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Sam Malone

7:35am

Fri April 11, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Back in the day, dead snake photos could sell papers

Credit 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.

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7:35am

Fri April 4, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Words and stories sketch a portrait of home

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.

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7:35am

Fri February 28, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Late San Augustine newspaperman kept tabs on his Texas soil

Sam Malone broadcasts from behind the mic in 1988 on Texas history and goings-on in San Augustine.
Credit 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.

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7:47am

Fri November 1, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: On teaching press box journalism

For the first time in more than two decades, Commentator Gary Borders covered a football game. But he wasn't filing a story on deadline. He was showing his journalism students how to function in the press box, minus the whiskey shots downed by the sportswriters of yesteryear.

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7:35am

Fri June 21, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Snakes in a newspaper has many sequels

Credit Diboll Free Press, 1984

Gary Borders, our resident snake photo enthusiast, explores the curious tradition of dead-snake photos making their way into the pages of East Texas newspapers.

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