Bill Text: TX SR129 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of George Frederick Black.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-11 - Reported enrolled [SR129 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR129-Enrolled.html
  In Memory
  George Frederick Black
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the
  citizens of Galveston in mourning the loss of George Frederick
  Black, who died July 30, 2017, at the age of 70; and
         WHEREAS, A lifelong Galvestonian, George Black was born on
  Galveston Island on June 30, 1947; he was a proud island
  resident, and he was widely respected for his efforts to ensure
  that the community he loved remain an extraordinary place in
  which to live, work, and raise a family; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Black shared more than 46 years of marriage
  with his devoted wife, Sherry, and their son, Joshua, was a
  source of great pride and joy to him; and
         WHEREAS, He served the Boy Scouts of America and was a
  scout master for the troop to which his son belonged and in which
  his son earned the rank of Eagle Scout; Mr. Black helped guide the
  organization in both local and national leadership positions,
  and in recognition of his service, the Bay Area Council of Boy
  Scouts awarded him a Silver Beaver District Award, the scouting's
  highest honor; Mr. Black also served as a local community leader
  for both the Jaycees and the Kiwanis Club, and he was a Mason and
  member of the Galveston Scottish Rite; and
         WHEREAS, In an effort to help one of the city's most famed
  events to thrive, Mr. Black volunteered his time supporting the
  Galveston Mardi Gras; he served as parade marshall for the
  children's parade and for the inaugural Knights of Momus Grand
  Parade, and in 2014, he was bestowed the George P. Mitchell Mardi
  Gras Award; and
         WHEREAS, A devout man of faith, Mr. Black enthusiastically
  served as a loyal member of the First Lutheran Church; he was a
  general chairman of the Island Oktoberfest, the church's annual
  fall festival, and he was proud to have helped establish Fanfare
  Lutheran Music Academy, which provides a place for
  underprivileged youth to gain an education and appreciation for
  music and the arts; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Black enjoyed a successful career as a
  businessman and an entrepreneur; he was a founding member of
  Robert Shields and Associates, which he later rebranded as
  3Coast, and he served as president and chief executive officer of
  the company; he and his wife also owned several local businesses
  and apartment complexes in Galveston County; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Black was a treasured citizen and a celebrated
  member of his community; he was beloved by many, and he will long
  be remembered with deep respect and admiration by all who were
  privileged to share in his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby extend sincere
  condolences to the bereaved family of George Frederick Black;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of George Black.
  Taylor of Galveston
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 11, 2017, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate