Sam Malone

Gary Borders

Airs Friday, March 2, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders remembers, Sam Malone, who was a country newspaper editor and printer that Gary remembers fondly.

Gary Borders

My buddy Leon, a fellow refugee from the newspaper publisher business, sent me a news release the other day, announcing that Sam Malone is serving as master of ceremonies at a Houston charity event.

Diboll Free Press, 1984

Commentator Gary Borders enjoys combing through the archives of small-town newspapers. He explores the curious tradition of dead snake photos making their way into the pages of East Texas newspapers.

Commentator Gary Borders longs for some originality on the streets of America. So he’s turned to language.  What you say and do may tell a lot about where you call home.

Gary Borders

Just ahead of Texas Independence Day, commentator Gary Borders introduces us to history buff and renegade newspaperman Sam Malone, who edited The Rambler in San Augustine. The Rambler ended its run in 1988. Today, The Sabine County Reporter and Rambler continues weekly circulation. It's published in neighboring Hemphill, Texas.