H.C.R. No. 10
         WHEREAS, The life of a distinguished public servant drew to a
  close with the death of former state representative Roberto
  Gutierrez of McAllen on December 28, 2019, at the age of 83; and
         WHEREAS, Roberto Gutierrez was born on June 11, 1936;
  answering his nation's call to duty, he served in the 49th Armored
  Division of the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of sergeant, and he
  went on to serve another 10 years in the Texas National Guard; in
  civilian life, he earned a master's degree in education and enjoyed
  a career as a secondary school teacher and counselor and as a
  businessman; and
         WHEREAS, First elected to the State Legislature from
  District 41 in 1990, Representative Gutierrez served for 14 years,
  and he devoted his tenure in office to expanding education in the
  Rio Grande Valley, promoting public safety, and improving access to
  health services; he was a member of the Appropriations, Public
  Safety, and Financial Institutions Committees, among others, and
  his many achievements included authoring the bill that created
  South Texas Community College, helping to increase funding for The
  University of Texas-Pan American, promoting an early diabetes
  detection program for children, and playing a lead role in creating
  the UT Regional Academic Health Center, which served as the
  foundation for the UTRGV School of Medicine; and
         WHEREAS, Representative Gutierrez shared a loving union with
  his wife, Cecilia Carmen Gutierrez, that spanned 56 years until her
  death in 2017, and he was the proud father of three children,
  Roberto, Gilda, and Sara; with the passing years, he had the
  pleasure of welcoming into his family seven grandchildren, Roberto
  Daniel, A. Cecilia, Iris Isabelle, Joel Roberto, Sarita Cecilia,
  Gabriela Marie, and Andrea Renee; and
         WHEREAS, Living up to his motto "dale gas," which is Spanish
  for "go forward," Roberto Gutierrez led a rich and purposeful life
  dedicated to the service of others, and he leaves behind a legacy
  that will continue to inspire all those who knew and loved him; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas,
  3rd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the memory of the
  Honorable Roberto Gutierrez and extend heartfelt sympathy to his
  family and many friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory of
  Roberto Gutierrez.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 10 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on September 30, 2021.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 10 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the Senate on October 4, 2021.
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________