By: Cyrier H.C.R. No. 131
         WHEREAS, The residents of Bastrop County for decades have
  opened their homes, businesses, and properties to film productions
  of all durations and sizes, forming friendly relations with
  industry professionals; Bastrop County residents watch with pride
  as our communities come to life on television and motion picture
  screens; and
         WHEREAS, The leadership of Bastrop County and the cities of
  Bastrop, Elgin, and Smithville have adopted film-friendly policies
  to ensure that projects work smoothly with residents and
  businesses; and
         WHEREAS, understanding the economic impact they bring to our
  communities, each Chamber of Commerce, private citizens, local
  agencies, and School Districts actively support film production and
  open their homes and facilities for film making; Local Film
  Commissions provide workshops promoting dialogue between
  production companies and our residents; and
         WHEREAS, Bastrop County is home to New Republic Studios, a
  full service production company bringing creative talents to
  production stages, sound stages, and animation facilities in their
  state of the art facilities; and
         WHEREAS, Many residents of Bastrop County proudly support
  their families through work on film projects, including
  professional writers, directors, location scouts, actors,
  accountants, caterers, carpenters, electricians, and other skilled
  positions; and
         WHEREAS, each year Bastrop County and our local communities
  welcome thousands of visitors following film trails established by
  the Texas Film Commission; they come to see famous locations such as
  the "Hope Floats" home and the "Bernie" courtroom; and
         WHEREAS, Bastrop County residents spend countless hours as
  volunteers supporting film productions in our communities; Bastrop
  County has hosted hundreds of moving-image productions from Academy
  Award nominated feature films such as "The Tree of Life" to fan
  classics such as "Hope Floats", "Bernie", "The Transformers", and
  "My All American". Celebrities feel welcome here - from Clydesdales
  parading down Main Street of Elgin; Julia Roberts, Jack Black, and
  Troy Aikman strolling Bastrop's Main Street; to Brad Pitt and Julia
  Chastain enjoying the ambiance of Smithville; and
         WHEREAS, Bastrop County is where film production companies
  come to enjoy their friendly and hospitable nature; Bastrop County
  and its residents have earned this recognition; therefore , be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby designates Bastrop County as the Film
  Hospitality Capital of Texas; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That, in accordance with the provisions of Section
  391.003(e), Government Code, this designation remain in effect
  until the 10th anniversary of the date this resolution is finally
  passed by the legislature.