New ‘Star-Telegram’ section to feature additional local news

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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On Aug. 7, the Star-Telegram will debut a new section we’re calling “City by City.”

The section will publish Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and will feature short, “micro-local” items sorted geographically by the cities and neighborhoods we serve.

The new section will enable us to be more inclusive about the news we bring you.

We’re looking for items that are newsworthy to smaller groups of residents — a new convenience store on the corner, a plan to repair potholes on residential streets, a school-sponsored festival to raise funds for the PTA.

This type of news is highly important to many readers but doesn’t always find a home in the local news section of the Star-Telegram or the home page of

The section will feature content submitted primarily by city governments, schools and businesses. On occasion, we will publish items about individual achievements that have broader general interest.

Items for consideration should be submitted via email only, to Please include a contact name, email address and phone number. We cannot receive items by mail or phone.

Patrick Walker, a longtime reporter and editor on our Arlington coverage team, is the City by City editor. He can be reached at or 817-390-7423.

Shirley Jinkins, who has worked in our Fort Worth, Arlington and Northeast newsrooms, is also a member of the City by City team and will gather items from various groups. She is at or 817-390-7657.

Jim Witt is executive editor of the Star-Telegram. 817-390-7704 Twitter: @jimelvis

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