86R19303 JGH-D
  By: Harris H.R. No. 847
         WHEREAS, Members of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are
  visiting the State Capitol on April 4, 2019, and this occasion
  provides a welcome opportunity to pay tribute to this outstanding
  community organization; and
         WHEREAS, The seat of Freestone County, Fairfield has long
  been a center of agricultural commerce; cotton was the predominant
  crop in the town's early years, and today, the county is known for
  its cattle ranches and peach production; since the 1960s, the
  region has also been a source of natural gas, and in 1969, a steam
  electric station was built near the town to take advantage of the
  area's abundant coal; and
         WHEREAS, Fairfield benefits from its location at the junction
  of US Highway 84 and Interstate 45 between Dallas and Houston;
  centered on a handsome county courthouse that was built in 1919, the
  charming town square and the city's relaxed, small-town lifestyle
  delight both residents and visitors alike; moreover, Fairfield
  State Lake has become a popular destination for fishing and
  camping, drawing 250,000 visitors a year; and
         WHEREAS, The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is the voice of
  the local business community, and it also operates the city's
  visitor center; by working together with integrity, respect, and
  passion, the men and women of the chamber endeavor to educate, lead,
  and promote economic development and tourism in the county; and
         WHEREAS, The members of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
  have dedicated themselves to making their county a better place in
  which to live, work, and do business, and they are indeed deserving
  of recognition for the vital role they play in their community; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize April 4, 2019, as Fairfield Chamber of
  Commerce Day at the State Capitol and extend to the visiting
  delegation sincere best wishes for a meaningful and memorable visit
  to Austin; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce as an expression of
  high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.