The future's so bright ...
You know the song! Big things coming to OTT, and we couldn't be more excited.
By DAVID STONE, Our Town Temple publisher
In three months, Our Town Temple e-magazine will be celebrating it’s first anniversary, and we plan on celebrating by increasing our scope of news coverage. Plans include themed special editions, a radio-style Podcast and eventually, video news coverage.
I started Our Town as a Facebook group in November 2020. It has grown by leaps and bound, and in June 2021 I announced plans to launch the email version. We started with four issues a week, quickly added a fifth edition. Now we are publishing six days a week and recently increased our photo coverage.
About two months ago, I introduced Our Town TUNES, a playlist featuring bands and musical artists from our area or who perform here. This playlist will continue to grow. At the same time, we added links to Texas, national and world news, plus sports and weather, all from the Our Town Temple issues.
Our Town Temple started with the promise of delivering upbeat news in a quick-to-read format that allows you to get on with your busy day. This format will continue because I understand that your time is money.
During the next month, Our Town Temple will launch Our Town Kids, a weekly issue devoted to news for younger residents. A second specialty issue is in the works. Details are coming soon, but I’m far from finished.
This summer, Our Town Temple will launch a weekly Podcast, which will be similar to a radio-style news report. I’m working on bringing in a very special co-host. This audio feed will be packed with news but again it will be designed to meet your busy lifestyle.
I’m already making plans for our second year, and they are aggressive. Planning is under way to introduce a 10-minute daily newscast featuring everything Temple. I’m beyond excited about this new offering.
For now, there is still much work to be done on the e-magazine. I appreciate all the support, and the FREE issues will be dropping to once a week.
I pray that the community has gained trust in my news abilities and will convert to a paid subscription. It’s affordable — $5 a month or $35 a year (regularly $50 a year, but I’m taking $15 off per annual subscription through March 2022).
A paid subscription will give you access to all current and future features.
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