H.R. No. 575
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, April 22, 1993, is indeed a special day for our
    1-2  esteemed colleague, the Honorable Ray Allen, and his lovely wife,
    1-3  Debbie, for on this day they will celebrate their 11th wedding
    1-4  anniversary; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, A sixth-generation Texan, Representative Allen was
    1-6  graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in 1969 and went on to
    1-7  earn a bachelor of arts degree from American Christian College in
    1-8  1974; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, He is a dedicated civic leader in the community of
   1-10  Grand Prairie and is active professionally as the founder and
   1-11  president of American Cultural Traditions, Inc., a nonprofit
   1-12  publishing group that serves as an umbrella organization for the
   1-13  Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force, the American Coalition for
   1-14  Life, Bibles East, the Washington Report, and a variety of other
   1-15  worthy projects; and
   1-16        WHEREAS, A respected member of the community in her own
   1-17  right, Mrs. Allen is a former teacher who has devoted herself
   1-18  throughout her marriage to creating a warm and loving home life for
   1-19  her family; and
   1-20        WHEREAS, In addition, Mrs. Allen works by her husband's side
   1-21  in American Cultural Traditions, Inc., is an active member of
   1-22  Vineyard Christian Fellowship, and has recently returned to college
   1-23  to further her education; and
   1-24        WHEREAS, The Allens take great pride in the achievements of
    2-1  their children, Shaniel, Alicia, Michael, Charity, and Melissa,
    2-2  their son-in-law, Jamie, and their beloved grandson, Ezekiel; and
    2-3        WHEREAS, For 11 years, Mr. and Mrs. Allen have shared a
    2-4  strong and lasting marriage filled with many happy times and
    2-5  cherished family memories; built on a foundation of mutual love,
    2-6  trust, and support, and devotion to their faith, their life
    2-7  together has been a source of joy and inspiration for the many
    2-8  friends and relatives of this fortunate pair; now, therefore, be it
    2-9        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 73rd Texas
   2-10  Legislature hereby congratulate Representative and Mrs. Ray Allen
   2-11  on the joyous occasion of their 11th wedding anniversary and extend
   2-12  to them sincere best wishes for continued success and happiness in
   2-13  the years to come; and, be it further
   2-14        RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
   2-15  prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Allen as an expression of high regard by
   2-16  the Texas House of Representatives.
   2-17  the Texas House of Representatives.
   2-18                                                             Campbell
   2-19                                                      H.R. No. 575
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   2-21                                            Speaker of the House
   2-22        I certify that H.R. No. 575 was adopted by the House on April
   2-23  22, 1993, by a non-record vote.
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   2-25                                          Chief Clerk of the House