1-1           WHEREAS, February 8, 1997, will indeed be a special occasion

 1-2     for our distinguished colleague, the Honorable John Longoria, for

 1-3     on that date he will mark the passage of his 52nd birthday among

 1-4     family and friends; and

 1-5           WHEREAS, This fine gentleman was born and raised in Texas,

 1-6     which may in part account for the thoughtful manner in which he

 1-7     approaches his duties as a public servant; and

 1-8           WHEREAS, A graduate of St. Mary's University, Representative

 1-9     Longoria holds an undergraduate and a legal degree from that

1-10     respected institution and has drawn on both his education and his

1-11     experience as a former county judge and county commissioner to

1-12     serve the constituents of District 117 with the utmost distinction

1-13     since first winning election to the house in 1992; and

1-14           WHEREAS, Now in his third legislative session, Representative

1-15     Longoria continues to approach each day with dedication and

1-16     commitment to the work at hand, and his colleagues on the House

1-17     State Affairs and State Recreational Resources committees will

1-18     undoubtedly find his contributions vital to addressing the pressing

1-19     matters that come before them this session; and

1-20           WHEREAS, Though his achievements as an officeholder are

1-21     impressive and vast, they are rivaled by his accomplishments as a

1-22     dedicated civic leader; he has long given generously of his time

1-23     and talents to benefit such worthy organizations as the Alamo Area

1-24     Council of Girl Scouts, the Community Action Advisory Board, the

 2-1     South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Literacy Board, and

 2-2     others too numerous to mention; and

 2-3           WHEREAS, A devoted husband and father as well, John Longoria

 2-4     has set an inspiring example of excellence in all aspects of his

 2-5     life, and it is fitting that the members of this chamber take a

 2-6     moment to honor him on this auspicious occasion; now, therefore, be

 2-7     it

 2-8           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 75th Texas

 2-9     Legislature hereby congratulate the Honorable John Longoria on the

2-10     memorable occasion of his 52nd birthday and extend to him warmest

2-11     best wishes for continued good fortune and happiness in the coming

2-12     year; and, be it further

2-13           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be

2-14     prepared for Mr. Longoria as an expression of highest regard by his

2-15     colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives.

                                                                Van de Putte


                                                   Speaker of the House

               I certify that H.R. No. 109 was adopted by the House on

         February 6, 1997, by a non-record vote.


                                                 Chief Clerk of the House