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June 24, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Dr. Frank


Dr. FrankDr. Frank Lower passed from this life Tuesday. He was at work Monday. He even planned to be in Tuesday, but was not feeling well, so he took the day off. He passed away at his home.

Frank Lower was a retired professor from ETBU. He taught communication, and was also involved in theatre production at the university, and in the community. However, for the past 14 years Dr. Frank was a beloved member of KMHT Radio.

He was a faithful member of the Lion’s Club, and reported on the activities of the club, and the guest speakers. If the guest as a noted public official, we knew about it because of Frank. If the guest was a business person, a hobbyist, an entertainer, or a writer we heard about it because of Frank. Even if the guest was a child who won the Farm-City Week Voice of Agriculture contest we heard from that child and heard the winning speech because of Frank.

Frank told us all what was happening at City Commission and Commissioner’s Court meetings. For years it was Frank that sat at the elections office telling us all who won and who lost.

“Dr. Frankensports” also was the longtime voice for Harleton High School football. But he had a softness for girls’ athletics, too. He could be heard broadcasting Harleton and Marshall girls’ basketball and volleyball.

Frank even broadcast during the Marshall Christmas parade. Frank was kind, unassuming, and a vibrant part of the East Texas community. We will all miss him.

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