Dallas “Tex” Higbee Class of 1939 Dallas Higbee worked for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch and the Logan Banner during 1939, the year he graduated from Marshall. But it was at the Charleston Gazette that he made his career. He joined the Gazette in 1940, became executive news editor in 1956, executive editor in 1962 and retired in 1980. His expertise in newspaper design was nationally recognized. He served on the Associated Press Managing Editors Association Board of Directors for six years and as treasurer for three years. Higbee served as president of the West Virginia Press Association and the state Associated Press Association.