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Jo Ann Mitchell, American newspaper feature editor. Certified elementary and secondary teacher, Texas. Recipient Mark Twain award Associated Press, Dallas, 1980, First Place Business Column Writing award, 1990, second place Feature Writing award, 1990, Texas Managing Editors Association, Dallas, 1983, 88, School Bell award Retired Teachers Association Texas, 1988, 91, 92.


Mitchell, Jo Ann was born on February 16, 1935 in Hale County, Texas, United States. Daughter of Phillip Thomas and Lillie Adele (Henderson) Huffine.


Student, Texas Women's University, 1954. Bachelor of Science in English, West Texas State University, 1964. Master of Science in English, West Texas State University, 1975.


Teacher English and journalism, White Deer (Texas) School District, 1964-1965;teacher English, Pringle School District, Stinnett, Texas, 1966-1973;radio news director, Station KQTY, Borger, Texas, 1976-1984;reporter, Borger News-Herald, 1984-1985;Lifestyle editor, Borger News-Herald, since 1985. Correspondent Station KAMR-television, Amarillo, Texas, since 1986.


  • Certified elementary and secondary teacher, Texas.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


Member Texas Press Women (writing awards 1988, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94), Panhandle Press Association (writing awards 1985, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 94), National Federation Press Women, Texas Hospital Association (2d place Silver Star award), Borger Chamber of Commerce (editor newsletter 1980-1984, publicity committee Women's Division 1980-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, quilting, writing, hiking.


Married James Clayton Mitchell, October 30, 1954. Children: Jerry Michael, James Lawrence, Jana Lynn Mitchell Hill.

Phillip Thomas Huffine

Lillie Adele (Henderson) Huffine

James Clayton Mitchell

Jerry Michael Mitchell

James Lawrence Mitchell

Jana Lynn Mitchell Hill Mitchell