Monday, November 24, 2008

JIM MATTOX TO LIE IN STATE AT CAPITOL

Former Texas Attorney General and Dripping Springs resident Jim Mattox, who died in his home last week of an apparent heart attack, will lie in state in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol from 3:00PM to 7:00 PM today (Monday). Family members will be present from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Mr. Mattox is survived by his wife, Marta, his two children, Jim Mattox and Sissi Mattox, both of Dripping Springs, his sister, Janice Mattox of Dallas, and brother, Jerry Mattox of Dallas. Governor Rick Perry ordered flags on state buildings to be lowered to half-staff. The last dignitary to lie in state in the Texas Capitol was former Governor Ann Richards. Funeral services will be at 11:00AM on Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Austin. Burial will be in the State Cemetery.