WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  join the citizens of Hood County in recognizing March 2, 2011, as
  Hood County Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, Hood County was named for Confederate General John
  Bell Hood; organized in 1866 from Johnson County, the area is known
  for its rolling grasslands, sandy soil, and majestic pecan and oak
  trees; the county is crossed by the Paluxy and Brazos Rivers and is
  home to Lake Granbury, a scenic site for fishing, boating,
  picnicking, and other recreational activities; and
         WHEREAS, Granbury, the county seat of Hood County, was
  founded in 1854; the town is picturesquely situated on Lake
  Granbury and is known for its celebrations and festivals, its
  historic downtown district, and its fine antique shops and
  historic homes; Granbury's historic square showcases the Hood
  County Courthouse and was named the best town square in Texas by
  the readers of Texas Highways magazine; and
         WHEREAS, Many of Granbury's fine old homes are open during
  the traditional candlelight tour in December; other noteworthy
  attractions include the Granbury Opera House, the Hood County
  Museum, and the Granbury Rose, an authentic sternwheeler; and
         WHEREAS, Noted for its colorful past, Hood County is also
  known for its agribusiness, tourism, and gas production; its
  chief crops include hay, peanuts, and pecans; and
         WHEREAS, Hood County Day is an opportunity for the
  residents of this fine Texas county to celebrate their history,
  their accomplishments, and their prospects for the future; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 82nd
  Legislature, hereby express appreciation to the citizens of Hood
  County for their exemplary restoration of historical sites,
  their preservation of the county's many amenities, and their
  contributions to the growth and prosperity of our state; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the citizens of Hood County as an expression of high regard from
  the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 9, 2011.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate