Nacogdoches 'Daily Sentinel' Appoints New Publisher, Trims Staff

By: E&P Staff The Nacogdoches (Texas) Daily Sentinel announced Friday that Rayanne Schmid has been named editor and publisher of the paper, effective immediately.

The paper also announced on Friday that it had promoted Kristy McGuire to the position of business manager, and Staci Hodges had been named advertising director. In addition, The Daily Sentinel confirmed that it had eliminated two full-time and two part-time positions in an effort to reduce costs.

"Most every business has been affected by the current economic downturn," Greg Shrader, vice president of Southern Newspapers Inc., the Daily Sentinel's parent company, told the paper. "But the positions we've eliminated were carefully thought out to avoid any decrease in service to our readers or advertisers, and we still have a real person answering the telephone."

New Publisher Schmid comes to Nacogdoches from the Kerrville (Texas) Daily Times -- also owned by Southern Newspapers -- where she had served as managing editor since 2002. Schmid began her journalism career at age 17 reporting for the Seguin (Texas) Gazette-Enterprise. She has also worked for The Paris (Texas) News, Portales (N.M.) News Tribune and McAllen (Texas) Monitor.


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