WHEREAS, Brookshire Grocery Company of Tyler celebrated
  its 90th anniversary in 2018; and
         WHEREAS, Originally known as Brookshire Brothers, the firm
  was founded in 1928, when Wood T. Brookshire opened a small shop
  downtown in partnership with five siblings; the business soon
  encompassed three stores in Tyler, and Mr. Brookshire took on
  sole ownership in 1939; through the years, the company
  established more locations across East Texas, and it built its
  first grocery warehouse in 1953; and
         WHEREAS, Brookshire Grocery Company now operates over 180
  stores in three states, and it maintains a fleet of 73 tractors
  and more than 300 trailers; its portfolio includes two
  full-service supermarket chains, Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods,
  as well as the upscale FRESH by Brookshire's, which specializes
  in natural, organic, and chef-prepared foods; in 2016, the
  company purchased 25 Walmart Express stores and converted them to
  Spring Markets in a matter of weeks; today, Brookshire Grocery
  Company employs nearly 14,000 people; and
         WHEREAS, For nine decades, Brookshire Grocery Company has
  built on the reputation for customer service cultivated by its
  founder, and as it has grown, it has created thousands of jobs and
  contributed significantly to the prosperity of the Lone Star
  State; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby congratulate Brookshire Grocery Company on
  its 90th anniversary and extend sincere best wishes for the
  future to all those associated with this outstanding enterprise;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for the company as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 28, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate