Maybe a celebrity’s sibling is used to seeing his sister on the cover of a magazine, but I was not. No, it wasn’t the staple through the navel kind of magazine feature. My sis, Kathy Cooke Martin, was the cover girl, along with our dad, on the front of Texas Co-op Power Magazine this month.
In an article titled “No Stopping the Presses,” Kathy and others point out that community newspapers are doing just fine, thank you, in spite of the doom and gloom you hear about the fate of our metropolitan brethren. (And we’ve heard all the same things since the advent of radio, television and the internet.) More about that later.
My sis is a strong woman. Where our father and grandfather steered the town’s paper through its good times, she has run the business and weathered our town’s challenging times. She, my dad, Editor Mike Brown and Kathy’s sports writer husband, along with a couple of other dedicated employees, have plowed ahead in the face of adversity.