83R5634 LB-D
  By: Lucio III H.R. No. 287
         WHEREAS, Actor Eduardo Yanez has been named Mr. Amigo 2012 in
  recognition of his accomplishments in promoting understanding
  between the citizens of the United States and Mexico; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in 1964, the Mr. Amigo Association each year
  honors an individual who has advanced international friendship in
  addition to excelling in his or her profession, serving as a
  positive role model, and advocating improvement of the quality of
  life in the Hispanic community; the award has been presented in
  conjunction with Brownsville's annual Charro Days Fiesta since
  1969, and in the course of its history it has paid tribute to a long
  list of important and influential figures; and
         WHEREAS, A beloved television and movie actor, Eduardo Yanez
  was born in Mexico City; his first major role was in the television
  drama Quiereme Siempre, and he received wide acclaim for his
  performances in that and many subsequent series; in the 1990s, he
  began earning roles in Hollywood films, and he has appeared in such
  motion pictures as The Punisher, Man on Fire, and Striptease;
  today, he continues to act in numerous movies and television
  programs in the United States and Mexico; and
         WHEREAS, With his talent and charisma, Eduardo Yanez has won
  fans on both sides of the border, making him a fitting
  representative of the cross-cultural friendship and collaboration
  promoted by the Mr. Amigo Association and the Charro Days Fiesta;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Eduardo Yanez on his selection as
  Mr. Amigo 2012 and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Yanez as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.