Bill Text: TX HR60 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 3rd Special Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Congratulating Dr. Charles L. Branch, Sr., and Sylvia Lee Boswell Branch on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-08-06 - Reported enrolled [HR60 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HR60-Introduced.html
  By: Branch H.R. No. 60
         WHEREAS, A diamond wedding anniversary is truly cause for a
  celebration, and on August 4, 2013, Dr. Charles Leon Branch and
  Mrs. Sylvia Lee Boswell Branch of San Antonio marked this momentous
  milestone in their marriage; and
         WHEREAS, The couple met in Nashville, Tennessee, while
  Dr. Branch, a native of Crockett County, Tennessee, was a student
  at Vanderbilt University Medical School and the former Sylvia Lee
  Boswell was enrolled at Peabody College; they were married on
  August 4, 1953, in the bride's hometown of Lakeland, Florida; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. and Mrs. Branch have exemplified the qualities
  of leadership and outstanding citizenship for their five children,
  18 grandchildren, and one great grandchild whom they have inspired
  to achieve success, and return service to many, in their respective
  fields of endeavor; their children and extended family include four
  sons, Charles L. Branch, Jr., M.D., Chief of Neurosurgery at Wake
  Forest University Baptist Memorial Hospital, and his wife, Lesa
  W. Branch, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and their five
  children, Byron, Daniel, Leslie, Courtney, and Emily Branch; Warren
  B. Branch, D.D.S., 2011 Texas Dentist of the Year and past
  president of the San Antonio Dental Society, and his wife Melissa
  W. Branch of San Antonio; Daniel H. Branch, Esq., Chairman of the
  Committee on Higher Education in the Texas House of Representatives
  and shareholder of Winstead P.C., and his wife, Stacey S. Branch,
  of Dallas, and their five children, Daniel Jr., Spencer, Catherine,
  Charles, and Sarah Branch; and Alfred C. Branch, President/CEO of
  the Moriah Real Estate Company L.L.C., and his wife, Judy
  L. Branch, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Midland, and their two
  children, Meagan and Lee Branch; and one daughter, Cynthia Lee
  Branch Adams, and her husband, Donald F. Adams, M.D., a prominent
  ophthalmologist, of San Antonio, and their six children, Henson,
  Alexandra, Samantha, Harrison, Henry, and Sarah Adams; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Branch began her undergraduate education at
  Florida Christian College, known today as Florida College, and she
  went on to graduate from Peabody College, known today as a part of
  Vanderbilt University; throughout her marriage, she has placed her
  family at the top of her priority list as a dedicated homemaker
  along with her service as a teacher at MacArthur Park Church of
  Christ, while also becoming a respected civic leader and community
  volunteer; a tireless helper at her children's schools, she served
  as president of the PTA at Serna Elementary School, John Nance
  Garner Middle School, and Douglas MacArthur High School in San
  Antonio's Northeast ISD and has served the greater community as
  well as president of the Bexar County Medical Society Auxiliary;
         WHEREAS, Dr. Branch attended Lipscomb College, known today
  as Lipscomb University, and graduated from Vanderbilt University
  and its medical school; he completed a neurosurgical residency at
  the University of Chicago, received a fellowship to Montreal's
  McGill University, and began his practice in neurosurgery at the
  Montreal Neurological Institute under the service of Dr. Wilder
  Penfield, one of North America's leading neurosurgeons at that
  time; Dr. Branch was a clinical professor at McGill University and
  at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and
  a distinguished guest lecturer at the University of Texas
  Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has been widely published on
  a host of neurological and neurosurgical topics, and has further
  distinguished himself as a member of the Society of University
  Neurosurgeons, one of the earliest members of the Harvey Cushing
  Society, now known as the American Association of Neurological
  Surgeons (AANS), and the recipient of the 2004 AANS Humanitarian
  Award for his medical mission work in Nigeria, Haiti and Guyana, as
  the namesake for the Dr. Charles L. Branch Award at UT Dallas Brain
  Health Center, and as vice chair of the board of trustees and
  trustee emeritus of Oklahoma Christian University; and
         WHEREAS, Throughout six decades of marriage, the Branches
  have made their home in Chicago, Illinois; Montreal, Quebec,
  Canada; and San Antonio, where they remain valued members of the
  community; the couple are active members of the MacArthur Park
  Church of Christ, where Dr. Branch is an elder, teacher, and
  medical missionary, and Mrs. Branch is a longtime children's
  teacher; in addition, she is an active board member of The Christian
  Chronicle newspaper; Dr. Branch is the founder, and along with
  Mrs. Branch, acts as general partner for the Branch Ranch holdings
  in Geronimo; and
         WHEREAS, Together, Dr. and Mrs. Branch have shared the
  trials and triumphs of six decades, and it is a pleasure to join in
  honoring their enduring union; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby congratulate Dr. Charles
  Leon Branch, Sr. and Mrs. Sylvia Lee Boswell Branch on the joyous
  occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary and extend to them
  sincere best wishes for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. and Mrs. Branch as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.