Gary Borders

Host of "Borderline"

Gary Borders has been an East Texas journalist and editor for more than 30 years. He is currently the editor and publisher of the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune and also writes online each week at garyborders.com.

During his career Gary has taught journalism at Kilgore College and served as editor and publisher of newspapers in Longview, Lufkin, Nacogdoches and San Augustine. He began writing a column in 1982 and has written at least once weekly since without fail, though there are quite a few he would like to take back. The New York Times News Service distributed his column nationally from 1995 through 2009. His pieces have been published in the Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald, Austin American-Statesman, Palm Beach Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and — his personal favorite — the Maui News.

Borders has published two collections of columns, the “Loblolly Chronicles” in 2010 and “Behind and Beyond the Pine Curtain” in 2005. The University of Texas Press published “A Hanging in Nacogdoches” in 2006, his account of a brutal murder in 1902 in the state’s oldest town, and the trial that followed. He is currently researching another book, but is nowhere close to being finished.

Borders and his wife, Dr. Julie Teel-Borders, a professor at LeTourneau University, live in Longview with their daughter, Abbie, a freshman at Longview High School. He also has two grown daughters, about whom he has been writing columns since Ronald Reagan was president. They have long ceased to be embarrassed about it, though Abbie protests occasionally.

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7:35am

Fri June 27, 2014
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Gary Borders: Cutting The Cord

Commentator Gary Borders is somewhat jaded when it comes to TV, but on demand viewing from an internet service has him getting ready to cut the cable and satellite cords.

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7:35am

Fri June 20, 2014
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Gary Borders: The Wild Hog That Got away

Commentator Gary Borders tells take of a recent hunting trip and the hog that would not be caught.

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7:35am

Fri June 13, 2014
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Gary Borders: The Case of the Obvious Typo

Commentator Gary Borders muses this week about the giant typo that he, a journalist, seemed to miss. 

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7:35am

Fri June 6, 2014
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Gary Borders: The High Cost of DIY

Commentator Gary Borders shares with us the pride and the pain of his first summer Do-It-Yourself project.

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Fri May 16, 2014
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Gary Borders: Reflections from the classroom

Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders reflects on his year of teaching and some memorable moments with his students.

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