85R24727 KSM-D
  By: Wu H.R. No. 1535
         WHEREAS, John Nechman and Ricardo Ruiz of Houston were united
  in matrimony on February 21, 2016, to the great delight of all who
  know them; and
         WHEREAS, The couple began dating after first encountering one
  another at a grocery store in 1996; since that time, their
  relationship has blossomed, and they arranged to share their
  wedding vows on the anniversary of the day that Mr. Nechman wrote
  his partner a poem, which Mr. Ruiz still carries in his wallet two
  decades later; and
         WHEREAS, Born in South Korea, Mr. Nechman works as an
  immigration law attorney in the firm of Katine and Nechman, while
  Mr. Ruiz, who is originally from Colombia, teaches elementary
  school; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Nechman and Mr. Ruiz have been blessed with a
  relationship that has grown in love, respect, and understanding
  with each passing day, and it is truly a pleasure to honor them as
  they begin a new chapter of their lives together; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the Nechman-Ruiz wedding and extend
  to the couple sincere best wishes for a lifetime of happiness; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Nechman and Mr. Ruiz as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas House of Representatives.