WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  celebrate the recent restoration of the home of Charles and
  Mary Ann Goodnight; and
         WHEREAS, Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight played a seminal
  role in the history of the State of Texas; Charles was a
  pioneering rancher and cattleman; Mary Ann was his touchstone and
  helpmate and was beloved as the woman who saved the Texas Plains
  bison from extinction; and
         WHEREAS, This remarkable couple built an equally
  remarkable home in 1887; situated on 30 acres in the Texas
  Panhandle, the 2,900-square-foot building has been painstakingly
  returned to its original state and is now a part of the Goodnight
  Historical Center; and
         WHEREAS, An outstanding example of Folk Victorian
  architecture, the home features a first-floor wraparound porch,
  a parlor, a receiving room, a master bedroom, Mr. Goodnight's
  office, and a tradesman's office; across the dog-run are the
  dining room and the kitchen; upstairs are the Parson's Bedroom, a
  quilting room, and two other bedrooms that open onto the
  second-story porch; and
         WHEREAS, This extraordinarily crafted home overlooking
  Palo Duro Canyon is a powerful tribute to the legacy of the
  Goodnight family; it includes the original stained glass windows
  and sliding doors, and on its grounds is a bronze sculpture that
  was donated to honor Mary Ann Goodnight for her role as the savior
  of the Texas Plains bison; and
         WHEREAS, The Goodnight family was one of the most revered
  families in all of Texas, and the preservation of this
  architectural treasure as part of the Goodnight Historical
  Center is indeed worthy of commemoration; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend all those who have worked to restore
  the Goodnight family home and extend to them sincere appreciation
  for their efforts on behalf of future generations of Texans; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this historic Texas structure.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 3, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate