Bill Text: TX HR237 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Congratulating Robert Capello Sr., head coach of the Edcouch-Elsa High School boys' basketball team, on his 1,000th career victory.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-02-28 - Reported enrolled [HR237 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HR237-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 237
         WHEREAS, Robert Capello Sr., head coach of the Edcouch-Elsa
  High School boys' basketball team, reached a significant career
  milestone when he recorded his 1,000th win on January 6, 2017; and
         WHEREAS, This accomplishment took place in front of a home
  crowd as the Yellow Jackets defeated Pace High School of
  Brownsville by a score of 88-83; with the triumph, Mr. Capello
  earned the distinction of becoming only the fourth high school
  coach in Texas to have compiled 1,000 victories; he is also the
  winningest active high school basketball coach of Hispanic descent
  in the nation; and
         WHEREAS, A member of the Class of 1960 at Edcouch-Elsa High,
  where he distinguished himself as an All-Star quarterback and a
  basketball star, Mr. Capello went on to graduate with a bachelor's
  degree from Texas A&I University and a master's degree from Sam
  Houston State University; he began his coaching career in 1965 and
  gained experience at Mission, Lyford, Donna, Barbers Hill, Uvalde,
  and Port Arthur High Schools before being hired as head boys'
  basketball coach by his alma mater; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Capello built a storied tenure at Edcouch-Elsa
  High that spanned more than three decades before retiring in 2012,
  but three years later, he returned to begin another chapter as head
  coach; in recognition of his outstanding record of success, which
  includes repeatedly guiding the Yellow Jackets to the playoffs, the
  school named its gymnasium in his honor in 2005; and
         WHEREAS, Along the way, Mr. Capello has been supported by the
  love and encouragement of his wife, Gloria, and he takes tremendous
  pride in their four sons, Robert Jr., Ricky, Ronny, and Randy; and
         WHEREAS, In reaching the 1,000-win plateau, Robert Capello
  has earned a special place in the pantheon of Lone Star State
  basketball coaches, and this rare feat is indeed deserving of
  commendation; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Robert Capello Sr. on his 1,000th
  career victory and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Coach Capello as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 237 was adopted by the House on
  February 23, 2017, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House