H.R. No. 1702

WHEREAS, On May 30, 2003, Bill Davis, pastor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Houston, is serving as Pastor of the Day for the Texas House of Representatives; and WHEREAS, A native of San Antonio, Father Davis attended Central Catholic High School and St. Anthony's High School and went on to earn his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oblate College and a second master's degree in teaching political science from Loyola University in Los Angeles; he was ordained as a priest in 1957 into an order, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, that specializes in serving poor parishes and poor countries; and WHEREAS, Father Davis assumed his first teaching position in Mexico City in 1958, and since that time, he has taught, served in churches in San Antonio and Houston, and spent a year sharing his faith as a missionary in Zambia, Africa; from a family with a long history of public as well as religious service, he is the grandson of a Bexar County judge, son of a district judge, brother of an assistant attorney general, and nephew of a San Antonio district attorney; and WHEREAS, Father Davis continues to minister beyond the walls of his church as he guides us with a spiritual message on this day, and it is most fitting that the members of this chamber express appreciation to him for sharing his time in behalf of this body; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 78th Texas Legislature hereby thank Father Bill Davis for serving as Pastor of the Day for the Texas House of Representatives; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Father Davis as an expression of high regard and best wishes by the Texas House of Representatives. Moreno of Harris ______________________________ Speaker of the House I certify that H.R. No. 1702 was adopted by the House on May 30, 2003, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House