Bill Text: TX HR78 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Carlos Y. Benavides Jr. of Laredo.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-03-18 - Reported enrolled [HR78 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HR78-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 78
         WHEREAS, Citizens of Laredo lost a respected community leader
  with the death of Carlos Y. Benavides Jr. of Laredo on December 23,
  2020, at the age of 84; and
         WHEREAS, Descended from one of Laredo's founding families,
  C. Y. Benavides was born on May 20, 1936, to C. Y. and Anita
  Benavides, and he grew up with a brother, Arturo; after graduating
  from St. Joseph's High School in 1954, he earned his bachelor's
  degree in geology from the University of Dayton in 1958; he went on
  to attend Baylor Law School, and he was admitted to the Texas bar in
  1964; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Benavides enjoyed a successful 50-year career
  as an attorney, and he played a vital role in managing his family's
  ranching and petroleum properties, helping to found the Rancho
  Viejo Cattle Company; he also served as the city's assistant
  district attorney, and he was twice elected as Webb County judge;
  answering his nation's call to duty, he was a commissioned officer
  in the National Guard; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Benavides helped ensure the success of the Boys
  and Girls Clubs of Laredo, and he also provided support to Sacred
  Heart Children's Home; he was a longtime member of the Knights of
  Columbus, and in 2010, he was elevated to the rank of Fourth Degree,
  the order's highest honor; he also established the Benavides Family
  Endowment to provide financial assistance to students at Texas A&M
  International University; in his leisure time, he enjoyed traveling
  with his family, particularly big game hunting expeditions in
  Africa; and
         WHEREAS, A true son of Laredo, C. Y. Benavides lived a rich
  and purposeful life, and he leaves behind a legacy that will
  continue to inspire all those who knew and loved him; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Carlos Y. Benavides
  Jr. and extend heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family: to
  his children, C. Y. Benavides III, Guillermo Benavides, and
  Cristina Alexander; to his grandchildren, Carlos, Nicholas,
  Eduardo, Joshua, Catarina, Christian, Guillermo, Alfonso, Ricardo,
  Gabriela, Anna, and Karina; to his great-grandchildren, Bryan and
  Ava Rose; to the mother of his children, Linda Mann; and to his
  other relatives and many 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 C. Y.
  King of Uvalde
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 78 was unanimously adopted by a rising
  vote of the House on March 10, 2021.
  Chief Clerk of the House