Briscoe ser­vice set for Capi­tol

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

A pub­lic me­mo­rial ser­vice for the late Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. has been sched­uled for Aug. 1 at the Texas Capi­tol, Uni­ver­sity of Texas of­fi­cials an­nounced Thurs­day. Briscoe died June 27 at the age of 87 af­ter a lengthy ill­ness.

The ser­vice will be­gin at 1 p.m. in the Se­nate cham­ber. It will be fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion in the lieu­tenant gover­nor’s re­cep­tion room on the sec­ond floor of the Capi­tol.

For­mer state Sen. John Mont­ford will wel­come the guests, and Gov. Rick Perry, for­mer Gov. Mark White and for­mer UT Re­gent Jess Hay will of­fer re­mem­brances.

The Rev. Michael Marsh of St. Philip’s Epis­co­pal Church in Uvalde will give the homily.

Don Car­leton, Briscoe’s his­to­rian and the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Dolph Briscoe Cen­ter for Amer­i­can His­tory, will also speak. The UT Trom­bone Choir will pro­vide a mu­si­cal trib­ute.

UT of­fi­cials noted that new se­cu­rity mea­sures in the Capi­tol re­quire ev­ery­one en­ter­ing to go through se­cu­rity screen­ing, which can be time-con­sum­ing with large crowds.

Dolph Briscoe

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