*************************************************************************** CONGRATULATORY AND MEMORIAL CALENDAR Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:00 A.M. *************************************************************************** ********CONGRATULATORY RESOLUTIONS******** HR 406 Craddick Congratulating Richard M. "Dick" and Mary Pemberton of Midland on their 75th wedding anniversary. HR 407 Craddick Honoring Wayne and Ginny Piette on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 408 Craddick Honoring Charles and JoAnn Schoolcraft of Midland on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 409 Craddick Honoring Bennie and Sue Richey of Midland on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 410 Craddick Honoring E. V. and Frances Scott of Midland on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 411 Craddick Honoring Alex and Ila Ewing of Midland on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. HR 412 Craddick Honoring Isabel and Billie R. Proctor, Sr., on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. HR 413 Craddick Recognizing Clarence and Mary Johnson of Midland on their 50th anniversary. HR 414 Craddick Honoring Robert and Leota Birth of Midland on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. HR 415 Craddick Honoring Arnold and Charlene Keune of Lamesa on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 416 Craddick Honoring Barry and Helen Tisdale of Midland on their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 417 Craddick Honoring Sanford and Patsy Boardman of Lamesa on their 50th anniversary. HR 560 Hardcastle Honoring four members of the Root family for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. HR 562 Chavez Honoring Navy Corpsman Jose Ramos of El Paso for his service to his country and his indomitable spirit. HR 563 Chavez Honoring Suzie Azar, who served as the first female mayor of El Paso. HR 564 Chavez Congratulating Virginia E. Price of El Paso on her receipt of the REACH Award from the YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region. HR 565 Chavez Honoring the Mission Impossible bowling team of El Paso. HR 566 Chavez Honoring Diego Martinez of El Paso for his courageous fight against cancer. HR 567 Chavez Honoring James Holt for his missionary work in Africa. HR 568 Chavez Honoring Meredith Garmon and LoraKim Joyner of El Paso on their work as ministers. HR 660 Hilderbran Honoring the Chinese National Treasures limited world tour art exhibition. HR 661 Anchia Honoring Jerry Nicholson of Dallas for his contributions to his community. HR 662 Chavez Congratulating Mark Pierce on his receipt of an award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of El Paso. HR 663 Chavez Honoring Belen Robles of El Paso for her civic leadership. HR 664 Chavez Honoring Barbara Funkhouser of Las Cruces, New Mexico, on her accomplishments as the first woman to be named editor of the El Paso Times. HR 671 Smithee Commending Shirley Hutzler for her contributions to her industry and recognizing her as the inaugural recipient of the TAHU "Hutzler Legislative Excellence Award." HR 675 Smith, Todd Honoring the leaders and members of the L. D. Bell Blue Raider Marching Band on their outstanding performances. HR 682 Dutton Honoring the Reverend Robert Staggers, Jr., on 35 years of pastoral service as he retires from Northside Antioch Baptist Church in Houston. HR 684 Hardcastle Congratulating John and Evelyn Box of Bryan on the occasion of their 59th wedding anniversary and his 91st birthday. HR 686 Wong Formally announcing the birth of Chloe Chelsea Choudhury of Houston and congratulating her parents, Tanaz and Chesley Choudhury. HR 689 Anchia Honoring Nina G. Vaca of Dallas on her selection as chair of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. HR 692 Gonzalez Toureilles Congratulating Lupe Martinez on his receipt of a Martin Luther King, Jr., Humanitarian Award from the office of the mayor of Alice. HR 697 Nixon Honoring Catherine Cecelia Hartberger of Houston on her 90th birthday. HR 700 Hughes Honoring Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins on the occasion of Founders'/Homecoming Week on March 16-20, 2005. HR 705 Uresti Honoring the Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas for its work in behalf of Texans with mental retardation. HR 708 Zedler Recognizing Daniel Miller of Arlington, the designer of the commemorative Texas state quarter. HR 710 Zedler Congratulating Fort Worth District Clerk Tom Wilder on earning the Best Practices Award from the Texas Association of Counties. HR 711 Zedler Congratulating Gary Hardee on his receipt of the 2004 Richard Greene Community Service Award from Young Men for Arlington. HR 712 Zedler Congratulating Jeff Williams on his receipt of the 2004 Tom Vandergriff Leadership Award from Young Men for Arlington. HR 714 Zedler Congratulating Donna Darovich on her retirement as director of public affairs for The University of Texas at Arlington. HR 720 Guillen Honoring H-E-B in Rio Grande City. HR 721 Flynn Honoring John and Debbie Phillips of the Life Choices program for their efforts in behalf of America's youth. HR 723 Veasey Honoring members of the Tuskegee Airmen on the occasion of their visit to Fort Worth. HR 725 Orr Congratulating Paul Sutton of Mansfield and William Pettit of Burleson on the success of Charming Socialite, a 2004 Texas champion racehorse. HR 726 Raymond Congratulating Communities in Schools of Laredo on its 15th anniversary. HR 728 Jones, Jesse Honoring Willie Russell of Kerens on his 100th birthday. HR 738 Hughes Honoring State Representative Dan Flynn on being named the Van Zandt County Citizen of the Year and commending him for his exemplary service to his community and state. HR 739 King, Phil Honoring Edgbert Hudson of Bridgeport for his courage as a prisoner of war during World War II. HR 743 McClendon Honoring Ester Mae Bennett of San Antonio on her 90th birthday. HR 744 McClendon Commending University of Texas student Candice Johnson on her many outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. HR 747 Kolkhorst Honoring Hester Smith Lockett of Brenham on her 100th birthday. HR 750 Baxter Honoring Dr. Gerald Mann on his retirement as senior pastor of Riverbend Church in Austin. HR 751 Baxter Honoring Westlake High School's AP Physics program. HR 756 Farabee Congratulating Hirschi Math Science IB Magnet High School in Wichita Falls for receiving the national Magnet School of Excellence Award. HR 757 Farabee Honoring the Wichita Falls Rotary Club for its contributions to the Children of the Dump project. HR 764 Orr Honoring Gene Harris on his company's receipt of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce Business Dynamic Award and on his contributions to his community. HR 767 Solis Congratulating the Lopez High School Band in Brownsville on being invited to perform for the 2005 Administrators' Midwinter Conference on Education. HR 768 Solis Honoring Benito Ochoa, Jr., and Maria de Rosario Ochoa of Port Isabel on their 55th anniversary. HR 771 Gallego Honoring Pastor Edward Goodman Eskew on his 79th birthday and for his contributions to his community. HR 773 Anchia Honoring Thabiti Olatunji for his service to the North Park community. HR 774 Anchia Honoring Mary Lou Montes Zijderveld for her exemplary contributions to the Dallas community. HR 775 Anchia Honoring Gary Turner of Dallas on his contributions to his community. HR 777 Otto Congratulating Richard and Alice Dziubanek of Livingston on their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 779 Zedler Honoring John Washington on his retirement as a Mansfield school trustee. HR 780 Dawson Congratulating the Palacios Community Medical Center on its receipt of the Business of the Year Award for 2004 from the Palacios Chamber of Commerce. HR 781 Dawson Honoring Matagorda County Judge Greg Westmoreland on being elected chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council for 2005-2006. HR 782 Dawson Congratulating Kathy Nichols of Palacios on being named the 2004 Woman of the Year by the Palacios Chamber of Commerce. HR 783 Dawson Honoring Craig A. Wallis on being named the 2004 Man of the Year by the Palacios Chamber of Commerce. HR 785 Wong Congratulating St. Thomas' Episcopal School in Houston on its 50th anniversary. HR 786 Wong Honoring Dr. Bill S. Chen of Houston for his success in business on the 15th anniversary of New Era Life Insurance Companies and commending him for his myriad efforts in behalf of his fellow Texans. HR 787 Wong Congratulating Harry Gee, Jr., of Houston on his receipt of the Houston Bar Association Auxiliary 18th Annual Leon Jaworski Award. HR 788 Hardcastle Honoring the Graham Rotary Club on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Rotary International. HR 792 Martinez Fischer Congratulating J. Rolando Bono of San Antonio on becoming interim city manager. HR 801 Gonzales Honoring Jacqueline Padron on being named the Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg. HR 802 Gonzales Honoring Glen Edward Roney of McAllen for his contributions to the Boys & Girls Club. HR 803 Gonzales Honoring Rita Kathryn Roney of McAllen for her contributions to the Boys & Girls Club. HR 804 Phillips Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Sam Rayburn Library and Museum in Bonham on December 9, 2005. HCR 74 Solomons Honoring the 56th Brigade Combat Team of the 36th Infantry Division, Texas National Guard, for its courageous service in Iraq. **********MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS********** HR 674 Rose In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Viktar V. Yolkin of Central Texas. HR 676 Smith, Todd In memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Andrew Eggers. HR 678 Cook, Byron In memory of Judge Kenneth A. Douglas of Corsicana. HR 687 Wong In memory of Gee H. Moy Woo of Houston. HR 688 Wong In memory of Juiping H. Chu of Houston. HR 702 West, George "Buddy" In memory of A. R. "Happy" Dyer of Odessa. HR 706 Uresti In memory of Dr. Hector X. Samaniego, Sr., of San Antonio. HR 724 Menendez In memory of San Antonio native Ray Rangel, a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and firefighter. HR 733 Denny In memory of Curtis Lynn Raburn of Denton. HR 737 Berman Remembering Captain Jack Golden on the 60th anniversary of his death. HR 740 Berman In memory of Mark Alan Wilson of Tyler. HR 758 Hopson In memory of Marion Jackson "Jack" Maxwell of Tyler. HR 763 Geren In memory of Dwaine A. Johnson of Fort Worth. HR 778 Anchia In memory of the Honorable Horacio Sabas Ramirez of Hebbronville. HR 784 Wong In memory of Whitt Franklin Johnson of West University Place. HR 789 Hardcastle In memory of former National Rifle Association vice president and Firearms Coalition founder Neal Knox, of Manassas, Virginia. HR 795 Rose / Gonzales In memory of Luciano Flores of San Marcos. HR 800 Gonzales In memory of James Cole Abbott of McAllen. HR 805 Phillips In memory of Richard Monroe Pruett of Sherman. HR 807 Smith, Wayne In memory of Thurman F. Watson of Baytown. HCR 102 Menendez In memory of G. W. Worth, Jr., of San Antonio.