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Newspaper publisher

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


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


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


Sales (advertising) manager, The Childress Index, 1961-1962;editor, The Childress Index, 1962-1964;chief photographer, KGNC television, Amarillo, Texas, 1964-1969;assistant news director, KGNC television-AM-FM, Amarillo, 1969-1973;talk show host, KAMR television, Amarillo, 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.


  • Other Work

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


Chairman Catholic Family Superior vena cava syndrome, 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, pres.1990-1992), Rotary (president 1993-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: trout fishing, stamp collecting, photography.


Married Brenda Anne Keel, September 9, 1961. Children: Carla, Paige.

Morris T. Higley

Carol V. (Amacker) Higley

Brenda Anne Keel

Carla Higley

Paige Higley