Briscoe service set for Capitol
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.