In an effort to better serve its readers, The Boerne Star is undergoing a few changes that will continue to make the award-winning newspaper the best source of local news and information for the long term.
Beginning August 17, The Star will transition to an online-only newspaper on Wednesday and a weekend print edition, beginning August 20 and 21, just in time for the 2022 high school football season.
This means the paper will move its Friday edition to an enhanced Saturday delivery and include prep football and other local fall sports news featuring all the big games.
“We are extremely pleased with this announcement,” said editor Keith E. Domke. “We already have the best local news and sports coverage in the region, and giving readers the scoop on Friday Night Lights the day after the games end, as well as publishing a real weekend newspaper , is a considerable advantage.
“This is a great thing and reinforces our commitment to being the best source for local information in Kendall County.”
The expanded Sunday/weekend edition – which actually starts arriving in mailboxes and online on Saturday – will include many of the staples that have made The Star the go-to news source for over a century and will also feature extensive coverage of not just news and sport, but business and entertainment.
At the same time, the Tuesday Star will move to Wednesday and will be an online-only edition. Subscribers will have email and The Star website access as they have previously.
“Readers won’t miss a beat,” Domke said. “Some features may change from edition to edition, but the quality of our coverage and our commitment to readers and advertisers will only be stronger.”
“The Star will always offer the best value for money.”
Domke stressed that readers will still receive everything they are used to in the two weekly editions. For the new Wednesday electronic edition, subscribers who provide an email address will receive a notice Wednesday morning that the electronic edition is available.
Domke said The Star remains vital to the community as the only true source of local news and information, and it will continue to serve that purpose for readers.
“The Boerne Star has been around for 116 years, and we plan to be here for another 116,” he said. “However, we have to adapt to the times.”
Since 1906, The Boerne Star has been the leading source of local news in Boerne and Kendall County. Combined with the Hill Country Recorder in 2004, The Star serves Boerne, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch and all of Kendall County. Its motto is “Local yesterday, today and tomorrow”.
Domke has scheduled a few special “Coffee with Keith” informational meetings for people who have questions or want more information. They are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 5 and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, at Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Road.
Featured readers, subscribers and the public are invited to attend.
The focus will be on news about changes to the diary and answers to questions people might have about them.