H.R. No. 1277
         WHEREAS, Paul E. Reitz retired as district engineer for the
  Yoakum District of the Texas Department of Transportation on April
  16, 2021, drawing to a close an exemplary career with the agency
  that spanned more than 25 years; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Reitz first worked for the Texas Department of
  Transportation as a seasonal employee while he was attending Texas
  A&M University; after earning his bachelor's degree in civil
  engineering, he joined the Victoria Area Office as an engineering
  assistant in 1996; he went on to serve as a transportation engineer
  for nearly a decade before becoming the Karnes City area engineer in
  the Corpus Christi District; and
         WHEREAS, In August 2012, Mr. Reitz was selected as project
  manager for the Task Force on Texas' Energy Sector Roadway Needs,
  and in that role, he oversaw statewide efforts to develop
  recommendations for improving infrastructure and promoting driver
  safety in energy sector regions; later that year, he became the
  director of transportation planning and development for the Yoakum
  District; he was named the Yoakum District engineer in November
  2015, and during his tenure, he was responsible for the management
  and oversight of transportation projects in an 11-county region
  that includes the I-10 and U.S. 59 corridors and the Eagle Ford
  Shale area; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Reitz enjoys the love and
  support of his wife, Michelle, as well as that of their children,
  Nelson, Hayden, and Madelyn; a valued resident of Goliad, he looks
  forward to fishing, ranching, and pursuing his a pilot's license in
  retirement; and
         WHEREAS, With his dedication, professionalism, and
  commitment to excellence, Paul Reitz has greatly benefited his
  fellow Texans and earned the respect and admiration of his
  colleagues, and he may indeed reflect with pride on a career well
  spent as he begins the next exciting chapter of his life; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Paul E. Reitz on his retirement as
  district engineer for the Yoakum District of the Texas Department
  of Transportation 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. Reitz as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1277 was adopted by the House on May
  23, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House