Not much information to go on, but longtime Houston Chronicle breaking news reporter Dale Lezon has died.
According to social media, Lezon died last Friday. He even had an article in that days paper.
There has been no mention of his death in the Chronicle that I could find.
Colleague Mike Glenn posted on Twitter there will be a celebration for Lezon February 18th (2-5pm) at 1919 Houston Ave
Stay tuned as we get more info.
Here is his bio from the paper's website:
Dale has worked at the Houston Chronicle as a reporter since 2000, when he moved to Houston from New Mexico. As a General Assignment reporter, he has covered criminal and civil trials, City Hall matters, environmental issues and many other news stories. He also has written human-interest features. Among his stories are breaking news reports from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and from Galveston during Hurricane Ike. He also reported from east Texas during the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Currently, he handles breaking news, including homicides, fires and other fast-breaking stories.
The Chronicle posted a story behind its paywall tonight about Dale Lezon's death. Here is the synopsis:
Dale Patrick Lezon, a veteran reporter for the Houston Chronicle whose love of writing began long before he set foot in a newsroom, died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart condition last week. He was 62.
Change of address for the @DaleLezon Memorial - it's 1919 Houston Ave.- closest cross street is Spring. Be there & remember our Chron friend— (((Mike Glenn))) (@mrglenn) February 8, 2017
A celebration for @DaleLezon, a guy I worked with at the old HPD press room for 10 plus years, will be 2-5 pm Feb 18 at 107 W. 12th. RIP pal— (((Mike Glenn))) (@mrglenn) February 6, 2017
Taking a break before diving back into #SuperBowl coverage to think of @DaleLezon, a @HoustonChron reporter who died Friday. #RIPDale pic.twitter.com/RYuTjceEBN— Jessica Hamilton (@JesHamL10) February 5, 2017