As the newspaper industry continues to evolve in this digital age, the Empire-Tribune must also adapt to the changing desires of its readers. 

With this is mind, the E-T is announcing a decrease in print publications with a continued emphasis on a “news now” way of doing business.

Beginning May 3, the E-T will reduce the number of our print products to two days a week. 

The new editions, which will feature an updated look and design, will include a Wednesday publication and Saturday weekender edition. 

Each edition will range from 16-22 pages and include local news, in-depth reporting and specialty pages. 

The change represents a shift in the newspaper industry aimed at reaching readers in the fastest, most efficient way possible. A daily newspaper is no longer essential. 

“It’s no secret that the newspaper industry has been changing for many years. This change to our business model reflects our organization’s commitment to enhance our digital efforts while continuing our commitment to community journalism,” said Publisher Clarice Touhey. “News can no longer wait until the following day to be reported. Readers want to know what is happening within their community now - and that’s what we are committed to providing.”

Subscribers will soon be receiving letters about their subscriptions, and advertisers will also be hearing from us. 

We are excited about this change and look forward to serving readers in Erath County for many years to come.