Holloway to Be Honored in House
House sets date for reading of resolution commemorating sad loss of Travis County Green Party co-chair
By Richard Whittaker,
11:47AM, Wed. Feb. 25, 2009
Bill Holloway was a familiar figure in the progressive, human rights and ecological communities in Austin, and his sad death on January 8 was a deep personal blow to many who had worked and campaigned with him.
Talking to Rep. Elliott Naishtat's office this morning, they confirmed that House Resolution 285, commemorating Holloway's life and achievements, will be read on the House floor on March 30. See below the fold for the full text, which serves as a tribute to his achievements.
WHEREAS, Citizens of Travis County lost an admired community activist with the death of Green Party co-chair William Judson Holloway III on January 8, 2009, at the age of 44; and
WHEREAS, Born in Oklahoma City on July 31, 1964, Bill Holloway was the only son of Judge William Judson Holloway, Jr., and Helen Hoehn Holloway; he developed a love of the outdoors during family vacations in the Rocky Mountains and as a camper and counselor at Cheley Colorado Camps, and he earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1980; a gifted student as well, he graduated cum laude from Casady School and went on to attend Bucknell University, where he was awarded the W. Norwood Lowry Prize for his achievements in physics; he subsequently earned a master of science degree in nonlinear physics from The University of Texas at Austin and pursued studies in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Holloway began his career at National Instruments and later founded his own Internet consulting firm, but he is perhaps best remembered for his generous volunteer efforts in behalf of numerous organizations; he served as Texas director of the Northern Flyer Alliance, which is dedicated to the reintroduction of passenger rail, and he was involved in the Green Party at the local, state, and national levels, serving as co-chair of the Travis County group; moreover, he was active in the ACLU of Texas Central Texas Chapter, and he served as a counselor for a rape crisis hotline; and
WHEREAS, Known for his heartfelt dedication to the causes he believed in, Bill Holloway strived to make a positive difference in the world around him, and his myriad contributions will continue to resonate for years to come; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of William Judson Holloway III and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his parents, the Honorable William Judson Holloway, Jr., and Helen Hoehn Holloway; to his sister, Gentry Holloway; to his nephews, Jack and Josh Holloway; and to his other relatives and many friends; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Bill Holloway.