H.R. No. 774
         WHEREAS, To the delight of all who know them, Stephen Cody
  Terry and Kendra Michelle Payne have become engaged to be married;
         WHEREAS, Mr. Terry and Ms. Payne first met during a Christian
  band concert at a Longview church on September 16, 2006; they began
  dating, with the blessing of Kendra's father, on Christmas Eve,
  2006, and with the blessing of her parents, became engaged on the
  floor of the Texas House of Representatives on March 13, 2007; and
         WHEREAS, The couple plan to be wed on June 30, 2007, and for
  their honeymoon, they are taking a Carnival Caribbean cruise to
  Cozumel, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, and Montego Bay, Jamaica; and
         WHEREAS, Cody Terry was born on September 22, 1980, in
  Longview and graduated from White Oak High School in 1999; after
  receiving a degree in political science from The University of
  Texas at Tyler in 2003, he joined the staff of Representative Tommy
  Merritt, and since 2004, he has served as district director for
  Representative Bryan Hughes; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Ballinger, Ms. Payne was born on May 20,
  1987, and graduated from East Texas Christian School in Longview in
  2005; she is presently studying photography at Kilgore College,
  where she is a member of the Class of 2008; while developing her
  technical and artistic skills, she works with Meadowbrook Daycare
  in Kilgore and coaches cheerleading at her alma mater; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Payne desires to always be involved in the
  ministry and the church, and ultimately and most importantly to be a
  godly wife to her husband and a godly mother to their children; and
         WHEREAS, Taking to heart the injunction of Luke 12:48, "to
  whom much is given, much is required," this young couple will be
  devoted witnesses to their faith in whatever fields of endeavor
  they may pursue, and it is the sense of this chamber that they will
  find great joy and fulfillment as they seek to realize their shared
  dreams and aspirations; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 80th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Stephen Cody Terry on gaining the
  hand of his beloved, and extend to Kendra Michelle Payne sincere
  best wishes for much happiness as she and her fiance prepare to
  embark on their new life as husband and wife; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Terry and Ms. Payne as an expression of high regard
  by the Texas House of Representatives.
Craddick Gattis Miles
Allen Geren Miller
Alonzo Giddings Moreno
Anchia Gonzales Morrison
Anderson Gonzalez Toureilles Mowery
Aycock Goolsby Murphy
Bailey Guillen Naishtat
Berman Haggerty Noriega
Bohac Hamilton O'Day
Bolton Hancock Oliveira
Bonnen Hardcastle Olivo
Branch Harless Orr
Brown of Kaufman Harper-Brown Ortiz, Jr.
Brown of Brazos Hartnett Otto
Burnam Heflin Parker
Callegari Hernandez Patrick
Castro Herrero Paxton
Chavez Hilderbran Pena
Chisum Hill Phillips
Christian Hochberg Pickett
Cohen Hodge Pierson
Coleman Homer Pitts
Cook of Navarro Hopson Puente
Cook of Colorado Howard of Fort Bend Quintanilla
Corte Howard of Travis Raymond
Crabb Hughes Riddle
Creighton Isett Ritter
Crownover Jackson Rodriguez
Darby Jones Rose
Davis of Harris Keffer Smith of Tarrant
Davis of Dallas King of Parker Smith of Harris
Delisi King of Taylor Smithee
Deshotel King of Zavala Solomons
Driver Kolkhorst Strama
Dukes Krusee Straus
Dunnam Kuempel Swinford
Dutton Latham Talton
Eiland Laubenberg Taylor
Eissler Leibowitz Thompson
Elkins Lucio III Truitt
England Macias Turner
Escobar Madden Van Arsdale
Farabee Mallory Caraway Vaught
Farias Martinez Veasey
Farrar Martinez Fischer Villarreal
Flores McCall Vo
Flynn McClendon West
Frost McReynolds Woolley
Gallego Menendez Zedler
Garcia Merritt Zerwas
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 774 was adopted by the House on March
  13, 2007, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House