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Associated Press

Mike Stone, the former Texas Rangers president who later served as commissioner of the independent baseball Northern League, has died. He was 80.

Associated Press

Kathryn Johnson, a trailblazing reporter for The Associated Press whose intrepid coverage of the civil rights movement and other major stories led to a string of legendary scoops, died Wednesday. She was 93.

Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP

T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality.

"Boone was bigger than life. In fact, Boone was bigger than Texas itself," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the service at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Rob Tranchin / KERA

Writer John Graves has died in his home, Hard Scrabble, southwest of Dallas-Fort Worth near Glen Rose.

The Austin American Statesman writes: “Details were not immediately available, but W.K. “Kip” Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters, sent an email to members on Wednesday morning, announcing Graves’ death.”

Twelve years ago, then-KERA staffer Rob Tranchin made this documentary about Graves: