When I arrived at The Facts almost two decades ago, we had a Nation/World page most days of the week, filled with the biggest stories in politics and international events. It was one of the first things set aside when we redesigned the paper a year later.

Community news is what mattered — hey, that would be a catchy slogan for a T-shirt — and it would be our focus going forward. National and international news would be relegated to the deeper pages of the newspaper, and for the most part, would be served in snack-sized portions.

Michael Morris is managing editor of The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0144 or michael.morris@thefacts.com.

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You can add the loss of faith in God, the church and regular attendance to the cause of a crumbling society. The fellowship, concern for one another's daily struggle and joy and promise of an eternal life are a much needed glue for a community and society. I hate the devil and his works.

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