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  By: Paddie H.R. No. 48
         WHEREAS, Anthony Robinson is being inducted into the
  Mrs. H. D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and
  Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Northwestern State University; and
         WHEREAS, An alumnus of CAPA, Mr. Robinson holds a bachelor's
  degree in music education from Northwestern State University in
  Natchitoches, Louisiana, and a master's degree from East Texas
  State University; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Robinson began his long career in education with
  the Marshall Independent School District, where, over the course of
  a 30-year tenure, he served as a percussion coordinator, band
  director, and fine arts coordinator; in 1993, he joined East Texas
  Baptist University as an adjunct instructor of music, and he has
  since taught classes on percussion and woodwind methods; after
  retiring from Marshall ISD in 2007, he went on to teach percussion
  at a number of school districts throughout East Texas, as well as at
  Wiley College; along the way, he has also served as a guest
  conductor for junior high and ninth-grade bands in Louisiana, and
  he has benefited the Texas Music Educators Association as
  percussion organizer and clinician for the All-State Bands and
  Orchestras; and
         WHEREAS, A talented musician, Mr. Robinson has performed
  with symphonies in Shreveport, Longview, and Marshall, and he has
  served as first sergeant and principal percussionist for the 531st
  Air Force Band; over the course of his air force career, he toured
  in the Czech Republic, taught private lessons to troops, and
  appeared with the U.S. Air Force Band of the West; additionally, he
  has participated in a music ministry that performs in nursing homes
  and hospitals, and in 1995 he established the first colonial fife
  and drum corps in Marshall, the East Texas Ancients Fife and Drum
  Corps; and
         WHEREAS, Through his remarkable success as an educator and
  musician, Anthony Robinson has furthered the proud tradition of
  achievement at Northwestern State University, and he is indeed
  deserving of this prestigious honor; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Anthony
  Robinson on his induction into the Mrs. H. D. Dear, Sr. and Alice
  E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts Hall of Fame 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 Mr. Robinson as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.