By Moreno of Harris                                    H.R. No. 890
         76R13548 JBR-D                           
                                 R E S O L U T I O N
 1-1           WHEREAS, April 17, 1999, will long be remembered by our
 1-2     esteemed colleague, State Representative Mark Steven Homer, and his
 1-3     lovely wife, Jennifer Homer, for that day marked the birth of their
 1-4     beautiful baby daughter, Hanna Ray Homer; and
 1-5           WHEREAS, Hanna weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20
 1-6     inches in length when she made her debut at 5:55 a.m. at the
 1-7     Women's Center of the McCuiston Regional Medical Center in Paris,
 1-8     Texas, and her adorable little countenance was framed by a full
 1-9     head of blond hair; and
1-10           WHEREAS, The long-awaited arrival of this beloved new Texan
1-11     has brought great joy to her parents, as well as to her maternal
1-12     grandparents, Edwin Ray and Jenette Alford, and her paternal
1-13     grandparents, Frank and Molly Homer; and
1-14           WHEREAS, Hanna will no doubt wear as much maroon as she does
1-15     pink throughout her childhood, as Representative Homer graduated
1-16     from Texas A&M University in 1984 before earning his M.B.A. from
1-17     Angelo State University in 1989, while Hanna's mother, Jennifer,
1-18     graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 prior to embarking on
1-19     her career as a fourth grade teacher for the North Lamar
1-20     Independent School District; and
1-21           WHEREAS, Hanna will surely thrive in the loving embrace
1-22     formed by her parents, extended family, and friends--a circle that
1-23     will undoubtedly nurture this fine young Texan throughout her life;
1-24     it is with great pleasure that the members of this chamber formally
 2-1     announce the birth of a new citizen of the Lone Star State and
 2-2     congratulate her parents on this joyous occasion; now, therefore,
 2-3     be it
 2-4           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 76th Texas
 2-5     Legislature hereby officially welcome Hanna Ray Homer as a new
 2-6     citizen of Texas and extend heartfelt congratulations to State
 2-7     Representative Mark Steven Homer and Jennifer Homer on the birth of
 2-8     their cherished daughter; and, be it further
 2-9           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
2-10     prepared for Hanna Ray Homer and her parents as an expression of
2-11     highest regard by the Texas House of Representatives.