WHEREAS, Community Impact Newspaper has distinguished
  itself as an important new voice in Texas media; and
         WHEREAS, Launched in 2005 by John and Jennifer Garrett,
  Community Impact Newspaper initially covered Round Rock and
  Pflugerville; it now publishes 18 highly localized monthly
  editions in the Austin, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth
  metropolitan areas, reaching more than 1.3 million households;
  according to INC. magazine, it ranks as the state's
  fastest-growing news organization; and
         WHEREAS, Community Impact Newspaper remains independently
  owned and locally operated, with a staff that has grown to
  include more than 130 employees; between 2007 and 2014, the
  company received over 70 awards for outstanding journalism and
  advertising design from the National Newspaper Association, and
  it was named the 2014 Best Small Business of the Year by the
  Frisco Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Garrett received the 2014 KPMG
  Executive Leadership Award from the Austin Chamber of Commerce,
  and in 2013, Austin Business Journal selected him as Best CEO in
  the Small Business category; the proprietors and the company were
  accorded the Silver Spur Media Award 2010; and
         WHEREAS, Local newspapers are a vital and valued part of
  their readers' lives, and through its dedication to quality
  journalism, Community Impact Newspaper is serving as an
  important resource for citizens of the Lone Star State; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 84th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 11, 2015, as Community
  Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol and extend to the
  company's owners and staff sincere best wishes for continued
  Ellis, Kolkhorst,
  Taylor of Collin
                        Member, Texas Senate
       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
       President of the Senate
         I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 9, 2015.
       Secretary of the Senate