Each week Gary offers a variety of observations and personal experience in a highly engaging commentary from East Texas. Join us for Borderline with Gary Borders in his new time slot, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.
Newspaperman Gary Borders just can't part with his trusty pica pole. It serves him well as publisher of the Mt. Pleasant Daily Tribune.
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Newspaperman Gary Borders has compiled a list of things that were once essential to producing a newspaper, but the computer came along and made them all obsolete. These relics -- like the circular slide rule -- still linger in the back of desk drawers or are stashed away in storage closets that were once darkrooms.
As the dogs days of summer unwind before us, commentator Gary Borders remembers back to his child hood in New Hampshire, being transplanted to Texas, and his first Summer Hike in the heat of deep east texas .... behind the Pine curtain.