H.C.R. No. 75
                              HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
    1-1        WHEREAS, The State of Texas has traditionally recognized a
    1-2  variety of official state symbols as tangible representations of
    1-3  the proud spirit and heritage of our state; and
    1-4        WHEREAS, The bluebonnet, the pecan tree, and the mockingbird
    1-5  are examples of natural specimens that serve to exemplify the great
    1-6  diversity of the Texas landscape, while the state dish, chili,
    1-7  fittingly represents another aspect of our shared culture as
    1-8  Texans; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, In keeping with this custom, the designation of the
   1-10  Texas Red Grapefruit as the official State Fruit of Texas will
   1-11  provide suitable recognition for this outstanding food resource;
   1-12  and
   1-13        WHEREAS, First discovered by Texas citrus growers in 1929,
   1-14  this variety of grapefruit has been carefully nurtured and
   1-15  perfected over time and is renowned for its sweetness and rich, red
   1-16  interior; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, As nutritious as it is palate-pleasing, the Texas
   1-18  Red Grapefruit contains no fat or sodium, lowers high levels of
   1-19  blood cholesterol, boosts iron absorption, is low in calories, and
   1-20  is rich in vitamin C; and
   1-21        WHEREAS, This delicious fruit also is a boon to the state
   1-22  economy, generating more revenue than any other tree fruit produced
   1-23  within our borders; and
   1-24        WHEREAS, As distinctive as the proud state from which it
    2-1  originates, the Texas Red Grapefruit will serve as a fitting emblem
    2-2  for the bounties of nature with which our state is blessed; now,
    2-3  therefore, be it
    2-4        RESOLVED, That the 73rd Legislature of the State of Texas
    2-5  hereby designate the Texas Red Grapefruit as the official State
    2-6  Fruit of Texas.
    2-7                                                   Thompson of Harris
    2-8                                                   Cuellar of Hidalgo
    2-9                                                   Thompson of Harris