Dan Savage, two-time publisher of the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald and fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, Indian Motorcycles, the newspaper business and community building, died early Wednesday at his home in Bosqueville. He was 71.
Savage, an Oklahoma native, originally retired from the Tribune-Herald in 2005 after a decade at the helm and nearly 30 years in the business. Local businessman Clifton Robinson talked him into rejoining the paper four years later, with Robinson telling Savage at a social event he would buy the daily from Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises if Savage would run it.
Savage agreed, even as he found himself in the midst of what would become a 15-year bout with cancer.