H.R. No. 1073
         WHEREAS, Family, friends, and fans across Texas and the
  nation mourn the loss of actress and El Paso native Lupe Ontiveros,
  who died on July 26, 2012, at the age of 69; and
         WHEREAS, The former Guadalupe Moreno was born on September
  17, 1942, in El Paso, where her parents owned a tortilla factory and
  two restaurants; she graduated from El Paso High School and went on
  to earn a degree in psychology and social work from Texas Woman's
  University; and
         WHEREAS, After marrying Elias Ontiveros, she moved with him
  to Pico Rivera, California, where she found employment as a social
  worker; in 1972, Ms. Ontiveros answered a newspaper advertisement
  for movie extras and began getting small parts in such television
  shows as Charlie's Angels, Eight Is Enough, Hill Street Blues, and
  Who's the Boss?, often playing a maid or a housekeeper; along the
  way, she garnered roles in several important Hispanic-themed films,
  including Zoot Suit, The Border, El Norte, Born in East L.A., and My
  Family; and
         WHEREAS, In 1997, Ms. Ontiveros drew attention for her
  breakout role in the film Selena, playing Yolanda Saldivar, the
  convicted killer of the singer; her skill at playing drama and her
  exquisite comic timing resulted in roles in such films as As Good As
  It Gets, Real Women Have Curves, and Our Family Wedding; her
  television career thrived as well, with guest spots or recurring
  roles on Greetings From Tucson, Weeds, Los Americans, and
  Southland; in 2005, she was nominated for an Emmy for her
  performance as Juanita "Mama" Solis, the mother-in-law of Eva
  Longoria's character on the hit series Desperate Housewives; she
  also narrated the documentary Maid in America; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to her extensive work in TV and film,
  Ms. Ontiveros helped establish the Latino Theater Company in Los
  Angeles, and she spoke out on behalf of Latino performers
  throughout her career; her career and her advocacy earned her
  lifetime achievement awards from both the National Hispanic Media
  Coalition and the National Association of Latino Independent
  Producers; and
         WHEREAS, In all her endeavors, she enjoyed the love and
  support of her husband and their three sons, Nicholas, Alejandro,
  and Elias; she also took great pride in her two granddaughters; and
         WHEREAS, Lupe Ontiveros was a gifted actress and a passionate
  voice for the causes in which she believed, and her talent, good
  humor, and unshakeable dignity will continue to inspire not only
  those who knew and loved her, but all those who delighted in her
  performances over the years; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Lupe Ontiveros and
  extend sincere condolences to her family and friends; and, be it
  ESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Lupe
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1073 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on April 3, 2013.
  Chief Clerk of the House