Thursday, April 14, 2011 the Senate will celebrate Former Members' day, which is a chance for former members of the Texas Senate to gather and be honored for their service to the State of Texas.
More than 900 people have served in the Texas Senate since the first Texas Legislature convened 165 years ago in 1846; others served in the Congress of the Republic of Texas between 1836 and 1846. 
In the foreword to The Texas Senate, edited by Secretary of the Senate Patsy Spaw, Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby observed that the "history of the Senate is the history of Texas."
Learn more about the men and women who have served in the Senate from Texas Legislators: Past and Present