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A letter from our editor

Since 1989 the Houston Press has been the city's go-to source for street-level arts and culture coverage, recommendations for things to do in the city, and local news coverage. And it's always been free. We have supported ourselves exclusively through advertising -- a formula that worked just fine for most of the years of our three-decades-plus existence.

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As most of our readers know, times continue to be extremely tough for journalism these days. Most advertising money now goes to tech giants, leaving local voices out in the cold. Which is not much help to you when you want to know about local concerts, restaurants, events and news.

The writers and photographers who work for the Houston Press are paid. That costs money even in a stripped-down operation overseen by the editor-in-chief. We need to continue to do that, and even in these tough times, we're determined to keep fighting.

The Houston Press "I Support" membership campaign is our solution for how to maintain that level of quality journalism amid an international pandemic and a uniquely challenging digital advertising environment.

Those of you who make financial contributions will also have the option to hear from me now and then. Once you’ve contributed, an option will appear on your member profile page allowing you to opt-in to receive occasional letters regarding some of the Houston Press stories you’ve already read, as well as developments at the Press itself.

To be clear, if you aren't inclined to send any money our way, no problem. We'll still be available for free to all, and we'll keep concentrating on local news and events. We hope you'll stay with us.

Margaret Downing
Editor-in-Chief

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