by Brad Hlozek
HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - She was born in South Texas and has lived in Huntington for more than 40 years now. For 15 of those years, she was a loyal Weather Watcher to KTRE.
Candye Nall passed away this past Tuesday. She left behind 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
"When we were kids growing up, we'd see her name on the television for the Weather Watchers," said Sandi Pinner, one of Candye's granddaughters. "We would be like oooh, that's our granny."
Sandi recalls that when it came to thunderstorms and weather information, no one was more in tune to what was going on than her grandmother.
"We never had to watch the weather. None of us had to subscribe to the Thundercall, because she was already subscribed. It did not matter what we were doing or where we were, she would always notify us when bad weather approached."
Candye's interest in weather and KTRE may have to do with the fact her family has always had an interest in current events and journalism.
In fact, she wrote for the Huntington Herald, a monthly newspaper publication.
"Every month, she wrote obituaries," said Kristi Phillips, another one of her 8 grandchildren. "She also liked to write short stories, and just loved to write."
I had the privilege of meeting her in person back in February in 2007. From the time I talked to her on the phone until the time I met her, she always had a sense of community and being informed.