Bill Text: TX SCR53 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Andrew George Khoury.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-08 - Signed by the Governor [SCR53 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SCR53-Enrolled.html
  S.C.R. No. 53
  WHEREAS, Family and friends will forever treasure their
  memories of Andrew George Khoury of Longview, who died on
  August 24, 2019, at the age of 50; and
         WHEREAS, A fifth-generation Texan, Andy Khoury was born in
  Longview on May 20, 1969, to Dorothy and Alvin Khoury, and he grew
  up with a brother, Samuel; after graduating from Longview High
  School in 1987, he earned his bachelor's degree cum laude from
  Southern Methodist University in 1991, and he went on to earn his
  law degree from Baylor University in 1994; admitted to the bar that
  same year, he was sworn in by his father, Judge Alvin Khoury; and
         WHEREAS, After clerking for the firms of Jones, Jones & Curry
  in Marshall and Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline in Longview during
  and immediately after law school, Mr. Khoury began his legal career
  at the firm of Nichols & Nichols in Longview, where he demonstrated
  his expertise in state and federal litigation, including personal
  injury cases as well as complex commercial, insurance, and oil and
  gas cases; he opened the Khoury Law Firm in 2012, focusing on
  business litigation, wills, trusts, and probate cases; and
         WHEREAS, A leader in his profession, Mr. Khoury served the
  Gregg County Bar Association as president, and he helped organize
  an effort to bring the Supreme Court of Texas to conduct oral
  arguments in Longview; he was a member of the State Bar of Texas and
  served on its Judiciary Relations Committee, and he was also a
  member of the Northeast Texas Bar Association, the Eastern District
  of Texas Bar Association, and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal
  Honor Society-Hemphill Inn; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Khoury gave back to his beloved hometown through
  his service with the Longview ISD Foundation, as vice chair of the
  City of Longview Historic Preservation Commission, and as a judge
  on the Longview Teen Court; he was a Paul Harris Fellow in the
  Rotary Club of Longview, and he was active with the CHRISTUS Good
  Shepherd Foundation, the Greater Longview United Way, and the
  Longview Chamber of Commerce; he was also an active member of the
  alumni associations of SMU and Baylor Law; and
         WHEREAS, In his leisure time, Mr. Khoury delighted in
  traveling with his family to Florida and Maine, and he was a
  passionate supporter of the Longview Lobo and SMU football teams;
  in addition, he was devoted to his two dogs, Leo and Lucy; and
         WHEREAS, A widely respected attorney and a proud son of
  Longview, Andy Khoury lived a life that was rich in personal and
  professional achievements, and he has left behind a record of
  service that his loved ones can remember with pride; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby pay tribute to the memory of Andrew George Khoury and extend
  heartfelt sympathy to his family and many friends; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory of
  Andy Khoury.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.C.R. No. 53 was adopted by the Senate
  on May 19, 2021, by a rising vote.
                                              Secretary of the Senate
         I hereby certify that S.C.R. No. 53 was adopted by the House
  on May 26, 2021, by a rising vote.
                                              Chief Clerk of the House