Representative King presents Ornament Designed by Local Artist for Texas House Christmas Tree

December 16, 2013

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AUSTIN – To celebrate Christmas at the Texas Capitol, Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) presented a special ornament from District 61 that is displayed on the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol.

Melanie Singleton, a local artist and owner of Singleton Art Studio in Bridgeport, designed this year’s ornament that depicts an interpretation of peach blossoms and pecans that are an important asset to the rural landscape of District 61, which includes Wise and Parker counties.

“I am privileged to submit this true piece of art on behalf of District 61, King stated.” Having Melanie as the artist for the district ornament is an incredible opportunity for both her and our district. It is with great honor to share a piece of our history with thousands of visitors who will travel to Austin this holiday season to visit their State Capitol and view the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree.”

The district ornament project was initiated in 2009 to give all of the unique Texas communities a place on the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in the Chamber of the Texas House of Representatives. The ornaments were placed on the tree on December 6, 2013, and will hang through January 2, 2014. The story of each ornament is displayed in an album in the House Chamber so that visitors to the Capitol may learn each ornament’s story.

The album may also be viewed online at: