I am finally settled in at the Refugio County Press as its new-old editor.
Twenty-six years ago, I was editor here for a year before taking a job at the daily newspaper in Victoria.
I was hired by Martha Lamson in 1986 as a reporter/writer.
I have lots of experience in journalism as well as credentials: bachelor degrees in communication and English, from what used to be Texas A&I University, and master degrees in Communication and English from the University of Houston-Victoria.
I’ve also won state awards for my writing.
I remember a lot of good times in Refugio County, the country life, good people and genuine care for the community. I don’t expect that has changed.
The newspaper should be the heart of the community, and I intend to work toward making it so.
So far, I’ve met numerous people who remember when I was here before. But many more residents of the county don’t know me.
Come by and see me when you get a chance, and let’s get to know one another.
I love Refugio County –plenty of history and real Texas roots here.
As the county grows, we should work together to keep our character and history intact.
And as I continue to meet people and cover your news, I thank all of you who have welcomed me back.