Harper needs a newspaper

For some time now I’ve tried to figure out a way to bring a printed newspaper to Harper, and I’ve come to the realization that there is no economically viable way to do this simply because you have to print a minimum of 1,000 papers which costs $285.00 each time, and it costs me an average of $1.12 to mail out each issue locally because we cannot apply for the postage saving stamp until we have at least 50% of subscribers of however many issues we print.

Which means we need 500 subscribers, and in a town with a population of a little over 1,000, that simply is not possible at this point.

So I’ve been trying to figure out how we could do it, and I came to realize that most people have email, and some have a printer.

So if I were to develop the paper on a 8 x 12 page, and offer free subscriptions via email, or via download from our website at http://www.HarperTexasWeekly.com and free classified advertising, then I believe it could finally take off.

For those that want to put a business card in the paper, it will cost $20.00 per month which will get you 4 or 5 weeks depending on the month.

For those of you that are wondering, I refunded all money received in my previous attempts to bring a printed newspaper to Harper, and if you’re willing, I hope you will email me your classified ads, and your organizations news so that we can bring a newspaper to Harper.

You can also reach me at (830) 928-1320, vbiersch@gmail.com or Virgil Bierschwale, 288 E. Kroll, Harper, TX 78631