Texas Capitol Nurse Has Served 3 Administrations

When Gov. Ann Richards needed a flu shot in 1992, she summoned Tim Flynn, the Texas Capitol’s recently installed nurse, to her office.

Nervous about giving the governor a shot, Flynn forgot to bring a Band-Aid. Richards asked if she would bleed. “I said, ‘I hope not.” Flynn recalled. “And she said, ‘I hope not either, because this is a $300 silk blouse.'"

In the end, Flynn did not receive a cleaning bill. “But I’ve never forgotten Band-Aids since then,” said Flynn, now the Capitol’s nurse practitioner.

Through the administrations of Richards, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, Flynn ...

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