Sportswriter Dan Cook

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Midland

United States

#1 Sep 2, 2008
I hated to hear about the passing of Dan Cook, sportswriter for the Express/News and Sports Anchor on Channel 5. He was a South Texas icon, I remember him being paired with Chris Marou and Judd Ashmore ("hug somebody, it'll make you feel good")I guess you really can't ever go back home. I know Judd Ashmore and Ricky Ware had some legal problems in the early 80's, and now Judd is on a radio station somewhere in W. Texas, don't know what ever happened to Chris Marou. And Logan Stewart used to do the news on KTSA radio, back when it was a top 40 hits station, is he still around? I miss S. Texas! Heck, I even remember Cap'n Gus after coming home from grade school (I know he passed away years ago)
It aint over til

United States

#2 Sep 3, 2008
The saying "It ain't over til the fat lady sings" is credited to Dan Cook. I ran into him about 15 years ago at a San antonio grocery store. He was a tall man with huge hands. I said hello and shook his hand, very nice guy. Thousands of friends and fans showed up to his viewing. A true Texas legend.
Metiche

Hürth, Germany

#3 Sep 3, 2008
Indeed! I remember growing up in S.A. and seeing the people you mentioned on tv. Rick Lozano was also a familiar face on tv back then.

I wish I could drive back to S.A. sometimes. Living halfway around the globe does have its disadvantages...
Midland wrote:
I hated to hear about the passing of Dan Cook, sportswriter for the Express/News and Sports Anchor on Channel 5. He was a South Texas icon, I remember him being paired with Chris Marou and Judd Ashmore ("hug somebody, it'll make you feel good")I guess you really can't ever go back home. I know Judd Ashmore and Ricky Ware had some legal problems in the early 80's, and now Judd is on a radio station somewhere in W. Texas, don't know what ever happened to Chris Marou. And Logan Stewart used to do the news on KTSA radio, back when it was a top 40 hits station, is he still around? I miss S. Texas! Heck, I even remember Cap'n Gus after coming home from grade school (I know he passed away years ago)
sooo

San Antonio, TX

#4 Sep 30, 2008
The saying "It ain't over til the fat lady sings" is credited to Dan Cook. I ran into him about 15 years ago at a San antonio grocery store. He was a tall man with huge hands. I said hello and shook his hand, very nice guy. Thousands of friends and fans showed up to his viewing. A true Texas legend.
tops

San Antonio, TX

#5 Sep 30, 2008
hated to hear about the passing of Dan Cook, sportswriter for the Express/News and Sports Anchor on Channel 5. He was a South Texas icon, I remember him being paired with Chris Marou and Judd Ashmore ("hug somebody, it'll make you feel good")I guess you really can't ever go back home. I know Judd Ashmore and Ricky Ware had some legal problems in the early 80's, and now Judd is on a radio station somewhere in W. Texas, don't know what ever happened to Chris Marou. And Logan Stewart used to do the news on KTSA radio, back when it was a top 40 hits station, is he still around? I miss S. Texas! Heck, I even remember Cap'n Gus after coming home from grade school (I know he passed away years ago)
George L Davis

United States

#6 Aug 1, 2012
Judd Ashmore and Iworked together at WFBM Radio and TV Indianapolis in the late 60s and again at WOAI in the early 70s when I did mid days at the Big 12 music radio WOAI. Judd had a Kayak and we teamed up in a "Crazy Boat,Kayak and Canoe " race in Indianapolis. In a Kayak you are back to back. I found out later he let me do all the work!!

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