To better serve our readers, the Glen Rose Reporter this week plans to roll out expanded coverage of the city and Somervell County on the newspaper's Web site, www.theglenrosereporter.com.
In an area with so much going on, it doesn't make sense to make readers wait days or even a full week to read news about the community in the newspaper's print edition, which comes out each Wednesday. We have been posting breaking news on the Web site when it happens too late for the Reporter's 3 p.m. Tuesday deadline — such as last week's election coverage. But news happens 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Reporter will updates its Web site as needed to include timely news of immediacy.
Subscribers get free access to the newspaper's Web site and complete stories. Those without a subscription can view only headlines and the article summary. Call the Reporter at 897-2282 to subscribe and receive the news you need, when you need it.
Here's what you've missed the past two weeks if you don't subscribe and access the Web site:
*Final election results and comments;
*Breaking news about an accident on U.S. Highway 65 that involved two Glen Rose High School students, seriously injured one of them and his mother and shut down the highway for two hours;
*Breaking news about the plea bargain of Alan Elton Light, who pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence and received a sentence of 25 years in state prison;
*Coverage of last Tuesday's Glen Rose Economic Development Corporation meeting, which came too late for the newspaper's deadline.
Please also check out the Reporter's Facebook site for updates, photos and more.
The Reporter also is pleased to announce that Dr. Justus Peters, a physician at Glen Rose Medical Center's Pecan Plantation Clinic, will begin writing a weekly question-and-answer column for the newspaper. His clear communication, written for the layperson and free of medical jargon, should benefit all readers who want to learn more about everything from the best vitamin to take to how to reduce leg swelling.
A disclaimer — the column is not meant to take the place of medical treatment and questions do not address a specific patient's medical case. It is intended to educate readers and answer common questions of interest. The “Ask Dr. Justus” column debuts in this issue.
As always, we strive to serve our readers to the best of our abilities and will continue to upgrade the Reporter to keep pace with our vibrant and growing community.