H.R. No. 649
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, Harold V. Dutton, Sr., has been selected to receive
    1-2  the Outstanding Texan award in the category of community service by
    1-3  the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, and this special recognition is
    1-4  indeed well deserved; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, This prestigious honor is presented every two years
    1-6  to a Texan who has made vast contributions to his community, and
    1-7  Mr. Dutton's outstanding involvement in behalf of this worthy goal
    1-8  not only meets this criterion but sets a high standard to which
    1-9  others can aspire; and
   1-10        WHEREAS, The fifth of six children in his family, Mr. Dutton
   1-11  was born on September 9, 1914, in Patterson, Louisiana, where he
   1-12  earned his diploma from Patterson High School; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, He took as his bride the former Mildred Marie Earle
   1-14  on March 28, 1941, and the couple have enjoyed a very happy and
   1-15  rewarding marriage that has spanned 54 years and been blessed with
   1-16  seven accomplished children, Rose Blount, Rita Mills, Harold V.
   1-17  Dutton, Jr., Judy Smith, Virginia McLendon, Anna Taylor, and Cecil
   1-18  Dutton; and
   1-19        WHEREAS, A dedicated civic leader throughout more than three
   1-20  decades of valuable service as an employee of the U.S. Postal
   1-21  Service, Mr. Dutton retired from his profession in 1976 and has
   1-22  used his increased leisure time to become more fully involved with
   1-23  programs and projects of benefit to his community; and
   1-24        WHEREAS, This admirable gentleman has had a profound impact
    2-1  on the lives of many young Texans as a scoutmaster and as a
    2-2  longtime volunteer at Bruce Elementary School, where he developed a
    2-3  tutoring program, has devoted many hours to helping students learn
    2-4  to read, and can always be counted on to help out wherever needed;
    2-5  and
    2-6        WHEREAS, Mr. Dutton also was a driving force in the
    2-7  establishment and implementation of the Fifth Ward Multiservice
    2-8  Center, distinguished himself as a commissioner to the Model Cities
    2-9  Program, and has served as the judge of Precinct 160 in Harris
   2-10  County for the past 14 years; and
   2-11        WHEREAS, A man of strong religious faith as well, he has
   2-12  modeled and shared his beliefs with the congregations of Mt. Ararat
   2-13  Baptist Church and Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, having served as a
   2-14  deacon for half a century and as a Sunday school superintendent for
   2-15  42 years; and
   2-16        WHEREAS, Harold V. Dutton, Sr., has touched the lives of
   2-17  countless individuals throughout a lifetime of service to others
   2-18  and, on the occasion of his most recent achievement, it is an
   2-19  opportune time to honor him for his many worthy endeavors; now,
   2-20  therefore, be it
   2-21        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 74th Texas
   2-22  Legislature hereby congratulate Harold V. Dutton, Sr., on his
   2-23  receipt of the Outstanding Texan award in the category of public
   2-24  service from the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and extend to him
   2-25  warmest best wishes for continued success and fulfillment in the
   2-26  years to come; and, be it further
   2-27        RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
    3-1  prepared for Mr. Dutton as an expression of high regard by the
    3-2  Texas House of Representatives.