Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez
Phone: (512) 463-0127

Statement on Sen. Lucio admitted to hospital in Fort Worth

AUSTIN, TX -- Today Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. was admitted to Harris Methodist Hospital in Forth Worth at 10:35 a.m. with chest pains, soon after giving a speech to the Texas School Food Service Association. Preliminary diagnosis is arterial blockage. The hospital has listed his condition as serious but stable. Sen. Lucio is alert and with family.

Sen. Lucio, his family, friends and staff wish to thank those who have called with concerns for his health and to offer their prayers. The family has requested that no flowers be sent, but that people keep him in their thoughts.