The Bayshore Sun Closes
truthiness

Pasadena, TX

#81 Oct 2, 2010
Another lie wrote:
<quoted text>
Truth is quoted directly:
"...State Board of Review has approved nomination of Sylvan Beach Pavilion to the National Register of Historic Places."
It was NOMINATED! I'd like to nominate you for President of the U.S. That doesn't mean you GET IT!
Hopefully it will be someone smarter.
The Pavilion is now a National Historic Landmark and was awarded a $3.6 million HUD grant for its rehabilitation. Bayshore Sun ignores all news not to their liking, The Houston Chronicle covered this news.
Wheres the beef

La Porte, TX

#82 Oct 2, 2010
And where's the money? It got NO grant. It was RECOMMENDED to receive a grant. But no money was granted.
And it was NOMINATED for inclusion into the National Register. Again, not done.
As always, some people love to s t r e t c h the truth a bit.
Not that those things won't happen - hopefully they will. But until then, we are still on standby.
LaPorte2

Pasadena, TX

#83 Oct 2, 2010
Wheres the beef wrote:
And where's the money? It got NO grant. It was RECOMMENDED to receive a grant. But no money was granted.
And it was NOMINATED for inclusion into the National Register. Again, not done.
As always, some people love to s t r e t c h the truth a bit.
Not that those things won't happen - hopefully they will. But until then, we are still on standby.
Thank you for the update. I thought we were already there, I do hope it happens.

Since: Jan 10

La Porte, TX

#84 Oct 2, 2010
Here is the back up. http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/listings/201009...

TEXAS, HARRIS COUNTY,
Sylvan Beach Pavilion,
554 N Bayshore Dr,
La Porte, 10000738,
LISTED, 9/09/10

As you said "As always, some people love to s t r e t c h the truth a bit."
Wheres the beef wrote:
And where's the money? It got NO grant. It was RECOMMENDED to receive a grant. But no money was granted.
And it was NOMINATED for inclusion into the National Register. Again, not done.
As always, some people love to s t r e t c h the truth a bit.
Not that those things won't happen - hopefully they will. But until then, we are still on standby.
Wheres the beef

La Porte, TX

#85 Oct 2, 2010
So the money is in the bank? Who has it?
Great! Let' start repairing!

Since: Jan 10

La Porte, TX

#86 Oct 2, 2010
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/pasade... Please do your own research next time.
Wheres the beef wrote:
So the money is in the bank? Who has it?
Great! Let' start repairing!
Wheres the beef

La Porte, TX

#87 Oct 2, 2010
wow - rude
For sure

La Porte, TX

#88 Oct 2, 2010
That's just ONE reason why he will never be elected to anything.

Since: Jan 10

La Porte, TX

#89 Oct 2, 2010
LOL you are responding to yourself how funny.
For sure wrote:
That's just ONE reason why he will never be elected to anything.
For sure

La Porte, TX

#90 Oct 2, 2010
Huh? He really IS goofy.
truth hurts

Houston, TX

#91 Oct 3, 2010
Wheres the beef wrote:
wow - rude
Construction work is scheduled to start in early 2011.
As Hoot says do your own research before you shoot off your mouth..

Since: Mar 10

LaPorte, Tx

#92 Oct 3, 2010
Back to the original topic, I am very sad that the Sun is closing. We put ads and announcements in it and are yearly subscribers. I believe in my heart that the Sun would have made it if Adam had not gotten so ill. He got off to a good start with many fresh ideas etc, but this has truly been a rough year for him. Adam, I really wish the best for you and look forward to seeing you around town.
CDD

Pasadena, TX

#93 Oct 3, 2010
It's a shame that any newspaper or publication has to close it's doors. The wave of digitally available material and news is the culprit, for the most part. But I've always thought our paper lacked substance. It was football scores and wedding announcements. It was church notices and garage sales. I spent some time, many years ago, writing for the paper. The idea was to create some interest, to contribute some character. But the paper, after a dozen or more contributions, and some serious front page articles after a small disaster here locally, said they couldn't pay me for it. Even just a small, nominal amount.(For a writer, any amount of pay in exchange for words is validation. I would've accepted $25 an article, just say that someone paid me to do it.) I quit writing those columns, but always thought that if the paper had included more articles like those, broadened the paper to include something you couldn't 'google', put some heart into it, people would have wanted to read the paper again. At least constitute the price increases, anyway.
There's a paper published bi-weekly in Port Aransas called the Jetty. THAT'S a paper. THAT's what we should have aspired to. Port A, by the way, has a population of about 3,000. We should have used The Bayshore Sun to entertain our residents, in addition to letting everyone know who was running for elections and where the yard sales could be found. We should have put some heart into it.
Lomax

United States

#94 Oct 3, 2010
CDD wrote:
It's a shame that any newspaper or publication has to close it's doors. The wave of digitally available material and news is the culprit, for the most part. But I've always thought our paper lacked substance. It was football scores and wedding announcements. It was church notices and garage sales. I spent some time, many years ago, writing for the paper. The idea was to create some interest, to contribute some character. But the paper, after a dozen or more contributions, and some serious front page articles after a small disaster here locally, said they couldn't pay me for it. Even just a small, nominal amount.(For a writer, any amount of pay in exchange for words is validation. I would've accepted $25 an article, just say that someone paid me to do it.) I quit writing those columns, but always thought that if the paper had included more articles like those, broadened the paper to include something you couldn't 'google', put some heart into it, people would have wanted to read the paper again. At least constitute the price increases, anyway.
There's a paper published bi-weekly in Port Aransas called the Jetty. THAT'S a paper. THAT's what we should have aspired to. Port A, by the way, has a population of about 3,000. We should have used The Bayshore Sun to entertain our residents, in addition to letting everyone know who was running for elections and where the yard sales could be found. We should have put some heart into it.
I couldn't agree with you more.
yes for sure

Pasadena, TX

#95 Oct 3, 2010
CDD wrote:
It's a shame that any newspaper or publication has to close it's doors. The wave of digitally available material and news is the culprit, for the most part. But I've always thought our paper lacked substance. It was football scores and wedding announcements. It was church notices and garage sales. I spent some time, many years ago, writing for the paper. The idea was to create some interest, to contribute some character. But the paper, after a dozen or more contributions, and some serious front page articles after a small disaster here locally, said they couldn't pay me for it. Even just a small, nominal amount.(For a writer, any amount of pay in exchange for words is validation. I would've accepted $25 an article, just say that someone paid me to do it.) I quit writing those columns, but always thought that if the paper had included more articles like those, broadened the paper to include something you couldn't 'google', put some heart into it, people would have wanted to read the paper again. At least constitute the price increases, anyway.
There's a paper published bi-weekly in Port Aransas called the Jetty. THAT'S a paper. THAT's what we should have aspired to. Port A, by the way, has a population of about 3,000. We should have used The Bayshore Sun to entertain our residents, in addition to letting everyone know who was running for elections and where the yard sales could be found. We should have put some heart into it.
I agree, but that would have diluted the agenda which was at the ocre of the Bayshore Sun -- the establishment agenda pushing these unnecessary and expensive uses of tax payer money by both the City and School District. THat would have been a true local paper in which the voice of the populace, in which ever direction that took, would have been the identity of the paper rather than this false front of official positions mascarading as "News".

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#96 Oct 3, 2010
LaPorte is my home wrote:
I believe in my heart that the Sun would have made it if Adam had not gotten so ill.
The Sun closing had nothing to do with Adam getting sick.

It was on it's way out before then.
CDD

Pasadena, TX

#97 Oct 4, 2010
Heavy Fed wrote:
<quoted text>
The Sun closing had nothing to do with Adam getting sick.
It was on it's way out before then.
Possibly true.(I think it was on it's way out when J.B. ran it.) But mostly because all publications, newspapers, magazines, periodicals are on their way out. If it can threaten the New Yorker and some of the greatest news outlets in our country, then certainly The BS would not have been exempt. It's digital media to blame for 70% of it's failure. That said, a more content focused, interesting paper without one-sided politics might have kept it going for a little longer.
give me a break

Montgomery, TX

#98 Oct 4, 2010
CDD wrote:
<quoted text>
Possibly true.(I think it was on it's way out when J.B. ran it.) But mostly because all publications, newspapers, magazines, periodicals are on their way out. If it can threaten the New Yorker and some of the greatest news outlets in our country, then certainly The BS would not have been exempt. It's digital media to blame for 70% of it's failure. That said, a more content focused, interesting paper without one-sided politics might have kept it going for a little longer.
The Bayshore Sun missed the boat. I am not a newpaper editor and don't claim to be. Small town newspapers sell, sell, sell if they put articles in the paper about the youth. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. will purchase papers if articles about kids and photos are in print. All we ever saw in the paper was football. Articles about other sports were a week old.

They missed the boat!!!
change the law

Houston, TX

#99 Oct 4, 2010
CDD wrote:
<quoted text>
Possibly true.(I think it was on it's way out when J.B. ran it.) But mostly because all publications, newspapers, magazines, periodicals are on their way out. If it can threaten the New Yorker and some of the greatest news outlets in our country, then certainly The BS would not have been exempt. It's digital media to blame for 70% of it's failure. That said, a more content focused, interesting paper without one-sided politics might have kept it going for a little longer.
True facts stated except for the last line..It is inconsistent with the other statements..

If the law could be changed to allow legal notices to be posted on line, an online newspaper would be the answer to La Porte's void in a printed page. Legal notices are the key to financial success of any local digital media.

3 main liabilities to print media could be solved with online news.

Costs = No Printing or delivery costs.

Competition to T.V and Radio = Online News can be uploaded as it happens.

Libel lawsuits = On line news can be pulled if it is shown to be libelous before it does an harm. If no one complains it is assumed to be ok.

Once it is printed it is indelible for ever.

All this leads to more free press and controversial items being posted..
its the money

Houston, TX

#100 Oct 4, 2010
give me a break wrote:
<quoted text>
The Bayshore Sun missed the boat. I am not a newpaper editor and don't claim to be. Small town newspapers sell, sell, sell if they put articles in the paper about the youth. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. will purchase papers if articles about kids and photos are in print. All we ever saw in the paper was football. Articles about other sports were a week old.
They missed the boat!!!
I am a new paper editor and owner..Newspaper content has nothing to do with the success of any local newspaper. It is all about $$$$ legal notices and ads. How many readers a paper has is irrelevant. If a paper has no legal notices or ads they would have to charge $5.00 per copy to make money. The Sun has a paid circulation of about 1500. Paper sales bring in about $1000 per week..Hardly enough to support 4 employees an office, printing and delivery costs. At $5 per copy per week the income would rise to $7500, closer to a break even figure.See what I mean?

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