Bill Text: TX SR130 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Robby V. Collins.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-15 - Printed in full [SR130 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR130-Enrolled.html
  In Memory
  Robby V. Collins
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the
  citizens of Dallas in mourning the loss of Robby V. Collins, who
  died July 11, 2017, at the age of 75; and
         WHEREAS, Robby Collins was born on August 17, 1941, in
  Haskell, Texas, and he graduated from the Haskell school system
  in 1959; he went on to become the first member of his family to
  attend college, earning a bachelor of science degree in teaching
  from North Texas State University; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Collins taught social studies at W. W. Samuell
  High School in Dallas for five years, and he was hired as an
  administrator with the Dallas Independent School District in 1970;
  he played a key role in the development of numerous programs in his
  34 years with the district, and he was asked to continue working as
  a consultant after his retirement in 1998; and
         WHEREAS, Robby was considered a walking encyclopedia of
  public education and school finance in Texas; he dedicated
  countless hours to the rewriting of the Texas Education Code during
  the 74th Legislative Session, and he is credited with writing and
  editing countless bills and forming numerous coalitions that
  advocated on behalf of both students and teachers; he always worked
  behind the scenes, which allowed him to focus all his energy on the
  issues at hand, and his broad-ranging educational contributions
  led to notable improvements in schools and communities throughout
  the state; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Collins shared 54 years of marriage with his
  devoted wife, Brenda Brooks Collins; they were blessed with two
  children, and their four grandchildren were a source of great
  pride and joy; and
         WHEREAS, A man of deep spiritual devotion, Robby Collins
  taught Sunday School at Casa Linda United Methodist Church for
  more than 25 years; he was a tireless education advocate and a
  treasured citizen, and his legacies in his community and the
  state will not be forgotten; 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 Robby V. Collins; 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 Robby Collins.
        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