orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

Local News

August 1, 2011

Orange Leader changes delivery service, print schedule

ORANGE — The Orange Leader is changing its publication schedule to three days per week and will deliver through the U.S. Mail, publisher Eric Bauer announced.

 

Subscribers will begin receiving newspapers in the mail beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, when the The Leader also will begin a new publication schedule – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

 

The newspaper’s website, orangeleader.com, will continue providing local news every day, along with features only available online, Bauer said.

 

“The Postal Service has proven a reliable and cost effective delivery method for newspapers across the country,” Bauer said. “Looking ahead, it makes good business sense.”

 

Circulation Director Glenda Bland said The Leader will reduce subscription prices 40 percent, to $5.50 per month. Current subscribers will see their renewal dates extended accordingly. For example, a subscription prepaid through September will be extended approximately three weeks into October.

 

Newspapers will be available about 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at nearly 80 stores and newsstands throughout area.

 

Bauer said Saturday’s weekend edition will expand to include all weekend sales flyers, coupons, the TV book, color comics, church news, weddings and high school sports.

 

“It’ll be a combination of our current Saturday and Sunday newspaper,” he said. “And it will be available in the Saturday mail, so people will have more time to enjoy it.

 

Subscribers also will receive several new online services, available on an opt-in basis, offering access to special deals, services and discounts not available to non-subscribers.

 

Editor Gabriel Pruett said The Leader is expanding the amount of news it provides readers while also broadening the way it delivers information.

 

“When I take a step back and look at the change, I could not be more proud and excited about how we will better serve this community,” Pruett said. “Readers can expect more in-depth stories, insightful information, photos and videos.”

 

The Leader will post breaking news online seven days a week, he added.

 

Bland said readers will benefit from mailbox delivery since they no longer have to worry about finding a wet paper in the driveway after a storm. Mail delivery also eliminates the possibility of theft of newspapers from driveways.

 

Bauer noted The Leader has undergone many changes since its beginnings, which trace to 1875, from the advent of color pages to computerized production to expanded online content.

 

 “In the footsteps of our predecessors, who made many changes, we will continue the evolution of your newspaper,” he said. “… The Orange Leader will continue to adapt to fit the needs of readers and advertisers”

 

The publisher said a new delivery schedule will require a change of habits for many readers now accustomed to receiving the newspaper in the morning and reading it over a cup of coffee.

 

“We hope they will enjoy reading the same information plus more local news when they get the paper in the mail,” he said. “We will still work to keep The Leader an award-winning community newspaper serving our readers and advertisers."

1
Text Only
Local News
  • BC High School Yearbook.JPG Rising above...

    Bridge City High School yearbook students Bree Newsom, editor and Gabriel Alvarez, assistant editor, traveled to Texas A & M University in College Station to attend the Balfour Communications Workshop July 18 - July 21.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Instructor recognized LSC-O instructor receives international recognition

    An instructor at LSC-O has receive international recognition for her work as an instructor in information technology.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • New Trustee Welcome to the Board

    Nathaniel Colbert, standing at left, was officially sworn in earlier this week as the newest member of the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sabine River 1 Have you seen the Sabine?

    There is more to the Sabine River than meets the eye, if one only looks.

    July 27, 2014 6 Photos

  • T-Byrd Tracy Byrd schedules Labor Day weekend event

    Country music star Tracy Byrd is hitting the stage once again this summer.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Texas A&M launches new Family Nurse Practitioner program

    The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing has announced plans for a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.-FNP) graduate program.

    July 26, 2014

  • VIDEO: Hibbett Sporting Goods to open in Pinehurst

    Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Alabama, announced the execution of a lease for a new store in the city of Pinehurst.

    July 26, 2014

  • Shop Talk BC officials begin budget talks

    City officials are already working towards a balanced budget in this Orange County community.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hello, Mr. Cosby Cosby opens Lutcher's 35th season in style

    The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts 35th season kicked off in fine fashion with two sold-out performances on Thursday and Friday nights by the legendary Bill Cosby. The capacity crowd laughed from start to finish as Cosby spoke about marriage, bodily functions, age, his hotel and the papermill. The Lutcher’s 35th season continues with the next production being Lyle Lovett and His Large Band on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Visit www.lutcher.org for more information.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Update: New information release on Bridge City shooting

    July 25, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide