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Congratulatory And Memorial Calendar

Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:00 AM

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********** CONGRATULATORY RESOLUTIONS **********

HCR 40              White

Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 29               Roberts

Recognizing March 3, 2017, as National Speech and Debate Education Day in Texas.

HR 31               Cyrier

Recognizing Serena K. Formby-Condon on the occasion of National Brain Injury Awareness Month in March 2017.

HR 33               Roberts

Congratulating the Texas members of the 2016-2017 USA Debate, Development, and Leadership Teams on their many successes.

HR 34               Schofield

Commemorating the opening of Cypress Park High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

HR 36               Ashby

Commemorating the 2017 G. B. Bennett School reunion in Buffalo.

HR 37               Ashby

Congratulating Juanita Aguilar on the 45th anniversary of her restaurant, Casa Morales.

HR 39               Ashby

Honoring Sergeant Alfredo Fajardo and Officer Todd Little of the Crockett Police Department for their role in apprehending two criminals.

HR 40               Craddick

Congratulating Delnor Poss on his retirement as head coach of the Midland College men's golf team.

HR 41               Craddick

Congratulating David Carr on his retirement as superintendent of the Stanton Independent School District.

HR 42               Schofield

Commemorating the opening of Catherine Bethke Elementary School in the Katy Independent School District.

HR 43               Huberty

Recognizing February 27, 2017, as Texas PTA Rally Day at the State Capitol.

HR 44               Ashby

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Association.

HR 45               Davis, Yvonne

Congratulating A. C. Gonzalez on his retirement as city manager of Dallas.

HR 53               White

Recognizing January 24, 2017, as Texas Juvenile Justice Professional Day.

HR 54               Alonzo

Recognizing the 30th annual Grand Prairie Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2017.

HR 57               Villalba

Honoring the Texas Association of Authors.

HR 58               Alonzo

Commemorating Cinco de Mayo, 2018.

HR 59               Alonzo

Recognizing the month beginning March 31, 2017, as Cesar Chavez Farmworker Appreciation Month.

HR 60               Alonzo

Commemorating Cinco de Mayo, 2017.

HR 61               Alonzo

Recognizing the month beginning March 31, 2018, as Cesar Chavez Farmworker Appreciation Month.

HR 62               Alonzo

Commemorating the 12th anniversary of the Dallas Mega March for American Values and Justice on April 9, 2018.

HR 63               Alonzo

Commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Dallas Mega March for American Values and Justice on April 9, 2017.

HR 64               Alonzo

Recognizing the 2017 National Night Out Against Crime event.

HR 65               Alonzo

Recognizing the 2018 National Night Out Against Crime event.

HR 66               Alonzo

Recognizing Diez y Seis de Septiembre 2018.

HR 67               Alonzo

Recognizing the 31st annual Grand Prairie Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2018.

HR 68               Alonzo

Recognizing Diez y Seis de Septiembre 2017.

HR 69               Alonzo

Commending members of the Texas Dental Association and Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation and recognizing the 2018 Texas Mission of Mercy.

HR 70               Alonzo

Commending members of the Texas Dental Association and Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation and recognizing the 2017 Texas Mission of Mercy.

HR 72               Alonzo

Honoring the 2017 and former presidents of the Mexican American Democrats of Texas.

HR 73               Alonzo

Honoring the 2018 and former presidents of the Mexican American Democrats of Texas.

HR 74               Alonzo

Commemorating the 1969 Crystal City student walkout in 2017, the 48th anniversary of the event.

HR 75               Alonzo

Commemorating the 1969 Crystal City student walkout in 2018, the 49th anniversary of the event.

HR 79               Alonzo

Commemorating the 115th anniversary of Oak Cliff's annexation to Dallas in 2018.

HR 81               Alonzo

Commemorating the 114th anniversary of Oak Cliff's annexation to Dallas in 2017.

HR 88               Alonzo

Commemorating the 2017 Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Cinco de Mayo parade and street festival.

HR 89               Alonzo

Commemorating the 2018 Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Cinco de Mayo parade and street festival.

