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We are very sad to hear about the death of our friend, Former Texas Governor Mark White, husband of our long-time Communities In Schools of Houston and CIS National Board member Linda Gale White. Governor White leaves a legacy of service to school children across the state of Texas. Together, he and Linda Gale have been champions for children regardless of zip code. Believing in the need for all children to have access to quality, comprehensive, school-based support services, Gov. White and Linda Gale expanded the Communities In Schools program across the entire state of Texas.

Please join us in sending condolences to Linda Gale and their family (PO Box 22043, Houston, Texas 77227). The Houston memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11am at Second Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations in memory of Gov. White be made in his honor to Communities In Schools, a stay-in-school program he brought to Texas and his loving wife has been actively engaged with for decades, at 1235 N Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 77008. There will be another service on Thursday at noon in the Capitol Rotunda in Austin. He will be buried in the Texas State Cemetery. We have lost a great friend, strong advocate for students and statesman.

Much love, Cynthia Clay Briggs

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