Keith Jerden, 74, ex-Grand Prairie teacher, principal

Tue, Jul 28, 2015 - 5:00am

Keith Evans Jerden was born into a family of teachers, a tradition he carried on for 40 years in the Grand Prairie schools. He was a teacher, coach and principal, with a passion for his students and faculties.

Jerden, 74, died July 17 at his Grand Prairie home of a rare form of liver cancer.

Services will be at noon Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas.

“He was one of those people who could bring out the best,” said his wife, Marilyn Jerden of Grand Prairie. “Every time he got moved, he was sent in to clean up. He just had the best ability to win his faculty over.”

Jerden explained and shared...

Artists, fans mourn death of Texas sculptor

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 1:02pm

Artists and fans from all over the country are in mourning after news broke of the death of renowned sculptor and Texas native Jesús Moroles.


Texas sculptor Jesus Moroles dies in car accident

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 12:56pm

Texas sculptor and National Medal of the Arts recipient Jesus Moroles   has died in a traffic accident.    The Texas Department of Public Safety says Moroles was killed Monday night in a wreck in Jarrell, 30 miles north of Austin.    DPS said Wednesday that Moroles was northbound on Interstate 35 when the van he was driving rear-ended a tractor-trailer rig. Moroles, who lived and worked in Rockport, died at the scene. The trucker wasn't hurt.    President George W. Bush in 2008 awarded Moroles, who specialized in granite, the National Medal of Arts in a White House ceremony.


Remembering Julio Santos

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 12:21pm

From almost the exact moment of his disappearance in the early morning hours of Fri­day, June 5, the absence of Julio Santos III has been keenly felt across two communities. The 22-year-old University of North Texas student and Kyle native was last seen on Sixth Street, chattering all night to friends about an upcoming internship with Nordstrom. Two days later, on Sunday morning, his body was found floating in Lady Bird Lake.

Lizette Murillo, a UT grad and friend of Santos, was with him (friends and social media accounts confirm the masculine as the...

Kamerick, former UNT president, dies at 95 in Fla.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015 - 1:26pm

John J. Kamerick was president of the University of North Texas for just two years, but he made those years count.

Kamerick, who served at what was then North Texas State University from 1968 to 1970, died April 13 at age 95 in Sarasota, Florida.

When he led the university in Denton, Kamerick pressed for historic reforms. He recruited faculty and students in writing academic and campus policies — moves that made way for a faculty senate and political speakers’ visits to campus.

Kamerick’s leadership finally allowed students to establish a chapter of civil rights organization the NAACP.

Under his...