81R34950 CBE-D
  By: Edwards H.R. No. 2593
         WHEREAS, Dr. Ulysses Watkins of Houston has made a positive
  difference in his community as a dedicated physician and volunteer;
         WHEREAS, Dr. Watkins, who holds a bachelor's degree in
  pharmacy from Texas Southern University and a medical degree from
  Howard University, has served as a physician for nearly three
  decades; in addition to practicing medicine, he markets a line of
  health and beauty products; and
         WHEREAS, A passionate advocate of preventive health care, Dr.
  Watkins seeks to educate others about the importance of adopting a
  healthy lifestyle; to that end, he has shared his expertise with
  numerous health organizations, as well as with area churches;
  moreover, he hosts a weekly call-in radio show on KCOH 1430 AM, for
  which he was named Best Radio Talk Host by the Houston Press; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Watkins has further distinguished himself as a
  33rd-degree Mason and a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier
  Catholic Church; he and his wife, the late Katie E. Watkins, were
  blessed with four children, and today Dr. Watkins enjoys the love
  and support of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;
         WHEREAS, With a genuine concern for his fellow citizens,
  Ulysses Watkins has given freely of his time and talents for the
  benefit of his community, and he is an inspiration to all those who
  are privileged to know him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Dr. Ulysses Watkins on his contributions
  to his community and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success and happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Watkins as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.