WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the San Marcos Daily Record for its many years of
  outstanding service to the community; and
         WHEREAS, This venerable institution has throughout much of
  its history been an enterprise of the Buckner and Ray families;
  T. A. Buckner bought a share of the paper in 1921, and members of
  his family played an important role in its operation for 55
  years; the Ray family became involved in 1977 when Rowe Ray
  became managing editor, a position he continues to hold, and his
  wife, Karen, serves as creative director; and
         WHEREAS, The newspaper has often been a leader in adopting
  new technology; it was one of the first in Central Texas to
  install a web offset press, and it computerized its newsroom in
  the 1980s; its Internet presence was launched in 2000; and
         WHEREAS, Many well-known newspapermen gained early
  experience at the paper, and President Lyndon B. Johnson and
  State Senator Walter Richter also spent much time at the Record 
  in their respective roles as editor of and advisor to the
  Southwest Texas State University College Star, which was printed
  there; and
         WHEREAS, The San Marcos Daily Record has served its readers
  for more than a century, providing them with the information they
  need to become informed citizens; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
  83rd Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby commend the
  publisher, editors, and staff of the San Marcos Daily Record for
  their exemplary work in carrying on the newspaper's legacy of
  community service and extend best wishes for continued success;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the paper as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on June 18, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate