Tuesday, May 03, 2005

In case of disaster, type up a resolution

Dennis Bonnen:"...and then, the damn chainsaw nearly cut off his daddy's foot."
State Rep. Dennis Bonnen is a busy man during the hectic legislative session, but never too busy to pass a resolution calling attention to weird stuff that happens to the rural citizenry of his native Brazoria County.
In House Resolution 1738, he recounts the near foot amputation of a Sweeny man by a chain saw that fell out of a tree. The bleeding man's son, Jeffrey Effenberger, took quick action to save his daddy's foot, which prompted Rep. Bonnen to commemmorate the event in an official Texas House of Representatives resolution:

WHEREAS, While this outstanding young Texan maintains that
his actions were nothing extraordinary, emergency personnel have
noted that he kept his father from bleeding to death and have
praised him for his skill and composure; and
WHEREAS, Jeffrey is active in a number of service clubs, and
he is a member of the National Honor Society at Sweeny High School
and the Catholic Youth Organization at his church; already accepted
at Texas A&M University, where he plans on studying mechanical
engineering, Jeffrey Effenberger is an outstanding young Texan who
is already making impressive contributions to this state; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas
Legislature hereby congratulate Jeffrey Effenberger on earning the
Rural Heroism Award and commend this remarkable young man for his
quick actions and wish him well in all his future endeavors; and, be
it further
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
prepared for Mr. Effenberger as an expression of high regard by the
Texas House of Representatives.

I feel certain we'll be hearing more from this young man in the future.

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