• Mr. Speaker, I want to wish a Houston icon, constituent and TV anchor Don Nelson a happy retirement.
  • Don has been a voice to Texans for 39 years and I have known him most of that time.
  • In those 39 years, Don has just about done it all.
  • He did broadcasting at a radio station in Pennsylvania after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years.
  • And then worked in radio in West Virginia and New Mexico before he made it to the promise land, Texas when ABC 13 News hired him.
  • From hosting ``Dialing For Dollars,'' ``Good Morning Houston,'' covering traffic, and interviewing celebrities, sports stars and rodeo entertainers, Don is quite the commentator.
  • Don's genuine, happy personality and work ethic really have made Houston's morning news number one.
  • Our morning commutes won't be the same without him.
  • Hats off to you, Don .
  • You can now sleep in and enjoy your morning coffee.
  • The people of Houston extend our deepest appreciation.
  • Congrats on your retirement, you have earned it.
  • Best wishes in the next chapter of your life.
  • You are quite the legend in local broadcasting .
  • And that's just the way it is.