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Isaiah Starry

Age 13

Robstown, Texas

Active life. Lively community. Broken bonds.

He had a toothy grin and wore glasses. Restless with energy, he bounced down the halls of Calallen Middle School. He was 13.

A Boy Scout, he was beloved by his troop. “He was always helpful to other people,” his scoutmaster said. He volunteered at the Retama Manor Nursing Center, where his grandparents lived and where he spent two hours a day playing checkers and chess with residents there.


On July 27, 2018, Isaiah Starry and his father were shot in their home in Robstown, Texas by Isaiah’s uncle; he shot and killed Isaiah’s grandmother at the nursing home that same day.

By Nathalia Wyss · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 community volunteers

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Kenwon Parker

A wide receiver, almost sweet sixteen

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Dontae Rodruis Drew

Always told mom he loved her

DaVonte Friedman

A bullet blocked his community activism

Yudjy Farly Cherubin

Youth deacon never will preach again

Caleb Logan Butts

Teen’s death left teachers, classmates heartbroken

Karlonzo A. Taylor

Teen dreamed of becoming a veterinarian

Erin Carey

Dreamer, football player, mentor, tragic death

Jaraius Terrell Gilbert Jr

Community helper, passionate athlete, American tragedy

Antonio Malik Douglas

Mom issues plea: End gun violence

Dorian Damiquez Harris

Joyful boy loved to smile, laugh

Sandra Parks

Her dream, deferred. Her life, gone.

JeQuan M. Strozier

Basketball court dedicated to former player

Tihami Ayaz

Active light in community flickered out

Alexa Denice Montez

Her father’s “greatest gift,” he said

Alaina Joann Petty

Remained selfless until her last breath

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Zachary Anthony Segura

One heart stopped. Another one begins.

Helena Freja Ramsay

A quiet person, an extraordinary soul