87S31057 JGH-D
  By: Harris H.R. No. 93
         WHEREAS, The Traces of Texas online photography project is
  making a significant contribution to the preservation of the
  heritage of the Lone Star State; and
         WHEREAS, In 2004, photographer Jac Darsnek began taking
  pictures of locations and buildings across Texas that he feared
  would one day be lost without having been recorded, and in 2013, he
  started sharing his photos on social media; his Facebook account
  took off in 2015, when he uploaded a vintage photograph of the
  original Whataburger location in Corpus Christi from 1955, and the
  photo was accessed by 12 million viewers; and
         WHEREAS, Since embarking on the project, Mr. Darsnek has
  traveled more than 200,000 miles across the state, and the Traces of
  Texas website features a robust collection of his striking color
  photographs of such sites as roadside cafes, ranch gates, railroad
  bridges, drive-in theaters, and countless other subjects; the
  website also includes arcane Texas facts that are updated daily and
  a forum for visitors to share their own stories and photos; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to the website and Facebook page, Traces
  of Texas is available on Instagram and Twitter, where followers can
  enjoy photographs of various sites, as well as stills from classic
  Texas films and remembrances of celebrated Texans of the past; and
         WHEREAS, A thriving online community dedicated to all things
  Texan, Traces of Texas is a lively celebration of the history,
  culture, and enduring legacy of the Lone Star State; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby commend the Traces of Texas
  online photography project and extend to all those associated with
  the initiative sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Traces of Texas as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.