86R15728 SME-D
  By: Rodriguez H.R. No. 1236
         WHEREAS, Dr. Emilio Zamora, a professor at The University of
  Texas at Austin, received the 2019 Ruth A. Allen Pioneer in Texas
  Working-Class History Award from the Texas State Historical
  Association; and
         WHEREAS, The Texas State Historical Association is the
  state's leading historical association and the authoritative
  source for Texas history worldwide; in addition to winning the Ruth
  A. Allen Pioneer in Texas Working-Class History Award, Dr. Zamora
  has been named the 2019-2020 president of the organization; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Zamora holds a George W. Littlefield
  Professorship in American History at UT Austin, as well as
  affiliations with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the
  Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies; his research
  interests include the history of Mexicans in the United States and
  their relationship with Mexico, as well as the history of Texas and
  the U.S. working class; and
         WHEREAS, A Fulbright recipient and a lifetime member of the
  Texas Institute of Letters, Dr. Zamora has also received the Coral
  Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, the
  H. L. Mitchell Award in Southern Working Class History, the T. R.
  Fehrenbach Award in Texas History, the Bolton-Kinnaird Award in
  Borderlands History, and the Award of Merit for the best book
  published on Texas from the Philosophical Society of Texas;
  moreover, he is a two-time recipient of the Clotilde García Award
  for the best book in Tejano History, and he earned the 2018 Award of
  Excellence from the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural
  Center in Austin; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Zamora has distinguished himself as one of the
  leading scholars in his field, and he may indeed take pride in this
  prestigious recognition; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. Emilio Zamora on his receipt of
  the 2019 Ruth A. Allen Pioneer in Texas Working-Class History Award
  from the Texas State Historical Association and extend to him
  sincere best wishes for a successful tenure as TSHA president; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Zamora as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.