83R23371 LB-D
  By: Springer H.R. No. 1620
         WHEREAS, James Cantwell is retiring as city manager of Bowie
  in May 2013, drawing to a close a distinguished career in municipal
  government that has spanned 20 years; and
         WHEREAS, Appointed in 1993, Mr. Cantwell has guided the city
  through numerous infrastructure projects and improvements while
  managing a staff of approximately 100; during his tenure, the city
  built the North Central Texas College--Bowie Campus and the Bowie
  Community Center, enhanced public services at Pelham and Selma
  Parks, and opened an animal shelter; a trained engineer,
  Mr. Cantwell has also overseen the construction of a new public
  works facility, water treatment plant, and wastewater pumping
  station, and he has worked with the Texas Department of
  Transportation in planning for a railroad overpass across
  U.S. Highway 81; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Cantwell has further contributed to the
  community by serving on the boards of the Texas Public Power
  Association, the 4A & 4B Economic Development Corporations, the
  NCTC--Bowie Campus Foundation, the Lions Club, the Cross Plains
  Rural Transportation Council, and the Resource Conservation and
  Development Council; and
         WHEREAS, For two decades, James Cantwell's dedication and
  commitment to excellence have greatly benefited the citizens of
  Bowie, and he may reflect with pride on his many professional
  achievements; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate James Cantwell on his retirement as
  city manager of Bowie 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. Cantwell as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.