CTX Local News Paper ‘McGregor Mirror’ Is Back Up and Running
The McGregor Mirror is back!
For the first time in 117 years, the iconic newspaper will be run by someone not from the McGregor lineage. Residents in McGregor are all too familiar with the family-owned newspaper that provided the community with local news for decades.
Unfortunately, the McGregor Mirror ceased production last month after the death of longtime editor and owner Charles Mooney. Mooney, along with two siblings, was running the paper, which has been in their family for three generations. The trio took ownership in 1992 and has kept things going up until recently.
Last month the McGregor Mirror staff, former interns, and avid readers gathered to release what they thought was the final edition newspaper with hopes that they would find someone interested in keeping the legacy going.
According to KWTX, talks of the rebrand started late last week and by Friday the new owners had sealed the deal. Tommy and Patti Wells, jumped right in after officially becoming owners. The newspaper is now up and running and can be purchased at Brookshires, A&A Food Mart, The Coffee Shop, and The Mirror’s offices.
The McGregor Mirror has an extensive history and holds a very special place in the hearts of those in Central TX so I think it's amazing that the Wells can continue the name of the newspaper despite not being a part of the family.
The McGregor Mirror has an impressive achievement list such as being a part of the Portal to Texas History through the support of a Tocker Foundation award. In 117 years the newspaper was able to survive the surge of technology and the change of residents; so I am excited to see what new things will happen for the publication.
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