H.R. No. 825

WHEREAS, Suzie Azar was inducted into the El Paso Commission for Women Hall of Fame on March 11, 2005; and WHEREAS, Established in 1985, the commission is composed of El Paso citizens who are committed to the pursuit of equal rights and responsibilities for all women; inductees to the organization's Hall of Fame are recognized in one of five categories, including arts, civic leadership, education, professional, and public service; and WHEREAS, Selected for the public service category, Mrs. Azar was the first woman elected as mayor of the city of El Paso; prior to her tenure as mayor, she served two terms as city representative and four terms as Democratic precinct chair; as mayor, she focused on environmental issues and oversaw El Paso's first initiative for water conservation; her administration also funded and managed the zoo expansion, the building campaign for the El Paso Museum of Art, the construction of Cohen Stadium and the Painted Dunes Golf Course, and many highway projects and public safety initiatives; and WHEREAS, The president of 5T6 Resources, an aircraft refueling business in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, this esteemed community leader is also an accomplished businesswoman and pilot; for 20 years, she has been a flight instructor, and she holds a commercial license in single engine, multiengine, and seaplane with an instrument; she has won first place in many air races and continues to fly almost daily; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Azar has been honored by numerous organizations and institutions for her work in the community; she was named to the Men and Women of Mines and the Golden Key National Honor Society at The University of Texas at El Paso, where she received her bachelor's degree in business administration; she has also been honored by the NAACP, the El Paso Aviation Association, the League of Women Voters, the YWCA, and HUD; and WHEREAS, The strength of our communities and the vitality of the State of Texas depend on the dedication of women like Suzie Azar; she uses her considerable talents and generous spirit to serve others, and it is a pleasure to join the commission in honoring her at this time; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas Legislature hereby congratulate Suzie Azar on her induction into the El Paso Commission for Women Hall of Fame and extend to her sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Mrs. Azar as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives. Chavez ______________________________ Speaker of the House I certify that H.R. No. 825 was adopted by the House on April 7, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House