The death of Joe Moreno is very tragic for several reasons. Joe was indeed a friend to all who knew him. He lived life to it's fullest and believed in a fair political process. The first time I met Joe was when I got sworn into office and he came up to me and told me "Juan, my name is Joe Moreno, from Houston, and if I can do anything for you let me know." I could always walk up to him and ask him for advise. At the conclusion of our conversations he would always say "Don't worry about it Bro."
I remember Thursday afternoon, the day before he died. I went into the members lounge and he was sitting with other members eating Kentucky Fried Chicken. He extended his fist and in the usual manner and gave me a fist handshake. He than said "get a plate and eat." I did so and after eating I went up to him and in my usual manner, I hit him on his shoulder and said "See you." That was the last time I saw him.
Joe Moreno served his constituents well ,and not only has his family lost a loved one, but the State of Texas has also lost a great servant of the people.
Juan M. Escobar