WHEREAS, Proud citizens of Hutto are gathering in Austin on
  April 23, 2013, to celebrate Hutto Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, Situated on the rich blackland soils of
  southeastern Williamson County, the Hutto area was settled in
  1855 by James E. Hutto and Adam Orgain, a freed slave; the town
  was founded in 1876 around a depot of the International-Great
  Northern Railroad, and it soon became a center for cotton
  farming; the town was incorporated in 1911; and
         WHEREAS, A century later, Hutto benefits from its location
  at the intersection of two busy major highways, United States
  Highway 79 and State Highway 130, and its proximity to the North
  American Free Trade Agreement corridor along Interstate Highway
  35; the city's population has soared from 1,250 in 2000 to more
  than 18,000 today, and its welcoming environment for business has
  earned it recognition from Southern Business and Development
  magazine as one of the Top 10 Edge Markets and one of the Top 100
  "Best Places in the South to Locate Your Company"; and
         WHEREAS, The Hutto Independent School District is one of
  the fastest growing districts in Texas, increasing enrollment at
  the rate of 20 percent a year, and in 2008, voters approved a
  $128.5 million bond package; the city is also increasing
  opportunities for adult students, and the fall of 2013 will see
  the opening of a new, 57-acre campus of the East Williamson
  County Higher Education Center; in addition, Hutto residents
  have approved funding for the creation of a park system and a
  25,000-square-foot YMCA facility; and
         WHEREAS, Home to an educated workforce, a motivated city
  government, and a healthy business climate, Hutto is building on
  its rich, small-town heritage of hard work and neighborliness to
  prepare itself for a dynamic future as a smart place to live,
  work, and prosper; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby recognize April 23, 2013, as Hutto Day at the
  State Capitol and extend to the Hutto delegation sincere best
  wishes for an enjoyable and memorable visit to Austin.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on Janaury 30, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate