82R28305 MGR-D
  By: King of Zavala H.R. No. 2293
         WHEREAS, The 80th birthday of an esteemed Texan is indeed
  cause for celebration, and Adolfo Alvarez, Sr., of Pearsall is
  marking this special milestone in his life on May 27, 2011; and
         WHEREAS, Born in 1931 in Harlingen to Gernaro and Dominga
  Alvarez, Adolfo Alvarez, Sr., graduated from Harlingen High School
  in 1950; he then served his country in the United States Army during
  the Korean War; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Alvarez wed Guadalupe Morales Alvarez in 1956,
  and the couple have since shared a rewarding marriage that has
  spanned more than half a century; together they have welcomed nine
  children into their family, Adolfo, Richard, Alfredo, Arturo,
  Albert, Mary Jane, Adriana, Annette, and Alice, as well as 19
  grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and
         WHEREAS, A self-employed businessman since 1973, Mr. Alvarez
  owns auto parts stores in Pearsall, Dilley, and Cotulla; he also
  served his community as a Frio County commissioner for Precinct 3,
  holding office for 16 years between 1980 and 2000; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Alvarez cofounded and served as commander of VFW
  Post No. 9125 and was president of a local council of the League of
  United Latin American Citizens; in addition, he has been involved
  in state politics and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Pearsall,
  where he has lived for more than three decades; and
         WHEREAS, With his long record of service to his community,
  county, and nation, Adolfo Alvarez may reflect with great
  satisfaction on a lifetime of achievement, and it is a pleasure to
  join his many loved ones in honoring him on this memorable occasion;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Adolfo Alvarez, Sr., on his 80th
  birthday and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Alvarez as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.