HR 90               Alonzo

Recognizing National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017.

HR 91               Alonzo

Recognizing National Crime Victims' Rights Week in 2018.

HR 97               Alonzo

Commemorating the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

HR 104              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating William A. Hyslop on his retirement as president and CEO of the MD Anderson Services Corporation and the MD Anderson Physicians Network.

HR 105              Davis, Sarah

Recognizing the fourth-grade students of West University Elementary School in Houston on the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.

HR 106              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating Dr. James P. Allison on his receipt of the 2015 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.

HR 109              Craddick

Congratulating Dr. W. David Watts on his retirement as president of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

HR 110              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating Edgar Lovett Elementary School in Houston on its selection as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

HR 122              Guillen

Congratulating Juan F. Garcia on his retirement as San Diego chief of police.

HR 125              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating Jared Clark of Bellaire on qualifying for Team USA in the draft-legal duathlon event at the 2017 ITU World Championships Festival.

HR 132              Lozano

Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Javelina Day at the State Capitol.

HR 135              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2018 in Cockrell HIll.

HR 136              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2017 in Cockrell Hill.

HR 137              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2018 in Texas.

HR 138              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2017 in Texas.

HR 139              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2018 in Dallas.

HR 140              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2017 in Dallas.

HR 141              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2018 in Grand Prairie.

HR 142              Alonzo

Commemorating Veterans Day 2017 in Grand Prairie.

HR 145              Howard

Recognizing January 23, 2017, as Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Day at the State Capitol.

HR 148              Stickland

Congratulating Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

HR 153              Davis, Sarah / Morrison / Laubenberg / Button / Burkett / et al.

Recognizing April 6, 2017, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the State Capitol.

HR 159              Muñoz, Jr.

Congratulating Connie Garza on being named the First Lady of Mission by the Progress Times and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

HR 160              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Amber Rhodes of Live Oak Classical School in Waco on being named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

HR 161              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Clifton and Ann Notgrass on their 65th wedding anniversary.

HR 162              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Matt Rhule on being named head coach of the Baylor University football team.

HR 165              Murr

Commemorating the Pioneers Youth Leadership State Leadership Forum.

HR 166              Schofield / Bell / Zerwas / Vo / Murphy

Congratulating the Katy Independent School District on being ranked by Niche.com as one of the top school districts in the Houston area.

HR 167              Ashby

Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.

HR 168              Perez

Honoring Michael Conteh, founder of Tangible Difference Learning Center.

HR 171              Howard / et al.

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women.

HR 172              Pickett

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the national championship win by The University of Texas at El Paso men's basketball team.

HR 173              Lozano

Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Kingsville Day at the State Capitol.

HR 176              Ashby

Honoring Ronald H. Hufford for his service as executive director of the Texas Forestry Association.

HR 178              Guerra

Congratulating Canterbury Elementary School in Edinburg on being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 180              Guerra

Congratulating Trevino Elementary School in Edinburg on being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 181              Elkins

Congratulating Jon and Mary Peterson of Jersey Village on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 183              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Commending Officer Travis Nice of the Robinson Police Department for helping to deliver a baby during a traffic stop.

HR 184              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Sherman H. Jackson Jr. of Waco on his recognition as one of the Voices of Valor by the Waco Tribune-Herald.

HR 189              Stucky / Parker / Simmons / Fallon

Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Denton County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 197              Price

Recognizing May 4, 2017, as National Day of Prayer in Texas.

HR 202              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle on her receipt of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

HR 203              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating Dr. Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine on receiving the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

HR 204              Davis, Sarah

Congratulating Tim O'Connor on his retirement as director of West University Place Parks and Recreation Department.

HR 214              VanDeaver

Recognizing March 7-9, 2017, as Lamar County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 215              Rinaldi

Honoring the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Irving for its commitment to an ethic of service.

HR 222              Hunter

Congratulating James and Anne Weatherill of Corpus Christi on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 224              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Alex Napierski on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

HR 225              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Jonathan Millington of Rapoport Academy in Waco on being named a National Merit Commended Student.

