Writer Dan Wallach retires after 33 years at Beaumont Enterprise
BEAUMONT – Veteran journalist Dan Wallach, who wrote about Beaumont’s movers and everyman with equal passion and flair, is retiring after more than 33 years at The Enterprise.
Wallach’s clips read like a history of modern-era Beaumont. Mixed in with famous names are fascinating profiles of down-to-earth Southeast Texans, a model railroader in whose little world it was always Oct. 14, 1958; a master gunsmith who crafted the stock of his first complete rife from a Lumberton black walnut tree; a monument maker consumed by a passion to tell the departed’s stories in granite; and many others.
“Dan’s range, institutional memory, curiosity and yearning for justice are much prized by this newspaper, and we will sorely miss him,” said Enterprise Editor Timothy M. Kelly
In retirement, Wallach plans to tend to his roses.
Ellis Knox retires at Pittsburg Gazette
PITTSBURG – Ellis Knox retired after two years as a reporter for The Pittsburg Gazette.
Knox cited health-related issues for his retirement.
While Knox worked as a reporter, he covered Pittsburg High School boys and girls sports, Camp County commissioners’ court and the Pittsburg Independent School District school board.
He was also a staff photographer.