Prominent Texas GOP icon Dr. Wally Wilkerson passes away

Dr. Wally Wilkerson, a prominent figure in Texas GOP politics has passed away. 

News of Dr. Wilkerson's passing came via a social media post by Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, who called the former Montgomery County Party Chairman "an extraordinary icon." 

This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.