H.R. No. 984
         WHEREAS, The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Evans Sr. of Bethlehem
  Baptist Church was elected mayor of Mansfield in December 2020; and
         WHEREAS, A longtime leader in his community, Mayor Evans
  served on the board of trustees of the Mansfield Independent School
  District from 2007 to 2016, including two years as president; he was
  also a trustee of the Tarrant County College District from 2016 to
  2020, the administrator of TCC's ESL and Adult Basic Education
  Centers, and a member of the advisory council of Tarrant County
  Habitat for Humanity and the advisory board of the Methodist
  Mansfield Medical Center, and he now serves on the advisory board of
  the Arlington & Mansfield Area Salvation Army Corps; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Houston, Michael Evans earned his
  bachelor's degree in political science from The University of Texas
  at Arlington, his master's degree in divinity from Texas Christian
  University, and his doctorate in ministry from Baylor University;
  he has been pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield for more
  than 30 years, and he is the founder of the church's Educational
  Enrichment Corporation and the Historic West Mansfield Texas
  Community Development Corporation, which played a leading role in
  the construction of Bethlehem's Pioneer Place Senior Adult
  Independent Living Complex; in addition, he is a former U.S. Navy
  reserve chaplain, the director of Life Touch Cottage Ministries,
  and the former director of African American Ministries for the
  Baptist General Convention of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mayor Evans enjoys the love
  and support of his wife, Lisa Evans, and their two children and
  granddaughter; and
         WHEREAS, For many years, this esteemed Texan's leadership and
  dedication to his community have greatly benefited his fellow
  citizens, and he may reflect with pride on his many contributions to
  Mansfield and Tarrant County as he takes on the challenges and
  opportunities of his new position; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the Reverend Dr. Michael A. Evans
  Sr. on his election as mayor of Mansfield and extend to him sincere
  best wishes for a successful tenure; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mayor Evans as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 984 was adopted by the House on May 8,
  2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House