March 25, 2009
Like many kids, 10-year-old Shashwath Murthy of Irving got hooked on dinosaurs the first time he saw Jurrasic Park.
Shashwath argued that a much smaller 4-foot reptile named after Texas Tech University is a better choice. Shashwath testified to a House committee to think about his pick's age – it is more than 100 million years older than paluxysaurus – and ties to Texas Tech.
"We all agree that the Texas state dinosaur has to change. Let us do it the right way this time around," he said.