“Texas and this nation are better off because of President George H.W. Bush. The fabric of our nation was made stronger because of the great contributions of this good man.
“He may be best known as the 41st President of the United States, but President Bush was also a proud Texan – an oil pioneer. A World War II naval aviator who embodied the decency and sacrifice of the greatest generation. A true statesman, a genuine American hero, a kind and decent man. America has lost one of its finest, but we are forever grateful for the life and service of George H.W. Bush.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family. Fair winds and following seas, Mr. President. May you rest in eternal peace.”