86R31131 CJM-D
  By: Murr H.R. No. 1517
         WHEREAS, Dr. M. Mort Kothmann is retiring from the department
  of rangeland ecology and management at Texas A&M University in May
  2019, drawing to a close an outstanding career in education that has
  spanned more than half a century; and
         WHEREAS, Mort Kothmann first joined the A&M system as a
  member of the faculty at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
  in 1967; after three years, he took a position as an assistant
  professor at Texas A&M, and over the next decade, he was promoted to
  associate professor and then to professor; for the past 10 years, he
  has served as associate department head for undergraduate programs;
         WHEREAS, Over the course of his tenure, Dr. Kothmann has
  taught undergraduate and graduate classes on a variety of subjects,
  including rangeland inventory and evaluation, grazing management,
  livestock nutrition, and natural resource analysis; his research
  has focused on developing models to guide ranchers in planning,
  monitoring, and evaluating grazing management; and
         WHEREAS, Professor Kothmann holds a bachelor's degree in
  range management and a doctorate in range science from Texas A&M
  University as well as a master's degree in range management from
  Utah State University; and
         WHEREAS, Mort Kothmann has made significant contributions to
  advancing the mission of Texas A&M University and to the study of
  range management, and he may take well-deserved pride in his
  exceptional record of achievement; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. M. Mort Kothmann on his
  retirement from Texas A&M University and extend to him sincere best
  wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Kothmann as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.