Welcome to the 5,033 new Knights that joined our Order in 2007-2008. First allow me to congratulate Immediate Past State Deputy, Larry Zapalac, and his team for a tremendous achievement. But the State Deputy and the team are not the only ones to be congratulated. Congratulations to all the Brother Knights in Texas who believe in the Vision of Father McGivney and who recruited these new Knights. It is through your hard work, dedication and love for the Order that Texas continues to grow.