STATEMENT
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2010
Contact: Kathryn Freeman, 210-733-6604

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR VAN DE PUTTE ON THE PASSING OF GOVERNOR DOLPH BRISCOE

"Governor Dolph Briscoe was a true Texas legend. He was a man of the highest integrity who loved his family and our great state with the fierceness of the South Texas sun. As governor, he made sure that rural farmers were able to bring their goods to large cities by investing in an extensive farm to market road system.

"After his time as Governor, he continued to support many of our state institutions through generous gifts to UT Health Science Center-San Antonio, the Witte Museum, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and St. Mary's University. For what he stood for and what he and his beloved Janey have contributed to San Antonio, they both will be lovingly remembered. I loved Governor Briscoe and he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

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