New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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What you want to know, when you want to know itToday's New Braunfels Herald-Zeitunghas a new look and a new size in an effort to bring a better paper to you, our subscribers.
The staff of this newspaper put off changing the size of the paper as long as possible. We are one of the last papers to make the switch. In the past, when paper sizes changed, those who stuck to larger widths were charged a premium for buying a product that was no longer the industry standard. To steal a phrase from the Gruene Historic District, the Herald-Zeitung gently resisted change as long as we could, but when it came time to change it gave us the opportunity to examine the
design of the whole paper.
We did the best we could — kept the type large and organized the pages in such a way that we did not lose content. In fact, we saw it as a chance to expand our content.
One of the Herald-Zeitung’s great successes is its accessibility to its readers. Readers have always been welcome to contribute content to the paper — photos, sports scores and commentary.
Changing technology and the format of this redesign will enable us to do it more than ever.
The paper has expanded to make room for more content from you.
• News tips are always welcome. There is a “Submit your News" button on herald-zeitung.com or email [email protected]
or call (830) 625-9144 and ask for the newsroom.
• Did you witness a news event? Send us your photos of accidents, fires, weather events. Email them to [email protected]
• Did you go on a great trip this year that other readers might want to hear about? We started a travel page every Sunday and would love to run your photos, videos, travel stories and tips. Email [email protected]
or stop by the newspaper office at 707 Landa St. This is an expansion of our already popular Vacation Photo contest.
• Do you play on a recreation league and want to see your results and photos in the paper? Send them in to [email protected]
• Does your child play on a Little League team, a swim team or a club team and you’d like to see them in the paper? Send in scores, photos and stories. We’ll run them.
• Do you enjoy debate? The Herald-Zeitung Opinion page and the comments fea
ture on herald-zeitung.com have been a great place for community dialogue. Let's step it up a notch. Every other Tuesday, the Opinion page will feature a Point / Counterpoint section, where two readers will share two sides of the same issue. Want to contribute? Send an e-mail to [email protected]
or call managing editor Autumn Phillips at (830) 625-9144 ext. 220.
• Looking for a place to worship or curious about other congregations? We've asked churches across Comal County to send us information about their church leadership, program offerings and service times. Want to participate? Email [email protected]
or call (830) 625-9144 ext. 221.
• Have some advice for newcomers? Comal County and New Braunfels are growing — fast. Which means a lot of Herald-Zeitung readers just moved here. Every Saturday, we re running a feature called “New Here?” where we ask locals to give newcomers advice about how to get involved in the community.
To offer your insight, email photographer Laura McKenzie at [email protected]
or call (830) 625-9144 ext. 227.
There’s more news you can use.
There are those who have an hour in the morning to read the newspaper and there are those that have a moment to glance at herald-zeitung.com in the middle of the day.
In addition to our regular coverage, the Herald-Zeitung is adding quick updates throughout the day — both in print, on our website and through social media tools.
• The Daily Commute. In the early morning and in the late afternoon before you hit the road, we'll post traffic updates to herald-
zeitung.com, Facebook and Twitter — road closures, major accidents, construction. That information will be published on page 2 in the print edition.
• On the Agenda. Every day on page 2 we’ll run a list of public meetings for the day with a note to let you know what’s is planned for discussion.
• Regular breaking news updates, sports scores and items of interest on Twitter @newbraunfelshz and on Facebook.
You’ll find even more on the Web.
• In recent months, the Wednesday paper has featured a column by food writer Laura Lopez. She answers cooking questions from readers and offers fun, timely recipes. This feature will continue but now it has its own page on herald-zeitung.com. Click a button to submit your cooking questions or scroll through past articles to find a recipe you missed or misplaced. The Kitchen page is located on herald-zeitung.com under the Lifestyle section.
• Contact local officials. To make room for more letters, columns and commentary, the Contact Local Officials rail will only run on Saturdays, but will be available every day on the Web at herald-zeitung.com under the Opinion menu.
• Coupon of the Day. Are you a fan of
Groupon? Now we have a local version. Every day, herald-zeitung.com will feature a printable Coupon of the Day. Links to the coupon will be sent to Twitter followers @newbraun-felshz and to our Facebook fans.
• Find documents. Newspaper stories keep you informed, but most politically savvy readers want to decide for themselves by looking at the original document — the text of a proposed ordinance, a map for a proposed annexation, the agenda for an upcoming meeting. There’s a new page on hetald-zeitung.com under the News tab called “Documents."
• River flows. Flows for the Guadalupe River at Sattler and the Comal River at the confluence in New Braunfels are updated by the hour at herald-zeitung.com. Scroll to the bottom right-hand side of the homepage.
We have a new publication for you.
Once a month, beginning this Saturday, readers will find the Comal County Business Journal inside the Herald-Zeitung and on the Web at www.ccbusinessjournal.com.
This new publication comes out the second Saturday of each month. It features new businesses, local business trends and advice
and lots of photos of the people who make the Comal County business community thrive.
Want to be a part of this exciting new publication? Email [email protected]
or [email protected]
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