Gayle Nix Jackson
Gayle Nix-Jackson describes herself as a “one-time goddess who had a reality check.” To the rest of the world, she is that woman who knows more about baseball than she should and names her pets after philosophers.She was the Desoto High School liaison reporter for the Desoto Today Newspaper. After moving from college to college in her youth she finally settled on Dallas Baptist University and holds a double major in Business and English, as well as an MA from Texas Woman’s University in English and Rhetoric. She went on to become the first Online Writing Tutor for the OWL lab at TWU, publishing several academic papers on rhetoric and electronic discourse.
She was in downtown Dallas the day her grandfather took the famous Nix film of the JFK assassination. In 1988, 25 years after he sold his film to UPI, Gayle negotiated with the now defunct company to have the film returned to her family.It was at that time she found the camera original film was missing.She has been searching for it ever since. Oliver Stone used the Nix film in his film JFK and she appeared on several television shows and newscasts including Montel Williams, Geraldo, Entertainment Tonight, and several radio and local newscasts. John Barbour, the godfather of reality TV, interviewed her for his award winning documentary, The Garrison Tapes.
Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film is Nix-Jackson’s first of several books regarding the horrific events of November 22, 1963. She hopes her readers will educate their children about the mishandling of the investigation into the JFK assassination and help in her ultimate quest to find the missing Nix film.
Gayle lives in Texas with her daughter Taylor, son Chance, her father Orville Nix, Jr. and her precious pets, Socrates, Antigone (Annie), Trudeau and Joy.
Gayle Newman, the wife of Bill Newman, both witnesses photographed protecting their children on Dealey Plaza the day of the assassination and Gayle Nix-Jackson have other things in common. Not only were they both in Dallas they day of the assassination, they both spell their names G-A-Y-L-E and both their maiden names are Nix.
Gayle once taught English at Cedar Valley College, Mountainview College and at Texas Woman’s University. While a freshman at Texas Tech, the football coaching staff paid her to tutor two football players who later went on to have careers in the NFL.
Gayle’s sister Cindy is a podiatrist and her brother is a former professional baseball player who is now, like their father, an Ad Valorem Tax Consultant.
Many of Gayle’s friends from Jr. High and High School remember her father, Orville Nix Jr., showing the copy of the Nix film every year in History or Civics classes in Desoto, Texas.
The best of the 2014 books, in my opinion, is Gayle Nix Jackson’s Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film (Semper Ad Meliora Publishing). Read More>...Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. ,