We knew announcing that we were changing The Daily Sentinel’s print editions from five days to two would be a big change for a lot of our readers. But we have been overwhelmed and very appreciative with the understanding and support we have received from our readers and advertisers.

It was not an easy decision but it was not unlike the ones that most businesses in Nacogdoches have had to make during the past two months. The move was made to help protect the jobs of the journalists, marketing consultants, office staff and others that produce the news and advertising that you need to make informed decisions.

We are still in a learning process of changing our frequency and adapting to mail delivery. We have had some missteps along the way but are working through those issues as they arise. We are learning and are committed to delivering you the news and information you want and need. And the need for clear, vetted and concise news is even greater now.

We are continuing to report the news throughout the week and are updating our website throughout the day. We have increased the amount of news that is on our website and are working on improvements to the layout so it is easier to navigate.

Online access is part of your print subscription. If you do not have an online account, please call 936-558-3216, and we will create your online account.

We have expanded our Wednesday issue to include more news and features that are important to our readers. We have responded to reader feedback. For example, we have the bridge column running in both issues. If you have other suggestions on content, please contact me rick.craig@dailysentinel.com.

Starting Mother’s Day weekend, Parade magazine will be included in the weekend edition. Parade is an iconic American brand that’s been a staple in Sunday newspapers from coast to coast for many years. We hope you enjoy the addition to your weekend reading.

We know no one has been immune from this impact of this virus. You might not have caught it, but everyone has suffered in some way. Friends and neighbors have lost their jobs or have been furloughed for indefinite periods.

Healthcare workers hit the frontline each day wanting to do their jobs while at the same time protecting their own health and that of their families. Public service and transportation workers keep on doing what they do to serve the rest of us.

All essential employees who’ve put themselves out there, business owners who’ve found the way to alter their business models to help the rest of us. It reminds me of all the good things, important things to remember at times like these.

There a lot of great people in this county that are working to help others in this troubling time. We appreciate all of their hard work to provide a safety net for so many of our residents.

We are all in this together and will come back NACStrong.

Rick Craig is publisher of The Daily Sentinel.

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Thank you for trying to keep this paper open . Every town need a paper . My mother subscribed and read this 60 years ago. Thanks again for you effort to keep the paper going.

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