H.R. No. 683
         WHEREAS, Rice University alumna Germaine Franco has reached a
  new milestone in her career by winning the 2023 Grammy Award for
  Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Franco received this prestigious accolade for
  her work as the composer for the Disney film Encanto, which also
  garnered her a nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Original
  Score category, a first for a Latina; in addition to composing, she
  provided keyboard and both Latin and orchestral percussion on the
  film's score; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Franco studied percussion at Rice University's
  Shepherd School of Music, earning a bachelor's degree in 1984 and a
  master's in 1987; the following year, she moved to Los Angeles,
  where she has established a successful career as a composer,
  songwriter, and orchestrator; she has performed with a number of
  major international orchestras and artists and worked on media
  projects ranging from studio blockbusters and television series to
  documentaries and immersive attractions; moreover, she became the
  first woman to score a Disney film with her work on Coco, and she was
  the first Latina invited to join the music branch of the Academy of
  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; a Sundance Film Music and Sound
  Design Lab Fellow, she has received a Shirley Walker Award from the
  American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and has been
  featured in the film Women Who Score; and
         WHEREAS, Through her skill as a musician and composer,
  Germaine Franco has made valuable contributions to the music
  industry, and she is indeed deserving of this most recent honor;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 88th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Germaine Franco on winning a 2023
  Grammy Award and extend to her sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Franco as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  A. Johnson of Harris
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 683 was adopted by the House on April
  5, 2023, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House