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Ida Annelle Dugan Jones

Ida Annelle Dugan Jones, American newspaper reporter. Named Pilot of the Year Pilot Club of Kilgore, Inc., 1979, Lay Person of the Year, Kilgore Kiwanis Club, 1990, Honorary Chapter Farmer Future Farmers American, 1970; Recipient 1st and 2nd Place award in Spot News Reporting United Press International, 1982-1982, 83, First Place award in News Writing North & East Texas Press award, 1983.


  • Jones, Ida Annelle Dugan was born on December 3, 1938 in Canyon, Texas, United States. Daughter of Clem and Ida Belle (Walker) D.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, W.Tex. State University, 1960.


    • Editor College Newspaper, Canyon, Texas, 1959. General reporter The Canyon News, 1957-1961. Editor The Sunday News, Sunray, Texas, 1961-1966.

      Reporter The Kilgore (Texas) News Herald, since 1966.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Co-author Best History of a Methodist Church in Texas, 1987.


    If a person is obedient to God’s commandments, studies His word, and has a desire to believe in Christ, faith will grow inside him.


    Director Kilgore Chamber of Commerce. President United Way of Kilgore, 1979, secretary, since 1981. Secretary Kilgore's Sesquicentennial Committee, 1986.

    Member City Charter Revision Committee, Kilgore, 1985. Co-captain Volunteer Census Verification Committee, Kilgore, 1980. Member E.Tex. Chapter Texas Press Women (treasurer/secretary), Women in Communications.

    American Red Cross (director Piney Woods Chapter since 1988), Kilgore community Crisis Center (secretary 1984-1996), Hollandsworth Scholarship Committee to Baylor University, Kilgore Main St. Advisory Board (secretary since 1987).



    Needpoint, cross-stitch, reading.


    • Married James E. Jones.
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    Born December 3, 1938
    • 1960
      W.Tex. State University
    • 1957 - 1961
      general reporter The Canyon News
    • 1959
      Editor College Newspaper
      Canyon, Texas, United States
    • 1961 - 1966
      editor The Sunday News
      Sunray, Texas, United States
    • 1966
      reporter The Kilgore (Texas) News Herald