In Memory
  Arcadia Hernandez Lopez
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the citizens
  of San Antonio in mourning the loss of Arcadia Hernandez Lopez,
  who died January 16, 2007, at the age of 97; and
         WHEREAS, Arcadia was born December 21, 1909, in
  Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and came to San Antonio
  at a very young age; she graduated from high school in San Antonio
  and from college with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and
  education; she went on to earn a master's degree in education
  from The University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate from
  Nova University in Florida; and
         WHEREAS, Arcadia was a pioneer in the field of bilingual
  education; she experienced the personal frustration of being a
  Spanish-speaking student during her early years in school, which
  served as a catalyst to her career in education and her
  pioneering efforts in bilingual education; and
         WHEREAS, Arcadia worked for the San Antonio Independent
  School District for 46 years, 33 years as a teacher and 13 years
  as the district's supervisor and coordinator of bilingual
  programs; after her retirement from the district in 1980, she
  joined Our Lady of the Lake University and became director of its
  bilingual training program; and
         WHEREAS, Arcadia received numerous awards recognizing her
  dedication to education, including the Ford Salute to Education
  and the San Antonio Light's Woman of the Year Award; the
  San Antonio chapter of Women in Communications honored her with
  its Headliner Award, and in 1989, she was inducted into the
  San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame; and
         WHEREAS, A woman of courage, determination, and
  compassion, she gave generously to others, and her wisdom,
  warmth, and valued counsel will not be forgotten by those who
  knew her; and
         WHEREAS, Arcadia was devoted to her family and friends, and
  she will be remembered with affection and appreciation by all
  those who were privileged to share in her life; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
  80th Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the
  bereaved family of Arcadia Hernandez Lopez: her nieces,
  Gloria Hernandez Saucedo and Helen Rangel Ortega; and her
  nephews, Manuel E. Rangel and Geronimo Ybarra; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the members of her family as an expression of deepest sympathy
  from the Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this
  day, it do so in memory of Arcadia Hernandez Lopez.
  Van de Putte
      President of the Senate
      I hereby certify that the
  above Resolution was adopted by
  the Senate on Feburary 5, 2007, by
  a rising vote.
      Secretary of the Senate
       Member, Texas Senate