S.R. No. 51
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is proud to honor
    1-3  Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., as he celebrates his 49th birthday on
    1-4  January 20, 1995; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, The birthday of an eminent colleague is an excellent
    1-6  time to pause and reflect on his notable accomplishments and to
    1-7  express appreciation to him for his dedication to the citizens of
    1-8  Texas; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, Since being elected to represent the residents
   1-10  of District 27 in 1990, Senator Lucio has worked tirelessly to
   1-11  improve public and private education and to increase employment
   1-12  opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, Ever-mindful of his responsibilities to those he
   1-14  so ably serves, Senator Lucio has been an effective leader on
   1-15  various Senate committees and subcommittees; he has recently been
   1-16  appointed by Lieutenant Governor Bullock to chair the Subcommittee
   1-17  on Agriculture of the Natural Resources Committee for the
   1-18  74th Legislature; and
   1-19        WHEREAS, The son of Eduardo and Josefa Lucio, he was born
   1-20  on January 20, 1946, in Brownsville and received his education at
   1-21  Texas Southmost College, Texas A&I University, and Pan American
   1-22  University where he earned his bachelor of science degree in
   1-23  education; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, Senator Lucio entered public life in 1971 when
    2-2  he ran successfully for Cameron County Treasurer and became the
    2-3  youngest county treasurer ever elected in the state at age 25;
    2-4  and
    2-5        WHEREAS, After serving as Cameron County Commissioner, he
    2-6  was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1987 where
    2-7  his experience in finances led to his appointment as treasurer
    2-8  of the Mexican American Caucus; and
    2-9        WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards and honors,
   2-10  Senator Lucio was honored with the Jose Maria Morales de Pavon
   2-11  Merit Award from the National Association of Newspaper Editors
   2-12  of Mexico for promoting international relations between the
   2-13  United States and Mexico; in 1993 he was cited for outstanding
   2-14  service to the Hispanic business community and was named State
   2-15  Senator of the Year by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations
   2-16  of Texas; 1994 brought further commendations including the
   2-17  Senator John A. Traeger Award for Legislator of the Year by the
   2-18  Texas Public Employees Association; and
   2-19        WHEREAS, His family has been a constant source of support
   2-20  and encouragement throughout his productive life; sharing in the
   2-21  concerns and accomplishments of this esteemed senator are his
   2-22  lovely wife, Minnie, and their children, Lynda and Eddie III;
   2-23  now, therefore, be it
   2-24        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-25  74th Legislature, hereby extend best wishes for a most enjoyable
    3-1  49th birthday to Senator Eddie Lucio; and, be it further
    3-2        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
    3-3  him as an expression of deepest admiration from the Texas Senate.
    3-4                                                 Henderson
    3-5        Armbrister           Leedom              Rosson
    3-6        Barrientos           Luna                Shapiro
    3-7        Bivins               Madla               Sibley
    3-8        Brown                Moncrief            Sims
    3-9        Cain                 Montford            Truan
   3-10        Ellis                Nelson              Turner
   3-11        Gallegos             Nixon               Wentworth
   3-12        Galloway             Patterson           West
   3-13        Harris               Ratliff             Whitmire
   3-14        Haywood                                  Zaffirini
   3-15                   Bullock, President of the Senate
   3-16                               ______________________________________
   3-17                                       President of the Senate
   3-18                                    I hereby certify that the above
   3-19                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
   3-20                               on January 19, 1995.
   3-21                               ______________________________________
   3-22                                       Secretary of the Senate
   3-23                               ______________________________________
   3-24                                        Member, Texas Senate