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Thomas Carlton Higley

Thomas Carlton Higley, American newspaper publisher. Recipient Anson Jones award Texas Medical Association, 1984; named to Texas Panhandle Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1996.

Background

  • Higley, Thomas Carlton was born on February 7, 1938 in Childress, Texas, United States. Son of Morris T. and Carol V. (Amacker) Higley.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Amarillo (Texas) College, 1959. Bachelor in Journalism, North Texas State University, 1961.

    Career

    • Sales (advertising) manager The Childress Index, 1961-1962, editor, 1962-1964. Chief photographer KGNC television, Amarillo, Texas, 1964-1969. Assistant news director KGNC television-AM-FM, 1969-1973.

      Talk show host KAMR television, 1973-1976. Convention sales manager Amarillo Convention and Vistors Bureau, 1976-1979. News director KIXZ - KMML, Amarillo, 1979-1986.

      Public The Sayre (Oklahoma) Journal and Hollis (Oklahoma) News, since 1986.

    Works

    • Author: A Basic Guide To Shooting television News Film, l970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Chairman Catholic Family Services, Amarillo, 1972-1976. Board directors Tri-State Fair, since 1979. Advisory board American Automobile Association, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, since 1988.

    Member Society Professional Journalists, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association (president 1984-1985, numerous awards 1968-1986), Panhandle Press Photographers Association (president 1969), Panhandle Press Association (board directors 1989-1994, vice president 1990, president 1990-1992), Rotary (president 1993-1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Trout fishing, stamp collecting/philately, photography.

    Connections

    • Married Brenda Anne Keel, September 9, 1961. Children: Carla, Paige.
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    Born February 7, 1938
    • 1959
      Amarillo (Texas) College
    • 1961
      N. Texas State University
    • 1961 - 1962
      Sales (advertising) manager, The Childress Index
    • 1962 - 1964
      Sales (advertising) manager, The Childress Index
    • 1964 - 1969
      chief photographer KGNC television
      Amarillo, Texas, United States
    • 1969 - 1973
      assistant, news director KGNC television-Master of Arts-FM
    • 1973 - 1976
      talk show host KAMR television
    • 1976 - 1979
      convention sales manager, Amarillo Convention and Vistors Bureau
    • 1979 - 1986
      news director, KIXZ - KMML
      Amarillo, Texas, United States
    • 1986
      public The Sayre (Oklahoma) Journal and Hollis (Oklahoma) News
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