88(3) SR 11 - Enrolled version - Bill Text

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               WHEREAS, Discovery Operating, Inc. of Midland is
  celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1973; and
               WHEREAS, The business was established by Don Luther Sparks
  and former Midland mayor Ernest E. Angelo Jr. to explore, find,
  and produce oil and gas; and
               WHEREAS, Today, Discovery employs more than 30 full-time
  employees, operating approximately 300 wells within 300 to 400
  miles of Midland; the company's operated production totals
  14,000 barrels of oil per day and 30,000 MCF of natural gas per
  day; and
               WHEREAS, Through the years, the company's leadership has
  demonstrated its commitment to the community and industry
  through community initiatives, elected office, and important
  roles in such institutions as the American Association of
  Drilling Engineers, the Independent Petroleum Association of
  America, the National Society of Petroleum Engineers, the
  Permian Basin Petroleum Association, and the Texas Alliance of
  Energy Producers; and
               WHEREAS, The contributions of Don and Gwyndolyn Sparks, in
  addition to those of many dedicated individuals, have grown
  Discovery into a thriving family operation, involving three
  generations of Sparks family members; and
               WHEREAS, Discovery Operating has made significant
  contributions to the Permian Basin over the course of its 50-year
  history, and it stands as an inspiring example of the success
  that can be realized by hardworking, visionary entrepreneurs in
  the Lone Star State; now, therefore, be it
               RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby congratulate Discovery
  Operating, Inc. on its semicentennial and extend to all those
  associated with the company sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
               RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for Discovery Operating, Inc. as an expression of high
  regard from the Texas Senate.
           President of the Senate
           I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on October 12, 2023.
           Secretary of the Senate
             Member, Texas Senate