78th Texas Legislature, Fourth Called Session, House Concurrent Resolution 2

H.C.1 . No. 2

1 WHEREAS, December 1, 2003, .marked the 30th anniversary of
2 Casa 01 restaurants. and this milestone provides a fitting
3 .opportunity to recognize the chain's founder, Larry Forehand; and
4 WHEREAS, Mr. Forehand, a Pasadena native, .began working in
5 the restaurant business at the age of 14; a determined young man, he
6 spent his teen years learning each job function at Monterey House
7 Mexican Restaurant and soon became manager of the Baytown facility;
8 'and
9 WHEREAS, After serving his country with :distinction in the
LO U.S. Army, he returned home and resumed his tenure with Monterey
11 House; Mr. Forehand eventually earned the position of director of
12 operations, with 65 restaurants under his direct supervision; and
13 WHEREAS, In 1973, this notable entrepreneur opened the first
14 Casa Ol restaurant in Pasadena; over the following three- decades,.
15 Mr. Forehand turned his venture into a resounding success and today
16 47 Casa Ol eateries operate in Texas and Louisiana, employing more
17 than 2,,000 associates and serving in excess of. 600,000 customers a
18 . month; ,and
19 WHEREAS, Mr. Forehand has generously given back to his
20 community by sponsoring such worthy initiatives as the local:
21 Project Graduat ion, providing free meals to Habitat for Humanity,
22 and donating 20,000 free meal cards to the Pasadena Independent
23. .School District; and
24 WHEREAS, Larry Forehand's effective management, attention to

Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Fourth Called Session, House Concurrent Resolution 2. [Austin, Texas]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158036/. Accessed April 28, 2016.

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