H.R. No. 812
         WHEREAS, The House of Representatives of the State of Texas
  is pleased to recognize the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is the present-day
  incarnation of the clans, bands, and divisions historically known
  as the Lipan Apaches, who have lived in Texas and northern Mexico
  for 300 years; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have a culture rich in tradition
  and a heritage that has been handed down from one generation to the
  next; they have maintained their sense of community from the days of
  treaties until the present day despite social, economic, and
  military instabilities; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have enjoyed government to
  government relations with Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the
  United States of America, and the State of Texas; these relations
  have taken the form of treaties, alliances, and pledges of
  friendship; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have faithfully served when called
  upon to bear arms in protection of their fellow Texans and
  Americans; the tribe honors many veterans who served as scouts in
  World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq; the Tribal
  Shield of the Lipan Apache proudly flies beside the American flag in
  Afghanistan, where one of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas warriors
  is serving on his second tour; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches of today continue to serve their
  communities as police officers, ministers, nurses, and school
  teachers and in many other occupations that speak to integrity and
  fidelity of service to others; and
         WHEREAS, The treaty closest to the heart of the Lipan Apache
  is the Live Oak Treaty of 1838; the promises of "Peace and Perpetual
  Friendship" live today as they did when President Sam Houston and
  the Lipan Apache pledged this commitment to one another; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas and
  commend it on its many valuable contributions to this state; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be prepared for the
  tribe as an expression of highest esteem from the Texas House of
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 812 was adopted by the House on March
  18, 2009, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House