TX students lobby for official state pie

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:47am

Most states have an official food, an official tree and even an official bird.

But some Texas first-graders felt something was missing from that list-- an official state pie! So they went to state leaders to make it happen.

Sweet talking the state senators. Just ask Jude Webster and his fellow first graders how it's done.

Pie and a little bit of politics goes a long way.

"A lot of other states have desserts, but not Texas," said Webster.

"Since the pecan and the pecan tree are state symbols, I think it would fit in perfectly," said his classmate.

They're spending their Spring Break learning about the legislative process.

It started out researching state symbols, then the deciding between desserts, and eventually taking their class to the capitol.

After getting testimony from Jude, the committee unanimously approved the resolution, which will go to the full Senate for a vote. 

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