House Representative

Guerra, Bobby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/10/2015

REP. GUERRA HONORS SCOTT CRANE ON HOUSE FLOOR

ADJOURNS DAY IN COMMISSIONER’S MEMORY

AUSTIN – Today, State Representative R.D. "Bobby" Guerra (McAllen) hailed the House passage of a memorial proclamation in memory of McAllen City Commissioner Scott Crane. The resolution commemorates the life of the city commissioner who tragically passed away in early December of last year. The entire House delegation joined Rep. Guerra in cosponsoring the resolution and paid tribute by adjourning in the commissioner’s memory.

“Commissioner Crane was a remarkable person, revered community leader and a dear friend. He always aspired to make our community a better place to live and work, and will always be remembered for the passion he had for his beloved city. He will be sorely missed. The passing of this proclamation is the least I could do for his beautiful family and friends. I am honored to have known him," stated Guerra.

Crane’s beautiful wife Sasha, their two children Taylor and Diego, his parents Mr. Robert and Mrs. Baudelia Crane, his siblings Honorable Judge Randy Crane, Audrie, Debbie Crane-Aliseda, daughter Ali and her husband Honorable Judge Ernie Aliseda were all present during the commencement.

The full text of the resolution appears below:

WHEREAS, Residents of McAllen lost an admired community leader with the untimely passing of City Commissioner Scott Crane on December 14, 2014, at the age of 50; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Crane was born in Houston on May 10, 1964, to Robert and Baudelia Crane; he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity in college and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1987; and
WHEREAS, Known for his dedication to the city he was proud to call home, Mr. Crane was first elected to the McAllen City Commission in 2005; during his three terms as a commissioner, he deftly balanced the needs of disparate groups and individuals, rendering thoughtful and well-informed decisions on a number of important issues; in addition, he volunteered for numerous subcommittees, including those relating to such diverse topics as the performing arts, the Tres Lagos development,

and audits and investments; and

WHEREAS, Hailing from one of the city's most respected and civically engaged families, Mr. Crane was a small business owner as well as a community leader; among the organizations and initiatives to benefit from his interest were the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, the local Boys & Girls Club, and the city's park and trail system, which he frequently used; he was an avid long-distance runner and competed in many marathons, including the annual McAllen Marathon, which he helped launch in 2013; and

WHEREAS, With a kind heart and an infectious smile, Mr. Crane was a devoted family man who cherished his wife, Sasha, his daughter, Taylor, and his son, Diego; and

WHEREAS, Scott Crane brought to his many endeavors a level of enthusiasm and generosity of spirit that won him the affection and esteem of countless fellow citizens, and his memory will forever be treasured by all those who were privileged to know him; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 84th Texas Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Scott Crane and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his wife, Sasha Crane; to his children, Taylor and Diego Crane; to his parents, Robert and Baudelia Crane; to his siblings, Randy, Debbie, and Audrie; and to his other relatives and 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 Scott Crane.


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