H.R. No. 79
         WHEREAS, Roberto J. Santos is retiring as superintendent of
  the United Independent School District on June 30, 2021, concluding
  a distinguished tenure that has spanned 16 years at the helm of the
  district; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Santos joined United ISD 38 years ago, and
  before he was appointed superintendent in 2005, he held numerous
  positions within the district, such as director for human
  resources, assistant superintendent for support services, and
  associate superintendent for student support services; United ISD
  added many educational programs and resources over the course of
  his tenure, including magnet schools, Early College programs, and a
  facility serving special needs students; under his leadership, the
  district also received an "A" rating from the Texas Education
  Agency for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years; and
         WHEREAS, In recognition of his many contributions,
  Mr. Santos received the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club Unsung
  Heroes Award, the Laredo Diploma Plus Foundation Leadership Award,
  and a Future of Texas Award; he was inducted into the Latin American
  International Hall of Fame, and he has served in honorary positions
  for the Border Olympics, the American Cancer Society Relay for
  Life, and the March of Dimes; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Laredo, Mr. Santos graduated from Martin
  High School before attending St. Edwards University on an athletic
  scholarship; he later received a master's degree in education from
  The University of Texas-Pan American, and he holds educational
  administration and superintendent certificates from Texas A&M
  University-Kingsville; in all his endeavors, he has enjoyed the
  love and support of his wife of over five decades, Carmen, and he
  takes great pride in his two daughters and four grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, The United Independent School District has
  benefited immeasurably from Roberto Santos's visionary leadership
  and his unwavering commitment to the district's students and staff,
  and he may indeed reflect with pride on his exceptional record of
  achievement; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Roberto J. Santos on his retirement
  as superintendent of the United Independent School District 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. Santos as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  King of Uvalde
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 79 was adopted by the House on March
  10, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House