Statesman at 150: Who was D.E. Kissman, and how did she land so many letters in the Austin newspaper?

Statesman at 150: Who was D.E. Kissman, and how did she land so many letters in the Austin newspaper?

Statesman at 150: Who was D.E. Kissman, and how did she land so many letters in the Austin newspaper? She chose the pen name D.E. Kissman. And she wrote every day. Sometimes she contributed poetry or commentary to her hometown newspaper, the Quanah Tribune-Chief. At other times, she landed polite yet at times outspoken letters to the editor in the American-Statesman in her adopted hometown, Austin. In fact, between 1996 and 2019, as many as 100 of her dispatches appeared in the pages of this newspaper, which might be a record. Dorothy "Dottie" Ellen Turner Kissman died on May 19, 2020, at age 88. "She was a very sweet person and everybody loved her," says her daughter, Phyllis Ellen Kissman Fletcher, who has assembled her mother's writings into a privately …
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