HR 226              Phillips

Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Moving/Trucking Day at the State Capitol.

HR 228              Shine

Congratulating LaGay Pittenger of Lakewood Elementary School in Belton on her nomination for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators.

HR 235              Johnson, Jarvis

Congratulating Frankie Allen Smith of Houston on her 100th birthday.

HR 237              Longoria

Congratulating Robert Capello Sr., head coach of the Edcouch-Elsa High School boys' basketball team, on his 1,000th career victory.

HR 238              Longoria

Congratulating Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt on becoming the judge of the 449th State District Court in Edinburg.

HR 239              Longoria

Congratulating Joaquin Roman Rocha of the McAllen Independent School District on his performance in the Watermill Express/H-E-B Essay Writing Contest.

HR 240              Longoria

Congratulating Homero Hernandez of Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 84 in Mission on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 245              Murr

Congratulating Jeanne Jonell Snelson on her retirement as Schleicher County tax assessor-collector.

HR 246              Murr

Commending Randy Branch for his service as Crockett County commissioner for Precinct 3.

HR 247              Murr

Honoring Gene Buckner for his service as a county commissioner for Real County.

HR 248              Murr

Congratulating Jim Wilson on his retirement as a Real County constable.

HR 249              Murr

Congratulating Robert Grimes on his retirement as Bandera County commissioner, Precinct 1.

HR 250              Murr

Congratulating Buster Baldwin on his retirement from the Kerr County Commissioners Court.

HR 251              Murr

Congratulating Bella Rubio on her retirement as Real County district and county clerk.

HR 252              Murr

Honoring Richard Saathoff for his service as Medina County commissioner, Precinct 1.

HR 253              Murr

Commending Wayne Hofmann for his service as a Mason County commissioner.

HR 254              Murr

Commending Stanley Toeppich on his service as a Mason County commissioner.

HR 255              Murr

Congratulating Bruce Curry on his retirement as district attorney of the 216th Judicial District.

HR 257              Murr

Congratulating John Lavender on his retirement as constable of Kerr County Precinct 1.

HR 256              Murr

Congratulating Dexter K. Sagebiel on his retirement as Llano County Tax Assessor-Collector.

HR 258              Murr

Commending Ron Wilson for his service as a Llano County commissioner.

HR 260              Huberty

Congratulating Robyn Choiniere on her receipt of a Rising Star Award from the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 261              Huberty

Congratulating Corinn Price on her receipt of the 2016 Chairman's Award from the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 262              Huberty

Congratulating Scott Brady on his receipt of the 2016 Haden McKay, M.D., Citizen of the Year Award from the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 263              Huberty

Congratulating Dr. Guy Sconzo on his receipt of the 2016 Spirit of the Chamber Award from the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 265              White

Congratulating Joseph Reyes of Kountze on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 266              White

Congratulating Anthony Reyes of Kountze on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 268              Hunter / Herrero

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Texas Alliance of Information & Referral Systems.

HR 274              Wu

Congratulating Winston Chang and Katherine Stambaugh on their marriage.

HR 275              Wu

Congratulating Christina Yee and Vincent Sun of Houston on their marriage.

HR 276              Wu

Congratulating Silvia Margarita Cuellar Lemus of Houston on becoming an American citizen.

HR 284              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

HR 285              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Melvin and Ruby Wegwerth of Robinson on their 65th wedding anniversary.

HR 286              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Walter and Ruth Drake of Waco on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 302              Faircloth

Honoring Pastor Danny Biddy on his retirement from Old River Baptist Church in Old River-Winfree.

HR 303              Faircloth

Congratulating Austin Middle School in Galveston on its nomination for a 2017 Blue Ribbon School award.

HR 304              Faircloth

Congratulating Terry Petteway on his retirement as constable for Galveston County Precinct 2.

HR 305              Faircloth

Honoring Mark Huddleston for his service as a Chambers County commissioner.

HR 310              Herrero / Hunter

Congratulating Phil Danaher of Calallen High School in Corpus Christi on becoming the winningest high school football coach in Texas history.

