Warren Buffett scooped up the Waco Tribune-Herald on Friday. The move to buy the 34,000-circulation daily comes less than a month after Buffett’s announcement that Berkshire Hathaway was purchasing the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Warren Buffett, billionaire and self-proclaimed newspaper junkie, seems to have gotten his latest fix by scooping up the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Berkshire Hathaway bought the 20,000-circulation paper for an undisclosed price from the Evening Post Publishing Co., which put the Eagle up for sale in March to help it “meet other objectives,” the paper reported.
Welcome to “Read State,” a recurring TM Daily Post feature in which we ask noteworthy Texans—from writers and singers to athletes and politicians—what they’re reading. Today we bring you the reading habits of Kyrie O’Connor, interim editor of the San Antonio Express-News and a panelist on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Houstonians were already hanging on every court filing in the divorce case of former hand doctor Michael Brown, but things just got even weirder. Brown’s attorneys filed a motion to sanction Rachel Brown’s lawyer, Marshall Davis Brown Jr., for allegedly making “extreme, outrageous, and sexually-inappropriate statements” to female attorneys on the case.
Feminist and civil rights attorney Gloria Allred announced at a press conference Thursday that she is representing Sarah Tressler in her sexual discrimination complaint against the Houston Chronicle. Tressler, who worked as a full-time society reporter for the paper for two months, alleges the newspaper discriminated against her when they fired her for not disclosing her past as a stripper.
Here are the allegations, as outlined in Tressler’s one-page complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
Marfa makes out better in the pages of Smithsonian magazine than it did in the New York Review of Books.
As the TM Daily Post reported last week, author Larry McMurtry called the West Texas cultural oasis “as bleak a place as you’ll find in America” in his recent NYRoB review of a biography about Elizabeth Taylor.
The opening of Thursday’s The Colbert Report was largely dedicated to Stephen Colbert’s “Super PAC Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” which, though designed to make a comic and political point, is actually a real Super PAC.
Editor’s Note: There’s nothing the media loves more than a media story, except maybe a media story with the strong whiff of abortion politics.