Taniguchi, Alan, 75; dean of the School or Architecture at the University of Texas from 1967 to 1972 when he left to head the architecture school at Rice University until 1978; in Austin, Jan. 14, 1998.
Tate, Buddy, 87; Sherman native was saxophonist with the Count Basie band in the 1940s; in Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2001.
Taylor, Johnnie, 62; soul singer made his first rhythm-and-blues hit in 1968 with “Who’s Making Love,” in 1976 hit top of charts with “Disco Lady”; in Dallas, May 31, 2000.
Taylor, J. W. “Bill,” 90; starting in 1939, Anson native helped build Taylor Publishing into one of the nation’s largest sellers of school yearbooks; in Dallas, June 10, 2002.
Tejeda, Frank, 51; Democratic member of Congress for South Texas, decorated Marine veteran, served 16 years in Legislature; in San Antonio, of cancer, Jan. 30, 1997.
Temple, Arthur Jr., 86; businessman who turned his grandfather’s sawmill firm into the Temple-Inland Inc. wood products empire; in Lufkin, April 12, 2006.
Templeton, Arleigh B., 90; headed three universities, Sam Houston State, UT–El Paso, and was first president of UT–San Antonio 1970 to 1972; in San Antonio, Oct. 28, 2006.
Tenayuca, Emma, 82; labor organizer, human rights activist and educator; in San Antonio, July 23, 1999.
Thomas, James B., 82; Galveston minister, city council member and NAACP president instrumental in bringing lawsuit to desegregate Galveston schools; March 16, 2007.
Thomas, Lera, 92; first Texas woman elected to Congress in 1966, to fill out the term of her husband Albert Thomas; in Nacogdoches, July 24, 1993.
Thomason, William, 85; longtime rancher, entrepreneur and attorney; on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s staff in World War II; in Bryan, June 20, 1999.
Thompson, Garfield, 89; black leader who organized his fellow maintenance workers at the Tarrant County Courthouse and later was elected to the Legislature 1984 to 1994; in Fort Worth, Dec. 7, 2005.
Thompson, Hank, 82; Waco native, country music Hall of Famer who with his Brazos Valley Boys blended honky-tonk and Western swing in hits including “The Wild Side of Life” and “Six Pack to Go;” in Keller, Nov. 6, 2007.
Thompson, John P., 77; Dallas philanthropist and civic leader who for decades held top positions at the Southland Corp., now 7-Eleven Inc.; former chairman of the chancellor’s council at the University of Texas; in Dallas, Jan. 28, 2003.
Thornberry, Homer, 86; Democratic congressman from Austin from 1948 to 1963; federal judge from 1963 until his death; in Austin, Dec. 12, 1995.
Thornton, E. H. Jr., 95; legislator, chairman of the State Highway Commission, a director of the Texas Turnpike Authority and a member of the Texas Battleship Commission; in Houston, July 10, 2005.
Tichenor, McHenry, 98; built a radio empire of all-Spanish radio to the United States and spread Tejano music; in La Feria, Oct. 24, 1996.
Tijerina, Pete, 80; Laredo native and attorney who created the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1968, a national civil-rights organization; in San Antonio, May 14, 2003.
Tillman, Floyd, 88; raised in Post, began playing guitar with Adolph Hofner; went on to write crossover county-to-pop hits such as " Slipping Around" and "It Makes No Difference Now"; at his Houston area home, Aug. 22, 2003.
Tillman, Harrel Gordon Sr., 73; an actor on stage and in movies in the 1940s; appointed Houston’s first black municipal court judge in 1964; in Houston, June 19, 1998.
Tinsley, Jack, 69; guided the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to two Pulitzer Prizes as executive editor, retiring in 2000; started as reporter there in 1959; in Fort Worth, Oct. 12, 2004.
Tobian, Milton I., 77; founded Common Cause of Texas; fought for open public records, in Dallas, March 1, 2000.
Tobin, Robert Lynn Batts, 66; nationally prominent patron of the arts and renowned art collector; in San Antonio, April 26, 2000.
Tobolowsky, Hermine Dalkowitz, 74; Dallas lawyer widely regarded as the mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment; in Dallas, July 25, 1995.
Tolar, Charlie, 65; running back for the AFL Houston Oilers, because of his height (5 ft.-6 in.) known as the “Human Bowling Ball”; in Houston, April 28, 2003.
Topfer, Angela, 55; Austin civic leader, wife of Dell Computer executive, benefactor gave millions of dollars to social causes; complications from cancer, in Austin, June 3, 2003.
Toomey, Anna, 99; retired staff artist for The Dallas Morning News who drew in 1941 the first county maps used in the Texas Almanac; in Dallas, Feb. 11, 1998.
Trejo, Frank, 95; Elmendorf native known as dean of Hispanic journalists in Texas; wrote “Frank Talk” and “Around the Plaza” columns in the San Antonio Light; in San Antonio, Sept. 29, 2002.
Trigg, Charles, 93, and Mary Katherine “Kitty,” 87; benefactors of Southern Methodist University including $10 million in 1985; in San Angelo, he on Dec. 30, 1996, she on Aug. 2, 1997.
Tschoepe, Thomas A., 93; Pilot Point farm boy who spent 24 years living simply as Catholic bishop, first in San Angelo 1966 to 1969, then in Dallas retiring in 1990; criticized for transferring to new positions priests accused of sexual molestation; in Dallas, Jan. 24, 2009.
Tweedy, Malcolm, 83; a catalyst beginning in the 1950s for creation of the Fort Davis National Historic Site; in Fort Davis, May 12, 2006.
Tucker, Karla Faye, 38; her execution for the pickax slayings of two persons became an international news event; in Huntsville, Feb. 3, 1998.
Tunnell, Byron, 74; former Texas House speaker and railroad commissioner; in Tyler, March 7, 2000.
Tunnell, Curtis, 67; first official archaeologist of state 1965 to 1981; in Austin, April 13, 2001.
Tupa, Julius Victor; 71; editor of the Texas Polka News, director of the Texas Polka Music Assoc., called Houston’s polka king; in Houston, Oct. 5, 2002.
Turner, Tom E. Sr., 87; Fort Worth native founded Sigmor chain of gasoline/convenience stores; in Houston, Jan. 24, 2001.