With 2020 finally in our rearview mirror it’s a good time to thank our subscribers who’ve stuck with us through a chaotic and historic year.
We’ve all been through a lot – the pandemic, hurricanes, economic loss and much more.
So now as we look to ring in what we hope will be a much different year we want to look back at what your subscription has helped to support.
If you’re not yet a subscriber it’s a good time to become one.
Our limited time deal – $39 for an annual digital subscription – began Tuesday and lasts through Monday, Jan. 4. Just visit Caller.com/subscribe to take advantage of the sale.
That includes full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Our e-Edition, a digital replica of the print edition, is included too.
There has been a newspaper in Corpus Christi for nearly as long as there’s been a town. And while much has changed since the Caller was first started in 1883 in the heart of downtown, our core mission remains steadfast: serving our community.
Here’s a few examples of how we serve our community:
In 2020 we published nearly 900 stories about COVID-19’s impact on South Texas for free for everyone to read as a public service. Those stories totaled about half a million words!
We wanted to make sure you had the information you needed to keep your family healthy and safe. As the pandemic continues into 2021, your subscription helps us continue to do this important work for our community. That includes countless open records requests and asking tough questions of our local and state leaders.
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They work for all of us and we’re here to help make sure your tax dollars are spent well.
And as misinformation surrounded the 2020 election we were here to sift through the noise with fact checks and voter guides, two joint mayoral forums and Q&As so you could hear directly from the candidates. Much of our election coverage over the past few months also was marked free for everyone so facts – not spin – could more easily be shared.
What about weather? We’ve got you covered there too. Our team of local journalists jumped on live coverage throughout what seemed a never-ending hurricane season. We brought you video, constant updates and more to arm you with critical information when it was needed most.
Our long tradition of giving back to the community also took the spotlight as more families found themselves facing financial ruin this past year.
Since 1973, the Caller-Times Children’s Christmas Appeal has reported the struggle of needy children and their families during the holiday season.
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This season our fundraising effort raised more than $77,000, which helped thousands of children across South Texas. The Caller-Times and participating agencies absorb the overhead costs so every cent can go toward aiding needy families.
Those are only a few examples of what your subscription helps support.
For nearly 300 days, our local journalists have worked remotely to ensure we could still provide critical news during such a challenging year. And while we’re not sure when we’ll be able to reunite in the newsroom yet, we’re committed to covering stories that matter through 2021 and beyond.
Your support through a subscription helps us with that mission.
Mary Ann Cavazos Beckett is the editor of the Caller-Times. The South Texas native supports local journalists who are committed to shining a light on wrongdoing, showcasing human kindness and telling solutions-based stories that better our communities. If you believe in this work, please consider a subscription.
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