83R4216 BK-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 208
         WHEREAS, A 50th wedding anniversary marks a lifetime of
  mutual devotion and shared experiences, and Ruben and Sandy Franco
  of Irving celebrated this joyous milestone in their marriage on
  November 3, 2012; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Franco met at Crozier Tech High School
  in Dallas and were joined in matrimony in 1962; through the years,
  they have been blessed with a treasured family that includes three
  sons and nine grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Respected members of their community, Mr. and
  Mrs. Franco have benefited the citizens of Irving in a number of
  ways; Mr. Franco spent five years on the Irving Independent School
  District Board of Trustees, including one year as its president; he
  has also served on the boards of the Irving Fire Foundation, the
  Irving Sister Cities International, and the local YMCA and
  Salvation Army; Mrs. Franco has been involved with the
  FireFighters' Ball fund-raiser and the Irving Women's Network and
  its Homeless Teens initiative; both Mr. and Mrs. Franco have
  contributed their time and talents in support of the Irving
  Heritage Society as well as Keep Irving Beautiful, which recognized
  the couple with a lifetime achievement award in 2012; and
         WHEREAS, This devoted husband and wife have enjoyed five
  decades of abiding love and affection for each other, and they are
  among an exceptional group of men and women who can claim such a
  lasting commitment; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Ruben and Sandy Franco on their
  golden wedding anniversary and extend to them sincere best wishes
  for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Franco as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.