Bill Text: TX HR1 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 3rd Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Marie Ballard for her service to the Terrell community.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-08-06 - Reported enrolled [HR1 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HR1-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 1
         WHEREAS, Those Texans who give freely of their time and
  talents to benefit the larger community make the world a better
  place through their actions and example, and lifelong volunteer
  Marie Ballard of Terrell is indeed one such individual; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Ballard began delivering food for Meals on
  Wheels in 1981, and today, at age 94, she continues to faithfully
  make her rounds each week; braving harsh weather and temperature
  extremes, she is accompanied by her friend, Pat Hall, and
  occasionally by her miniature poodle, Mitzy, who is a popular sight
  among those she visits; often, she does more than drop off meals,
  helping out the homebound residents on her route in different ways;
  moreover, she is an active volunteer at Good Shepherd Episcopal
  Church; and
         WHEREAS, A Terrell native, Mrs. Ballard graduated from
  Terrell High School before attending Saint Paul's School of
  Nursing; after getting married and moving to other cities, she
  returned to her hometown in the 1950s and began working at Terrell
  State Hospital, where she served as the director of nursing; she
  retired in 1981, and in honor of her outstanding career, an annual
  award in her name is presented to a hospital employee who
  demonstrates excellence in nursing; and
         WHEREAS, Through her generous acts of volunteerism, Marie
  Ballard has enriched the lives of countless of her fellow citizens,
  and she serves as a source of inspiration to all those who are
  privileged to know her; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby commend Marie Ballard for
  her decades of service to the Terrell community and extend to her
  sincere best wishes for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mrs. Ballard as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1 was adopted by the House on August
  5, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House