HR 311              Burrows / Frullo

Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Lubbock Day at the State Capitol.

HR 314              Oliverson

Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Texas Anesthesiologists Day at the State Capitol.

HR 319              Turner, Chris

Congratulating Dr. Marcelo Cavazos of the Arlington Independent School District on his selection as 2016 Region 11 Superintendent of the Year.

HR 322              Martinez, "Mando"

Welcoming Class XII of the Leadership Mid Valley program to the State Capitol.

HR 324              Canales

Congratulating Miranda Jasso on being crowned Miss PreTeen Galaxy 2017.

HR 326              Canales

Congratulating Nola Maresh of Edinburg on being crowned Little Miss Galaxy 2017.

HR 328              Flynn

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the purchase of the present campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

HR 329              Flynn

Congratulating Donald Herbert Metch of Canton on his receipt of a 2016 Texas Farm Bureau Pioneer Award.

HR 331              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Dale and Joyce Sanders on their 60th wedding anniversary.

HR 332              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Kathy Endres on being featured by the Waco Tribune-Herald as part of its Voices of Valor series.

HR 334              Lucio III / Longoria

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.

HR 343              Price

Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the Panhandle Herald.

HR 349              Johnson, Jarvis

Commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

HR 352              White

Congratulating Cooper Davis on earning the 2016 Professional Bull Riders World Champion title.

HR 357              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Gloria Thomas on her retirement from the Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco.

HR 359              Giddings

Congratulating the DeSoto High School boys' and girls' track teams on winning the 2016 UIL 6A state championships.

HR 360              Giddings

Congratulating the DeSoto High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2016 UIL 6A state championship.

HR 362              Paul

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Space Day at the State Capitol and honoring NASA.

HR 364              Reynolds

Recognizing February 2017 as Black History Month.

HR 366              Anderson, Charles "Doc" / Kacal

Recognizing March 15, 2017, as Waco Day at the State Capitol.

HR 367              Arévalo

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital in San Antonio.

HR 368              Dutton

Recognizing February 27, 2017, as Southwest Region of National Black Law Students Association Day at the State Capitol.

HR 369              Roberts

Recognizing February 28, 2017, as North Houston Day at the State Capitol.

HR 372              Alonzo

Commending members of the Texas Dental Association and Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation and recognizing the 2018 Texas Mission of Mercy.

HR 373              Alonzo

Commending members of the Texas Dental Association and Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation and recognizing the 2017 Texas Mission of Mercy.

HR 380              Martinez, "Mando"

Recognizing the annual Weslaco Mid Valley Lions Club Q'ing for Vision BBQ Cookoff.

HR 381              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Cody and Gena Miles on their 30th wedding anniversary.

HR 382              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Willard and Dianna Davis of Lorena on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 383              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Richard and Carleta Reichert of Waco on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 384              Dutton

Honoring Dr. Andrew M. Landry Sr. of Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church on his 10th pastoral anniversary.

HR 386              Roberts

Honoring LaToya Wynne for her contributions to the Klein Independent School District.

HR 388              Sanford

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Stock Horse of Texas Association.

HR 391              King, Phil

Recognizing February 27, 2017, as Weatherford Day at the State Capitol.

HR 395              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Honoring Jake and Josh Burson for becoming the first two brothers to serve together in the Texas Rangers since 1935.

HR 400              Burrows / Frullo

Congratulating the Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders on its selection as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 403              Kuempel

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Texas Lottery.


********** MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS **********

HR 26               Murr

In memory of Betty Ann Peden of Hondo.

HR 27               Murr

In memory of Glen Clay Richardson of Sonora.

HR 28               Murr

In memory of Joe Benham of Kerrville.

HR 71               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of William C. Velasquez, founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, on June 15, 2017, the 29th anniversary of his death.

HR 76               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of Irma Rangel and honoring the students of the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School in 2016-2017, on the 13th anniversary of the opening of the school.

HR 77               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of Irma Rangel and honoring the students of the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School in 2017-2018, on the 14th anniversary of the opening of the school.

