Gary Borders

Gary Borders has been an East Texas journalist and editor for more than 30 years. During his career he worked as editor and publisher of newspapers in Longview, Lufkin, Nacogdoches and San Augustine. He began writing a column in 1982 and has written at least once weekly since without fail, though there are quite a few he would like to take back. The New York Times News Service distributed his column nationally from 1995 through 2009. His pieces have been published in the Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald, Austin American-Statesman, Palm Beach Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and âââââââââ

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7:37 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Gary Borders: Hunting bucks isn't my forte

Commentator Gary Borders makes a feeble attempt at hunting. But when it comes to nature photography, he'll happily shoot deer from behind the lens.

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7:36 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Gary Borders: Where were you when JFK was shot?

Like many baby boomers, commentator Gary Borders can vividly recall the moment he learned that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He adds his recollection through the eyes of a third grader in Allenstown, New Hampshire.


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7:39 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Gary Borders: A steam whistle is a piece of Americana

When commentator Gary Borders received a K-4 whistle in the mail, he didn't know what to make of it? He explores the history of this polished brass whistle -- that still works!


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7:47 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Gary Borders: On teaching press box journalism

For the first time in more than two decades, Commentator Gary Borders covered a football game. But he wasn't filing a story on deadline. He was showing his journalism students how to function in the press box, minus the whiskey shots downed by the sportswriters of yesteryear.


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7:37 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Gary Borders: 'My Last Presentation' is memorable, heartfelt

Commentator Gary Borders describes a unique hour-long goodbye video at the Pines Theater in Lufkin. It was replete with Mr. Peanut, monkey business and movie candy, resulting in a one-of-a-kind memorial service for a beloved art professor.


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7:30 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Gary Borders: Neighbors roll when the power goes out

So, what do you do when the power goes out? You go outside and see if your neighbors are in the dark, too. But commentator Gary Borders finds that when the outage stretches on for hours in the heat of the summer, an impromptu car parade rolls through his neighborhood.


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7:32 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Gary Borders: For the love of the Sox, in good times and in bad

With October right around the corner, Major League Baseball fans are about to settle in to their easy chairs to watch their favorite teams battle it out on the road to the World Series. Commentator Gary Borders will back burner pretty much everything to watch his beloved Boston Red Sox make their first playoff appearance in four years.


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7:36 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Gary Borders: First-year teachers need some give-and-take

Commentator Gary Borders is back in the classroom 40 years after taking night classes at Kilgore College. This time he's teaching journalism students, which is familiar territory for the career journalist and publisher. But as a first-year teacher, he's humbled by the challenge and just getting his feet on the ground.


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7:36 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Gary Borders: Remembering quintessential newspaperman Bill Martin

Commentator Gary Borders pays tribute to a late newspaper publisher who was happiest when he heard the press rumble under his feet.


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10:46 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Gary Borders: College football powerhouses should bankroll their athletes

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 7:37 am

Commentator Gary Borders presents his case as to why it's time for college football players to get on the payroll at their universities. He says college football powerhouses rake in major dividends from their performance on the gridiron, and the players on the field deserve a cut.


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