Below is the resolution that has been filled by Texas House of Representative Jason Villalba on behalf of Texas Authors. While the resolution is showing support for Texas Authors, Inc., it is a major acknowledgement of ALL Texas Authors and should be celebrated with great joy and gratification in knowing that the State of Texas is honoring our hard work and our creative minds.
By: HR Jason Villalba H.R.ANo. 57
R E S O L U T I O N
WHEREAS, The Texas Association of Authors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy and supporting the work of Texas writers across the state and nation and around the world; and
WHEREAS, Since 2011, the Austin-based organization has drawn upon the knowledge and expertise of a diverse group of established authors to help others find success in the field; its membership includes more than 250 writers whose books span over 60 different genres; and
WHEREAS, By collaborating with Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Texas and other groups, the Texas Association of Authors also supports the Super Readers program, an initiative aimed at encouraging children to read; last year, through the program, more than $10,000 in members ’ books were donated to schools, libraries, and other community partners; and
WHEREAS, In carrying out its mission of "Bringing Texas Authors to the World," the Texas Association of Authors has provided a valuable service to countless members and readers through its workshops, educational events, and marketing opportunities, and it is indeed fitting to recognize this noteworthy organization; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature hereby honor the Texas Association of Authors and extend to its members sincere best wishes for continued success;and, be it further
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for the Texas Association of Authors as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.