83R11451 LB-D
  By: Giddings H.R. No. 1335
         WHEREAS, Members of the Best Southwest Partnership are
  visiting the State Capitol on April 10, 2013, providing a fitting
  opportunity to recognize this notable organization; and
         WHEREAS, Established 27 years ago by the Chambers of Commerce
  of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Lancaster, since expanded
  to also include the communities of Ferris, Glenn Heights, Hutchins,
  Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak, and Wilmer, the Best Southwest
  Partnership promotes enhanced economic development, high
  educational attainment, legislative advocacy, and collaborative
  marketing to benefit the area; and
         WHEREAS, Over the years, this partnership has played a key
  role in providing financial support for the Southern Dallas County
  Educational Consortium, now the P16 Consortium, which has
  reevaluated how education is delivered in the region and is
  implementing a scholarship program for graduating seniors from
  participating communities; and
         WHEREAS, The outstanding cooperation demonstrated by
  participants in the Best Southwest Partnership not only benefits
  area businesses and education but also contributes to the vitality
  of the communities served by the organization, 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 April 10, 2013, as Best Southwest
  Partnership Day at the State Capitol and extend sincere best wishes
  to the delegation for a memorable and meaningful visit to Austin.