H.R. No. 1078
         WHEREAS, Tom Heard has been recognized by Amtrak as a 2012
  Champion of the Rails for his notable contributions to the McGregor
  station; and
         WHEREAS, One of Amtrak's President's Safety & Service Awards,
  the Champion of the Rails designation honors those individuals who
  serve as models for exceeding the company's goals for
  organizational excellence; and
         WHEREAS, The historic McGregor train depot was built in 1904,
  but it had largely fallen into disrepair when Mr. Heard intervened;
  he completely renovated the interior and exterior of the building,
  updating everything from the plumbing to the windows and benches
  and paying for the reupholstering himself; today, this stop along
  the Texas Eagle route, which was largely abandoned before his
  efforts, has become a warm and inviting location for passengers,
  especially college-bound students; and
         WHEREAS, Through his outstanding initiative and impressive
  hard work, Tom Heard has transformed the McGregor station into a
  great source of pride for the community, and his accomplishments
  are indeed deserving of recognition; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Tom Heard on his receipt of a 2012
  Champion of the Rails award from Amtrak and extend to him sincere
  best wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Heard as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1078 was adopted by the House on April
  3, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House