H.C.R. No. 1
         WHEREAS, The State of Texas lost a distinguished native son
  with the death of former governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr., on June 27,
  2010, at the age of 87; and
         WHEREAS, Dolph Briscoe, Jr., was born in Uvalde on April 23,
  1923, to Dolph Briscoe, Sr., a prominent oilman and rancher, and
  Georgie Briscoe; his family had deep roots in Texas, and his
  ancestors included Andrew Briscoe, a signer of the Texas
  Declaration of Independence, and Randolph Foster, one of Stephen F.
  Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists; raised in the company of many
  famous Texans of the day, Dolph Briscoe, Jr., glimpsed his future as
  a nine-year-old in 1932, when he spent the night at the Governor's
  Mansion and slept in a bed once used by Sam Houston; and
         WHEREAS, He graduated as valedictorian of Uvalde High School
  in 1939 and went on to graduate from The University of Texas, where
  he was editor of the Cactus yearbook; answering his nation's call to
  duty during World War II, this patriotic Texan enlisted in the U.S.
  Army and served in the China-Burma-India theater of operations; and
         WHEREAS, Returning stateside, Dolph Briscoe settled in his
  hometown with his wife, the former Janey Slaughter, whom he met and
  married while a student at UT; he soon entered politics, winning
  election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1948, and, once in
  office, made it his priority to pass legislation creating a
  statewide system of farm-to-market roads; the Colson-Briscoe Act of
  1949 subsequently helped revolutionize the farm economy in Texas;
         WHEREAS, Representative Briscoe left the legislature after
  eight years to take over the family ranch, and in 1960, he became
  the youngest president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers
  Association; he worked hard in that role to advocate for screwworm
  eradication, and his efforts eventually led to a successful program
  that is still considered one of the most important developments in
  the history of the industry; among the many other organizations
  that benefited from Dolph Briscoe's leadership through the years
  are the South Texas Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Chamber of
  Commerce, the National Livestock and Meat Board, the Mohair Council
  of America, and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County; and
         WHEREAS, He became the 40th governor of Texas in 1972, and in
  1974, he won reelection by carrying 247 of the state's 254 counties;
  in 1975, a law went into effect that extended the governor's term of
  office, making Governor Briscoe the first to serve a four-year
  term; during his tenure, he signed into law a series of ethics
  reform measures, as well as the Texas Open Records Act, granting the
  public access to government records; he also signed legislation
  creating the Texas Public Utility Commission; and
         WHEREAS, Following his political career, Governor Briscoe
  remained active in ranching and served as senior chair of the
  family-owned First State Bank of Uvalde; moreover, he devoted
  himself to philanthropic work, giving generously to the UT System
  in particular, with gifts to the UT Health Science Center at San
  Antonio, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and UT Southwestern
  Medical Center; in 2008, he donated $15 million to the Center for
  American History at UT-Austin, which was later renamed in his
  honor; he was especially concerned with Texas history and
  traditions, and when the Governor's Mansion burned, he was the
  first to contribute toward its restoration; and
         WHEREAS, Governor Briscoe drew strength from his long and
  loving partnership with Mrs. Briscoe until her passing in 2000, and
  he also enjoyed the love and support of two daughters and a son; and
         WHEREAS, The Lone Star State gained immeasurably from the
  vision, initiative, and outstanding contributions of Dolph
  Briscoe, and his legacy will continue to shape the lives of Texans
  for years to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby pay tribute to the life of the Honorable Dolph Briscoe, Jr.,
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his
  son, Dolph Briscoe III; to his daughters, Janey Briscoe Marmion and
  Cele Briscoe Carpenter; to his five grandchildren; and to his other
  relatives and friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory of
  Governor Dolph Briscoe.
  King of Zavala
Straus Gonzales of Williamson Morrison
Aliseda Gonzalez Munoz, Jr.
Allen Gooden Murphy
Alonzo Guillen Naishtat
Alvarado Gutierrez Nash
Anchia Hamilton Oliveira
Anderson of Dallas Hancock Orr
Anderson of McLennan Hardcastle Otto
Aycock Harless Parker
Beck Harper-Brown Patrick
Berman Hartnett Paxton
Bohac Hernandez Luna Pena
Bonnen Hilderbran Perry
Branch Hochberg Phillips
Brown Hopson Pickett
Burkett Howard of Fort Bend Pitts
Burnam Howard of Travis Price
Button Huberty Quintanilla
Cain Hughes Raymond
Callegari Hunter Reynolds
Carter Isaac Riddle
Castro Jackson Ritter
Chisum Johnson Rodriguez
Christian Keffer Schwertner
Coleman King of Parker Scott
Cook King of Taylor Sheets
Craddick King of Zavala Sheffield
Creighton Kleinschmidt Shelton
Crownover Kolkhorst Simpson
Darby Kuempel Smith of Harris
Davis of Dallas Landtroop Smith of Tarrant
J. Davis of Harris Larson Smithee
S. Davis of Harris Laubenberg Solomons
Deshotel Lavender Strama
Driver Legler Taylor of Collin
Dukes Lewis Taylor of Galveston
Dutton Lozano Thompson
Eiland Lucio III Torres
Eissler Lyne Truitt
Elkins Madden Turner
Farias Mallory Caraway Veasey
Farrar Margo Villarreal
Fletcher Marquez Vo
Flynn Martinez Walle
Frullo Martinez Fischer Weber
Gallego McClendon White
Garza Menendez Woolley
Geren Miles Workman
Giddings Miller of Comal Zedler
Gonzales of Hidalgo Miller of Erath Zerwas
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 1 was unanimously adopted by a rising
  vote of the House on May 18, 2011.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 1 was unanimously adopted by a rising
  vote of the Senate on May 26, 2011.
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________