86R36093 CJM-D
  By: Farrar H.R. No. 2008
         WHEREAS, Nicolás Miguel Ramón Gallego, the only son of Pete
  P. Gallego, a former state representative and U.S. congressman, and
  María Elena Ramón, the general counsel for the State Office of Court
  Administration, is graduating from eighth grade on May 23, 2019;
         WHEREAS, Born on October 7, 2004, Nicolás Miguel Ramón
  Gallego regularly attended sessions of the Texas Legislature as a
  young child; he played under his father's desk, Desk 82, wandered
  around the house floor while meeting and chatting with individual
  house members, explored the nooks and crannies of the house
  chamber, and even participated inadvertently in debates on the
  house floor; and
         WHEREAS, There remain 50 current members of the Texas House
  of Representatives who remember the era when Nicolás was present on
  the house floor during each day of session; many of these members
  interacted with him frequently, including Representatives Rafael
  Anchia, Garnet F. Coleman, Jessica Farrar, Trey Martinez Fischer,
  Charlie Geren, Ana Hernandez, Armando "Mando" Martinez, and
  Senfronia Thompson; and
         WHEREAS, Nicolás also developed many close relationships
  with other now former members of the Texas House of
  Representatives, including Representatives Patricia Harless, Fred
  Hill, Scott Hochberg, Terri Hodge, Edmund Kuempel, James E. "Pete"
  Laney, Tommy Merritt, Elliott Naishtat, Paula Pierson, and Tara
  Rios Ybarra; and
         WHEREAS, With his outgoing personality, easy smile,
  inquisitive nature, and unpredictable antics, Nicolás regularly
  reminded house members of the important things in life while
  providing entertainment and promoting a more congenial and friendly
  environment; he is believed to be the most photographed child in the
  history of the Texas House of Representatives; and
         WHEREAS, In the years since his father left the house,
  Nicolás has distinguished himself by excelling in academics,
  athletics, and extracurricular activities; his many
  accomplishments include making the principal's list every
  semester, earning membership in the National Junior Honor Society,
  winning his school's chess championship, starting on the school's
  basketball team, and serving as vice president of the student
  council; and
         WHEREAS, Exciting challenges and opportunities await this
  outstanding young man, and it is a pleasure to join his family and
  friends in recognizing him as he celebrates this important
  milestone in his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Nicolás Miguel Ramón Gallego on the
  occasion of his graduation from eighth grade and extend to him
  sincere best wishes for continued success in all his future
  endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Nicolás as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.