In Memory
  Arturo C. Gonzalez
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the
  citizens of Del Rio in mourning the loss of Arturo C. Gonzalez,
  who died December 21, 2012, at the age of 104; and
         WHEREAS, Arturo Gonzalez was born October 4, 1908, in
  Del Rio; he attended Del Rio High School and worked at a number of
  odd jobs; after seeing an advertisement for the American
  Correspondence School of Law, he became interested in the legal
  field and served as an interpreter of the court, where he
  observed criminal and civil cases; and
         WHEREAS, After passing a college entrance examination and
  the Texas State Bar, Arturo was licensed to practice law on
  February 27, 1935; he opened a law practice, served for two years in
  the army, and became president of the League of United Latin American
  Citizens Council 18; Arturo was active in the council's efforts to
  develop public housing for the underprivileged, and he served as the
  first director of the Del Rio Housing Authority; and
         WHEREAS, Arturo was dedicated to his work on behalf of the
  poor and was devoted to his late wife, Blanca, and to his
  children, Daisy, Kathy, Arthur, Blanca, and Sergio, who is the
  Val Verde County Court at Law judge; and
         WHEREAS, Arturo Gonzalez was an exemplary gentleman who
  worked hard and was respected for his many accomplishments; he
  was generous and kindhearted and was beloved by many, and he will
  long be remembered with affection and appreciation by all who
  were privileged to share in his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
  83rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the
  bereaved family of Arturo C. Gonzalez; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the members of his family as an expression of deepest sympathy
  from the Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this
  day, it do so in memory of Arturo Gonzalez.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 30, 2013, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate