The death of former President Ford is having another impact locally.
All Texas A&M System offices, including Texas A&M University will be closed on Tuesday, January 2.
The closure is in accordance with Governor Perry's order that all state offices be closed in recognition of a day of mourning for the former president.
Only essential personnel are required to show up for work. However, the men's and women's basketball doubleheader will go on as scheduled.
Tuesday was scheduled to be the first day back from Winter Break for A&M employees.