By Lynette George

By Lynette George

Herald Democrat

As the iconic Bob Dylan sang, "These times, they are a-changin’." They are, indeed. It’s inevitable. Virtually everything changes in one way or another. However, it’s comforting to know some things can and do remain much the same.

I recently attended a great fundraising event for the St. Luke’s School. Being a life-long Denison resident and having worked for the newspaper for many years, there were lots of friends and familiar faces in the lively crowd. In between greetings and hugs, I was also answering a number of concerns voiced about the Herald Democrat’s Denison office and the newspaper in general.

The newspaper industry, like all businesses, is changing. Keeping in stride with the today’s digitally-focused world has resulted in enormous changes to how the paper’s content is gathered and presented. Like all businesses, the newspaper also struggles with ever-increasing operating costs and requirements. That, too, results in changes. The Herald Democrat has not been exempted from those changes.

Something that hasn’t changed, though, is the newspaper’s desire to serve to the best of its ability its readers and the communities we all call home. To that end, I and my co-workers want to assure you that the Herald Democrat office in Denison is still open and ready for business, just as it has been for about a century or so.

I officially started my newspaper career right here at 331 W. Woodard Street in Denison in early 1979. In fact, I’m sitting at the same desk I used back then. (Talk about things not changing.) As I started my newspaper life here, I plan on finishing it right here, too — hopefully, many years from now.

If you’re in or near Denison and you need to run an ad, drop off an item for the newsroom, promote your business, pay for (or start) your subscription, purchase a newspaper or have any newspaper-related questions, come on down to 331 West Woodard! We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Walk right in the front door and hang a left! We’d love to see you!

Happy birthday Tuesday to Oscar G. Bevels Jr. of Blue Creek; Shaquil’e Jones and Ebbie Watson, both of Sherman; Donna Hyepock of Bells; Nancy Bruton of Luella; Carolyn Washington Todd of Yuba City, Calif.; Patty Phelps Hunt of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Bill Tillett of Randolph; Elaine Pearson of Westminster; Chely West of Collinsville; Debbie Boyd and Amarian Holland.

Happy anniversary Tuesday to Ron and Teri Nickels of Sherman, 36 years.