Bill Text: TX SR400 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing March 9, 2017, as Coppell Day.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-03-09 - Reported enrolled [SR400 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR400-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, Proud residents of Coppell are gathering at the
  State Capitol to celebrate Coppell Day on March 9, 2017; and
         WHEREAS, The first known settler in what was originally
  called Grapevine Springs was James Parish, who moved to the area
  in the mid-1800s; in time, a farming community developed, and its
  post office took the name Gibbs in honor of Barnett Gibbs, a
  Dallas lawyer, civic leader, politician, and local real estate
  investor; strongly supported by the state's farmers, Mr. Gibbs
  served in the 1880s as lieutenant governor; and
         WHEREAS, The young town acquired rail connections in 1888
  with the arrival of the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway,
  and in 1890, the station there was named Coppell, probably after
  New York financier George Coppell, who had provided crucial
  assistance to the rail line; two years later, the town adopted
  the name Coppell, and the city incorporated in 1955; and
         WHEREAS, Originally an agricultural center, Coppell today
  boasts numerous businesses and is a thriving residential community
  with excellent services, an exemplary parks and recreation system,
  and safe neighborhoods; nearly 12,000 students are enrolled in the
  Coppell Independent School District, which is home to multiple
  National Blue Ribbon campuses; the city benefits from its central
  location at the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, only five
  miles from DFW International Airport and 30 minutes from both
  Dallas and Fort Worth; in 2012 and again in 2014, it was named one
  of the best suburbs in the region by D Magazine, and it has been
  further recognized by the Texas Commission on Environmental
  Quality and Keep Texas Beautiful; and
         WHEREAS, Coppell residents are building on their past
  achievements as they work toward an even brighter future, and it is
  indeed fitting to take this opportunity to honor them; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby recognize March 9, 2017, as Coppell Day at
  the State Capitol and extend to the visiting delegation sincere
  best wishes for an informative and enjoyable stay in Austin.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 9, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate