H.R. No. 158
         WHEREAS, Ray Cogburn of Amarillo is concluding his tenure as
  executive director of Region 16 Education Service Center on
  August 31, 2021, drawing to a close a notable career in education
  that has spanned four decades; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Cogburn began his tenure at Region 16 ESC as
  director of administrative services in 2007, and he became
  associate executive director in 2012; he was appointed executive
  director in 2015, and under his leadership, the agency has provided
  vital support to 61 school districts and two charter schools; and
         WHEREAS, A longtime resident of Shamrock, Mr. Cogburn began
  his career as a teacher and coach in the Shamrock Independent School
  District in 1981, and he went on to serve as principal of the high
  school before taking on the role of district superintendent in
  2000; he was named the Region 16 Superintendent of the Year for
  2006-2007; he holds a bachelor's degree from West Texas State
  University and a master's degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State
  University; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Cogburn enjoys the love
  and support of his wife, Jackie, as well as that of his children,
  Kinsey, and her husband, Chesley, and Kendall, and his wife, Kelly,
  and grandchildren, Cameron, Kollier, and Karoline; and
         WHEREAS, With his people-oriented leadership style, positive
  attitude, and longstanding commitment to excellence, Ray Cogburn
  has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues, and he may
  indeed reflect with pride on his exceptional record of achievement;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 2nd Called Session, hereby congratulate Ray Cogburn on
  his retirement as executive director of Region 16 Education Service
  Center 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. Cogburn as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 158 was adopted by the House on
  September 2, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House