Lissa Walls, CEO, has been in the newspaper business since 1980. She began her career as a reporter for the Rosenberg (Texas) Herald Coaster owned by Hartman Newspapers, Inc. and became COO of SNI in 1985. She was elected CEO in March 2014. She serves on the boards of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Mutual Insurance Company, PAGE and Trinity University. She was born in Guntersville, Alabama and moved to the Houston, Texas, area with her family in 1973. She is a 1980 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Walls lives in Houston, Texas.
Dolph Tillotson, president, has been in the newspaper business since 1969. He began his career in news, and he has served as general manager, publisher and president for two community newspaper companies – Southern and Boone Newspapers, Inc.
He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Alabama.
Tillotson lives in Galveston, Texas, with his wife, Teri. He came to work for Southern in 1987 as publisher of The Galveston County Daily News. He was named president of SNI in March 2014.
Ruby Barrow, director of accounting/treasurer and secretary, has been in the newspaper business since 1992.
Barrow began her career as a data entry clerk for Southern Newspapers, Inc. and has served as data entry supervisor, payroll manager, general ledger supervisor and accounting manager.
She was elected secretary in March 2014. She serves on the boards of the Southern Newspapers Inc. Medical and 401(k) Plans. She was born in El Campo, Texas, and moved to the Houston area with her family in 1969.
Barrow lives in Houston with her husband, Bart Barrow, and their three children.
From Leonard Woolsey
Yvonne Mascorro is no stranger to most of us in Southern Newspapers. As circulation director for the Daily News, she oftentimes finds herself reaching out to other Southern properties to help them improve. Rates, staffing, or even the procedures for closing newspapers circulation month-end are all areas she regularly contributes.
"Like, your heart, your spirit, who you are — does it come out no matter what context you get put in? Or is it shaped immeasurably and irretrievably by your circumstances? I don’t know."
— Red Hot Chili Peppers musician Flea, in a New York Times interview about his upcoming memoir, Acid for the Children.
Mikala Compton, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Members of Compania de Danza Folklorico process down San Antonio Street during the Dia de los Muertos Festival in downtown New Braunfels on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.
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