Bill Text: TX HR116 | 2011 | 82nd Legislature 1st Special | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Javier "J. V." Villanueva of Duval County.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-07-06 - Reported enrolled [HR116 Detail]

Download: Texas-2011-HR116-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 116
         WHEREAS, The Tejano music community lost one of its pillars
  with the death of groundbreaking DJ Javier Villanueva of San Diego
  on June 10, 2011, at the age of 61; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Alice on June 10, 1950, "J. V." Villanueva
  was the son of Antonio and Ernestina Villanueva; he hosted a morning
  show on KUKA 105.9-FM from the early days of Tejano radio and
  introduced his fans to many artists who went on to become stars; in
  addition, the popular broadcast personality served as a manager for
  such artists as Laura Canales, Los Fabulosos Cuatro, and Carlos
  Guzman; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Villanueva earned the nickname "the Dean of
  Tejano" through his dedication to the music; he worked diligently
  to promote gifted artists who fostered the development of the
  genre, whether they were already established or just getting their
  start, and he won official state recognition for Alice as the
  birthplace of Tejano; in 1999, he helped found the Tejano Roots Hall
  of Fame Museum, and he served as its chief executive officer; the
  mayor of Alice proclaimed September 18 as Javier "J. V." Villanueva
  Day in 2004, and the following year, Tejano Magazine named him
  Tejano Music Person of the Year; and
         WHEREAS, J. V. Villanueva brought Tejano music and joy into
  the lives of innumerable people, and although he will be deeply
  missed by his loved ones, his contributions will continue to
  resonate in the years to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the memory
  of Javier "J. V." Villanueva and extend sincere sympathy to the
  members of his family: to his wife, Mary Ester Villanueva; to his
  sons, Javier Antoine Villanueva and his wife, Merlinda, Jose A.
  Rodriguez and his wife, Jenny, and Johnny Rodriguez and his wife,
  Mandy; to his daughter, Eva Garcia, and her husband, Pete; to his
  grandfather, Raul Hernandez; to his brothers, Antonio G.
  Villanueva, Jr., and his wife, Rosie, and Tony "Buddy" Villanueva;
  to his sister, Gloria "Puggy" Scoyola; to his brothers-in-law,
  Robert Garcia and his wife, Elia, Roel Garcia and his wife, Diana,
  Raul Garcia and his wife, Vicky, and Jose Garcia; to his
  sisters-in-law, Thelma Villarreal and her husband, Ranulfo, and
  Cynthia Garcia; to his grandchildren, Erika Rae Garcia, Brittany N.
  Gibson and her husband, Cody, Kimberly Ann Burgess and her husband,
  Tanner, Ashley D. Garcia, Natasha N. Rodriguez, Daniel J.
  Rodriguez, Jon Anthony Rodriguez, Leandra J. Rodriguez, Joshua A.
  Rodriguez, and Kyra S. Rangel; to his great-grandson, Ayden Madison
  Burgess; and to his many other relatives and friends; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Javier
  "J. V." Villanueva.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 116 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on June 28, 2011.
  Chief Clerk of the House