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State Recognition

SENATE RESOLUTION 864

Senator Lucio offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to recognize Shane Wilson for his community outreach and his efforts to channel the enthusiasm of young people into productive activities through the sport of fishing; and Friday, May 8, 2009 -

WHEREAS, An experienced educator and the principal of the Point Isabel Independent School District s’ Discipline Alternative Education Center, Mr. Wilson understands that children need to learn in a variety of ways, and he wanted to find another way to make a difference in their lives; with a partner, he created Fishing’s Future, a nonprofit corporation designed to bring children and their parents together through an enjoyable outdoor experience; and

WHEREAS, Fishing s’ Future teaches families the basics of fishing, providing children and parents the opportunity to interact, bond, and create lasting memories and planting the seeds of environmental stewardship; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Wilson s’ Leave No Trace philosophy is an integral part of the Kid s’ Camps that Fishing's Future sponsors; his antilitter campaign has set Guinness World Records in successive years for the amount of trash and debris removed from beaches; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Wilson also serves as president of Sea Turtle, Incorporated, and Friends of Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge; he is truly deserving of recognition for his many accomplishments and his contributions to his community; now,

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 81st Legislature, hereby commend Shane Wilson on his commitment to creating an atmosphere of family bonding and environmental stewardship through the sport of fishing; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for him as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate. (Senator Wentworth in Chair) SR 864 was read and was adopted without objection.

GUESTS PRESENTED Senator Lucio was recognized and introduced to the Senate Shane Wilson and his wife, Stephanie.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

SENATE JOURNAL 2147