Residents in League City and Kemah will find something new and exciting in their mailbox on Aug. 29 — the League City/Kemah Connection newspaper. It will also be available online at:

Contrary to popular opinion, newspapers are not dead. As a matter of fact, creatively-focused newspapers are thriving all across the country. And this one will be a brand-new kind of newspaper for a very special community.

The League City/Kemah Connection will be a hyperlocal, monthly newspaper focusing on the nuts and bolts of what is going on in the lives of the community. Getting your hands on one in the community will be as convenient as reaching into your mailbox at the end of each month.

I know some people are wondering who starts a newspaper in today’s world. Well, we do.

As the League City and Kemah communities begin to define and distance themselves from the Houston market — each taking on their distinctive and individual personalities — we believe the time is right celebrate that fact.

Quality, compelling and trusted news coverage will be the calling card of the Leagues City/Kemah Connection.

While not always sexy, keeping residents informed about taxes, property values and the decisions by locally elected officials is critical to a healthy community. And that is just what we hope to do — contribute to a healthier League City/Kemah community.

The League City/Kemah Connection will be delivered free of charge to 30,000 households — making it the largest circulation newspaper serving the fast-growing market.

Yes, we know in this risk-averse world, things like this just don’t happen all the time. But then again, we don’t think of ourselves as sleepy old-world business. We see potential and opportunity everywhere we look these days. And that is just what this exciting new chapter is all about.

We believe the time is right for League City/Kemah residents to have their own newspaper — and so does the local businesses community. We can’t thank the local businesses enough for helping bringing this very innovative product to the community. The business support has been simply tremendous.

We also believe strongly in newspapers and the important role they can play in the lives of a community. We are the original trusted content producers and take this mission very seriously. Breaking the traditional mold, as we are doing with the League City/Kemah Connection, is just another example of our commitment to innovation and listening to the communities we serve.

We hope you enjoy this new and exciting chapter in the history of Texas newspapers. After all, The Daily News, the oldest newspaper in the state of Texas, has a long tradition of rising up to meet the needs of the community. All we can say is, hello League City/Kemah!

Leonard Woolsey is the publisher of The Galveston County Daily News. You

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(8) comments

Ronnie Richards

What about all of us poor folk on the island of Clear Lake Shores? Will you mail to our 500+ households?

Centerpointe Moderator

I was wondering if someone was going to ask that. Maybe GCDN took a look at Island Drumz and figured they couldn't compete. [smile]

D'Lorah Collier

Yes, The League City Connection will be delivered to all the residents of Clear Lake Shores!

Ronnie Richards

That's great but it will be irrelevant if it just reports on Kemah & League City! We are our own municipality and would like to be treated as such in the publication.

Marie Dotson

Will it be delivered to my Kemah PO box?

Chris Gimenez

"While not always sexy, keeping residents informed about taxes, property values and the decisions by locally elected officials is critical to a healthy community."

Seriously Woolsey? Maybe keeping residents informed about the decisions of elected officials that won't embarrass either your endorsement or the elected official.

You said you were going to find out why the GCDN didn't print the decision by D.A. Jack Roady to dismiss a felony child abuse charge against a TC Police Officer but then you went into hiding. You talk the talk but you don't walk the walk Woolsey.
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Robert Buckner

Seriously folks, it's all about money from advertising. Bottom line is the GDN is a business in business to make a profit.

Centerpointe Moderator

Profit is perfectly fine. There are two ways to make one: By supplying poor content, or by supplying good quality content. Let's hope the new newspaper is characterized by the latter.

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