The State of Texas Flag is lowered to half-staff today in memory of the firefighters that lost their lives as a result of a recent motel fire in the City of Houston.
In a statement issued by Govenor Rick Perry's Office:
The State of Texas has been deeply affected by the injuries and loss of life that resulted from the recent motel fire in the City of Houston. It seems fitting that flags should be flown at half-staff on the day of the memorial service as a mark of respect for those brave firefighters who perished while serving their community.
Therefore, pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 3100 and acting in my capacity as the Governor of the State of Texas, I hereby direct the lowering of State of Texas flags to half-staff on Wednesday, June 5. Flags should return to full-staff on the next day, Thursday, June 6.