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by: Rep. Craddick, Tom

A public service announcement (PSA) campaign, featuring the 2008 Capitol Ornament and this year's spokesperson, actress and Texas native, Eva Longoria Parker is now available to radio stations.

The 30 second message recorded by the star of the hit television show "Desperate Housewives" will help spread the word about a successful venture for preservation and education projects at the State Capitol. Sales of the Capitol Ornament provide an additional source of funding for these important projects.

Radio stations may download .wav and .mp3 files of the PSA from the Texas House of Representatives web site: The PSA is available in both English and Spanish. If you require a different audio format, call the Texas House of Representatives Video/Audio Services Department at (512) 463-0920 to request a copy. (The PSA for television has already been distributed to cable providers across the state of Texas. However, television stations may request a copy by calling the same phone number listed above.)

Longoria Parker videotaped and recorded the PSA at the State Capitol on November 8 after she and Mrs. Nadine Craddick, wife of Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, unveiled the new ornament to the public.

This year’s ornament depicts the seal at the center of the Texas Capitol rotunda's floor. That design includes the seal of the Republic of Texas, flanked by those of the United States of America, Spain, Mexico, France and the Confederate States of America. Texas is the only U. S. state that was once an independent nation.

The 2008 ornament is available online at and in the Capitol Visitors Center, the Capitol Gift Shop or in the Texas State History Museum Store for $18. To order toll free call: 1-888-678-5556.

CONTACT: Monica Vigil-McDonald at (512) 463-0903

Contact Info


Capitol Address:
District Address:

Room 1W.9

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0500

(512) 463-7722 Fax

500 West Texas, Suite 880

Midland, TX 79701

(432) 682-3000

(432) 684-4864 Fax