83R4664 LB-D
  By: Lucio III H.R. No. 286
         WHEREAS, A delegation from the Rio Grande Valley Partnership
  is visiting the State Capitol on February 27, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, A chamber of commerce for Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr,
  and Willacy Counties, the Rio Grande Valley Partnership unites a
  distinguished roster of members devoted to the greater good and
  overall advancement of that entire region; and
         WHEREAS, Since 1944, the Rio Grande Valley Partnership has
  endeavored to foster relationships and coordinate programs that
  further economic development in South Texas, and the organization
  today continues to build on its legacy of encouraging and promoting
  business opportunities in the Valley; and
         WHEREAS, The nonprofit partnership organizes and sponsors
  the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Tour for state representatives
  and senators at the beginning of each session; supported by
  community sponsors, the tour allows local businesses to interact
  directly with decision makers from across the state; and
         WHEREAS, Led by a board of directors and administered by a
  dedicated team of employees, the partnership executes a robust
  program that cultivates progress and prosperity across its four
  counties, throughout the State of Texas, and into the region's
  international neighbor, the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico; and
         WHEREAS, The outstanding cooperation demonstrated by the
  partnership not only benefits area businesses and industries but
  also contributes to the vitality of the communities it serves, and
  it is indeed a pleasure to honor this notable group; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize February 27, 2013, as Rio Grande
  Valley Partnership Day at the State Capitol and extend best wishes
  to the visiting delegation for a productive and memorable stay in
  Austin; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.