Boy, do I hate stories like this. Earlier this week came word that The Star-Telegram laid off 15 people. Today I confirmed that Andrew Marton was among those who were let go. He was a senior arts writer at the paper- there for 11 years. He won four national awards during his tenure, as well as regional and local prizes. I admired the work he did on the Texas Ballet Theater’s financial woes.
Haven’t heard of any other arts/entertainment layoffs there, but will add to the list if I do. Jerome, Stephen and I – all formerly-ink-stained – wish the best for Andrew and his colleagues.