A touching moment on the floor.

A touching moment on the House floor

Karen Brooks Harper, Dallas News

Freshman Democratic Rep. Terry Canales of Edinburg just told a story that left few dry eyes in the House.

His new baby boy was born over the last few days, Caleb Ezra Canales, which is great news on its own. The heartbreaker here is that the Canales family had already lost a baby boy, Judah.

At some point recently, GOP Rep. Debbie Riddle asked Canales if he had named his baby yet. He responded that he was too busy and hadn’t yet, so she suggested he name the baby Caleb.

“That’s a beautiful, Biblical name,” Canales responded. Then, as she was sitting there at his desk, he looked it up.


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