HR 82               Alonzo

Honoring the life of Cesar Chavez and commemorating the 90th anniversary of his birth on March 31, 2017.

HR 83               Alonzo

Honoring the life of Cesar Chavez and commemorating the 91st anniversary of his birth on March 31, 2018.

HR 86               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez on April 16, 2017, the 46th anniversary of her birth.

HR 87               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez on April 16, 2018, the 47th anniversary of her birth.

HR 93               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez on March 31, 2018, the 23rd anniversary of her passing.

HR 94               Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez on March 31, 2017, the 22nd anniversary of her passing.

HR 100              Alonzo

Paying tribute to the life of William C. Velasquez, founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, on June 15, 2018, the 30th anniversary of his death.

HR 107              Davis, Sarah

In memory of Rudolph Victor Darilek of Houston.

HR 108              Davis, Sarah

In memory of Bob Marshall of Houston.

HR 111              Davis, Sarah

In memory of Lois Van Wart of Houston.

HR 113              Kuempel

In memory of Jan Kennady of New Braunfels.

HR 115              Kacal

In memory of Chief Darrell Lamond Allen of the Marlin Police Department and commemorating his posthumous receipt of a Star of Texas Award.

HR 123              Guillen / Raymond

In memory of Jesus G. "Chick" Saenz of Benavides.

HR 124              Guillen

In memory of former George West mayor Sylvia Steele.

HR 126              Davis, Sarah

In memory of Officer Marco Zarate of the Bellaire Police Department.

HR 127              Davis, Sarah

In memory of Dr. Denton Cooley of Houston.

HR 154              Muñoz, Jr.

In memory of Ciro Ochoa Sr. of Mission.

HR 144              Faircloth

In memory of the Reverend Dr. Grayson Glass of Texas City.

HR 149              Thierry

In memory of Laura Christine Putkey of Houston.

HR 150              Stucky

In memory of Tyler Barnes Foster of Era.

HR 155              Muñoz, Jr.

In memory of Oscar Garza of Mission.

HR 164              Murr

In memory of Dortha Waddell Williamson of Junction.

HR 229              Hunter / Herrero

In memory of Maria Teresa Rios-Vera of Corpus Christi.

HR 231              Hunter / Herrero / Morrison / Lozano

In memory of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (Ret.) W. L. Crouch of Rockport.

HR 232              Hunter / Herrero

In memory of John Ray Baldree of Corpus Christi.

HR 233              Hunter / Herrero

In memory of Bernard Jerome "B. J." Seal Jr. of Corpus Christi.

HR 242              Reynolds

In memory of Dedré P. Jefferson of Sugar Land.

HR 243              Reynolds

In memory of Fort Bend County Constable Ruben George Davis Jr.

HR 292              Villalba

Honoring the memory and sacrifice of the heroes of the Alamo.

HR 295              Price

Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan.

HR 296              Clardy

In memory of Lucille DeWitt of Nacogdoches.

HR 297              Clardy

In memory of A. L. Mangham of Nacogdoches.

HR 298              Clardy

In memory of Dr. Charles B. Runnels.

HR 306              Meyer

In memory of Michael Francis Wurst of Dallas.

HR 309              Clardy

In memory of Mervis Lowery of Etoile.

HR 323              Dutton

In memory of Xavier Culver Lemond of Katy.

HR 337              Wu

In memory of Dr. John F. Guilmartin Jr.

HR 338              Wu

In memory of The University of Texas professor emeritus Robert D. Auerbach.

HR 351              Wu

In memory of Harry Joseph Middleton of Austin.

HR 363              Faircloth

In memory of Darleene Joy Warren of Galveston.

HR 370              Minjarez

In memory of Bertha Cuellar Gonzalez of San Antonio.

HR 376              Schofield

In memory of Charles Winfred Roberts of Katy.

HR 377              Herrero / Thierry

In memory of Gloria Helfman-Nasissi.

HR 389              Moody

In memory of Ramon Perez of El Paso.

HR 394              Clardy

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the New London school explosion.

HR 234              Johnson, Jarvis

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Prince's Super Bowl concert.