H.R. No. 194
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, February 17, 1995, marks a landmark event in the
    1-2  life of our esteemed colleague, the Honorable Harold V. Dutton,
    1-3  Jr., for on that day he will celebrate his 50th birthday; and
    1-4        WHEREAS, A native Texan, Mr. Dutton was born in Houston's
    1-5  Fifth Ward and earned his education in the Lone Star State as well,
    1-6  having graduated from Texas Southern University (TSU) and the
    1-7  Thurgood Marshall School of Law; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, Recognized by both institutions for his impressive
    1-9  achievements, Mr. Dutton has been honored by the TSU School of
   1-10  Business as a "Distinguished Alumnus" and earned induction into
   1-11  "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" during his
   1-12  association with the Thurgood Marshall School of Law; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, Mr. Dutton became a member of the Texas House of
   1-14  Representatives in 1984 and brought to the office a wealth of
   1-15  valuable knowledge gained through his employment as the executive
   1-16  director of the Julia C. Hester House and management positions held
   1-17  with Conoco, Inc.; and
   1-18        WHEREAS, In 1985, he became president of Four Star
   1-19  Broadcasting, Inc., and part owner of an independent UHF television
   1-20  station in the Houston area, experiences that led to future
   1-21  employment as an independent investor and broadcasting consultant
   1-22  before opening his own Houston law firm; and
   1-23        WHEREAS, While a member of the house, Mr. Dutton has shared
   1-24  his varied background to the benefit of his constituents in
    2-1  District 142 through his past leadership as cochairman of the Joint
    2-2  Select Committee on Historically Underutilized Businesses, as vice
    2-3  chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee and the House
    2-4  Judiciary Committee, as the chairman for budget and oversight of
    2-5  the House Energy Resources Committee, and as a member of the
    2-6  Steering Committee for the House Research Organization; and
    2-7        WHEREAS, The current vice chairman of the Harris County Black
    2-8  Caucus, Mr. Dutton also shares his expertise on the calendars and
    2-9  insurance committees this session and is a longstanding member of
   2-10  the House Energy Resources Committee; and
   2-11        WHEREAS, In addition, this fine gentleman is a member in good
   2-12  standing of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association,
   2-13  and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and was appointed by former
   2-14  Texas Governor Ann Richards to service on the State Job Training
   2-15  Coordinating Council and the Interstate Oil Compact Commission; and
   2-16        WHEREAS, Mr. Dutton's outstanding contributions as a state
   2-17  representative have earned him a number of well-deserved accolades
   2-18  through the years, including recognition as Legislator of the Year
   2-19  by the Forward Times, the Houston Police Officers Association, the
   2-20  Harris County Deputy Sheriff's Association, and the Afro-American
   2-21  Deputy Sheriff's Association; and
   2-22        WHEREAS, With the opening of the 74th Legislative Session,
   2-23  Representative Dutton began his sixth term as a member of this
   2-24  chamber, and his colleagues would like to acknowledge him for his
   2-25  exceptional service at this time; now, therefore, be it
   2-26        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 74th Texas
   2-27  Legislature hereby congratulate the Honorable Harold V. Dutton,
    3-1  Jr., on the joyous occasion of his 50th birthday and extend to him
    3-2  sincere best wishes for continued success and good fortune in the
    3-3  years to come; and, be it further
    3-4        RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
    3-5  prepared for Mr. Dutton as an expression of high regard by his
    3-6  colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives.