WHEREAS, Members of the Odessa Hispanic Chamber of
  Commerce are visiting the State Capitol on February 22, 2011, and
  their attendance provides a fitting opportunity to recognize the
  achievements of this vital civic organization; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in 1976, the Odessa Hispanic Chamber aims
  to unify its West Texas community while promoting the growth and
  advancement of area commerce; and
         WHEREAS, The chamber emphasizes support of
  entrepreneurship, development, civic service, and education;
  funded by annual subscriptions voluntarily made by local
  businesses, industries, and citizens, the organization is
  nonpolitical and nonpartisan and is committed to meeting the
  community's needs and challenges; members receive publicity for
  their business or professional enterprises, information and
  counsel on commercial matters, and the chance to be part of an
  organization that is dedicated to creating opportunity in the
  local area; and
         WHEREAS, Since its founding, the Odessa Hispanic Chamber
  of Commerce has rendered invaluable assistance to countless
  individuals and contributed immeasurably to a robust business
  environment in the Permian Basin; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 82nd
  Legislature, hereby welcome members of the Odessa Hispanic
  Chamber of Commerce to the State Capitol and extend to them
  sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for the chamber 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 22, 2011.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate