WHEREAS, Proud residents of the Alamo City are visiting
  Austin on February 28, 2017, to celebrate VIVA San Antonio Day at
  the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, The history of San Antonio can be traced back to
  1691, when a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries came
  upon a river and named it San Antonio, in honor of Saint Anthony,
  whose feast day was being celebrated; and
         WHEREAS, The city was founded in 1718 by Father Antonio
  Olivares; he established Mission San Antonio de Valero, which
  would become etched in the annals of history in 1836 as the Alamo,
  the site where 189 brave individuals held the mission for 13 days
  against an army of some 4,000 Mexican soldiers; the cry "Remember
  the Alamo" became the rallying point of the Texas Revolution;
  today, the Alamo is a shrine and museum and is widely recognized
  as the cradle of Texas liberty; and
         WHEREAS, San Antonio became formally incorporated in 1837,
  when the fledgling Republic of Texas granted the city a charter;
  the community has since retained its sense of history and
  tradition while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress; it
  continues to serve as a crossroads and a meeting place, where the
  rich cultural influences of Native Americans, Old Mexico, German
  immigrants, the Wild West, African Americans, and the Deep South
  mingle and merge; and
         WHEREAS, The city has a proud military heritage; great
  military figures like Pershing, Stilwell, Krueger, LeMay,
  Chennault, and Eisenhower served at San Antonio military
  institutions, including Fort Sam Houston, the headquarters for
  the United States Army North and United States Army South, and
  Randolph Air Force Base, the home of Air Education and Training
  Command; in addition, San Antonio is the site of Lackland Air
  Force Base, the largest training wing in the United States Air
  Force, and the San Antonio Military Health System, home of all
  United States military medical training; and
         WHEREAS, Recent years have brought remarkable economic
  development to San Antonio as its skilled workforce, excellent
  institutions of public and higher education, and high quality of
  life have attracted important corporate businesses and industries
  to the city; and
         WHEREAS, The city's chambers of commerce serve as leading
  advocates for the business community and are dedicated to
  building and sustaining San Antonio's diverse and prosperous
  economy, particularly in the major local industries of health
  care, manufacturing, aerospace, information technology, and
  cybersecurity; and
         WHEREAS, Millions of visitors a year delight in visiting San
  Antonio; in addition to the Alamo, highlights include La Villita,
  San Fernando Cathedral, the San Antonio Missions Trail, and the
  famed Paseo del Rio, also known as The Riverwalk; among the other
  attractions that make San Antonio one of the top tourist
  destinations in the country are SeaWorld San Antonio and the Six
  Flags Fiesta Texas theme park as well as the PGA Tour Valero Texas
  Open, the Alamo Bowl, and the five-time world champion San Antonio
  Spurs; and
         WHEREAS, In April 2017, the city will once again celebrate
  Fiesta San Antonio, the biggest 11-day party in the state; first
  held more than 120 years ago, the event was founded by a group of
  women who decorated horse-drawn carriages for a parade in front of
  the Alamo and battled with flower blossoms instead of bullets to
  honor the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto; and
         WHEREAS, San Antonio is truly one of the treasures of the
  Lone Star State, and VIVA San Antonio Day provides a welcome
  opportunity to honor the city and its many fine residents; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 28, 2017, as VIVA San
  Antonio Day at the State Capitol and extend to the visiting
  delegation sincere best wishes for an informative and enjoyable
  stay in Austin.
  Menéndez, Campbell, Uresti, Zaffirini
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 28, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate