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    Houston News Anchor Ron Stone Dead At 72

    For those Houstonians, Texans and formers or even folks who may have heard of him outside of TX.

    Ron Stone, a fixture on the Houston news circuit for over 4 decades has died of cancer. He worked for KHOU (CH 11) and KPRC (CH 2).

    He also was in various commercials. One of the more recognizable faces of Houston news he will be sorely missed.

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    r.i.p, Ron

    after a long battle with cancer. ...

    Ron Stone (1936-2008)
    Houstonist, USA - 3 hours ago
    Ron Franklin, an ex-KPRC sports director, remembered Stone's way with words: "When it came to writing, there was nobody better. ...

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    He will be missed! Bless his family. He was a very nice Christian man. He is rejoicing with the angels now.

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    He was legendary. I felt like I knew him as well as I did my own father, and he's only two years older than my dad, so maybe that's why!

    My husband and I both sat on the couch and just watched in sadness the Channel 2 tributes tonight.

    I hate to say it, but there's no comparison with the newscasters today and their glib, sarcastic, cool ways, and Ron Stone. He was the real thing.

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    I hadn't heard this yet. RIP Ron. You will be very missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texana View Post
    He was legendary. I felt like I knew him as well as I did my own father, and he's only two years older than my dad, so maybe that's why!

    My husband and I both sat on the couch and just watched in sadness the Channel 2 tributes tonight.

    I hate to say it, but there's no comparison with the newscasters today and their glib, sarcastic, cool ways, and Ron Stone. He was the real thing.
    Yep, he and Dave Ward from Channel 13.

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    There will be a tribute Sat. on Ch 2 at 7 p.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMom2003 View Post
    Yep, he and Dave Ward from Channel 13.
    I grew up watching Dave Ward. I'm a CH 13 news watcher.



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