Well folks, Fayrouz and I are moving to Beaumont, Texas and The Beaumont Enterprise within the month. The daily news site is located at www.beaumontenterprise.com for sneak peeks.
Thanks to everyone for your support and help through this search for a new home. It looks like we found a nice one. Beaumont is located between Houston (one hour) and the Louisiana border (30 minutes) near the Gulf Coast. It's also located 90 minutes from Galveston and four hours from New Orleans.
The city's population is 114,000 and the newspaper covers an area with a population of 350,000. The area is known for its shipping/sea life, timber, oil and cultural fusion. So, I should be able to make lots of interesting images, and Fay will eat great food. :-)
The paper was founded in 1880 and is the oldest business institution in southeast Texas. For the last six years, it has won either first or second place for Best Mid-sized Daily Newspaper in Texas. Now owned by The Hearst Corporation, it has a 55,000 daily and 65,000 Sunday circulation. They also publish five weekly newspapers and are affiliated with several national magazines.
We negotiated some cool contract riders, so this blog will continue and has access to images I make for the newspaper.
We should be there and settled within the month. In the meantime, I'm still freelancing for The Dallas Morning News until we're ready to change locations. Consequently, I probably won't write much this month. I'll still try to post images daily until I unplug from here. I'll resume the text posts in addition to the images as soon as I become accustomed to my new schedule.
Enough for now,