87R18061(16) BK-D
  By: Israel H.R. No. 570
         WHEREAS, From February 13-17, 2021, a historic winter storm
  swept across the state and brought significant snowfall, freezing
  rain, and sustained, below-freezing temperatures to the Central
  Texas area; and
         WHEREAS, The winter conditions resulted in blackouts that
  impacted nearly 200,000 Austin Energy homes and more throughout the
  Travis County area, forcing many Texans to contend with freezing
  weather without heat or electricity; as ice accumulated on
  roadways, some area residents were unable to obtain food or make
  trips for other essential items, and the record-low temperatures
  also led to frozen or burst pipes that left many without running
  water; and
         WHEREAS, During this unprecedented event, leaders and
  citizens of Central Texas stepped up to provide food, water, and
  other resources to community members in need; many of them were
  experiencing their own hardships at this time, and some braved
  dangerous road conditions in order to reach and render aid to their
  vulnerable neighbors; and
         WHEREAS, Among those who distinguished themselves in the
  midst of this crisis was Russ Johnson, who coordinated relief
  efforts for elderly residents at the Cambridge Villas Senior
  Housing Apartments; and
         WHEREAS, Winter Storm Uri was a natural disaster of historic
  magnitude for our state, and Central Texans are profoundly grateful
  for the caring individuals who went above and beyond during this
  challenging time for their community; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Russ Johnson for providing vital help to
  his neighbors during Winter Storm Uri and extend to him sincere
  appreciation for his hard work and selfless service; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Johnson as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.