Bill Text: TX SR29 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Moises Vicente Vela Sr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-07-19 - Reported enrolled [SR29 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR29-Enrolled.html
  In Memory
  Moises Vicente Vela Sr.
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the
  citizens of Harlingen in mourning the loss of Moises Vicente Vela
  Sr., an esteemed public servant, who died June 11, 2017, at the
  age of 87; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Harlingen, Moises Vela served with
  distinction in the United States Army during the Korean War; he
  earned a degree from Saint Mary's University School of Law in
  San Antonio, and he returned to his hometown to begin his law
  career; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Vela served the community in professional
  capacities for more than 50 years; his successful law practice
  specialized in criminal defense, family law, personal injury
  cases, and real estate law, and he brought his broad-ranging
  expertise to the bench in his service as a municipal court judge;
  he was one of the first Hispanic citizens to serve as a Cameron
  County judge and a trailblazing civic leader; in 2005, Moises V.
  Vela Middle School opened and was named in his honor as a tribute
  to his exemplary public service; and
         WHEREAS, Moises shared more than 60 years of marriage with
  Mary Jo Vela, and they guided their five children by loving
  example; he was a beloved patriarch who found immense joy in his
  role as "Pipo" to his many adoring grandchildren and
  great-grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Moises Vela was a man of great faith and wisdom,
  and he served as a mentor and advisor to countless individuals of
  all ages; he was respected and admired throughout the Rio Grande
  Valley for his kindness, his boundless generosity, and his
  uncompromising integrity, and he leaves behind memories that
  will long be cherished 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 Moises Vicente Vela Sr.;
  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 Moises Vela.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on July 19, 2017, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate