Long before people began surfing the web, computer owners in Fort Worth, Texas were reading their hometown newspaper online. This is an ongoing attempt to tell the story of StarText. It begins here.
My name is Gerry Barker, who joined the StarText project in 1982 after working in the newsroom of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a copy editor, rock music critic, columnist and features production editor. After making the switch from print to digital, I never looked back. After over 15 years with StarText, I continued my digital career with The Dallas Morning News, The Columbus Dispatch, TBO.com in Tampa, Florida and currently, with the Cox organization at The Palm Beach Post.