New community columnists to debut in October

BY SARA VANDEN BERGE sara.vandenberge@empiretribune.com
Paul Risse is a raw foods chef who will share his expertise on healthy eating in a monthly column debuting in Lifestyles on Oct. 14. JESSIE HORTON/E-T

Two new writers have been selected to join the E-T's group of community columnists beginning in October.

Paul Risse is the manager of Barefoot Market and a raw foods chef who will share his expertise on healthy eating and ways to improve your health.

Hico resident Linda Derrick's column, "The Slant," will address issues facing Erath County residents.

The majority of the group, however, is comprised of several familiar faces - those whose writings have gained a following and who have agreed to continue participating.

Here is a look at the group's complete rotation:

Editorial page:

Bill Hodges - second Friday of the month

Bob Newby - third Friday

Tommy Richardson - fourth Friday

Jon Koonsman - second and fourth Sundays

Mature Living page:

Linda Derrick - first Tuesday

Lifestyles:

Shelby Slawson - first Sunday

Paul Risse - second Sunday

Sharla Shaffer - third Sunday

Sherri Knight - fourth Sunday

Faith and Family:

Ben Macklin - first Thursday

Curt Plaxco - second Thursday

Tom Konz - third Thursday

Richmond Goolsby - fourth Thursday.