88S30924 BK-D
  By: Flores S.R. No. 64
         WHEREAS, The prosperity of the Lone Star State has been
  greatly influenced by family farming and ranching, and the Wallace
  Farm in Bell County has been officially recognized for its role in
  this proud tradition with its acceptance into the state's Family
  Land Heritage Program in 2023; and
         WHEREAS, Sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture,
  this program honors farms and ranches that have been in continuous
  agricultural operation by the same family for a century or more;
  established in 1873, the Wallace Farm is currently owned and
  operated by Laura W. Bergin and Christine W. Stockwell; and
         WHEREAS, The farm's founder, John Armstrong Wallace, was a
  native of Tennessee who moved with his family to Texas as a child;
  in 1873, he and his wife, Amanda Wallace, acquired 280 acres of
  land; there, they built their home and developed a ranch and farm,
  where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn, oats, and wheat;
  they became the parents of 11 children, several of whom remained on
  the land; after the elder Mr. Wallace's passing in 1948, ownership
  of the farm was transferred to his youngest son, Wofford Garrison
  Wallace, who resided there and continued to raise livestock and
  cultivate crops on the property alongside his sisters, Amanda and
  Anna Belle; and
         WHEREAS, Wofford Wallace passed away in 1972, and his older
  brother, Henry Clay Wallace, assumed ownership of the farm, which
  was subsequently divided between his sons, Henry and Joseph; since
  the death of Henry Wallace Jr. in 2014, his daughters Laura and
  Christine have tended to the remaining 140 acres, where they
  currently grow corn; and
         WHEREAS, In preserving their property as a working farm,
  Laura Bergin and Christine Stockwell are making their own
  contribution to their family's legacy, and it is indeed fitting
  that they be honored for their outstanding stewardship; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the 88th Texas Legislature, 3rd
  Called Session, hereby congratulate Laura W. Bergin and Christine
  W. Stockwell on the induction of the Wallace Farm into the Texas
  Department of Agriculture Family Land Heritage Program 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 Ms. Bergin and Ms. Stockwell as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas Senate.