Dealing with COVID: This week’s editions combined

Staff Report

As the COVID-19 clampdown continues, community newspapers are among small businesses struggling to survive. That situation is made worse by the fact many paper mills in the U.S. are expected to be cutting back.

All this has forced the Hays Free Press and News-Dispatch to find new ways to deliver your community news in a timely fashion.

Beginning this week, we are temporarily suspending publication of the News-Dispatch, which serves the western portions of the county, and are incorporating news from Wimberley and Dripping Springs into the Hays Free Press.

This week’s edition will be printed as well as made available online; however, we cannot say at this time how long a print edition will still be possible.

We are asking anyone with the ability to receive the newspaper via email (with flip book and scanned inserts) to send us an email with your name and address on it to: If there are multiple readers in one home, you can send two email addresses.

For our readers’ cooperation, we will extend subscription for two months to those who choose an emailed edition. When this virus has run its course, we will gladly switch you back to a newspaper delivered through the mail.

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