By:  Lucio, Luna, Barrientos                             S.R. No. 4
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes great pride
    1-3  in recognizing the Honorable Carlos F. Truan, Dean of the Senate,
    1-4  for his 26 years of outstanding service in the Legislature; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, This is the first time that a Hispanic has held
    1-6  this honored post; such an accomplishment certainly is worthy of
    1-7  legislative recognition; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, Born in Kingsville on June 9, 1935, Carlos and his
    1-9  siblings were raised alone by their mother; and
   1-10        WHEREAS, A popular and effective leader since his youth,
   1-11  Carlos Truan attended H. M. King High School, was active in student
   1-12  athletics, served as class president for four years, and was also
   1-13  elected student council president his senior year; and
   1-14        WHEREAS, He needed to work at an early age to help with the
   1-15  finances in his family; he mowed lawns, delivered for Walgreen's
   1-16  Drug Store, and worked at Gafford's Groceries in Kingsville; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, He worked his way through college by holding two
   1-18  part-time jobs, graduated from Texas A&I University in 1959 with
   1-19  a bachelor's degree in business administration, and was president
   1-20  of the Newman Club while at the university; and
   1-21        WHEREAS, First elected to the Texas House of Representatives
   1-22  in 1968, he was reelected three times; while in the House,
   1-23  Representative Truan served as Chairman of the Committee on Human
    2-1  Resources which exposed institutional child care abuses in Texas
    2-2  and led to the enactment of the Child Care Licensing Act; and
    2-3        WHEREAS, Affectionately referred to as the father of both
    2-4  Bilingual Education and Adult Education in Texas, he sponsored the
    2-5  Texas Bilingual Act in 1969 and the Texas Adult Education Act in
    2-6  1973; he is known as a strong supporter of equal funding for public
    2-7  schools, and he authored bills that mandated the Breakfast Program
    2-8  for children from low-income families in the Texas public schools;
    2-9  and
   2-10        WHEREAS, Elected to the Senate in 1976, Senator Truan has
   2-11  devoted himself to addressing his concerns about higher education
   2-12  along the border and in South Texas, the regulation of environmental
   2-13  hazards, and the state's mental health system; and
   2-14        WHEREAS, During the 73rd Legislature, Senator Truan served
   2-15  as Chairman of the newly created Senate Committee on International
   2-16  Relations, Trade, and Technology, Vice-Chairman of the Natural
   2-17  Resources Committee, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, and
   2-18  member of the Senate Finance Committee, Administration Committee,
   2-19  and the Health and Human Services Committee; and
   2-20        WHEREAS, Elected by his colleagues to an unprecedented fourth
   2-21  term as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 1985, Senator Truan
   2-22  was honored as Governor-For-A-Day on March 8, 1986; and
   2-23        WHEREAS, For 35 years, he has been in the life insurance
   2-24  industry; a resident of Corpus Christi, Senator Truan has been
   2-25  married to his lovely wife, Elvira, since June 21, 1963, and they
    3-1  are the proud parents of four children:  Carlos Truan, Jr.,
    3-2  Veronica Carter, Rene Truan, and Maria Luisa Humphrey; and
    3-3        WHEREAS, Outside Kingsville today there is a sign that points
    3-4  the exit to Senator Carlos F. Truan Boulevard; it is a tribute
    3-5  from his native town honoring his work, his contributions, and his
    3-6  association with a city that helped shape his character; it is
    3-7  also a sign to young Hispanics indicating what one person with
    3-8  determination and commitment can accomplish; now, therefore, be it
    3-9        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   3-10  74th Legislature, hereby salute the new Dean of the Senate,
   3-11  Senator Carlos F. Truan, and express appreciation and gratitude
   3-12  to him for his achievements in the Legislature on behalf of the
   3-13  citizens of Texas; and, be it further
   3-14        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for him
   3-15  as an expression of the high esteem and regard of the Texas Senate.
   3-16  ______________________________     _______________________________
   3-17       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
   3-18  ______________________________     _______________________________
   3-19       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
   3-20  ______________________________     _______________________________
   3-21       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
   3-22  ______________________________     _______________________________
   3-23       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
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   3-25                                         President of the Senate
    4-1                                          I hereby certify that the
    4-2                                     above Resolution was adopted by
    4-3                                     the Senate on January 11, 1995.
    4-4                                     _______________________________
    4-5                                         Secretary of the Senate