Updated: State Rep. Ken Legler Passes Away

Update, 5:01 p.m.:

More people are extending their condolences to the family of Rep. Ken Legler. 

"He knew the value of hard work and was always ready to take on the issues that were important to his constituency," Gov. Rick Perry said. He also ordered U.S. and Texas flags statewide lowered to half-staff immediately. In House District 144, Legler's district, the flags are to remain lowered until his funeral. 

House Speaker Joe Straus said Legler was a "a loyal friend and dedicated servant."

David Pineda, who won the Republican primary in Legler's district earlier this ...

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