Jim Beaver retires after four decades in newspaper industry

Keith Domke is the new general manager of The Boerne Star following the retirement of Publisher Jim Beaver. (Star photo by Zachary-Taylor Wright)

BOERNE – Longtime Granite Publications employee and Boerne Star Publisher Jim Beaver has retired after 42 years in the newspaper profession.
Beaver, 67, started in the business at a daily newspaper in Festus, Missouri. He has worked at Granite Publications, The Star’s parent company, since 2008.
At the time of his retirement, he was one of two executive area publishers for the company, overseeing several newspapers in the group while also being responsible for The Boerne Star.

Mr. Find A Way to Say Yes Don Moore retires

Donald P. Moore was born in Dayton as the son of a Texas newspaperman. So it should not come as a surprise he chose community newspapers as a career. After 55 years of rolling and throwing papers, shooting photos, writing stories, selling ads and managing others in doing the same, the veteran newspaperman decided to retire in July.
Moore employed a concept in dealing with readers and advertisers over the years that served him well. He always tried to find a way to say “Yes.”

Teresa Phillips takes over as publisher for Phillips Publishing

HEARNE – Teresa Phillips has taken over as publisher of the Robertson County News and the Franklin Advocate, succeeding her husband, Dennis, who noted he is taking on a smaller role as managing editor.
The couple formed Phillips Publishing, LLC, in late 2020 when they acquired the two Robertson County newspapers from Moser Community Media. At that time, Dennis Phillips had been publisher and Teresa Phillips had been associate publisher since 2012.

Lawson assumes publisher duties for Archer County News

ARCHER CITY – Archer County News Editor Nathan Lawson has been promoted to publisher.
Lawson joined the newspaper in June 2020 and succeeds Jerry Phillips, who has chosen to move into a reduced role with the newspaper. Phillips said he will still be heavily involved in the community and will continue to serve as community interests reporter for the newspaper.