Gov. Greg Abbott today (Thursday, Feb. 10) offered condolences after the death of Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan.
“The First Lady and I extend our prayers of comfort to the family during their time of grief, and we urge all Texans to remember and honor Mayor Bujan’s commitment to public and community service,” Abbott said in a letter to Port Aransas City Manager Dave Parsons.
Bujan had been battling pancreatic cancer for several months when he died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Abbott’s message also included guidelines related to flying flags at half-staff.
“In response to your request, and pursuant to Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code and Title 4 of the U.S. Code … 7, flags of the State of Texas and of the United States in the City of Port Aransas may be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of the life and public services (of Bujan),” the letter said. “Flags should return to full-staff the day following interment.”
Funeral services haven’t been announced yet.
“Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties, and other political subdivisions and entities in the surrounding area may fly flags at half-staff for the same period as a sign of honor and respect,” the letter said.