Congratulatory And Memorial Calendar

Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00 AM




HCR 38              Ashby

Congratulating the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on its receipt of five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

HCR 47              Lozano / Hunter

Congratulating San Patricio County Judge Terry Simpson on being named the 2014 Newsmaker of the Year by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

HCR 60              Longoria

Honoring the Garza family of Peńitas for their record of accomplishments in higher education.

HR 500              Wray

Congratulating the Ennis High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 5A Division 2 state championship.

HR 577              Stephenson

Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Wharton County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 707              Paddie

Congratulating the Waskom High School football team on winning the UIL 3A Division 2 state championship.

HR 709              Coleman

Congratulating Rick Lowe of Houston on his selection as the 2015 Texas Medal of Arts honoree for Visual Arts by the Texas Cultural Trust.

HR 712              Farney

Commemorating the 90th birthday of Dr. Sidney Richardson, medical director of the Milam County Health Department.

HR 714              Murr

Honoring the Pioneers Youth Leadership Program for its efforts to develop future community leaders.

HR 715              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Ronnie Wallace, Christe Hancock, and Marva Harrison on winning Midway ISD Extra Mile Awards.

HR 716              Nevárez

Recognizing Hesles Sporting Goods Day.

HR 718              Cook

Recognizing February 26, 2015, as City of Palestine and Anderson County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 720              Farney

Recognizing Williamson County Emergency Medical Services on the 40th anniversary of its founding.

HR 721              Sheffield

Honoring former Brady High School band director Berry "Butch" Crudgington on his receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brady Chamber of Commerce.

HR 723              Villalba

Congratulating Dr. Kay Waggoner on her selection as one of the 2014 Outstanding Women of Today by Altrusa Richardson.

HR 724              Villalba

Celebrating the work of Honor Flight DFW.

HR 725              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Robert and Katherine Miller on their 60th wedding anniversary.

HR 726              Herrero

Honoring Saint Anthony de Padua Catholic Church on its 36th annual Fiesta Mexicana Celebration.

HR 728              Villalba

Honoring Foster Kids Charity of Dallas for its service.

HR 731              Phillips

Congratulating Donnie Glenn on his retirement as battalion chief of the Sherman Fire Department.

HR 732              Davis, Yvonne

Recognizing March 18, 2015, as Leadership Southwest Day at the State Capitol.

HR 734              Villalba

Honoring the Carson Leslie Foundation for its fund-raising efforts in support of research concerning pediatric cancer.

HR 735              Herrero

Congratulating Peter Salazar on being named the Corpus Christi Fire Department 2015 Prevention Officer of the Year.

HR 743              Villalba

Congratulating the Lake Highlands Women's League on their record-setting fund-raising effort.

HR 744              Villalba

Congratulating Marilyn Hailey of Lake Highlands on being named the honorary chair of A Writer's Garden Valentine Tea 2015.

HR 745              Villalba

Honoring the New Room in Lake Highlands for its community service.

HR 746              Button

Recognizing Garland Chamber of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.

HR 749              Craddick

Congratulating Kyle Kendall on his retirement as owner and operator of Stanton Drug Store.

HR 755              Herrero

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of S & J Bakery in Corpus Christi.

HR 756              Simmons

Honoring Captain Brett Baker Flagg Jr. of the U.S. Army for his military service.

HR 759              Stephenson

Congratulating Jerome Barta of Bonus on his 100th birthday.

HR 765              Villalba

Congratulating Ken's Man's Shop in Dallas on its 50th anniversary.

HR 766              Rodriguez, Justin

Congratulating Flaco Jiménez on his receipt of a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

HR 767              Morrison

Commemorating the closing of Boathouse Bait in Port O'Connor.

HR 768              Simmons

Recognizing Kenwoo Kim of Lewisville High School as state champion in the 2014-15 American Legion Oratorical Contest.

HR 770              Bell

Congratulating Charlie Bell on being named president of the Tarleton State University Economics Society.

HR 771              Capriglione

Congratulating Lyle Paul of Southlake on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 774              Raymond

Honoring Kaitlyn Jankovsky for her courageous battle with cancer.

HR 775              Raymond

Recognizing September 2015 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

HR 778              Morrison

Congratulating Richard Meyer on being named 2014 Man of the Year by the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce.

HR 779              Morrison

Congratulating Rhonda Cummins on being named 2014 Woman of the Year by the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce.

HR 780              Morrison

Congratulating John Mares on his retirement as athletic director and head football coach at Goliad High School.

HR 782              Herrero

Congratulating Dr. Steven Brown of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for being named a winner at the 2014 University Council of Educational Administration Film Festival.

HR 783              Herrero

Congratulating Aaron Suarez of Corpus Christi on being recognized by Project Lead The Way during Computer Science Education Week.

HR 785              Canales

Honoring Frances Rocha of Elsa for her service to the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District.

HR 786              Naishtat

Congratulating Dr. Patty Collier on her receipt of a 2015 Teaching Excellence Award from Austin Community College.

HR 787              Kacal

Congratulating the Allen Academy football team on winning the 2014 TCAL Six-Man Division 1 state championship.

HR 788              Villalba

Commending Catholic Charities of Dallas for its contributions to the community.

HR 792              Dale

Honoring the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement on its 50th anniversary.

HR 796              Canales

Commending Leticia Gonzalez on her 27 years of service with the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce.

HR 798              Canales

Commending Imelda Rodriguez on her 10 years of service as director of tourism for the Edinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

HR 799              Canales

Honoring Joe Filoteo Jr. for his achievements as a coach and athletic director and for his service with the Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department.

HR 800              Canales

Commending the members of Girl Scout Troop 35 of Greater South Texas for their service to their community.

HR 801              Canales

Commemorating the 10th annual Texas Cook 'Em: High Steaks in Edinburg barbecue cook-off.

HR 807              Dutton

Commemorating the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker at First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

HR 811              Dutton

Honoring Sister Faye Marie Johnson for 50 years of service to Lyons Unity Missionary Baptist Church.

HR 812              Guerra

Honoring Jody Nelsen of Edinburg for her work as president of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Board of Directors.

HR 813              Nevárez

Recognizing the Aztec Theater in Eagle Pass for its contribution to that city's cultural heritage.

HR 814              Nevárez

Recognizing Eagle Grocery Day at the State Capitol.

HR 817              Guerra

Congratulating Eugene Gutierrez Jr. of McAllen on his receipt of the Congressional Gold Medal.

HR 819              Hughes

Congratulating Hilmar and Adeline Hartmann of Schertz on their 63rd wedding anniversary.

HR 820              Murphy

Commemorating St. Patrick's Day and honoring the contributions that individuals of Irish descent have made to the State of Texas.

HR 821              Capriglione

Congratulating the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce on its 35th anniversary.

HR 822              Sheffield / Bell

Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Independent Pharmacists Day at the State Capitol.

HR 824              Moody

Recognizing Danashiya Pritchard for her achievements as an artist and for her charitable work in the El Paso area.

HR 825              Kacal

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Texas State Technical College.

HR 826              Flynn

Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Hopkins County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 827              Guerra / Muńoz, Jr. / Canales / Martinez, "Mando"

Commending April Lopez of McAllen for her heroism in saving a man's life.

HR 828              Villalba

Recognizing March 26, 2015, as Texas Jewish Communities Advocacy Effort Day at the State Capitol.

HR 830              White, James

Congratulating Gary Dougharty on his retirement from the Jasper Fire Department.

HR 831              Farney

Congratulating Bob and Mona Williams of Sun City Georgetown on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 832              Farney

Congratulating Patrick and Jeanette McCaslin of Georgetown on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 833              Farney

Congratulating Zoila Cardenas of James Mitchell Elementary School in Georgetown on her selection as the ESC Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

HR 834              Farney

Congratulating Collin Clark on his retirement as superintendent of the Cameron Independent School District.

HR 835              Farney

Congratulating Andrew W. Killingsworth of Georgetown on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 836              Farney

Commending St. David's HealthCare on its receipt of a 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

HR 837              Farney

Congratulating Melissa Hightower of Liberty Hill on her receipt of the 2014 Chuck Dennis Investigator of the Year Award.

HR 839              Farney

Congratulating Melissa McWherter of Liberty Hill Junior High School on her selection as VFW Teacher of the Year for District 28.

HR 841              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Virginia DuPuy of Waco on her receipt of the Silver Eagle Award from the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

HR 842              White, James

Recognizing Kayla Marie Atkinson of Livingston for her tribute to peace officers.

HR 843              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Congratulating Randy Aaron, Marty Dominguez, and Zach Minnix on their promotions with the McGregor Volunteer Fire Department.

HR 844              Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Commending Texas Department of Public Safety officers Brent Crossley and Vance Griffin for their bravery in apprehending an armed suspect.

HR 845              Sanford

Recognizing April 1, 2015, as Volunteer McKinney Day at the State Capitol.

HR 847              Collier

Congratulating Master Sergeant Bryce Hardin on his retirement from the U.S. Air Force.

HR 850              Dale

Commemorating the fifth anniversary of Heroes Night Out.

HR 851              Herrero

Congratulating Sheila Simmons on earning an Outstanding Employee Award from the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County.

HR 852              Hernandez

Recognizing March 2015 as Women Veterans Month in Texas and commending the work of the Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Initiative.

HR 855              Moody

Congratulating the Canutillo High School football team on its successful 2014 season.

HR 856              Dutton

Congratulating Marguerite Latson of Houston on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

HR 857              White, James

Recognizing the Livingston Elite Cheer team for its accomplishments.

HR 858              White, James

Congratulating Kiley B. Young of Village Mills on earning a 2015 Texas Legislative Black Caucus scholarship.

HR 859              White, James

Congratulating Brittany L. Lightfoot of Onalaska on earning a 2015 Texas Legislative Black Caucus scholarship.

HR 860              White, James

Congratulating Deontra Morgan of Kountze on earning a 2015 Texas Legislative Black Caucus scholarship.

HR 861              White, James

Congratulating Lauren Cochran of Lumberton High School on her participation in the 2015 UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet.

HR 862              White, James

Commending the Hardin County Commissioners Court for approving the display of "In God We Trust" in the commissioners courtroom.

HR 863              Villalba

Congratulating the Lake Highlands High School wrestling team on a successful 2014-2015 season.

HR 864              Tinderholt

Congratulating Charles David Kirkham of Troop No. 520 in Arlington on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 865              Miles

Honoring Alana Danielle Smith of Houston for her role in foiling a burglary attempt.

HR 866              Miles

Congratulating Kendahl Ross of Tomball on his participation in the DMAXX Sports Youth All American Bowl.

HR 867              Keough

Honoring Woodlands Church for its humanitarian efforts.

HR 868              Meyer

Congratulating Sophia Price of University Park Elementary School on the inclusion of her painting in the 2015 Youth Art Month exhibition at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the State Capitol.

HR 869              Leach

Honoring the International Franchise Association.

HR 870              Leach

Honoring members of the Collin County Conservative Republicans for their civic engagement.

HR 871              Leach

Honoring members of the Collin County Young Republicans for their civic engagement.

HR 872              Herrero

Congratulating Jack McLaughlin of Calallen High School in Corpus Christi on his performance at the 2015 UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet.

HR 873              Herrero

Congratulating Kaelin Bunting on winning the 2015 Corpus Christi Caller-Times South Texas Regional Spelling Bee.

HR 874              Burkett

Congratulating Thomas Wilbanks on his retirement as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite.

