In response to your request and pursuant to Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code, State of Texas flags in the County of Nueces may be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of the life and public service of Justice of the Peace Robert "Bobby" Balderas who passed away. Flags should return to full- staff on the day after the funeral service.

Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties, and other political subdivisions and entities in the area may fly the Texas flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of honor and respect.

The First Lady and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Balderas family and to the entire Nueces County staff and community on this loss.

Respectfully,

Greg Abbott Governor