86R29628 CW-D
  By: Rodriguez H.R. No. 1651
         WHEREAS, The strength and cohesion of our communities are
  enhanced by the efforts of individuals such as Paul Tovar, whose
  work over the course of nearly six decades has contributed to the
  quality of life in Austin; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Tovar holds a pharmacy degree from The
  University of Texas at Austin, and he completed postgraduate work
  in long-term health care administration, real estate, banking, and
  business; as a certified pharmacist, he has expanded access to
  health care by establishing medical clinics and pharmacies
  throughout the city; he has also provided coverage and services to
  vulnerable women and children through his Vista Health Insurance
  Plan, and his new private insurance plan assists those who are not
  eligible for government programs; further, his nonprofit
  organization, Primero Health, offers free health education and
  resources; and
         WHEREAS, A community development leader, Mr. Tovar has
  helped create affordable housing and equal education opportunities
  in the Austin area; moreover, as board chair of the Texas Certified
  Development Company, which he founded in 1981, he oversees a small
  business loan program designed to promote business growth, generate
  jobs, and improve economic stability; he additionally launched CP
  Enterprises and Hallmark Business Services; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Tovar previously served as chair of the Greater
  Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; in the early 1970s, he opened
  the Rockin' M dance hall, and the establishment attracted such
  influential conjunto musical performers as Flaco Jiménez; and
         WHEREAS, Paul Tovar has demonstrated a lasting commitment to
  making Austin a better place for all, and in so doing, he has earned
  the deep respect and appreciation of his fellow residents; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize Paul Tovar for his longtime
  contributions to his community and extend to him sincere best
  wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Tovar as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.