WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  welcome the visiting delegation from Pearland on the occasion of
  Pearland Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, The City of Pearland was established in 1893 and
  named for the many fruit trees that grew in the area; hurricanes
  and other harsh weather made agricultural life difficult in the
  initial decades of the city's history, but the city began to
  thrive after oil and gas were discovered in 1934; and
         WHEREAS, Today, the city boasts a flourishing economy and
  an effective school system; the local chamber of commerce works
  diligently to continue the city's course of successful development
  and helps to keep the citizenry informed on matters that affect
  the community; and
         WHEREAS, Residents of Pearland enjoy the benefit of
  proximity to Houston and Galveston attractions while cherishing
  the unique charm of their beloved community, which was recognized
  by the National Civic League in 1999 as an All-America City; and
         WHEREAS, Pearland is an outstanding place in which to live,
  work, and raise a family, and citizens can indeed take pride in
  the place they call home; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 84th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 25, 2015, as Pearland Day
  at the State Capitol and extend to the visiting delegation best
  wishes for a memorable day in Austin; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this special occasion.
  Taylor of Galveston
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 25, 2015.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate