83R4221 MGR-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 193
         WHEREAS, Noted businesswoman and public-spirited citizen
  Fran Bonilla was honored as an Exemplary Woman of Irving at a high
  tea on November 6, 2011; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Gilmer, Fran Bonilla settled in Irving in
  1959; she entered the commercial real estate business in 1968 and
  founded her own commercial real estate company in 1985; a member of
  the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and a regional
  brokers' association, she is a recipient of the Ken Yancey Small
  Business Development Award; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Bonilla has taken an active role in public
  affairs, serving for a decade on the Irving City Council and holding
  the posts of deputy mayor pro tempore and mayor pro tempore; while
  on the city council, she chaired the planning and development
  committee and served on the finance committee; in addition, she has
  served on the Irving Planning and Zoning Commission, served on air
  quality and law enforcement committees of the North Central Texas
  Council of Governments, and represented Irving on the National
  League of Cities International Economic and Development Committee;
         WHEREAS, This industrious Texan has further shared her time
  and energy as a charter member of the steering committee of the
  Trinity River Authority, as a member of the Heritage Crossing
  Communications Committee, as chair of the Irving Heritage Society
  Board, and as a board member for Irving Preservation and
  Redevelopment, Irving Cares, and the local YWCA; moreover, she has
  chaired a task force for the Irving Independent School District and
  helped to establish the city's Teen Court, an alternative system of
  justice for young offenders; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Bonilla attends the First United Methodist
  Church of Irving, where she is a valued member; she is the proud
  matriarch of a family that includes 5 children, 15 grandchildren, 9
  great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, An accomplished professional and a highly esteemed
  community leader, Fran Bonilla has done much to make Irving an even
  better place in which to live and work, and she is indeed deserving
  of recognition; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Fran Bonilla as an Exemplary Woman of
  Irving and extend to her sincere best wishes for the future; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Bonilla as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.