The Undercurrent

We finally have launched the Glen Rose Current, a new online publication that seeks to go beyond local newspaper headlines and report on topics that matter to the people of Somervell County.

The title alludes to the so-called “undercurrent” that exists in Glen Rose — the gossip mill that grinds daily, spreading news by word of mouth. That rumor mill is often wrong, of course, and the Current will sort out the facts and be an advocate for government transparency.

I decided to launch this site because many people in the community have urged me to do so and because there is a lack of “watchdog journalism” that helps keep elected officials accountable to the citizenry. Veteran journalist Dan Malone, who won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, has joined me as co-owner and contributing editor. Dan is also my husband and this project meant enough to us that we took funds out of retirement account to buy a new computer, software and other technology to start the website. 

My weekly column at the Glen Rose Reporter, which I edited from February 2010 to August 2012, was one of the most-read features in the newspaper, and offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of local happenings, especially related to local governments and taxing entities. In The Undercurrent, which I plan to update weekly, I plan to write in the same vein and comment on the topics that people are talking about the most. 

On this new site, we also plan to report on subjects that are not receiving the attention they deserve and provide commentary by others that offers perspective and insight. The site will be nonpartisan and apply high journalistic standards just as with a print publication.

This site is offered free as a public service, but we welcome sponsors to help offset the cost of time and expenses to gather news and post information. Until we get our contribute button up and running, please send donations (cash or check) to: Glen Rose Current, c/o Editor Kathryn Jones, 5597 Highway 144 South, Walnut Springs, TX 76690.

Thank you for reading and please feel free to give us your suggestions, comments and story ideas. I can reached at editor@glenrosecurrent.com, kathrynjones1956@gmail.com or at (254) 974-0326.

One Response to The Undercurrent

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    September 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    The Glen Rose Current welcomes comments and feedback from readers. No offensive language, please, since this is a public site and can be viewed by children.

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