I am the editor of the Victoria Advocate, a family-owned newspaper in south Texas serving the Crossroads region. I've had this privilege since April 2007. I enjoy community newspapering because you're closer to your readers and can make a bigger difference in your corner of the world. The Web offers even more opportunities for engaging readers, and I hope to hear from all of you. A constructive community conversation makes the world a better place for us all.
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