Eric Jensen

Profile Updated: August 18, 2023
Residing In: Converse, TX USA
Occupation: Retired newspaper page designer/copy editor/journalist
Military Service: Louisiana Army National Guard  
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After graduation, I went to Louisiana Tech University where I majored in journalism.
After I got my degree, I worked for newspapers and a radio station in Louisiana before returning to Texas in 1993. Worked as a general assignment reporter for the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise (1993-96) before moving to Victoria where I worked as the police beat reporter and then copy editor/page designer for the Victoria Advocate (1996-2012). I recently retired from Gannett Media, where I worked as a newspaper page designer/copy editor.

School Story:

Three-year member of Army JROTC, member of the Thespian Society and Masque and Wig. Was listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students 1973-74 but this was a mistake. My friend, John Kearney, who was also mistakenly listed, told me years later that there were two batches of WWAAHSS candidates: the worthy group and the not worthy group. Apparently, the not worthy group was sent on to the WWAAHSS publishers. I'm not sure if this is true, but I was never a high-achiever student deserving of acceptance into this publication. My belated apologies for taking a top student's spot.

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Hi Al. Welcome to the group.

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Hi Wally. I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She and your father were always very kind to me when I visited your home.

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From the Brahma Tales Friday, Oct. 11, 1974 edition:
"Never say wait to me,
for I am youth.
I am a green September
In the clean, crackling air of shivering anticipation.
I know time is short as the days grow darker.
Now is the time, the time to fulfill the dreams dreamt in those early golden days.
Now is the time to seek new excitement and quivering sensations.
I must hurry.
October is the time I will stop to wonder of life and its mysteries.
Then, I will make my grave decisions to decide my lot in this everlasting, everchanging world.
November, I will work toward those goals and never give another thought to September or October.
But in December I will look back upon those days.
I will scoff at November for all its earnestness.
I will tolerate October as a sentimental journey for my soul.
But I will long for the green September and my youth.
That is why I must not wait now.
I must hurry to do the things I would otherwise long for in December when snow covers every path I want to follow.
For I am youth, do not tell me to wait.
I must hurry."
Author unknown, but it might have been by Aletha Irby.

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Eric Jensen has left an In Memory comment for Deborah Cochran White.
Jan 23, 2023 at 7:16 PM

Thanks, April! I've been searching for this.

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Jan 20, 2023 at 4:20 PM

Deb Cochran Gibson, December 1991.

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Debbie Cochran in 1975.

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John Kearney, in front of the U.S. capitol building, Washington, D.C.,  Wednesday, June 13, 2001.

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Jan 20, 2023 at 4:13 PM

John Kearney, in front of the Macarthur High School auditorium, May 1975.

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Posted on: Jan 18, 2023 at 8:55 AM

Is it just me, or does anyone else start singing the words to the 1974 song "Magic" by Pilot every time the commercial for Ozempic comes on TV?
"Oh, ho, ho, it's magic, you knowwwwww. Never believe it's not sooooooo, it's magic..."

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Jan 09, 2023 at 7:31 PM

Hi Laura, I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was born in the same year as my late father

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Did you go by another name in high school?

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