One of the longest-tenured employees at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has died. Jay Harris died Sunday at the age of 87. He spent 58 years in the newsroom at the AJ in various positions. He began as a sports writer in 1938. And was named editor in 1972. Harris retired from the AJ in December of 1994. But his passion began at an early age when he use to throw papers as a school boy.
"A man of very very humble beginnings to meeting some of the world leaders. He use to say if I can do it anybody can do it," Dixon Platt, chief of staff for the City of Lubbock and close friend of Harris.
Harris will be remembered for his dedication to Lubbock. Especially his efforts at funding the International Cultural Center. Services for Harris will be held at Friday at 10am at First United Methodist Church.