Joan Rivers dies at 81 after medical procedure

| |Thursday, Sep. 04, 2014

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Obituary: Joe Stecko, former Casa Mañana music director

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Joe Stecko, music director at Casa Mañana for 35 years, worked with many musical theater stars over the years including Betty Buckley, Hal Linden and Ruta Lee.

Obituary: W.T. Rufner gained notoriety during the Cullen Davis trials

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

W.T. Rufner, a former boyfriend of Priscilla Davis, died Thursday at a Springtown group home.

Obituary: Susan Bagby Tilley, former Cliburn, Mayfest chairwoman

| |Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Susan Tilley was the first chairwoman of Mayfest and head of the Cliburn board from 1985-1994. She died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital. She was 76.

Obituary: Luther Adkins, longtime Star-Telegram executive

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Luther Adkins started in 1951 at Amon Carter Sr.’s WBAP-TV and during the next 41 years, became the face of the Star-Telegram to the community.

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, found dead at home

| |Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Williams’ death appeared to be suicide by asphyxiation, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department reported. He was 63.

Guitar legend Johnny Winter dies on tour in Europe

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Texas blues icon Johnny Winter came out of Beaumont in the late 1960s with a memorable look and a memorable sound. He died Wednesday at 70 at a hotel near Zurich.

Etta Hulme, acclaimed Star-Telegram cartoonist, dies

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

From 1972 to 2008, cartoonist Etta Hulme delighted many Star-Telegram readers with her humor and insight, and she was beloved by her colleagues. But yes, she infuriated some readers. “A cartoonist ought to provoke,” she said.

Stanley Marsh 3, businessman and artist, dies at 76

|Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014

Creator of the Cadillac Ranch beside Interstate 40 west of Amarillo and patron of other modern art installations had been incapacitated by a series of strokes.

Sam Garcia, 91, remembered as a ‘pillar of good leadership’

| |Friday, Jun. 13, 2014

The World War II veteran and leader in the Hispanic community died Thursday.