Sloan honored by Travis County resolution

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The life and work of Andrea Sloan, the feisty former director of the Texas Advocacy Project who liked to serve her adversaries with “a bowl of justice,” was honored by Travis County commissioners on Tuesday.

Sloan died earlier this month after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Her story became public last fall when a drug company refused to allow her to take an experimental drug doctors believed could prolong her life.

The commissioners court honored her life and work guiding victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through the legal system.

“The people of  Travis County and the entire state of Texas benefited from her extraordinary life and passionate commitment to ‘serving up a bowl of justice,’ as she liked to  say,” the resolution reads.

A public memorial for Sloan is scheduled for Friday at Camp Lucy near Dripping Springs.

Below is the full resolution expected to be passed by commissioners:

WHEREAS, Andrea lost her battle with cancer on January 1, 2014, and  Andrea’s friends and family will celebrate her life in a memorial service to be held on Friday, January 31;

and, WHEREAS, the people of  Travis County and the entire state of Texas benefited from her extraordinary life and passionate commitment to “serving up a bowl of justice,” as she liked to  say;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Commissioners Court honors  the life and work of Andrea Sloan; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Travis County Commissioners Court requests this resolution be shared with her family as a token of its respect and an expression of its condolences IN WITNESS  whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 28th day of January, 2014.

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