86R22573 KSM-D
  By: Talarico H.R. No. 1317
         WHEREAS, Residents of Hutto are gathering in Austin on May 1,
  2019, to celebrate Hutto Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, Situated on the rich blackland soils of southeastern
  Williamson County, the Hutto area was settled in 1855 by James E.
  Hutto and Adam Orgain, a freed slave; the town, which was founded in
  1876 around a depot of the International-Great Northern Railroad,
  soon became a center for cotton farming, and it was incorporated in
  1911; and
         WHEREAS, More than a century later, Hutto benefits from its
  location at the intersection of two major highways, US 79 and SH
  130, and its proximity to Interstate 35; the city's population has
  soared from 1,450 in 2000 to more than 25,000 today, and its
  welcoming environment for business has earned it recognition from
  Southern Business and Development magazine as one of the Top 10 Edge
  Markets and one of the Top 100 Best Places in the South to Locate
  Your Company; in recent years, Hutto was also ranked in the Top 10
  Places to Live in Texas by Movoto as well as among the Top 5 Safest
  Places in Texas by ValuePenguin; and
         WHEREAS, The Hutto Independent School District is one of the
  fastest-growing districts in Texas, and it has previously been
  named to the College Board AP District Honor Roll; the city is also
  increasing opportunities for adult students, and the 57-acre campus
  of the East Williamson County Higher Education Center-Hutto, a
  partnership between Temple College, Texas State Technical College,
  and Texas A&M University-Central Texas, has continued to expand its
  course offerings since opening in 2013; in addition, Hutto
  residents enjoy access to a number of community parks, as well as
  the 35,000-square-foot Hutto Family YMCA facility; and
         WHEREAS, With an educated workforce, a motivated city
  government, and a healthy business climate, Hutto has established
  itself as an outstanding place to live and work, and its citizens
  may indeed take pride in the place they call home; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize May 1, 2019, as Hutto Day at the State
  Capitol and extend to the visiting delegation sincere best wishes
  for an enjoyable and informative stay in Austin.