General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Third and Fourth Called Sessions of the Seventy-Second Legislature Page: 24
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H.C.R. 8 72nd LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION
WHEREAS, Encompassing a wide variety of social and political viewpoints, these
delegates nevertheless were able to forge a powerful consensus that recognized women's
pressing needs and desires and solidified their determination to pursue their quest for the
equal rights, equal status, and equal responsibilities due them as citizens of the United
States of America; and
WHEREAS, Although one of the principal objectives resulting from the conference was
final ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which had gained the approval of the
Texas Legislature in 1972, the conference participants crafted a broader and wide-ranging
statement that expressed their desire for social, economic, and political reforms that
would ensure an equal opportunity for all women and secure their fullest participation in
every aspect of public life; and
WHEREAS, In addition to seeking the removal of barriers to their participation in all
areas of public enterprise-in the arts and humanities, in education, in business and
industry, and in political office at every level-conference participants also sought an end
to all forms of discrimination against women, improvements in child care and health care,
and a host of other issues of great importance to them and to a just and equitable society;
WHEREAS, In the intervening years, women have made great strides toward those
goals, and much of their progress has been the result of hard work, dedication, and the
sense of common purpose achieved during that historic gathering in 1977; and
WHEREAS, Mindful of how much more needs to be done before we can realize the
dream of true equality, individual liberty, and justice for all, it is still appropriate for all
Texans, men and women alike, to remember and celebrate a shining moment in our
nation's political history that advanced this uniquely American dream; now, therefore, be
RESOLVED, That the 72nd Legislature of the State of Texas, 4th Called Session, 1992,
hereby commemorate the 15th anniversary of the first National Women's Conference held
in Houston on November 18-21, 1977, and urge all Texans to continue wholeheartedly
their endeavors in the cause of social justice and true equality for every citizen of this
Adopted by the House on November 18, 1992, by a non-record vote. Adopted by the
Senate on December 3, 1992.
Approved December 9, 1992.
Filed with the Secretary of State, December 10, 1992.
H.C.R. No. 9
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, House Concurrent Resolution 9 of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session,
recognized Dr. Charles B. Stewart as the designer of the Lone Star Flag; and
WHEREAS, That same resolution acknowledged Lorenzo de Zavala, William B. States,
Thomas Barnett, Sterling C. Robertson, Thomas J. Gazley, and Richard Ellis as the
members of the committee that approved the Lone Star Flag design; and
WHEREAS, Subsequent historical research has revealed that the actual designer of the
Lone Star Flag is unknown; and
WHEREAS, That same research has revealed that the six listed committee members
were appointed in March 1836 by the General Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos to
design a national flag for the newly independent Republic of Texas, but that the General
Convention apparently never adopted a national flag; and
WHEREAS, Senator William H. Wharton, who had originated Texas' first national flag,
known as David G. Burnet's Flag, introduced a bill in the Texas Senate on December 28,
1838, containing the design for the Lone Star Flag; and
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