Christmas trees at Texas State Capitol have Texoma roots

Published: Dec. 6, 2019 at 10:50 PM CST
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For the 9th straight year, the Christmas trees on display at the Texas State Capitol in Austin have Texoma roots.

"Time kind of marches on and it's awesome to just be a part of people's Christmas each year," shared Marshall Cathey. He and his family have run Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison for the past 21 years.

"It's fun to watch the generations come out, you know, you got somebody carrying a baby out here for their first Christmas and then all of a sudden it seems like the next year the kid's driving down to pick up the tree and loading it themselves," said Cathey.

With Christmas just around the corner, it's their busiest time of year.

"We've probably got another week, week and a half left before we'll be out of our trees that you can cut down and the pre-cuts that we bring in for people to enjoy," he said.

This past week was no different.

"We sent our first tree down in 2011 and been blessed every year since to be able to send trees to Austin to the House and the Senate each year."

The two 26 foot trees were sent from Denison on Sunday.

"It's made for a little bragging rights and also just cool thing to be able to go down and see your tree all decorated up. To know that thousands of people are getting to see something that you've worked hard on and everything and get to enjoy it, that's awesome," said Cathey.

The Texoma trees are now fully decorated for Christmas at the State Capitol.

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