Funeral arrangements for former Texas Gov. Mark White announced
HOUSTON – Funeral arrangements have been made for former Texas Gov. Mark White, according to family members.
White’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church in Houston.
The funeral will be escorted by DPS to Austin on Thursday morning to lie in state at the Capital at 3 p.m.
The family says White will be buried at Texas State Cemetery at 4 p.m.
The former governor, who fought kidney cancer for years, died Saturday in Houston shortly after waking up and feeling uncomfortable, according to his wife, Linda Gale White, and his son Andrew White.
White was a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes during his single term in office.
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