Sports in the area are about to change forever.
Well, maybe not forever (and nothing crazy will change), but there is a new sports editor in Palestine.
Howdy, folks. My name is Bryan Urbach, and I will be taking over for Justin Rains here at the Palestine Herald-Press. Justin has been great to me, and I have learned a lot from him in this past week of transitioning. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor.
A little bit of background about me is that I am originally from Coppell. For those of you who don’t know, Coppell is a town of around 30,000 people and is surrounded by Grapevine to the west, Lewisville to the north, Carrollton to the east and Irving/Las Colinas to the south.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University recently, so, I’m a 22-year-old who is fresh out of college. At OSU, I worked for the school newspaper, The Daily O’Collegian for three years.
I covered all of the sports there, including women’s soccer, basketball and football. I worked as a writer for the first two and a half years, and was sports editor for the final semester of my college career.
I look forward to this opportunity at the Palestine Herald-Press, and I look forward to providing y’all enough information about sports to whet your pallets.
Sports fans of the Dogwood Circle, I am honored and blessed to be a part of this newspaper, and I am prepared to continue the successes that Mr. Rains is leaving behind.
Sports editor Bryan Urbach can be reached via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports in the area are about to change forever.
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Defensive Most Valuable Player
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Coach of the Year
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Three named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Volleyball Team for 2013.
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