80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 156 Page: 2 of 4
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H.C.R. No. 156
1 attractions; the city's replica of the Eiffel Tower stands 65 feet
2 tall and was "Texanized" in 1998 with the placement of a cowboy hat
3 on top; Culbertson Fountain in the Historic District on the Plaza
4 contributed to the plaza being chosen as the prettiest in the State
5 of Texas by Texas Monthly magazine; the Hayden Museum of American
6 Art houses a permanent collection of graphic art, archival
7 photography, and American chairs, and the Sam Bell Maxey House, the
8 Scott Roden Home, the Wise House, and the Paris Union Station
9 Railroad Depot are fine examples of historic architecture; and
10 WHEREAS, Annual celebrations in the county include Chaparral
11 Square Dancing Weekend every Labor Day; the Red River Valley Fair
12 and Exposition features five days of livestock shows, carnival
13 rides, and live entertainment; 300 contestants, all full-time peace
14 officers, participate annually in the All Police Rodeo; and the
15 Tour de Paris bike rally stages events for all ages and levels of
16 ambition; and
17 WHEREAS, In 1997 the Texas Legislature declared Lamar County
18 the Crape Myrtle County Capital and Paris the Official Crape Myrtle
19 City of the State of Texas, and with three lakes within 15 miles of
20 Paris, Lamar County is a beautiful destination for visitors; and
21 WHEREAS, Living among the scenic lakes and rolling
22 countryside of the beautiful Red River Valley, the residents of
23 Paris and Lamar County may celebrate their rich heritage even as
24 they work together for a bright and productive future; now,
25 therefore, be it
26 RESOLVED, That the 80th Legislature of the State of Texas
27 hereby recognize March 28, 2007, as Paris/Lamar County Day at the
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 156, legislative document, April 11, 2007; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth156027/m1/2/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.