H.R. No. 472
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, Jack Hightower retired as a manager for Guaranty
    1-2  Federal Bank on February 24, 1995, drawing to a close a
    1-3  distinguished career in the financial industry that has spanned 41
    1-4  years; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, A native of Waco, he received his undergraduate
    1-6  degree in accounting from Baylor University in 1952 and furthered
    1-7  his education at the Graduate School of Savings and Loan at Indiana
    1-8  University; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, He began his career as a loan officer and assistant
   1-10  secretary with First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Waco
   1-11  in 1954; well regarded for his professionalism, expertise, and
   1-12  dedication, he went on to work with a variety of enterprises over
   1-13  the years and capably served with the Waxahachie Housing Authority
   1-14  before becoming a manager for Guaranty Federal Bank in 1993; and
   1-15        WHEREAS, Mr. Hightower continued to work for the benefit of
   1-16  the financial industry through his service in leadership capacities
   1-17  with several professional organizations, including the Texas
   1-18  Savings and Loan League and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Little
   1-19  Rock; he also contributed wise and thoughtful guidance as a member
   1-20  of the legislative committee of the U.S. League of Savings
   1-21  Associations, and he has positively affected local housing issues
   1-22  as a member of Ellis County Homebuilders and the Apartment
   1-23  Association of Greater Dallas; and
   1-24        WHEREAS, A man of boundless energies and enthusiasm,
    2-1  Mr. Hightower has further worked for the betterment of his
    2-2  community through his service to several worthy organizations,
    2-3  including the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA of
    2-4  Metropolitan Dallas, and the Waxahachie Foundation, to name but a
    2-5  few; and
    2-6        WHEREAS, Moreover, he has nourished an abiding interest in
    2-7  history and the arts as a valued member of the Ellis County Museum,
    2-8  the Dallas Museum of Art, the Friends of Sims Library, and Historic
    2-9  Waxahachie, Inc.; and
   2-10        WHEREAS, Throughout his many endeavors, he has enjoyed the
   2-11  love and support of his gracious wife, Nancy Aynesworth Hightower,
   2-12  and the couple's two fine children, Kathryn A. Jenkins and Kenneth
   2-13  B. Jenkins; their loving family has recently grown to include two
   2-14  cherished grandchildren, Kenneth B. Jenkins II and Christopher M.
   2-15  Jenkins; and
   2-16        WHEREAS, Mr. Hightower's outstanding contributions throughout
   2-17  his years in the business community have significantly benefited
   2-18  the people of Texas and he is indeed deserving of special praise
   2-19  and recognition on the occasion of his retirement; now, therefore,
   2-20  be it
   2-21        RESOLVED, That the  House of Representatives of the 74th
   2-22  Texas Legislature hereby honor Jack Hightower for his many years of
   2-23  service in the banking industry and extend to him warmest best
   2-24  wishes for a happy and rewarding retirement; and, be it further
   2-25        RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
   2-26  prepared for Mr. Hightower as an expression of high regard by the
   2-27  Texas House of Representatives.