House Concurrent Resolution 38 authored by Rep. Ismael "Kino" Flores (D-Palmview)

WHEREAS, Tejanos past and present have enriched the cultural heritage of the State of Texas and contribute significantly to its strength; and

WHEREAS, The Capitol grounds display statues, memorials, and commemorations of people, ideals, and events that compose Texan identity; these displays document the struggles and the successes that Texans have experienced in the past and serve to inspire us as we face the challenges of today; and

WHEREAS, A privately funded and designed statue, monument, or exhibit on the Texas Capitol
grounds paying tribute to Tejanos would permanently acknowledge the influences and hopes of the prominent and diverse community it portrays, and

WHEREAS, Chapter 443 of the Government Code authorizes the State Preservation Board to pre-
serve, maintain, and restore the Capitol grounds, which include the Capitol, the General Land Office Building, their contents, their grounds, and monuments and exhibits on the grounds; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the 77th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby direct the State Preservation
Board to approve a design and location and manage the installation of a statue that pays tribute to the contributions of Tejanos to the State of Texas, and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the General Services Commission or any other state agency or Hispanic caucus
assist the State Preservation Board in the planning and completion of the statue, monument, or exhibit as requested; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the statue, monument, or exhibit be wholly funded by private donations, which
the board is authorized to accept, and that the donors’ names not be inscribed on the statue, monument, or exhibit; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the secretary of state forward an official copy of this resolution to the executive director of the State Preservation Board.

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