A tragedy today for veteran San Antonio State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and her husband Pete, the President of Dixie Flag Manufacturing Company.


  Senator Van de Putte's office says her six month old grandson, Rex Van de Putte, has died.


  The office did not release the cause of his death.


  Rex, who was the son of Pete and Leticia's son Gregory and his wife Samantha, was born in November.


  "The Senator and her husband Pete are heartbroken, and ask that the public respect the family's privacy in this tragic time," the statement said.  "Senator Van de Putte and Pete ask everyone to pray for their family."