*************************************************************************** CONGRATULATORY AND MEMORIAL CALENDAR Friday, May 20, 2005 9:00 A.M. *************************************************************************** ********CONGRATULATORY RESOLUTIONS******** HR 1485 Hilderbran Honoring Harley Steele of San Antonio for her perseverance in her efforts to attend the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., in January 2005. HR 1487 Hilderbran Honoring the members of the D. P. Smith family of Llano for their contributions to the cattle industry. HR 1489 Herrero Congratulating the Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi Islander Democrats on receiving the school's Student Affairs' Organization of the Year Award in 2005. HR 1493 McCall Recognizing Schimelpfenig Middle School in Plano on the 25th anniversary of its founding. HR 1494 McCall Congratulating Nikhil Koganti on winning the 47th annual The Dallas Morning News Regional Spelling Bee. HR 1495 McCall Congratulating Matt Ockwood on being named corps commander at Texas A&M University. HR 1496 McCall Recognizing the dedication of the Allan K. and Carolyn H. Bird Education Center in Plano. HR 1497 McCall Honoring Erin Bedell of Plano West High School for her participation in the 33rd Annual IAAF World Cross Country Championships. HR 1503 Hamilton Honoring R. D. "Bo" Welborn on his selection as president of the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas. HR 1504 Hamilton Honoring Ashley Watson of Vidor High School for her exceptional performance at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association state championships in Killeen. HR 1506 Casteel Honoring Texas Air National Guard Major Scott Galliardt of Boerne for his service to his country and for his contributions in behalf of his fellow soldiers. HR 1507 King, Phil Commending Dr. Tom Annunziato for his exceptional service as an optometrist and a community leader. HR 1508 Wong Commending all associated with the celebration of "A Mosaic of Israeli Music" hosted by the Consul General of Israel to the Southwest on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Israel's independence. HR 1512 Bailey Commending Aditi Sheth on her service as an intern on the staff of State Representative Kevin Bailey. HR 1513 Dunnam Honoring Texas State Technical College on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. HR 1518 Flynn Honoring Dr. Ben Bratcher, Truman Oakley, Pat May, Monte Clearman, Craig Ham, Matthew Daniel, and Cary Chastain for their efforts to help prevent the spread of AIDS in Swaziland. HR 1521 Hughes Congratulating Wayland Sessions, Sr., and Betty Hendrix Sessions of Quitman on their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 1522 Hughes Honoring Paul and Betty Bozeman of Quitman on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 1523 Hughes Honoring Winona McQuaid of Hawkins on her 100th birthday. HR 1524 Hughes Honoring Roosevelt and Thelma Triplett of Quitman on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 1525 Hughes Congratulating Justin Lookadoo of Mineola on his accomplishments as a motivational speaker and author. HR 1526 Hunter Congratulating Angela and Jason Hindman on the birth of their daughter, Helen Noel Hindman. HR 1528 Goolsby Honoring Jim Lehrer for his outstanding career as a television news anchor and writer. HR 1529 Uresti Congratulating University of Texas at San Antonio student Rudy Garza of Adkins on his acceptance into the Joint Admission Medical Program. HR 1535 Madden / Denny / Krusee / Turner Recognizing Southwestern University's Texas Legislative Politics Internship Program on its 40th anniversary and commending the 2005 student interns. HR 1536 Escobar Honoring Dr. John Phillip Toelkes, veterinarian of the King Ranch, on his professional accomplishments. HR 1537 Paxton Honoring the first graduating class of the Youth Leadership Frisco training program. HR 1538 Paxton Commending the students, staff, and faculty of Story Elementary School in Allen for their efforts in behalf of the Liebo family. HR 1539 Paxton Congratulating the McKinney High School girls' soccer team for winning the 2005 Class 4A state championship. HR 1540 Paxton Honoring Citizenship McKinney, McKinney Youth Leadership, and Northern Collin County Leadership for their contributions to the residents of North Texas. HR 1541 Paxton Honoring Todd Hamilton of McKinney for winning the 2004 British Open. HR 1544 Dunnam Congratulating Frank Dickson of Waco on his 2005 induction into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. HR 1546 Hughes Honoring Ray Lawson on being named Marshall's 2004 Outstanding Citizen. HR 1547 Hughes Honoring Mineola for its designation as a Preserve America community. HR 1548 McClendon Congratulating Chase Cannon of San Antonio on his receipt of the Best of Texas Award from the Texas Career and Technology Council. HR 1549 McClendon Congratulating Betzaida Morales of San Antonio on her receipt of the Best of Texas Award from the Texas Career and Technology Council. HR 1552 Bailey Honoring Atma Kabad of Houston for his work as a legislative intern for State Representative Kevin Bailey. HR 1553 Keel Congratulating Robert Jackson and Michael McElhaney of Austin on their design of the Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve, which was granted the Award of Excellence at the National American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture for Education Conference in Washington, D.C. HR 1554 Zedler Congratulating Justin Neal Bryan on his receipt of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award. HR 1556 Zedler Honoring Lynda Freeman for her decades of service to the City of Arlington. HR 1557 Zedler Commending the students of Meadowcreek Elementary School in the Crowley Independent School