Amon Carter Sr. loved him some Fort Worth.
The wealthy benefactor, namesake of a museum, and late founder of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram supposedly carried a sack lunch whenever he traveled on business to Dallas — he didn’t even want to spend a dime on a hamburger in Big D.
So “spinning in his grave” is probably an understatement today as news spreads about the newspaper’s plan to close its printing plant, lay off 275 employees, and move its printing to the The Dallas Morning News‘ plant in Plano.
What’s next, content sharing?
Oh, they already do that.
Officials at The McClatchy Co., the Star-T‘s corporate owner, didn’t say so but I’m sure they’re wishing those 275 employees a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.
Oh, and if you’re still unsure about what to buy that special someone for Christmas, how about a 30-year-old printing plant on 35 acres in Edgecliff Village? I know of one for sale.