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  In Memory
  Julie Gomoll
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of Julie Gomoll, who died July 22, 2017;
         WHEREAS, Julie Gomoll was an exemplary citizen who was noted
  for her generous spirit and her exceptional achievements; and
         WHEREAS, Respected and admired for her entrepreneurial
  spirit, she enjoyed a successful career in marketing and Internet
  development; in 1987, she founded Go Media, which was the first
  company in Austin to produce print-ready output from a Mac
  computer and which created the first website for Whole Foods
  Market; later, as Excite, the company pioneered the first
  stand-alone, web-based instant messaging program; and
         WHEREAS, She cofounded Austin Free-Net in 1995; this
  nonprofit organization wired local libraries with digital
  network connections, created learning programs for underserved
  areas, and became an international model for community
  computing; she later became an expert at providing strategies and
  consulting services to such companies as Berkeley Bionics,
  Dole, and Continuum Analytics; and
         WHEREAS, She expanded her horizons in 2013 when she earned
  her chef's toque from the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary
  Arts and completed an externship in Ecuador; and
         WHEREAS, A woman of courage, intelligence, and compassion,
  she gave unselfishly to others, and her warmth and adventurous
  spirit will not be forgotten by her family and many friends; and
         WHEREAS, She was beloved by many, and she leaves behind
  memories that will be treasured forever by all who were
  privileged to share in her life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby extend sincere condolences
  to the bereaved family of Julie Gomoll; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of Julie Gomoll.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 10, 2017, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate