By Hunter                                              H.R. No. 507
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                                 R E S O L U T I O N
 1-1           WHEREAS, The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is
 1-2     celebrating its 90th anniversary, and the members, staff, and
 1-3     guests of the commission will gather at the Lorenzo de Zavala State
 1-4     Library and Archives Building on March 29, 1999, to celebrate this
 1-5     historic occasion; and
 1-6           WHEREAS, Created in 1909 as the Texas Library and Historical
 1-7     Commission, the agency was established as a "place for information"
 1-8     that would have the resources needed by members of the legislature,
 1-9     state administrators, and the public; and
1-10           WHEREAS, With the belief that public education is the
1-11     business of the state, the commission's directives were enacted "to
1-12     offer free public library services and books that will help toward
1-13     enlarging the powers of the individual, industrially and otherwise,
1-14     and toward raising the standard of citizenship and of civic
1-15     responsibility" for Texans; and
1-16           WHEREAS, The Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1-17     continues to respond to these directives by promoting and assisting
1-18     libraries and helping librarians to better serve Texans with
1-19     Internet services and resources, by efficiently managing state and
1-20     local governmental records, by offering services to the blind and
1-21     reading disabled, and by preserving the unique heritage that is the
1-22     Lone Star State; and
1-23           WHEREAS, The benefits received by the citizens of Texas from
1-24     the Texas State Library and Archives Commission through its
 2-1     services and programs are remarkable and the agency's work is
 2-2     indeed commendable, and it is a privilege to honor all those
 2-3     associated with the commission at this time; now, therefore, be it
 2-4           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 76th Texas
 2-5     Legislature hereby recognize the 90th anniversary of the Texas
 2-6     State Library and Archives Commission and extend sincere best
 2-7     wishes to the many individuals who have contributed to this
 2-8     celebration; and, be it further
 2-9           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
2-10     prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as an
2-11     expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.