As we begin a new year and a new decade, I wanted to take a moment to personally express my gratitude to our readers and subscribers at The Texan. When my husband and I made the decision to launch an online news outlet aimed at capturing the spirit of Texas and restoring objectivity to Texas media, we knew it would be a big and challenging endeavor.
And indeed, it has been.
Starting a new business in a field where we had little experience (outside of personally bearing the brunt of some misleading or outright false stories) showed us just how much work would be required to implement our vision for a thriving, competitive media entity committed to objectivity and pushing back against the progressive narrative-weaving that all-too-often elevates ideology over truth.
And yet, despite the challenges inherent to any new business, we go into this new year having firmly found our footing and excited to watch our presence as a trusted news source for thousands of Texans continue to accelerate.
This would not be possible without all of you.
The support we have received has been encouraging beyond words and in ways that strike true to the spirit of what we’re seeking to accomplish: informing Texans about the issues that impact their lives without the false narratives and far-left worldview held by so many other media entities in our beloved state.
As The Texan enters 2020, I want to thank all of you for buying into this vision. Thank you for helping us grow and add new reporters, team members, and features. And for propelling us forward to new heights.
- Thank you for helping us provide the absolute best and most accurate coverage of the James Younger case, which elevated the story to a national audience.
- Thank you for helping us give full-spectrum coverage of the border crisis and push back against the pre-cooked worldview that dismisses the concerns of Texas citizens who experience the impact of an unsecured border.
- Thank you for helping us report the truth regarding Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s controversies involving Michael Quinn Sullivan and Chris McNutt.
- Thank you for helping us report on your money being spent by both Washington and Austin so that you know the cost and consequence of public policy decisions.
- Thank you for helping us highlight the efforts of thousands of Texans seeking to protect their right to self-defense through 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions and ordinances to protect the lives of the unborn in a manner that is both objective and respectful of the causes.
- Thank you for helping us maintain coverage of the controversial 10-Day Rule and the stories of Carolyn Jones and Tinslee Lewis, individuals who otherwise would receive no attention from media outlets largely uninterested in covering the impact this government edict has on the lives of everyday Texans.
- And thank you for helping us cover the horrific CPS case involving Drake Pardo’s removal from his parent’s home. Your support was critical to providing comprehensive and fair coverage that ultimately brought Drake home and reunited with his family.
None of this would have happened if it were not for all of you. We are grateful for your support. We are humbled by the continued trust you have put into this enterprise. And we are committed to ramping up our efforts and growth to provide you with the absolute best Texas-focused news you can find.
Happy New Year! God bless you all and God bless Texas!
Konni Burton is Founder and CEO of The Texan. Previously, she was a grassroots activist who worked on numerous campaigns for local, state and federal races. Konni then went on to run for office and was elected in 2014 to serve Tarrant County's Senate District 10 in Austin. Her experience as a grassroots activist, elected official, and taxpaying citizen provides a unique and valuable perspective on the political landscape in Texas.