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Former publisher offers retelling of Beowulf

Donald Mace Williams, former owner and publisher of The Miami Chief, announced the publication of his newest book, “The Sparrow and the Hall.”

Williams and his wife, Nell Osborne Williams, owned and published The Miami Chief in Roberts County during the early 1980s. After working on newspapers for 12 years, Williams returned to college to finish his bachelor’s degree and went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Texas. He is the author of two nonfiction books, another novel, and a single-poem chapbook, “Wolfe,” which is a retelling of the Beowulf story.

Coleman newspaper sold

Scott Wesner and Scott Wood have purchased the Coleman Chronicle & Democrat-Voice in a transaction which included and Coleman Pack & Ship.

“We’re really excited to be the new owners of the Chronicle & DV,” Wood said. “We’re looking forward to being involved with such a wonderful community.

Publisher Evan Autry, whose great-grandparents started the Chronicle in 1933, announced the change in a Dec. 2 newspaper column. 

Newspaper family comes together as M. Roberts Media

The Victoria Advocate Publishing Co. and Texas Community Media have merged together to form M. Roberts Media. The merger includes three daily newspapers and a bi-weekly (The Victoria Advocate, the Longview News Journal, the Marshall News Messenger and the Panola Watchman), seven digital properties, a full-service marketing business and a variety of verticals.