83R4234 JGH-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 202
         WHEREAS, Luis S. Spinola has distinguished himself as the
  president and CEO of the Azteca-Omega Group, a much-lauded Texas
  contracting firm; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Mexico City, Mr. Spinola worked for his
  uncles' construction firms during his youth and went on to earn a
  bachelor's degree in civil engineering, graduating summa cum laude
  and receiving a medal from the president of Mexico; he later
  obtained a master's degree in heavy construction and storm, sewer,
  and water line design; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Spinola immigrated to the United States in 1983
  and began hiring employees, many of whom remain with him today; his
  company initially performed civil and site work for a private
  developer and soon expanded its services to include structural and
  concrete work, underground utilities, and ornamental steelwork;
  the Azteca-Omega Group has been certified to work with local,
  state, and federal agencies and with private-sector clients by the
  North and South Central Texas Regional Certification Agencies, the
  Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston Minority Supplier Development
  Councils, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the Texas
  Historically Underutilized Business program; and
         WHEREAS, Azteca-Omega has contributed to a number of major
  projects, including the retractable steel roof of Cowboys Stadium
  in Arlington, the Parkland Hospital expansion, and the Dallas/Fort
  Worth International Airport terminal development, and the company
  has served as the program manager for a $1 billion Dallas
  Independent School District bond program; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Spinola has been recognized numerous times over
  the course of his 30-year career, receiving accolades from the
  Dallas Business Journal, DART, the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority
  Supplier Development Council, the Regional Hispanic Contractors
  Association, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the
  Black Contractors Association, and Ernst and Young; he has created
  internship programs in partnership with Texas A&M University, the
  University of North Texas, and Texas Christian University, among
  other institutions, and he has encouraged his employees to become
  LEED certified; and
         WHEREAS, Through his achievements founding and leading the
  Azteca-Omega Group, Luis Spinola has become a true Texas success
  story, and in so doing, he has earned the lasting respect and
  admiration of many people; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Luis S. Spinola for his work as president
  and CEO of the Azteca-Omega Group and extend to him sincere best
  wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Spinola as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.