83R4236 BPG-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 198
         WHEREAS, A tireless champion of her city, Norma Stanton was
  honored as an Exemplary Woman of Irving at a high tea on November 6,
  2011; and
         WHEREAS, Norma Stanton served on the Irving City Council for
  seven years, first taking office in 1978 and returning for three
  more terms; she was appointed by the council in 1990 to serve as the
  Irving representative on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of
  Directors, where she was a member of the audit, external
  communications, new member cities, planning, project management,
  and Trinity Railway Express committees; she chaired the board from
  1995 to 1997; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Stanton has also chaired the Northeast Texas
  Systems Advisory Council and the Irving Transportation Task Force
  and served on the Dallas Central Appraisal District Review Board,
  the Heritage Crossing Communications Committee, and a regional
  transportation council; in addition, she has taken part in a Texas
  governor's conference on libraries; and
         WHEREAS, Passionate about the history of her community, this
  esteemed civic leader is the author of Irving, Texas: From Rails to
  Wings, 1903-2003, a book that tells the story of Irving's growth
  over the course of the 20th century; she has also put her expertise
  to good use as a member of the board of the Irving Heritage Society;
         WHEREAS, A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Ms.
  Stanton earned her real estate broker's license and appraisal
  designation from Dallas College and has distinguished herself as an
  independent appraiser; and
         WHEREAS, Norma Stanton has long contributed both to Irving's
  dramatic development and to the preservation of its past, and her
  efforts to promote and benefit her city are indeed deserving of
  special commendation; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Norma Stanton on her recognition 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. Stanton as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.