Former Texas Governor Mark White dies

- Texas Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement following the death of former Texas Governor Mark White:

Mark White cared deeply about Texas, and he devoted his life to making our state even better, particularly when it came to educating our children. My personal relationship and friendship with Governor White dates to when I was a young lawyer in Houston and we shared an elevator bank.

Mark’s impact on Texas will not soon be forgotten, and his legacy will live on through all that he achieved as Governor. Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to Linda Gale White and family during this difficult time, and I ask that all Texans join us in praying for the White family as they mourn the passing of a devoted husband, father and public servant.

Governor Abbott also ordered flags statewide to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Governor White.

Former President George H.W. Bush released the following statement on Saturday regarding Gov. White's passing:

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