Saturday, February 25, 2006

"The Paper" Hits the Stands

A new publication debuts in the Rio Grande Valley. The premier issue of The Paper of South Texas features a story on the Tripa Club coming to an end, earning a nod from state Rep. Aaron Peña on his blog. (DISCLOSURE: I have done and plan on doing freelance editing work for The Paper.)

The Paper of South Texas is an alternative weekly along the lines of the Dallas Observer or the Houston Press. These alt-weeklies often tackle edgy stories and controversial topics, and the new Valley publication declares in an editorial that it will do the same:
Unlike other news outlets, our news department is completely autonomous. We’re set up so that news can’t be molded, stifled, or silenced by anybody. Advertising or political considerations will never influence news content of The Paper. News decisions will be based on journalistic ethics and ideals, not by “influential” citizens or the almighty advertising dollar. We’ll be hard-hitting, accurate, relevant and in some cases, biting. Let the chips fall where they may.
The Paper of South Texas promises upcoming stories on "the McAllen politiquera scandal, a questionable arrest made recently by McAllen ISD police, a lawsuit filed against public officials in the mid-Valley, and many others." In addition, it offers coverage of entertainment, cultural events and restaurants.

Good luck to the Valley's newest publication.

4 Comments:

Blogger Free Antarctica said...

Any legitimate alternative to The Monitor is welcome. Good luck!

8:49 PM  
Blogger ialmaguer said...

Mack,

Congratulations on your work with the Paper. I'm sure that your involvement in editing and Robledo's writing will bring an interesting view of valley politics.

9:30 AM  
Blogger pugsley dibrute said...

Hopefully the true news on corruption will get out. From the crooked business dealings when it comes to contracts between pals and politicians, to the fraud committed by so called xmas for kids "charities" that benefit the bpd chief of police, 10K so far, but who's counting ? , to hiring "practices" in many of the valley sheriffs depts., to the vast amount of drugs that pass under the "watchful" eyes of US customs agents on the international bridges. It all has to be exposed! I'm all for it !

1:59 PM  
Blogger JB said...

Fantastic news for those seeking alternative viewspoints and incisive, analytical work.

10:05 AM  

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