By:  Lucio                                            S.R. No. 1321
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pride
    1-3  in recognizing the Honorable Raul L. Longoria for his invaluable
    1-4  contributions to the growth of excellence in education, community
    1-5  development, and the administration of justice; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, Born in Starr County, Texas, Raul Longoria
    1-7  graduated from Rio Grande City High School in 1938 and served in
    1-8  the Civilian Conservation Corps until his term ended; he joined
    1-9  the United States Army Air Corps in 1942 and served his country
   1-10  for four years; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, Under the G.I. Bill, Raul Longoria received his
   1-12  bachelor's degree in business administration in 1950 and a law
   1-13  degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1952; and
   1-14        WHEREAS, He began to practice law in Edinburg, Texas, and
   1-15  later became an Assistant District Attorney under Jim Bates in
   1-16  1955; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, After establishing himself in private practice,
   1-18  he was elected state representative for District 38-1 in 1960 and
   1-19  served his community for 10 years; in 1972 he was elected state
   1-20  senator and served his constituents well until he resigned from
   1-21  that office in 1981 to preside over the 139th Judicial District
   1-22  Court of Hidalgo County; and
   1-23        WHEREAS, During his tenure in the Texas Legislature his
    2-1  goals were to provide for educational opportunities for his
    2-2  district and to seek equal opportunities for his constituents;
    2-3  he supported and worked diligently for the establishment of Pan
    2-4  American University in Edinburg and supported several instrumental
    2-5  gubernatorial appointments of local Hispanic leaders to various key
    2-6  boards of the State of Texas, including Dr. Carlos Godinez to the
    2-7  Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Ramiro Casso to the Texas Board of
    2-8  Health, Dr. Lauro Guerra to the Board of Regents of Texas Woman's
    2-9  University in Denton, and Ruben Torres to the Board of Pardons and
   2-10  Paroles; and
   2-11        WHEREAS, Raul Longoria was honored by the Texas Legislature
   2-12  on December 9, 1978; he was designated Governor for a Day in Austin
   2-13  which included a celebration in his honor attended by his colleagues
   2-14  and supporters from the Rio Grande Valley and the State of Texas;
   2-15  and
   2-16        WHEREAS, Citizens of the Rio Grande Valley showed their
   2-17  appreciation of the achievements of Raul Longoria when they named
   2-18  an elementary school in Pharr, Texas, the Raul L. Longoria Elementary
   2-19  School and renamed the San Juan Road as the Raul Longoria Road; and
   2-20        WHEREAS, Throughout his outstanding career Raul Longoria
   2-21  strove to remove the walls of discrimination and injustice and to
   2-22  become a leader, role model, and  inspiration for all Hispanics; and
   2-23        WHEREAS, Raul Longoria set the standard for evenhandedness
   2-24  and fairness in the administration of justice that will be a guide
   2-25  for his fellow judges to follow; and
    3-1        WHEREAS, Raul Longoria has received many distinguished
    3-2  awards in recognition of his accomplishments and achievements; and
    3-3        WHEREAS, An exemplary gentleman, Judge Longoria is beloved
    3-4  and respected by his colleagues and the citizens of the Rio Grande
    3-5  Valley; and
    3-6        WHEREAS, Throughout his career, Judge Longoria has been
    3-7  ably supported by his lovely wife of 47 years, Earlene Moorman;
    3-8  they have five talented children:  Samuel Glenn, Janiece Maxene,
    3-9  Roy Alan, Martha Elaine, and Cecilia Joyce; now, therefore, be it
   3-10        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   3-11  74th Legislature, hereby congratulate and commend the
   3-12  Honorable Raul Longoria for his dedication to improving
   3-13  his profession, his community, and his state; and, be it
   3-14  further
   3-15        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared
   3-16  for Judge Raul Longoria as an expression of the high regard and
   3-17  esteem of the Texas Senate.
   3-18                               ______________________________________
   3-19                                       President of the Senate
   3-20                                    I hereby certify that the above
   3-21                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
   3-22                               on May 29, 1995.
   3-23                               ______________________________________
   3-24                                       Secretary of the Senate
   3-25                               ______________________________________
    4-1                                        Member, Texas Senate