86R9957 KSM-D
  By: King of Parker H.R. No. 317
         WHEREAS, Residents of Wise County are visiting Austin on
  February 19, 2019, to celebrate Wise County Day at the State
  Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, Located in the northwestern part of the state, Wise
  County was established on January 23, 1856; the county was carved
  out of Cooke County by legislative act and named in honor of Henry
  A. Wise, a U.S. congressman from Virginia who had supported the
  annexation of Texas; at the same time as it created Wise County, the
  legislature decreed that its county seat be established within five
  miles of the county's center, and two years later that new community
  became known as Decatur, after the naval hero Stephen Decatur; and
         WHEREAS, The eastern fork of the Chisholm Trail passed near
  Decatur during the latter half of the 19th century, and the town
  prospered as a shipping point and market for local farmers; today,
  it is a center for natural gas production, specialty carbon and
  graphite manufacturing, and health care, as well as marketing and
  processing for area agribusiness; and
         WHEREAS, Decatur is also home to some of the best
  professional rodeo cowboys and bull riders in the world; among the
  champions who live or train in the community are three-time
  Professional Bull Riders World Champion Silvano Alves, PBR World
  Champions Kaique Pacheco, Guilherme Marchi, and Mike Lee, PBR World
  Finals Champions Marco Eguchi and Jose Vitor Leme, and nine-time
  National Finals Rodeo finalist steer wrestler K. C. Jones, as well
  as the most decorated rodeo cowboy of all time, with 24 world
  championships and 14 all-around titles, Trevor Brazile; the famed
  Cooper family of rodeo cowboys also lives in Decatur, including
  four-time World Champion Tuf Cooper and the patriarch and Texas
  Rodeo Hall of Famer Roy Cooper; and
         WHEREAS, Visitors are drawn by such historic attractions as
  the Waggoner Mansion, the Wise County Heritage Museum, the Wise
  County Veterans Park, and the pink granite Wise County Courthouse,
  which was completed in 1896; Wise County is home to a variety of
  recreational opportunities provided by Lake Bridgeport, Eagle
  Mountain Lake, and the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands;
  in addition, area residents commemorate their heritage with the
  annual Butterfield Stage Days Festival in May, the Wise County Old
  Settlers Reunion in July, and the Chisholm Trail Days and Western
  Heritage Festival in August; and
         WHEREAS, Celebrating their history as they embrace the
  opportunities of the future, the citizens of Wise County take great
  pride in their community, and it is indeed fitting to honor their
  unique contributions to the story of the Lone Star State; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize February 19, 2019, as Wise County Day
  at the State Capitol and extend best wishes to the visiting
  delegation for a meaningful and memorable stay in Austin.