Bill Text: TX HR116 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Lufkin and Angelina County Day at the State Capitol.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-21 - Reported enrolled [HR116 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HR116-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 116
         WHEREAS, Proud residents of Lufkin and Angelina County are
  gathering in Austin on February 20, 2019, to celebrate Lufkin and
  Angelina County Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, Set among the pine and hardwood forests of East
  Texas, this verdant area was first inhabited by the Caddo and
  Atakapan people; the county is said to be named after a Hainai
  Indian girl who aided Spanish missionaries in the early 1690s; and
         WHEREAS, In 1801, a settler named Vicente Micheli purchased
  five and a half leagues of land in the area from the chief of the
  Bedias tribe; Anglo-American settlers began to arrive in 1820, and
  the Mexican government issued land grants in the region in the
  mid-1830s; after Texas independence, Angelina County was
  established from part of Nacogdoches County in 1846, and Lufkin was
  made county seat in 1892; and
         WHEREAS, Following the arrival of the first railroad in 1882,
  lumber became the foundation of Angelina County's economy; by the
  turn of the 20th century, the nation's need for southern pine
  supported more than 15 lumber companies in the county; today,
  lumber, paper, and the manufacturing of oil-field equipment
  continue to be mainstays of the county's economy; and
         WHEREAS, Residents and visitors alike enjoy the region's fine
  recreational opportunities; the Angelina National Forest is a
  favorite for hikers and campers, while the Sam Rayburn Reservoir is
  known for its boating, fishing, and waterskiing; the county's
  forestlands are also a prime habitat for many species of birds,
  drawing bird-watchers from around the state and nation; and
         WHEREAS, As the largest town and the seat of government,
  Lufkin serves as the center of operations for many of the businesses
  in the county, particularly those relating to lumber and wood
  products; that industry's development is chronicled at the Texas
  Forestry Museum, and the city includes several other notable
  attractions, including the Museum of East Texas, the Ellen Trout
  Zoo and Park, and the Medford Collection of American Western Art,
  which exhibits the work of notable contemporary artists; in
  addition, Lufkin is home to the main campus of Angelina College; and
         WHEREAS, Celebrating their rich history as they work to build
  an even brighter future, the citizens of Lufkin and Angelina County
  may take great pride in the important role their unique region
  continues to play in the story of the Lone Star State; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize February 20, 2019, as Lufkin and
  Angelina County Day at the State Capitol and extend to the visiting
  delegation best wishes for a meaningful and memorable stay in
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 116 was adopted by the House on
  February 20, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House