H.R. No. 540
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, Our esteemed colleague, the Honorable Craig Eiland,
    1-2  will celebrate his birthday on April 4, 1995, and it gives the
    1-3  members of this chamber great pleasure to recognize him on this
    1-4  auspicious occasion; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, A native of Stanton, Representative Eiland was an
    1-6  outstanding athlete in high school and college, achieving high
    1-7  honors in football, basketball, and track; he lettered in football
    1-8  at Baylor University before graduating with a bachelor of business
    1-9  administration degree in 1984, and he returned to that school to
   1-10  earn a doctor of jurisprudence degree in 1987; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, After completing law school, he traveled to
   1-12  Australia and spent six months working on a ranch in the outback;
   1-13  having grown homesick for Texas, he returned to the state in 1988
   1-14  and began his legal career; he opened his own law practice in 1992,
   1-15  with offices in Houston and Galveston; and
   1-16        WHEREAS, Since winning election to the house in 1994, this
   1-17  fine gentleman has contributed greatly to the legislative process
   1-18  by sharing his expertise and insight to the benefit of his
   1-19  colleagues on the Business and Industry Committee and the State,
   1-20  Federal, and International Relations Committee; and
   1-21        WHEREAS, His current position as a state representative
   1-22  fulfills a prediction made many years ago by his third grade
   1-23  teacher, who firmly believed that her pupil's ability to convince
   1-24  his fellow classmates to do what he wanted would one day lead to a
    2-1  successful career as either a preacher or a politician; and
    2-2        WHEREAS, Representative Eiland's grandmother, Mrs. Hope
    2-3  Hazelwood, also foresaw great political ability in her grandson
    2-4  when she noted his innate talent for arguing; he undoubtedly honed
    2-5  this talent in his dealings with his siblings, Gordon Eiland and
    2-6  Paiga Lou Eiland Marsh, much to the dismay of the trio's parents,
    2-7  Paige and Elaine Eiland; and
    2-8        WHEREAS, A member of First Baptist Church in Galveston, this
    2-9  distinguished legislator also is the proud uncle of five nieces and
   2-10  nephews, Austin and Koby Marsh and Jessica, Clifton, and Clayton
   2-11  Eiland; and
   2-12        WHEREAS, Representative Eiland has already made numerous
   2-13  contributions to the work of this chamber, and many of his
   2-14  colleagues are predicting a bright and successful future for this
   2-15  new member of the Galveston delegation; now, therefore, be it
   2-16        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 74th Texas
   2-17  Legislature hereby congratulate the Honorable Craig Eiland on the
   2-18  occasion of his 33rd birthday and extend to him warmest best wishes
   2-19  for many more years of success and happiness; and, be it further
   2-20        RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
   2-21  prepared for Representative Eiland as an expression of high regard
   2-22  by his colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives.
   2-23  by his colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives.
   2-24                                                                Janek
   2-25                                                      H.R. No. 540
   2-26  Laney                   Grusendorf               Oliveira
   2-27  Alexander               Gutierrez                Park
    3-1  Allen                   Haggerty                 Patterson
    3-2  Alonzo                  Hamric                   Pickett
    3-3  Alvarado                Harris                   Pitts
    3-4  Averitt                 Hartnett                 Place
    3-5  Bailey                  Hawley                   Price
    3-6  Berlanga                Heflin                   Puente
    3-7  Black                   Hernandez                Rabuck
    3-8  Bosse                   Hightower                Ramsay
    3-9  Brady                   Hilbert                  Rangel
   3-10  Brimer                  Hilderbran               Raymond
   3-11  Carona                  Hill                     Reyna
   3-12  Carter                  Hirschi                  Rhodes
   3-13  Chisum                  Hochberg                 Rodriguez
   3-14  Clemons                 Holzheauser              Romo
   3-15  Coleman                 Horn                     Rusling
   3-16  Combs                   Howard                   Sadler
   3-17  Conley                  Hudson                   Saunders
   3-18  Cook                    Hunter of Taylor         Seidlits
   3-19  Corte                   Hunter of Nueces         Serna
   3-20  Counts                  Jackson                  Shields
   3-21  Crabb                   Janek                    Siebert
   3-22  Craddick                Johnson                  Smithee
   3-23  Cuellar of Webb         Jones of Lubbock         Solis
   3-24  Cuellar of Hidalgo      Jones of Dallas          Solomons
   3-25  Culberson               Junell                   Staples
   3-26  Danburg                 Kamel                    Stiles
   3-27  Davila                  King                     Swinford
    4-1  Davis                   Krusee                   Talton
    4-2  De La Garza             Kubiak                   Telford
    4-3  Dear                    Kuempel                  Thompson
    4-4  Delisi                  Lewis of Tarrant         Tillery
    4-5  Denny                   Lewis of Orange          Torres
    4-6  Driver                  Longoria                 Turner of Coleman
    4-7  Dukes                   Luna                     Turner of Harris
    4-8  Duncan                  McCall                   Uher
    4-9  Dutton                  McCoulskey               Van de Putte
   4-10  Edwards                 McDonald                 Walker
   4-11  Ehrhardt                Madden                   West
   4-12  Elkins                  Marchant                 Williamson
   4-13  Farrar                  Maxey                    Willis
   4-14  Finnell                 Moffat                   Wilson
   4-15  Gallego                 Moreno                   Wohlgemuth
   4-16  Giddings                Mowery                   Wolens
   4-17  Glaze                   Munoz                    Woolley
   4-18  Goodman                 Naishtat                 Yarbrough
   4-19  Goolsby                 Nixon                    Yost
   4-20  Gray                    Oakley                   Zbranek
   4-21  Greenberg               Ogden
   4-22                                                      H.R. No. 540
   4-23                                      _______________________________
   4-24                                            Speaker of the House
   4-25        I certify that H.R. No. 540 was adopted by the House on April
   4-26  4, 1995, by a non-record vote.
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    5-1                                          Chief Clerk of the House