1-1           WHEREAS, The members of the Old Timers Club of Houston have
 1-2     established themselves and their organization as a worthy and
 1-3     active force in the Lone Star State's largest city, and their years
 1-4     of civic and charitable work are indeed worthy of special
 1-5     legislative recognition; and
 1-6           WHEREAS, This group of friends and neighbors first met on
 1-7     October 21, 1989, to pay tribute to Lupe Zamarron, a respected
 1-8     neighborhood coach and mentor; and
 1-9           WHEREAS, For many years, Mr. Zamarron had organized softball
1-10     games that offered area youths a constructive outlet for their
1-11     energy and imagination; his guidance and example  proved to be a
1-12     tremendously positive influence, not only on the neighborhood
1-13     youth, but also on the men who would  become the Old Timers Club;
1-14     and
1-15           WHEREAS, Following Mr. Zamarron's example, the Old Timers
1-16     Club members have committed themselves to making a difference
1-17     within their neighborhood and their city; and
1-18           WHEREAS, Registered in 1992 and chartered by the State of
1-19     Texas in 1994, the Old Timers Club of Houston has become a
1-20     prominent and effective force for neighborhood change; through
1-21     barbecues, raffles, fund-raisers, and dances, the club raises money
1-22     for a number of worthwhile purposes, including scholarships for
1-23     local teens, children's toys for area hospitals, and the city's
1-24     Shoes for Kids campaign; and
 2-1           WHEREAS, The founders of the club include Manuel Rodriguez,
 2-2     Johnny Gonzales, George Cordova, Joe Cardenas, Gilbert Sandoval,
 2-3     Tony Luna, Joe Fraga, Lawrence Villasenor, Edward Luna, Lupe
 2-4     Rodriguez, Tom Farris, and Pete Farris; today the group has grown
 2-5     to almost 60 members, all of whom work together to improve  their
 2-6     community and the lives of their neighbors and friends; and
 2-7           WHEREAS, These men and the organization to which they so
 2-8     proudly belong have accomplished a great deal, and it is indeed
 2-9     appropriate to recognize them and their efforts at this time; now,
2-10     therefore, be it
2-11           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 76th Texas
2-12     Legislature hereby honor the members of the Old Timers Club of
2-13     Houston and extend to them warm best wishes for even greater
2-14     success and happiness; and, be it further
2-15           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
2-16     prepared for the members of the Old Timers Club as an expression of
2-17     high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.
                                                   Speaker of the House
               I certify that H.R. No. 472 was adopted by the House on March
         30, 1999, by a non-record vote.
                                                 Chief Clerk of the House