Bill Text: TX HR116 | 2011-2012 | 82nd Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Commemorating the centennial of The University of Texas at Austin Department of Government.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-02-24 - Reported enrolled [HR116 Detail]

Download: Texas-2011-HR116-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.R. No. 116
 
 
 
R E S O L U T I O N
         
  WHEREAS, The Department of Government at The University of
 
  Texas at Austin marked a notable milestone in 2010 with the
 
  celebration of its centennial; and
         
         WHEREAS, The department traces its origins to 1910, when the
 
  UT School of Political Science was reorganized into the Schools of
 
  Government, Economics, and Institutional History; since that time,
 
  the Department of Government has made significant contributions to
 
  the field of political science, to the mission of the university,
 
  and to the development of the Lone Star State; and
         
         WHEREAS, Over the years, the department has been home to a
 
  number of eminent academicians; among those who helped to build the
 
  department's early reputation for excellence were V. O. Key, Jr.,
 
  Roscoe Martin, and Emmette Redford; in addition to producing their
 
  own scholarship, the department faculty created, in about 1920, the
 
  Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA) and its
 
  journal, the Southwestern Political Science Quarterly, the first
 
  social science journal to be published in the United States by a
 
  regional organization; today known as the Social Science Quarterly,
 
  the publication enjoys international stature; at the same time that
 
  faculty members established the SWPSA, they founded a political
 
  science honorary society, Pi Sigma Alpha, which now has more than
 
  700 chapters across the country; and
         
         WHEREAS, Together with promoting the study of political
 
  science, the department has sought to meet its responsibilities in
 
  the practical realm, in particular by helping state government to
 
  function more efficiently and by fostering better understanding of
 
  significant public issues; in its first half-century, the
 
  department helped to establish both the Legislative Reference
 
  Library and the Texas Legislative Council; more recently, it has
 
  created the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute, a research unit
 
  that focuses especially on issues that are relevant to the state's
 
  Latino population; the department also supports a remarkable
 
  undertaking called the Texas Politics Project; through a speaker
 
  series and extensive online resources, the project is designed to
 
  supplement college-level instruction about the workings of Texas
 
  government, as well as to help all Texans become more informed and
 
  effective participants in the political process; additionally, the
 
  department has instituted an internship program that enables
 
  students to gain meaningful experience in government and in the
 
  crafting of public policy; and
         
         WHEREAS, An integral component of one of the state's flagship
 
  universities, the department has helped to train countless Texans
 
  who have emerged as leaders in areas ranging from law and politics
 
  to education, business, and civic affairs; more broadly still, the
 
  department has educated generations of Texas citizens about the
 
  fundamentals of government and good citizenship; and
         
         WHEREAS, In a society founded on representative democracy and
 
  the rule of law, the UT Department of Government plays a crucial
 
  role in transmitting the values and knowledge that keep that system
 
  robust and vital, and the conclusion of its first illustrious
 
  century provides a fitting opportunity to recognize it; now,
 
  therefore, be it
         
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
 
  Legislature hereby commemorate the centennial of The University of
 
  Texas at Austin Department of Government and express sincere
 
  appreciation for its outstanding public service; and, be it further
         
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
 
  prepared for The University of Texas at Austin Department of
 
  Government as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of
 
  Representatives.
 
  Naishtat
 
 
Straus Gonzales of Williamson Morrison
 
Aliseda Gonzalez Munoz, Jr.
 
Allen Gooden Murphy
 
Alonzo Guillen Naishtat
 
Alvarado Gutierrez Nash
 
Anchia Hamilton Oliveira
 
Anderson of Dallas Hancock Orr
 
Anderson of McLennan Hardcastle Otto
 
Aycock Harless Parker
 
Beck Harper-Brown Patrick
 
Berman Hartnett Paxton
 
Bohac Hernandez Luna Pena
 
Bonnen Hilderbran Perry
 
Branch Hochberg Phillips
 
Brown Hopson Pickett
 
Burkett Howard of Fort Bend Pitts
 
Burnam Howard of Travis Price
 
Button Huberty Quintanilla
 
Cain Hughes Raymond
 
Callegari Hunter Reynolds
 
Carter Isaac Riddle
 
Castro Jackson Ritter
 
Chisum Johnson Rodriguez
 
Christian Keffer Schwertner
 
Coleman King of Parker Scott
 
Cook King of Taylor Sheets
 
Craddick King of Zavala Sheffield
 
Creighton Kleinschmidt Shelton
 
Crownover Kolkhorst Simpson
 
Darby Kuempel Smith of Harris
 
Davis of Dallas Landtroop Smith of Tarrant
 
J. Davis of Harris Larson Smithee
 
S. Davis of Harris Laubenberg Solomons
 
Deshotel Lavender Strama
 
Driver Legler Taylor of Collin
 
Dukes Lewis Taylor of Galveston
 
Dutton Lozano Thompson
 
Eiland Lucio III Torres
 
Eissler Lyne Truitt
 
Elkins Madden Turner
 
Farias Mallory Caraway Veasey
 
Farrar Margo Villarreal
 
Fletcher Marquez Vo
 
Flynn Martinez Walle
 
Frullo Martinez Fischer Weber
 
Gallego McClendon White
 
Garza Menendez Woolley
 
Geren Miles Workman
 
Giddings Miller of Comal Zedler
 
Gonzales of Hidalgo Miller of Erath Zerwas
 
  ______________________________
  Speaker of the House     
 
         I certify that H.R. No. 116 was adopted by the House on February
  23, 2011, by a non-record vote.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
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