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Monday, April 22, 2024

Two Texas media members die Saturday

San news to report in the Texas media world as we lost a radio DJ and TV photojournalists in separate incidents this past weekend.

Amy Garza, 45, known as afternoon host "Amy-O" on 104.9 The Beat KBTE Lubbock, was killed in an early Saturday morning motorcycle crash in San Antonio.

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"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Amy. It is rare to find a person as passionate as she was to her career and community," Jay Richardson-Sr Vice President-Alpha Media Lubbock said on the station's website.  "I had the opportunity to work with Amy for the last 14 years and she was the face and energy behind 104.9 The Beat. It is impossible to replace what she brought to our organization and to the people of Lubbock."

Also in San Antonio, KSAT 12 photojournalist Jose "Joe" Arredondo, 49, died while asleep before his Saturday morning work shift.

"Joe was a beloved and energetic journalist who always had a smile," KSAT News Director Mario Orellana said on the station's website. "He had been with KSAT since 2019 and was someone we depended on for the big stories and events. Joe’s creativity, hustle, and kindness will be missed throughout the building."

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