WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Tarrant County and to join its citizens in celebration
  of Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol on February 23 and 24,
  2021; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1849, Tarrant County was named for
  General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas Militia; its
  county seat is Fort Worth, and it is one of 26 counties formed
  from the original Peters Colony; and
         WHEREAS, Residents of Tarrant County have continued to
  honor its frontier roots and pioneering spirit as the area has
  transformed into a vibrant center for business, education, and
  world-class culture; and
         WHEREAS, One of the most populous counties in the state and
  nation, Tarrant County serves as a cultural hub in North Texas
  and is known for its exceptional museums, including the renowned
  Kimbell Art Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of
  Fame; the county has 20 outstanding public school districts, and
  it is home to many excellent institutions of higher education
  that provide a variety of opportunities for students and produce
  a highly educated workforce; and
         WHEREAS, Leading the regional resurgence in business
  expansions, retail development, and new housing construction,
  Tarrant County boasts a prosperous and diverse business
  community; its assets include cattle ranching, small businesses,
  multinational corporations, and defense, aerospace, and
  transportation industries; and
         WHEREAS, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tarrant
  County organized the CARES 4 Tarrant Program, which has enabled
  the distribution of $29 million to support public health
  resources and to provide mass testing and vaccinations; the
  program has also distributed millions of dollars in small
  business grants and has provided funding for agencies and
  programs to offer rental assistance and a range of social
  services for the public; and
         WHEREAS, The people of Tarrant County have worked hard to
  create and maintain their thriving community, and they can be
  justly proud of their rich history, their many achievements, and
  their enduring public spirit; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 87th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 23 and 24, 2021, as
  Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol and extend to all
  sincere best wishes for an enjoyable and rewarding event; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this special occasion.
  Nelson, Birdwell
  Hancock, Powell
       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
       Member, Texas Senate               Member, Texas Senate
       President of the Senate
         I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 23, 2021.
       Secretary of the Senate