I have to give special props to David Duke, the longest-term StarTexan and resident BBQ expert in Brisbee, for keeping the StarText tradition alive. Duke is proud of his grand-daughters -- twins Haley and Heather, 16, who "come by my place once per week and tidy up for me." Duke notes "this photograph was taken with a somewhat new Nikon D3100 camera with a remote shutter control." You can count on David having the latest and greatest gadgets. By the way, I like that hat on your lampshade! Thanks for checking in, Duke. Tell Haley and Heather they are now official residents of Brisbee. -- Gerry
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.