Joe Hegar - Katy, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 29° 47.255 W 095° 49.343
15R E 227153 N 3298588
Quick Description: This dedicated tree is located on the Municipal Complex grounds in downtown Katy, TX. It was planted by the Texas House of Representatives in honor of Joe Hegar, a city attorney who retired in 2010.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 7:31:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMNCZJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Per the official Texas House of Representatives Bill HR1765 passed on May 24th, 2011:

"R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Joe Hegar retired as Katy city attorney on May 31, 2010, concluding a distinguished tenure that spanned nearly four decades; and

WHEREAS, Appointed city attorney in 1973, when Katy had a population of about 3,500, Mr. Hegar dedicated himself to the community as it continued to grow in the ensuing years; he earned a well-deserved reputation as not only a legal advisor of great skill and integrity but also a consummate gentleman; in recognition of his exceptional commitment to public service, the Keep Katy Beautiful organization planted a tree in his honor on the occasion of his retirement; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hegar was born and raised in Houston and graduated from Southwestern University in 1957; with his sonorous voice, he was well suited to a career in radio and television broadcasting, but he eventually left that field for the legal profession and completed his degree at South Texas College of Law in 1969; he practiced with several attorneys in downtown Houston before moving to Katy in 1971; and

WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Hegar enjoys the support and encouragement of his wife, Marilyn, and their children, Joe, Lois, and Jana; his fine extended family has grown through the years to include four grandchildren as well; his interests include working with glass, and he has given generously of his time andtalents as a reader for Houston Taping for the Blind Radio; and

WHEREAS, Joe Hegar has made a lasting, positive difference in Katy through his outstanding service as city attorney, and he may indeed take pride in a career well spent; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas Legislature hereby congratulate Joe Hegar on his retirement as Katy city attorney and extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Mr. Hegar as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives."
Location of the tree: Katy Municipal Complex grounds -- downtown Katy, TX

Type of tree: oak

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