86R8722 SME-D
  By: Lambert H.R. No. 178
         WHEREAS, The Sweetwater Jaycees are visiting the State
  Capitol February 4-7, 2019, to share valuable lessons about one of
  the Lone Star State's most feared creatures, Crotalus atrox,
  commonly known as the Western diamondback rattlesnake; and
         WHEREAS, Each year the Sweetwater Jaycees sponsor the World's
  Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, a three-day extravaganza originally
  conceived by a group of area farmers and ranchers plagued by an
  overpopulation of rattlesnakes; and
         WHEREAS, Taking their show on the road, group members have
  come to Austin to offer their fellow Texans snake demonstrations,
  information on snake safety, and the ever-popular snake encounters
  in the outdoor rotunda; and
         WHEREAS, This fun and informative event is always a favorite
  at the State Capitol, and it is a pleasure to recognize the
  Sweetwater Jaycees for another unforgettable presentation; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby welcome the Sweetwater Jaycees to the State
  Capitol and extend to them sincere best wishes for an enjoyable and
  memorable visit; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the group as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.