88S30173 CJM-D
  By: Craddick H.C.R. No. 17
         WHEREAS, Sharla and Bart Hotchkiss received a Judge Pat
  Baskin Family Volunteer of the Year Award at the Beacon Awards
  Luncheon on September 26, 2023; and
         WHEREAS, The Beacon Awards honor excellence in Permian Basin
  nonprofit organizations by recognizing volunteers and staff of the
  local nonprofit sector; the Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of
  the Year Award is presented annually to both an adult and youth
  volunteer in the Midland County community; and
         WHEREAS, Fitting recipients of the award, Sharla and Bart
  Hotchkiss moved to Midland in 1971, and together they began
  volunteering with their church, local schools, and myriad
  organizations ranging from the Junior League of Midland and the
  Museum of the Southwest to Hospice of Midland and the Permian Basin
  Regional Planning Commission; they both served on the Midland City
  Council, including respective tenures as mayor pro tempore, and
  they each chaired the Midland Planning and Zoning Commission; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Hotchkiss has further contributed to the
  community as chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission and as a
  member of the Oil and Gas Advisory Committee; meanwhile,
  Mrs. Hotchkiss has served as executive director of Keep Midland
  Beautiful and as president of Keep Texas Beautiful, and she helped
  craft the last two city comprehensive plans and served on the Texas
  Workforce Investment Council; she has been recognized for her
  exceptional endeavors with the Lady Bird Johnson Award; and
         WHEREAS, The couple have also played an important role in the
  Midland business community as the owners of Murray's Deli; and
         WHEREAS, Inspiring others through their exemplary civic
  engagement, Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss have made a lasting, positive
  difference in their community, and they are indeed deserving of
  this most recent honor; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 88th Legislature of the State of Texas,
  3rd Called Session, hereby congratulate Sharla and Bart Hotchkiss
  on their receipt of a 2023 Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of the
  Year Award and extend to them sincere best wishes for the future;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the couple as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives and Senate.