Former governor of Texas, Mark White passed away on Saturday and Governor Abbott has released a statement.

Governor Abbott said that White "cared deeply about Texas, and he devoted his life to making our state even better, particularly when it came to educating our children"

In his statement, Governor Abbott's also touched on his long friendship with Governor White and gave his "deepest condolences to Linda Gale White and family during this difficult time"

The Governor also ordered that flags statewide fly at half-staff today in honor of Governor White.