HR 875              Sanford

Commending Jacob Luttmer for his service as an intern during the 84th session of the Texas Legislature.

HR 876              Sanford

Commending Joshua Odén for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Scott Sanford.

HR 877              Sanford

Commending Allison Ainsworth for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Scott Sanford.

HR 878              Sanford

Congratulating Jaci Seale of Melissa on winning the grand championship in the 12th annual Chisholm Challenge horse competition at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

HR 879              Sanford

Honoring the city of McKinney for being named the Best Place to Live in America in 2014 by Money magazine.

HR 880              Sanford

Congratulating Dr. J. D. Kennedy on his retirement as the superintendent of the McKinney Independent School District.

HR 881              Sanford

Congratulating Colin Kimball of McKinney on his receipt of the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion from the Dallas chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars.

HR 882              Sanford

Congratulating Nicholas Kerekgyarto of McKinney on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 884              Springer

Congratulating the Throckmorton High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL Six-Man 1A Division 2 state championship.

HR 885              Spitzer

Congratulating members of the Athens High School Pride of the Hornets Band on their performances at the UIL Region 21 Solo and Ensemble Contest.

HR 886              Springer

Commemorating the centennial of the Crosby County Courthouse.

HR 887              Simmons

Congratulating the city of Carrollton on its recognition by WalletHub as the nation's highest ranking city for economic class diversity.

HR 888              Springer

Congratulating Charles and Dale Tyer on their 60th wedding anniversary.

HR 889              Springer

Congratulating Andy Popp of Cooke County on being named the 2014 Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

HR 891              Springer

Congratulating James Umsted and Brennan Umsted on being named the 2015 Fireman and Junior Fireman of the Year by the Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department.

HR 892              McClendon

Commending the City of San Antonio for its effort to gain World Heritage Site designation for its five Spanish missions.

HR 893              White, James

Congratulating Jamerson Roberts of Hardin-Jefferson High School on being named a Wendy's 12Star Athlete of the Week by KBMT-TV.

********** MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS **********

HCR 33              Sheffield

In memory of Dr. Barry B. Thompson, The Texas A&M University System chancellor emeritus and Tarleton State University president emeritus.

HR 430              Isaac

In memory of Augustin Lucio Jr. of San Marcos.

HR 503              Sheffield

In memory of Loel Dene Cox of Comanche.

HR 705              Springer

In memory of Wilton Ernest Cantrell of Elbert.

HR 706              Israel

In memory of Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis of the Travis County Sheriff's Office.

HR 708              Paddie

In memory of Sabine County Judge Charles E. Watson.

HR 736              Gonzales, Larry

In memory of David Lynn Oman of Hutto.

HR 753              Herrero

In memory of Leticia Uribe Ruiz of Robstown.

HR 777              Morrison

In memory of Ruffner Perry Baugh of Rockport.

HR 797              Canales

In memory of Josephine Longoria of Edinburg.

HR 802              Keough / Metcalf / Bell

In memory of Deputy Sheriff Catherine Breeding of Montgomery County.

HR 809              Villalba

In memory of Jan Patterson of Dallas.

HR 815              Nevárez

In memory of Albert V. Hallford of Fredericksburg.

HR 823              Sheffield

In memory of Arley G. Echols of Stephenville.

HR 838              VanDeaver

In memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Justin Holt.

HR 840              Nevárez

In memory of Precinct 2 justice of the peace Joseph Michael Gonzalez of Del Rio.

HR 846              Martinez Fischer

In memory of Fidencio Gutierrez of San Antonio.

HR 848              Herrero

In memory of Wilford George Wilcox of Corpus Christi.

HR 849              Herrero

In memory of Mary Alice Muńoz of Corpus Christi.

HR 853              Herrero / Oliveira

In memory of Jose Santos Jr. of Brownsville.

HR 854              Geren

In memory of Leonard Arthur Jones Jr. of Fort Worth.

HR 883              Springer

In memory of Keith Grice King of Gainesville.