H.R. No. 677
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, Though none of us is getting any younger, today, May
    1-2  6, 1993, the Honorable Ken Yarbrough will officially get one day
    1-3  older as he celebrates the 56th anniversary of his birth, though
    1-4  the jury is still out as to whether he is any wiser; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, This fine gentleman is currently serving his second
    1-6  term as a member of this august body, which may account for his
    1-7  occasional sophomoric behavior; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, A native Texan, he was born in Aransas Pass and, in
    1-9  his youth, served as president of his class at Rockdale High
   1-10  School; Mr. Yarbrough also distinguished himself early on as a
   1-11  delegate to Boys State, where he became acquainted with the center
   1-12  of state government for the first time, never dreaming that he
   1-13  would one day return to the Capitol having achieved the pinnacle of
   1-14  success, a designated parking space; and
   1-15        WHEREAS, The son of a plumber, he was born with a full set of
   1-16  pipes, which he exercises to the benefit of his legislative
   1-17  colleagues as vice-chairman of the Committee on Economic
   1-18  Development and as a contributing member of the Licensing and
   1-19  Administrative Procedures Committee; and
   1-20        WHEREAS, For more than two decades, Mr. Yarbrough has put
   1-21  himself at the disposal of Plumbers Local 68 in Houston, though he
   1-22  also has been known to plunge himself into the activities of the
   1-23  Harris County AFL-CIO, the Greater Heights Area Chamber of
   1-24  Commerce, and the Harris County and Texas Democratic Party; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, A faithful worshiper at St. Rose of Lima Catholic
    2-2  Church, he is still a highly regarded member of the congregation,
    2-3  though a "No Filibustering" sign has had to be posted in the
    2-4  confessional; and
    2-5        WHEREAS, In addition to his many interests, Mr. Yarbrough's
    2-6  next of "Ken" includes four terrific kids, Bubba, Sissy, Susie, and
    2-7  Kendra, and his designer genes have since been passed along to
    2-8  another generation of little ones, Clint, Bryce, and Cody; and
    2-9        WHEREAS, It gives the members of this chamber great pleasure
   2-10  to saddle our rugged and independent "Yarbrough Man" with this
   2-11  acknowledgement on this significant occasion and spur him on to
   2-12  even greater achievements in the future; now, therefore, be it
   2-13        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 73rd Texas
   2-14  Legislature hereby congratulate and extend warmest best wishes to
   2-15  the Honorable Ken Yarbrough for a very happy birthday; and, be it
   2-16  further
   2-17        RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
   2-18  prepared for Mr. Yarbrough as an expression of high regard by his
   2-19  colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives.
   2-20                                                             Gallegos
   2-21                                                            Schechter
   2-22                                                               Bailey
   2-23                                                     Turner of Harris
   2-24                                                               Eckels
   2-25                                                   A. Smith of Harris
   2-26                                                              Coleman
   2-27                                                   A. Smith of Harris
    3-1                                                              Coleman