Texas Press Messenger

Texas Press Messenger

Cornerstone Publications owner Natalie Elizabeth Spencer, 53, of Rio Medina, died following an automobile accident in the early evening of April 2.
She was born April 11, 1966 in Houston, the daughter of William E. “Bill” Youngs and Martha Eloise Hanby Youngs.
She graduated from Medina Valley High School in 1985. She loved to play golf and was the first female golfer at MVHS. 

Texas newspapers and their journalists are on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, covering government actions in dealing with the coronavirus and keeping readers informed with vital and credible information while coping with the same personal and economic challenges.

SPUR – Paragraph Ranch LLC, a media company based in Spur, purchased The Caprock Courier, the weekly newspaper serving the region of Briscoe, Hall and Motley counties. 
The Courier absorbed the earlier Briscoe County News and the Motley County Tribune in 2016 under the editorship of Tori Minick.

Kelley Shannon

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of open records and open government, came at a time when local agencies are adapting their public meetings under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings of ten or more people.

As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease.
The former may be more than a year away, but the latter is critical to stemming the pandemic in the meantime.

Obituaries published in the April 2020 edition of the Texas Press Messenger.