WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  join the citizens of Brazoria County in celebrating the 100th
  anniversary of the Facts; and
         WHEREAS, The Facts published its first edition on February
  28, 1913, under the editorship of printer R. Roy Ruffin; known at
  the time as the Freeport Facts, the newspaper was delivered
  weekly and was one of seven area newspapers; it offered city,
  county, and state news but focused most of its coverage on social
  functions; and
         WHEREAS, Through the years, the Facts has undergone
  numerous changes in order to better serve its readers; it has
  gone from weekly to daily publication and places more of an
  emphasis on hard news than in days past, and it has established a
  website and a social media presence; and
         WHEREAS, Today, under the leadership of publisher and
  editor Bill Cornwell, the newspaper continues to keep the
  community's best interests in mind and to cover issues, leaders,
  and controversial circumstances in a fair and ethical manner; and
         WHEREAS, The celebration of its centennial anniversary is
  a testament to the newspaper's ongoing commitment to excellence
  and its service to the region; it is truly deserving of
  recognition as it achieves this milestone in its history; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend the owners, management, and staff of
  the Facts on their dedication to quality journalism and extend to
  them best wishes for a memorable 100th anniversary celebration;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the newspaper as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
  Huffman, Taylor
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 19, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate