Bill Text: TX SR32 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Robert A. Torres Sr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-07-19 - Reported enrolled [SR32 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR32-Enrolled.html
  In Memory
  Robert A. Torres Sr.
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of Robert A. Torres Sr., a beloved member
  of the Brownsville community, who died November 29, 2015, at the
  age of 81; and
         WHEREAS, Bob Torres was born in Brownsville on
  July 25, 1934; he was a 1952 honors graduate of Brownsville High
  School, and he furthered his studies at Texas Southmost College
  in Brownsville and at Southwest Texas State University, where he
  majored in speech and was on the debate team; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Torres had a successful career in real estate
  that spanned 30 years, and he was a professor at the American
  College of Real Estate for four years; in 1986, he cofounded the
  G. M. S. Waste Disposal Company, which continues to provide
  services to the City of Brownsville; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Torres dedicated much of his life to
  fostering international understanding between Mexico and the
  United States, and he demonstrated his love of Mexican culture as
  a founding member of the Mr. Amigo Association; in 1971, he
  became the first Mexican American president of the association,
  and over the years, he was involved in the selection of more than
  30 Mr. Amigos; he played an integral role in coordinating and
  establishing live television coverage of Charro Days, Mr. Amigo,
  and Fiestas Mexicanas events to audiences in 20 countries; and
         WHEREAS, Bob Torres shared 58 years of marriage with Rachel
  G. Torres, and they were blessed with two children and three
  grandchildren; Mrs. Torres shared her husband's love of their
  familial culture and heritage, and they worked together in
  numerous capacities to foster support for the Matamoros and
  Brownsville communities; they were both honored with Ohtli
  Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican government to a
  non-Mexican citizen, and they were named the 2015 Grand Marshals
  of the Charro Days Parade; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Torres was a man of deep spiritual devotion who
  held leadership positions at Saint Mary's, Saint Luke's, and Sacred
  Heart Churches; he was honored on numerous occasions for his
  extraordinary contributions to the Rio Grande Valley, and his
  multicultural legacy will continue to inspire people on both sides
  of the border for generations to come; 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 Robert A. Torres 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 Robert Torres.
        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