H.R. No. 456 R E S O L U T I O N 1-1 WHEREAS, March 22, 1995, marks the 51st birthday of our 1-2 esteemed colleague, the Honorable Bob Rabuck, and it gives the 1-3 members of this chamber great pleasure to recognize this 1-4 distinguished gentleman at this time; and 1-5 WHEREAS, A native Texan, he was born in Port Arthur on March 1-6 22, 1944, and, blessed with loving parents Jay and Grace Rabuck to 1-7 guide him, enjoyed a happy and fulfilling childhood engaging in 1-8 such rewarding activities as playing Little League, singing in the 1-9 church choir, performing with the junior high band, becoming an 1-10 Eagle Scout, and playing football for Thomas Jefferson High School; 1-11 and 1-12 WHEREAS, After receiving his diploma in 1961, Dr. Rabuck 1-13 pursued his higher education at Lamar University, from which he was 1-14 graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1965; continuing to work toward his 1-15 goal of a career in the field of orthodontics, he earned D.D.S. and 1-16 M.S. degrees from The University of Texas Dental Branch and, 1-17 following his graduation in 1971, moved to Conroe, where he opened 1-18 a successful orthodontic practice; and 1-19 WHEREAS, Dr. Rabuck has been supported in all of his 1-20 endeavors by his devoted wife of 28 years, Betzy, and together the 1-21 Rabucks have reared a fine family of four children, each of whom is 1-22 a source of great joy to their parents; their two youngest, Grace 1-23 and Andrew, are currently enrolled in the Conroe public school 1-24 system while their older children, Shelli and Keeley, are 2-1 continuing their studies at The University of Texas at Austin and 2-2 Texas Tech University in Lubbock; and 2-3 WHEREAS, A dedicated civic leader, Dr. Rabuck has long played 2-4 an active role in making his community a better place in which to 2-5 live through his service as a volunteer with Young Life and the Boy 2-6 Scouts, as a YMCA coach for youth activities, as a former president 2-7 of the Conroe High School PTA and the Conroe School Board, and as a 2-8 director of the Conroe Rotary Club; and 2-9 WHEREAS, Having first earned election to the house in 1990, 2-10 this outstanding public servant is currently in his third term as a 2-11 state representative and is contributing to the continued vitality 2-12 and prosperity of this state through his service as a member of the 2-13 Agriculture and Livestock, Local and Consent Calendars, and State 2-14 Recreational Resources committees and as a board member of the 2-15 Texas Conservative Coalition; and 2-16 WHEREAS, For a number of years, Dr. Rabuck also lectured one 2-17 day a week at The University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and, 2-18 despite his demanding professional schedule, has never been too 2-19 busy to spend time with his family, to attend the First Baptist 2-20 Church of Conroe, or to serve as a Boy Scout volunteer; and 2-21 WHEREAS, Dr. Rabuck learned the value of hard work from an 2-22 early age and continues at the age of 51 to delight in working the 2-23 land and caring for the cattle at his family farm in Woodville; the 2-24 occasion of his birthday provides a fitting opportunity to honor 2-25 this fine man, who exemplifies the traditional values of love, 2-26 family, God, and country that have helped make this state the 2-27 shining symbol of achievement and prosperity that it is today; now, 3-1 therefore, be it 3-2 RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 74th Texas 3-3 Legislature hereby congratulate the Honorable Bob Rabuck on the 3-4 joyous occasion of his 51st birthday and extend to him sincere best 3-5 wishes for continued happiness and success in the coming year; and, 3-6 be it further 3-7 RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be 3-8 prepared for Dr. Rabuck as an expression of highest regard by his 3-9 colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives.