By:  Turner                                            S.R. No. 697
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2                               In Memory
    1-3                                  of
    1-4                             Melvin Weiss
    1-5        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the citizens
    1-6  of Brenham in mourning the loss of Melvin "Butch" Weiss who died
    1-7  March 21, 1995, at the age of 76; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, Born October 28, 1918, in the Mound Hill community
    1-9  of Washington County, Butch Weiss attended Mound Hill School; he
   1-10  was a veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion
   1-11  Buddy Wright Post 48; he married Gladys Stoll Meier on
   1-12  December 20, 1985; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, A member of the South Texas Semi-Pro Baseball Hall
   1-14  of Fame, Mr. Weiss was a talented athlete who spent time in his
   1-15  younger years playing baseball with the Mound Hill Hillers team,
   1-16  a club he helped organize; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, He was dedicated to his work as the owner of Weiss
   1-18  Store in Mound Hill and was a retired carpenter; and
   1-19        WHEREAS, An exemplary gentleman, Butch Weiss was respected
   1-20  in the community for his many accomplishments; and
   1-21        WHEREAS, A man of integrity, strength, and generosity, he
   1-22  gave unselfishly of his time to others, and his wisdom, warmth,
   1-23  and valued counsel will not be forgotten by those who knew him;
    2-1  and
    2-2        WHEREAS, A devout Christian, Butch Weiss was a member of
    2-3  Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham; and
    2-4        WHEREAS, Butch Weiss was a devoted husband and stepfather,
    2-5  and he leaves behind memories that will be treasured forever by
    2-6  his family and many friends; now, therefore, be it
    2-7        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
    2-8  74th Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
    2-9  family of Melvin Weiss:  his wife, Gladys Weiss; his brothers and
   2-10  sisters-in-law, Alfred and Eleanor Weiss and Herbert and Edna Weiss;
   2-11  his sisters, Norma Borchgardt and Clara Strangmeyer; and his
   2-12  stepsons, stepdaughters-in-law, and stepgrandchildren; and, be it
   2-13  further
   2-14        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the
   2-15  members of his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the
   2-16  Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so
   2-17  in memory of Butch Weiss.
   2-18                               ______________________________________
   2-19                                      President of the Senate
   2-20                                    I hereby certify that the above
   2-21                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
   2-22                               on April 12, 1995, by a rising vote.
   2-23                               ______________________________________
   2-24                                      Secretary of the Senate
   2-25                               ______________________________________
    3-1                                        Member, Texas Senate