A former Texas Governor marked Texas Independence Day by announcing a new plan to help children of Texans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Former Governor Dolph Briscoe says the Travis Fund will help those children meet the costs of a college education. The fund will help pay for room and board, fees and other college-related costs.
It's named for William Barret Travis, who commanded soldiers at the Alamo and died there in 1836. He left behind two small children.