It is with great heavy heart that we start the New Year of 2016 as we mourn the passing of one of our regions greatest leaders. Yesterday morning we lost a Commissioner, a Legislator, a Leader, a Husband, a Father and a great Friend with the passing of Commissioner El Franco Lee. Although a great man has passed, his legacy will live on forever in our minds and in our hearts. Our sincerest sympathies and condolences are extended to the Lee family, Commissioner Lee’s Colleagues on the Court, Commissioner Lee’s staff at Harris County Precinct One, Commissioner Lee’s Constituents and his friends. No matter if you were a Republican, an Independent or a Democrat, Commissioner Lee always greeted you with his infectious gigantic Texas sized smile, his firm and confident handshake and always a kind word in his warm deep voice. You are a GREAT man Commissioner; one who will be dearly missed by all of your friends at the HESS Club. Rest in Peace My Friend; Rest in Peace!!