H.R. No. 176
         WHEREAS, Texas filmmaker David Blue Garcia has garnered
  considerable critical acclaim and several film festival awards with
  his Texas-themed debut feature film, Tejano; and
         WHEREAS, A native of South Texas, Mr. Garcia grew up in
  Harlingen, where he got interested in film at the age of 13; after
  earning a radio, television, and film degree from The University of
  Texas at Austin, he established a successful career as a director
  and cinematographer of high-profile commercials, and he has also
  been involved in the production of numerous feature films, shorts,
  documentaries, news programs, and corporate films; and
         WHEREAS, Set and filmed entirely in the Rio Grande Valley,
  Tejano is a Spanish-language thriller that tells the story of a
  young ranch hand who, desperate to raise money for his sick
  grandfather, finds himself caught up in drug trafficking along the
  border; directed and cowritten by Mr. Garcia, the film includes
  area residents in the cast and features distinctive locations in
  Harlingen, Brownsville, and McAllen; and
         WHEREAS, This independent film was produced on an extremely
  low budget that did not rise to the minimum level necessary to
  qualify for the state's filmmaking incentive program; although
  Mr. Garcia could have made the feature in nearby states that have
  lower minimum requirements, he was determined to film this story in
  Texas, with Texans working as cast and crew; his passionate belief
  in the talent and potential of the Lone Star State's film community
  has inspired him to become a powerful advocate for increased
  financial resources to support low-budget projects in Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Tejano has proven to be an auspicious debut,
  garnering strong reviews and earning multiple awards on the
  festival circuit, including prizes from the Dallas International
  Film Festival, the South Texas International Film Festival, the El
  Paso Film Festival, the Queen Palm International Film Festival, and
  the CineSol Film Festival; and
         WHEREAS, Through his considerable skill and admirable
  determination, David Blue Garcia worked against the odds to create
  a compelling and entertaining film that makes a bold new
  contribution to the proud legacy of cinematic art in the Lone Star
  State; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate David Blue Garcia on the success of
  his feature film Tejano and extend to him sincere best wishes for
  the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Garcia as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 176 was adopted by the House on March
  6, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House