District for their interest in learning more about Texas state government. HR 1559 Zedler Congratulating Victor A. Hernandez of Fort Worth on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. HR 1560 Zedler Honoring Stephen Roe of Mansfield on becoming an Eagle Scout. HR 1561 Zedler Honoring Daniel T. Serna of Arlington on his appointment to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. HR 1562 Zedler Honoring Sue Crouch on her retirement from the Crowley ISD Board of Trustees. HR 1563 Bohac Congratulating Casey Johnson of Houston on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. HR 1566 Campbell Honoring Dianna Spieker, treasurer of Tom Green County, for her public service. HR 1568 Brown, Fred Honoring Sister Gretchen Kunz of Bryan as she transitions from her position as president of Saint Joseph Health System. HR 1571 Farabee Recognizing the birth of Wesley Venkatesham Sudarshan and declaring him an honorary Texan. HR 1572 Bailey Honoring Rita Varavadekar, legislative intern for State Representative Kevin Bailey. HR 1580 Phillips Recognizing the establishment of the Austin College Leadership Award. HR 1581 McReynolds Honoring Drew and Brenda Daugherty of Coldspring for their contributions to the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. HR 1582 Burnam Commending the third-grade students of Fort Worth's Como Elementary School and their teacher Joyce Bowens on their interest in state government. HR 1584 Branch Honoring the 100th anniversary of Munger Place Historic District in Dallas. HR 1585 Branch Honoring the 100th anniversary of the Baylor College of Dentistry. HR 1586 Flynn Honoring Kenneth and Marilyn Sandlin of Greenville on their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 1587 Flynn Honoring the Ghostriders for impressive achievements in horse-riding drill team competition. HR 1588 Flynn Honoring Dan and Jean Gayler of Quinlan on their golden wedding anniversary. HR 1589 Flynn Honoring E. J. "Buddy" and Clara Pringle on their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 1590 Flynn Congratulating Bill and Delores McMurtre on their 50th wedding anniversary. HR 1592 Gallego Congratulating the Paisano Folklorico dancers of Big Bend High School in Terlingua on winning the Best Contemporary Dance in the Intermediate B Adult Category at the Viva Aztlan Festival held in March 2005 in Lubbock. HR 1594 Castro Honoring Peter Thomas Padilla of San Antonio on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. HR 1595 Castro Honoring Brandon and Cassie Denson of San Antonio for their heroism. HR 1596 Castro Honoring Robert Eugene Stricklin, Jr., of San Antonio on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. HCR 169 Rose Honoring Hulda Kercheville on the occasion of her retirement from Hernandez Intermediate School in San Marcos. HCR 174 Paxton Honoring Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson. HCR 197 Homer Congratulating Bobby Dejoux of Direct on winning first place at the 2003 SkillsUSA state competition. HCR 198 Homer Congratulating Cory Morris of Powderly on winning first place at the 2005 SkillsUSA state competition. HCR 199 Homer Congratulating Jonathan Daniels of Paris on his success at the 2004 National SkillsUSA competition. HCR 200 Homer Honoring Bo Bolton on his retirement from North Lamar High School in Paris. HCR 201 Isett / Jones, Delwin Honoring the employees of Southwest Airlines at the Lubbock International Airport. HCR 202 Gallego Congratulating U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza and Mariasun Aramburuzabala on their marriage. SCR 39 Deuell Designating July 2005 as Lawn Mower Safety Awareness Month. **********MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS********** HR 1501 Quintanilla In memory of Eduardo Martinez of Clint. HR 1502 Quintanilla In memory of Saridivanna Franco and Sergio Franco of El Paso. HR 1505 Casteel In memory of Carlin Dale Wicker of Fredericksburg. HR 1511 Escobar / Alonzo In memory of Laura Canales of Kingsville, "La Reina de la Onda Tejana." HR 1527 Hunter In memory of Catherine Morrison Benson. HR 1530 Uresti In memory of Ezequiel Uresti of San Antonio. HR 1532 Uresti In memory of Ann D. Nash of Elmendorf. HR 1542 Quintanilla In memory of Maria N. Quintanilla of Tornillo. HR 1543 Quintanilla In memory of Tomas Quintanilla of Tornillo. HR 1555 Zedler In memory of Lynn Franek of Crowley. HR 1558 Zedler In memory of KayDee Welch of Mansfield. HR 1565 Hilderbran In memory of Dovie Jane Knowles of Uvalde. HR 1567 Bohac In memory of Alfred C. Habelman of Houston. HR 1570 Hodge In memory of Cubie Faye Webster Evans of Dallas. HR 1573 Quintanilla In memory of Gilberto Vargas, Sr., of Clint. HR 1574 Quintanilla In memory of Nelda L. Candelaria of El Paso. HR 1575 Quintanilla In memory of Socorro Rodriguez of Clint. HR 1576 Quintanilla In memory of Jack Dalton Strachan of Clint. HR 1577 Quintanilla In memory of Jennifer Crystal Chavez. HR 1578 Quintanilla In memory of Rene "Rocky" U. Renteria of Clint. HR 1579 Quintanilla In memory of Albert F. Hanmore of Clint. HR 1591 Gallego In memory of Krystal Leigh DelBart and Gage Leighton DelBart of Alpine. HR 1645 Homer In memory of Jack C. "Jake" Coker of Paris. HCR 175 Homer In memory of Dave L. Rodgers of Paris. HCR 176 Homer In memory of Dr. Raymond Armstrong of Paris. HCR 177 Homer In memory of Dr. John Larry Walker of Paris. HCR 178 Homer In memory of Mary Lou Williams of Paris. HCR 179 Homer In memory of Patsy Brulte Kemp of Paris. HCR 180 Homer In memory of Frances Ellis of Paris. HCR 181 Homer In memory of Juanita Stamper of Paris. HCR 182 Homer In memory of Wynona Harper Harrison of Paris. HCR 183 Homer In memory of William Merritt Noel of Paris. HCR 184 Homer In memory of Richard J. Rast of Howland. HCR 195 Pena Honoring the life of Jeramie Espinoza.