By MICHAEL MELMANAssociated PressAUSTIN (AP) – Texas’ new $250 million Capitol dome will have a number of strange names.
The state’s Department of Revenue says it has a list of 25 possible names for the building.
The top three are: A house with a sign that says “Proudly Texas,” a house that has an old-timey clock and a clock with a clock that says it’s “12:15 a.m.” and a house with an old Texas clock with an “L” that says the clock is “12 p.m. and the clock says the Texas clock is 12 a.y.”
A house with the state’s slogan: “Live Texas, Not Die Texas.”
The Texas Capitol dome is one of the state, its capital, its state house and the U.S. Capitol.
Texas lawmakers are considering the name of the building as part of a $250-million capital budget deal to boost state revenue.
The proposal is designed to raise about $20 million annually, including $30 million for a new state museum, $20.5 million for roads and $5 million to pay for construction of the new Capitol.