From our Principal on the closing of the Burleson Star
A little over two years ago when my late partner, David Martin, and I took on a community newspaper, called the Burleson Star, I didn’t know what to expect except that it would be an adventure.
It was far more than an adventure and it was not our first time with a publication so we were, or so we thought, ready for Burleson.
We, along with our talented staff, got the paper back to reporting good news, showcased great photos, and became a good community neighbor.
I would like to offer shout outs to our fabulous, overworked staff: our editor and glue Ricky Moore, editor Emeritus Paul Gnadt, Bethann Coldiron, our former editor who helped us find our voice, Janice Kring and Kate Gates, our marketing and sales reps, who trekked all over Johnson County, and Duane Boyd, our git’er done, graphic artist.
All of them contributed so much more than their job titles indicate.
Our door was open to anyone who wanted to stop by - contributing writers, subscribers, those who brought us stories and especially our regular visitors and columnists John Duke Smith and Brother Hank Hoalridge.
It has been my pleasure meeting and getting to know Burleson and its residents. Everyone here is welcoming and quick to offer friendship and advice.
Because of the Burleson Star, I was able to participate as a Chamber Ambassador, had fun getting up at the crack of dawn to photograph Bobby Woolard and the Honey Tour, meet Patsy Dumas and through her, the Athena Society of Burleson.
In my opinion, as I made the rounds in Burleson, I discovered some of the cutest kids, engaging personalities and a very genuine community.
It was my privilege to work here. I will miss telling your stories.
Dianne H. Egan
The Burleson Star