long final meeting to pay tribute to the current Austin City Council. “This is a historic day, and I, as perhaps your most empathetic constituent, I couldn’t let today pass without coming down to say thank you for your service,” said Watson, who brought proclamations from the Texas Senate honoring the mayor and each of the Council members individually. Watson also presented them each with a Texas state flag that had flown over the capitol. “This is a big day in our city’s history, and each of you has played a big role in that history,” said Watson. “I want you to know that the citizens of this community are deeply indebted to you, they deeply thank you, and all wish to honor you.”
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