Frank Lively

Remembering Texas Highways Founding Editor Frank Lively

December 18, 2018 | By Jill Lawless, editor emeritus

We lost a true Texas treasure on Nov. 18 with the passing of travel industry titan and Texas Highways founder Frank Lively at age 90. In May 1974, Frank repurposed an internal highway department publication into a travel magazine—in his words, a “showpiece for Texas.” Within a year, the Texas Legislature had named the 33-page monthly “The Official Travel Magazine of Texas,” declaring that “every effort be made to enlarge its growing family of readers.”

Frank Lively, Founding Editor of Texas Highways, Dies at 90

November 19, 2018 | By Matt Joyce

Today we received news that Frank Lively, the founding editor of Texas Highways, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, at age 90. Frank began working fulltime in the Travel and Information Division of what was then called the Texas Highway Department in July 1961. When he became the editor of Texas Highways in September 1962, the magazine was a 24-page highway design, construction, and maintenance journal for department employees.

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