Bill Text: TX SR847 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing the Brenham Fire Department on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-05-23 - Reported enrolled [SR847 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR847-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the Brenham Fire Department on the occasion of its
  150th anniversary; and
         WHEREAS, The Brenham Fire Department was created by city
  ordinance on June 10, 1867, to help protect citizens and property
  during the tumultuous time of Reconstruction; and
         WHEREAS, In its early years, the department oversaw the
  operations of several independent fire companies, each of which
  sent delegates to serve the department and to elect its chief and
  assistants; in 1911, the local fire companies joined together to
  form the Brenham Fire Company No. 1, and in 1963, the
  organization was rechartered under its present name; and
         WHEREAS, The Brenham Fire Department has played a key role
  in several local traditions that have helped to define the spirit
  of the Brenham community; the department facilitated the city's
  annual Maifest celebration for more than 50 years, and it is also
  credited with initiating the Washington County Fair, one of the
  oldest county fairs in Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Over the years, the Brenham Fire Department has
  evolved to meet the changing needs of the times; today, its 18
  staff members and 36 volunteers continue to protect the lives and
  property of Brenham residents with unwavering courage and a deep
  commitment to public service; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby commend all associated with the Brenham Fire
  Department for their many contributions to the city and
  congratulate them on the department's 150th anniversary; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the department as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 23, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate