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Posted on: March 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Texas Lowers Flags to Honor Former Justice

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The State of Texas lost a respected leader with the passing of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope, Jr. Chief Justice Pope had a distinguished career as a jurist in Texas.

As a mark of respect for this highly regarded public servant, flags in Texas shall be lowered to half-staff. Flags throughout the state should be at half-staff from sunrise on Friday, March 3, 2017, the day of his interment, through sunset on Tuesday, March 7.

Individuals, businesses, municipalities and other political subdivisions and entities are encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of honor and respect for this distinguished public servant.

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