Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85

Birmingham, Alabama, May 27 (AP) – Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America’s most popular sport.The quarterback’s graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it’s a run for […]

Montgomery County has lost a wonderful friend, fighter for the citizens, County Attorney JD Lambright; Governor Abbott to issue proclamation

Conroe, March 9 – Only the great die young. The Lord took a great friend, husband, leader, and fighter for the citizens of Montgomery County, Jerry Don “JD” Lambright this morning. Lambright was only sixty-nine (69) years and in the absolute prime (only the seventh year) of a wonderful career as the Montgomery County Attorney. […]

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde, has died at age 95. The Republican and World War II pilot died at his home in Rockwall on […]

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank which Brown served as a trustee for more than 35 […]

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

Jupiter, Florida, September 7 – Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82. His death was […]

Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, dies at 96

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. The conservative Republican […]

Rock icon Domino dies in New Orleans at 89

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In appearance, Fats Domino wasn’t a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover. But Domino sold more than 110 million records, with hits including “Blueberry Hill,” ”Ain’t That a Shame” and other […]