Bill Text: TX HR477 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Congratulating Louis Black on his retirement from the Austin Chronicle.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-17 - Reported enrolled [HR477 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HR477-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 477
         WHEREAS, Louis Black is retiring in 2017 as editor and
  publisher of the Austin Chronicle, which he cofounded 36 years ago;
         WHEREAS, A New Jersey native, Louis Black relocated to Austin
  in the 1970s, and after earning a film degree from The University of
  Texas at Austin, he launched the Austin Chronicle with cofounder
  Nick Barbaro in September 1981; since then, he has remained at the
  paper's helm as copublisher and coeditor, authoring the popular
  Page Two column, in which he has covered a broad range of personal,
  political, and cultural topics; through the years, his visionary
  guidance and expertise have helped the publication remain one of
  the few independently owned alternative weeklies in a rapidly
  changing print media industry; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Black has also played a vital role in shaping
  the Austin entertainment scene; since 1982, he has produced the
  annual Austin Music Awards to honor local musicians, and in 1987, he
  cofounded South by Southwest, which has gone on to become one of the
  most prominent music, film, and interactive festivals in the world,
  giving a platform to countless artists in its three-decade history;
  moreover, he is a founding member of the Austin Film Society, and
  following his retirement, he plans to continue working creatively
  through his two production companies, Production for Use and Louis
  Black Productions; and
         WHEREAS, Although Louis Black's departure from the Chronicle
  marks the end of an era, his contributions to journalism and to the
  arts will long resonate in the Austin community and beyond, and he
  may indeed reflect with justifiable pride on his many achievements;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Louis Black on
  his retirement from the Austin Chronicle 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. Black as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Rodriguez of Travis
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 477 was adopted by the House on August
  15, 2017, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House