Bill Text: TX HR25 | 2021 | 87th Legislature 2nd Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Stephen C. Helbing Sr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-09-02 - Reported enrolled [HR25 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HR25-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 25
         WHEREAS, A life lived with joy and purpose drew to a close
  with the passing of Stephen C. Helbing Sr. on May 31, 2021, at the
  age of 94; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Ruby Couch Helbing and Dr. Arlington
  Helbing, Steve Helbing was born in Barnhart on February 12, 1927;
  his parents moved to San Angelo to provide him with better
  educational opportunity, and he spent happy boyhood summers on his
  maternal grandfather's ranch near Ozona; during World War II, he
  served in the U.S. Navy, and he went on to complete his bachelor's
  degree in agricultural economics at Texas A&M University; he began
  working for Hughes Tools in Jayton, and his long career in the oil
  industry later took him to New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado; an
  admired entrepreneur, he served as president of the New Mexico Oil
  and Gas Association and New Mexico Landmen's Association; he
  continued the family ranching tradition and also bought a farm near
  Mertzon; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Helbing served as a New Mexico state
  representative and Republican Party leader; active in civic life in
  Midland and Roswell, he was chair of the Roswell Salvation Army for
  many years, and he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church; he
  formed a host of lasting friendships along the way and acquired a
  large store of Aggie jokes from his network; in all his endeavors,
  he was supported by the love and encouragement of his wife of seven
  decades, Ellen Saylors Helbing; he was the proud father of four
  sons, Stephen, Scott, Ross, and Robert, who honored him on his 80th
  birthday by endowing a scholarship in agricultural economics at his
  alma mater; blessed with nine grandchildren, he was an adoring
  "Pop-Pop"; in his final years, his greatest joy was sitting on the
  porch of his farm with his wife and other family members, telling
  stories and sharing laughter and life lessons; and
         WHEREAS, Although Steve Helbing is deeply missed by those he
  left behind, they will forever cherish their memories of his
  wonderful sense of humor and steadfast devotion to his family, his
  faith, and his country; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 2nd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of
  Stephen C. Helbing Sr. and extend sincere condolences to his
  relatives and friends; and, be it further
         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 Stephen C.
  Helbing Sr.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 25 was unanimously adopted by a rising
  vote of the House on August 30, 2021.
  Chief Clerk of the House