S.R. No. 891
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes great pride
    1-3  in recognizing Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, President
    1-4  Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, who is being honored on Saturday,
    1-5  May 6, 1995, as Texas Governor-for-a-Day at the State Capitol; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, Active in the Democratic Party since his high
    1-7  school days at Bastrop, he picked cotton in the Panhandle during
    1-8  the summers and was encouraged to continue his education by his
    1-9  mother, Cristina Mendiola Barrientos, and his father,
   1-10  Gonzalo Barrientos, Sr.; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, Highly motivated to make a difference in the lives
   1-12  of his fellow citizens, he majored in Psychology and Spanish at
   1-13  The University of Texas at Austin and worked as a community
   1-14  organizer for the National Urban League, as a Program Officer for
   1-15  VISTA/Peace Corps, and as a trainer for the Leadership Institute
   1-16  for Community Development in Washington, D.C.; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, In 1987 when dropout statistics first were
   1-18  collected statewide and one out of three students dropped out of
   1-19  school, Senator Barrientos was appointed Co-Chair of the Joint
   1-20  Special Interim Committee on School Dropouts; the 27 bills he
   1-21  sponsored and passed helped students stay in school causing the
   1-22  dropout rate to decrease; and
   1-23        WHEREAS, Elected to the Texas Senate in November, 1984,
    2-1  to represent District 14, consisting of Travis and Hays counties,
    2-2  Senator Barrientos served five terms in the Texas House of
    2-3  Representatives from 1975 through 1984 representing Southeast
    2-4  Travis County; and
    2-5        WHEREAS, One of the Senate's most respected members,
    2-6  Senator Barrientos was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock
    2-7  during the 74th Legislature as Chairman of the Senate Committee of
    2-8  the Whole on Legislative and Congressional Redistricting and was
    2-9  reappointed to the Senate Education, Finance, Nominations, and
   2-10  Natural Resources Committees and to the Subcommittee on Water; and
   2-11        WHEREAS, Resourceful and dedicated to the welfare of the
   2-12  citizens of Texas, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos holds a special place
   2-13  in the hearts of all Texans for his legislative leadership on such
   2-14  issues as education, health care, housing, meeting the special
   2-15  needs of the disabled, compensation for crime victims, the concerns
   2-16  of the elderly, consumer protection, protecting natural resources
   2-17  and the Edwards Aquifer, efficiency in state government, protection
   2-18  of Capitol views, and reduction of drug abuse; and
   2-19        WHEREAS, In previous legislative sessions, Senator Barrientos
   2-20  was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock as Chairman of the
   2-21  Senate Nominations Committee, where he served with distinction; and
   2-22        WHEREAS, Accolades for Senator Barrientos' exceptional work
   2-23  as a legislator include his selection as Outstanding Legislator of
   2-24  the Year for two consecutive years by the Texas Public Employees
   2-25  Association, the Texas Outstanding Public Servant Award, the Texas
    3-1  Association of Community Development Award, and the Texas
    3-2  Rehabilitation Association's Legislative Excellence Award; and
    3-3        WHEREAS, During Senator Barrientos' successful political
    3-4  career, the love and support of his wife, Emma Serrato Barrientos,
    3-5  and of his children, Joseph and Lisa, Angelina, Alicia, Adelita,
    3-6  Veronica, and grandchildren, Elias, Alejandro, and Angelica, have
    3-7  been a great source of strength and inspiration; and
    3-8        WHEREAS, A most conscientious public servant,
    3-9  Senator Barrientos has brought to the Senate a keen sense of
   3-10  fairness and a wide range of experience, and his leadership is a
   3-11  valuable asset to the legislature; and
   3-12        WHEREAS, The Texas Governor-for-a-Day celebration is a
   3-13  long-cherished State Senate tradition, and this year's event is a
   3-14  fitting opportunity to express appreciation to Senator Barrientos
   3-15  for his many contributions to the Austin community, to Travis and
   3-16  Hays counties, and to the State of Texas; now, therefore, be it
   3-17        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   3-18  74th Legislature, hereby pay tribute to Senator Gonzalo Barrientos
   3-19  and his family and extend to him and his many friends and supporters
   3-20  best wishes for joyous and productive Governor-for-a-Day activities;
   3-21  and, be it further
   3-22        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
   3-23  Senator Barrientos, President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, and
   3-24  his family as an expression of the highest esteem from his fellow
   3-25  members of the Texas Senate and the President of the Senate, the
    4-1  Honorable Bob Bullock.
    4-2                                                 Truan
    4-3        Armbrister           Leedom              Ratliff
    4-4        Bivins               Lucio               Rosson
    4-5        Brown                Luna                Shapiro
    4-6        Cain                 Madla               Sibley
    4-7        Ellis                Moncrief            Sims
    4-8        Gallegos             Montford            Turner
    4-9        Galloway             Nelson              Wentworth
   4-10        Harris               Nixon               West
   4-11        Haywood              Patterson           Whitmire
   4-12        Henderson                                Zaffirini
   4-13                   Bullock, President of the Senate
   4-14                               ______________________________________
   4-15                                       President of the Senate
   4-16                                    I hereby certify that the above
   4-17                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
   4-18                               on May 3, 1995.
   4-19                               ______________________________________
   4-20                                       Secretary of the Senate
   4-21                               ______________________________________
   4-22                                         Dean of the Senate