81R35129 CBE-D
  By: Edwards H.R. No. 2613
         WHEREAS, Sandra Massie Hines of Houston has distinguished
  herself as a dedicated professional, civic leader, and volunteer;
         WHEREAS, Ms. Hines is the executive director of Junior
  Achievers, a nonprofit organization that works to promote jobs and
  healthy, drug-free living among youth; moreover, she is the
  honorary mayor of the Sunnyside community in Houston, where her
  activism in behalf of people with substance abuse problems is well
  known; and
         WHEREAS, Devoted to numerous social justice causes, Ms. Hines
  has championed the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and other
  disenfranchised individuals and has worked with numerous city
  officials in an effort to advance the issues dearest to her; through
  the years, she has organized health and job fairs, town hall
  meetings, and a range of social service programs; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Hines has been recognized for her outstanding
  civic engagement by President George H. W. Bush, as well as by
  Governor Rick Perry, and in 1992, she was nominated for the Daily
  Point of Light Award; in addition, she was one of only 20 African
  American women in Houston selected to represent the city in a
  meeting with 100 women from various African countries; and
         WHEREAS, With a genuine concern for her fellow citizens,
  Sandra Massie Hines has given freely of her time and talents for the
  benefit of others, and she is an inspiration to all those who are
  privileged to know her; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Sandra Massie Hines on her many
  significant contributions to the betterment of her community and
  extend to her sincere best wishes for continued success and
  happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Hines as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.