Bill Text: TX HR116 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Congratulating Earl "Doc" Osborne on his retirement as athletic trainer for the Angleton Independent School District.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-26 - Reported enrolled [HR116 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HR116-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 116
         WHEREAS, Earl Osborne retired from the Angleton Independent
  School District on June 8, 2013, concluding a distinguished career
  with the district that spanned 37 years; and
         WHEREAS, An admired educator and athletic trainer, "Doc"
  Osborne provided exceptional care for students involved in sports,
  developing training and rehabilitation programs, as well as setting
  up appointments with physicians and taking youths to the doctor;
  for more than three decades, he also served as an adaptive physical
  education instructor for children with multiple handicaps, and he
  coached soccer for five years; in addition, he helped write the
  district's concussion policy, and he instructed all coaches and
  extracurricular staff in CPR and first aid; he has also shared his
  knowledge as a speaker at athletic conferences; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Osborne was born in Pennsylvania and graduated
  from West Chester State College; after a time, he decided to move to
  Texas, which had become the first state to license athletic
  trainers, and in 1976 he joined the faculty of Angleton High School;
  he built his house just two blocks from the campus so that he could
  respond quickly to any call, and when his daughter, Leeann, was
  little, his wife, Marilyn, often wheeled her over to the stadium in
  a stroller to say goodnight; and
         WHEREAS, Dedicated to the wider community as well,
  Mr. Osborne is an active member of the citizens' emergency response
  team for FEMA; he assisted in the evacuation of citizens as
  Hurricane Ike bore down on the coast in 2008, and he worked the
  telephone bank during and after the storm; in his leisure hours, he
  plays saxophone in a jazz band and in a local wind ensemble; his
  retirement will give him more time to volunteer and to enjoy
  listening to music, traveling, and relaxing with a fine family that
  has grown to include his son-in-law, Ben Rudolph, and two
  grandchildren, Burke and Kirkland; and
         WHEREAS, Doc Osborne has made a positive impact on the lives
  of countless young Texans, and as he begins the next exciting
  chapter of his life, he may indeed reflect with pride on a career
  well spent; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Earl "Doc"
  Osborne on his retirement from the Angleton Independent School
  District and extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Osborne as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Bonnen of Brazoria
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 116 was adopted by the House on June
  25, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House