By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 824
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, Mexia, Texas, will sorely miss the wisdom and
    1-3  expertise of Assistant City Secretary Mary Jones, who is retiring
    1-4  after 17 years of loyal and superb city service; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, An exemplary civil servant, this dynamic lady
    1-6  discharged her duties in a most conscientious manner; and
    1-7        WHEREAS, After graduating from Groesbeck High School,
    1-8  the future Mrs. Jones worked for about two years for
    1-9  Representative Robin Henderson; she moved to Dallas in 1949,
   1-10  where she met Jesse Jones; in 1950 they were married; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, Mary stayed home with their three children until
   1-12  the death of her husband in 1976; she began her career with the
   1-13  City of Mexia that same year; and
   1-14        WHEREAS, In the beginning she kept the books and collected
   1-15  taxes for the City of Mexia; when Limestone Appraisal District
   1-16  assumed Mexia's tax collection, Mrs. Jones began working more as
   1-17  a city secretary; and
   1-18        WHEREAS, The varied and notable achievements of Mrs. Jones
   1-19  have contributed greatly to the growth and progress of her town;
   1-20  and
   1-21        WHEREAS, A devout Christian and a vital and active member
   1-22  of her community, this selfless individual has donated her time
   1-23  and energies to the First Baptist Church; now, therefore, be it
    2-1        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
    2-2  73rd Legislature, hereby commend Mary Jones for her superlative
    2-3  career of service and dedication to the people of Mexia and of
    2-4  Texas; and, be it further
    2-5        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared, under
    2-6  the Seal of the Senate, as an expression of highest regard from
    2-7  the Texas Senate.
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    2-9                                        President of the Senate
   2-10                                      I hereby certify that the
   2-11                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   2-12                                 the Senate on May 3, 1993.
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   2-14                                        Secretary of the Senate
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   2-16                                         Member, Texas Senate