83R23640 JWI-D
  By: Bohac H.R. No. 1870
         WHEREAS, Family and friends will long cherish their memories
  of William Stafford Borden, Jr., of Houston, who passed away on
  August 23, 2012, at the age of 65; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Houston, Bill Borden was born on
  November 3, 1946; with a lifelong interest in civic affairs and
  community service that began when he was a young man, he served as
  president of the Young Republican Federation Chapter at the
  University of Houston from 1966 to 1969; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Borden started his professional career with
  Borden Brothers Realty while still in college; he later held the
  post of vice president of real estate development for the North
  Shore Oaks Corporation before opening his own real estate
  brokerage, appraisal, and consulting business in 1977; and
         WHEREAS, While successfully pursuing his profession,
  Mr. Borden remained engaged in politics; he was a Republican
  precinct chair from 1969 to 2008, and he was a member of the State
  Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Texas from 1982 to
  1992; during the 2000 presidential election, he was a delegate to
  the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, and in 2004 he
  served as one of 34 presidential electors representing the State of
  Texas; in honor of his many contributions, he was named Volunteer of
  the Year by the state Republican Party in 1999; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Borden played a prominent role in numerous
  charitable and community organizations as well; he was involved in
  the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon in Bellaire throughout the
  1980s, and he served as the president of the Bellaire Unit of the
  American Heart Association, the Bellaire Historical Society, and
  the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, which awarded
  him an honorary life membership in 2002; his efforts were also
  recognized with a number of other accolades, including a public
  service award for his volunteer work with the Houston Independent
  School District in 1977, the Outstanding Young Man of America award
  for 1980 and 1981 from the United States Junior Chamber Jaycees, and
  the Mr. Bellaire Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 1991; he
  also received the Houston Fire Department Life Saving Heroism Award
  in 1978; and
         WHEREAS, In all of his endeavors, Mr. Borden enjoyed the
  support of his wife, Nancy; he took great pride in his son, Robert
  Barclift Borden, and he loved nothing more than watching his
  grandson, Robert, play baseball and his granddaughter, Sara,
  perform dance routines; and
         WHEREAS, William Borden led a life that was rich in personal
  and professional achievements, and his strength of character and
  his positive, encouraging attitude will be deeply missed by all
  those who were fortunate enough to know him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of William Stafford
  Borden, Jr., and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his
  family: to his wife, Nancy; to his son, Robert Barclift Borden II,
  and his wife, Heidi Sue; to his grandchildren, Robert Barclift
  Borden III and Sara Lori Janelle Borden; and to his other relatives
  and friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of William