League City Mayor Pat Hallisey remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday after suffering a heart attack Tuesday.
Few details were available and city officials Wednesday afternoon posted a message from the Hallisey family asking for privacy.
“My family and I appreciate the thoughts and prayers regarding my well-being,” according to the message.
The message, which apparently was from the mayor, said the family would provide updates as his situation changes.
“I am in great hands with the medical team, comfortable and in good spirits at a local hospital,” according to the statement.
“I am confident that the League City community will continue the good work they’ve started to help one another during these difficult times.
“As the community prays for recovery following the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey, please keep Janice, Ashley, and my family in your prayers.
“The outpouring of support from the community is humbling and it is deeply appreciated. As I am recovering, please provide some privacy and I will provide an update tomorrow if anything changes.”
Hallisey was initially hospitalized at Bay Area Regional Medical Center on Tuesday and then transported by helicopter to the Memorial Hermann Hospital, Councilman Greg Gripon said.
Hallisey was absent from Tuesday’s city council meeting and was transported to Houston while the meeting was winding down.
Mayor pro tem Todd Kinsey made an announcement at the end of the council meeting about 8:30 p.m.
Hallisey had been working on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts for the city and residents while also dealing with his own flooded home.