WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the members of the Washington's Birthday Celebration
  Association and the association's president, Bob Weathers, on
  their successful annual planning of the celebration of
  Washington's Birthday in Laredo; and
         WHEREAS, Every year, the citizens of Laredo celebrate the
  birthday of the Father of Our Country; the Washington's Birthday
  Celebration Association sponsors the celebration to pay tribute
  to the memory of George Washington and to his virtues and his
  patriotism; the 116th celebration will take place from January 24
  through February 25, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, Since its beginning as a two-day event in 1898,
  the Washington's Birthday Celebration gradually has evolved into
  a grand celebration entailing numerous events in the United
  States and in Mexico; spectators and participants enjoy marching
  bands and floats, spectacular fireworks displays, food, games,
  and entertainers from both sides of the border; and
         WHEREAS, The yearly celebrations exemplify the spirit and
  enthusiasm of Laredoans and the pride they take in their city and
  country; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend the members of the Washington's
  Birthday Celebration Association on their patriotism and their
  dedication and extend best wishes to them for a joyous 116th
  birthday celebration; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the association as an expression of highest regard from the Texas
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 29, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate