Bill Text: TX HCR83 | 2011-2012 | 82nd Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Redesignating the Lake Whitney area as the Getaway Capital of Texas.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-06-17 - Signed by the Governor [HCR83 Detail]

Download: Texas-2011-HCR83-Enrolled.html
  H.C.R. No. 83
         WHEREAS, Texas is widely known for its excellent recreational
  activities and vacation destinations, and among the state's most
  unspoiled and inviting getaways is the picturesque Lake Whitney
  area; and
         WHEREAS, Located in the Brazos River Basin, Lake Whitney was
  one of the earliest recreational lakes built near the Dallas/Fort
  Worth area; completed in April 1951 as part of the Brazos River
  Conservation and Reclamation Program, it is maintained by the
  United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, and is
  situated five miles from the town of Whitney on the edge of Hill and
  Bosque Counties; other nearby communities that help provide
  visitors with the comforts of home include Hillsboro, Clifton,
  Meridian, Aquilla, Morgan, Lakeside Village, Laguna Park, Blum,
  Valley Mills, and Kopperl; and
         WHEREAS, The 955-acre Lake Whitney State Park features
  campsites, screened shelters, swimming beaches, boat ramps, and an
  air strip; the region also provides full service marinas and a broad
  range of overnight accommodations; and
         WHEREAS, Lake Whitney's reputation as a premier location to
  catch bass and catfish is a big draw for the nation's fishing
  enthusiasts, and the lake has received positive coverage from
  national sporting publications; and
         WHEREAS, For those who prefer their recreation on land, the
  area is home to a number of golf courses and 3,000 acres of winding
  trails for horseback riding; bird and wildlife watchers can delight
  in the lake area's 300 migratory and nonmigratory bird species, and
  a local wildlife population that features more than 50 different
  species of mammals, including the white-tailed deer; and
         WHEREAS, Historically visited by everyone from Native
  Americans and European settlers to gunslingers, such as John Wesley
  Hardin, the Lake Whitney area is today easily accessible from major
  metropolitan areas of the state, making it the perfect getaway for
  those who enjoy a relaxed pace and abundant amenities; and
         WHEREAS, The 79th Legislature of the State of Texas
  designated the Lake Whitney area as the Getaway Capital of Texas in
  2005 in recognition of its myriad attractions; this outstanding
  destination remains as enjoyable as ever, and it is indeed fitting
  that this official title be continued; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby redesignate the Lake Whitney area as the Getaway Capital of
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 83 was adopted by the House on May
  13, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 83 was adopted by the Senate on May
  30, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________