About The Star
The Star Community Newspaper was established in 1996 to promote community business, fair advertising in the marketplace, and to promote tourism and city pride.  The Star News also offered a safe place for a dialog between the people and the government. 

The Star Community Newspaper was orginally produced in Trinidad, Colorado.  In 2001 The Star  published a second edition in NE Texas and a thrid covered five cities in south of Dallas. The Star-News Owner/Editor, JoAnne Monroe, took a  sabatical for several years separating herself from the "Media" which had become an distrusted five letter word.   At that time, Monroe worked with high-risk students to obtain their GED and instructing non-traditional students in their first year of college. 

The Star Today
There is a movement for the new generation (and some of the old school) journalist to discover a revival of  the Journalistic Code of Ethics and meet the challenge to rise to the standard that was once valued in the past. The Star-News invites journalists to answer this call and contribute to the publishing of facts, contribute to the publishing of good responsible news. 

Monroe Publishing and The Star-News retains the right to not print any submitted material that speaks with an intent to harm anyone's character. You will find Letters to the Editor  as a place for dialog with respect, the editing of a letter is only to verify the author and their intent.  The Star-News is for the people, by the people and about the people. 

From time to time, there will be a "Letter from the Editor "to address issues concerning the community.

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The Star-News will introduce you to the many amazing women who are in the marketplace and ministry. Your neighborhood no longer reaches just the individuals living next door or down the street. Your neighborhood has grown into an international community where every woman in education and business is extending their hand in an effort to help another. The Star-News encourages girls and women to continue their education, to celebrate their dreams and destiny. Together, we can accomplish much and see miracles change lives around the world.

The Star-News will report to the people, by the people, about the people. This newspaper is without political affiliations and provides truly objective reporting. In the past, The Star-News, despite the threats and efforts to silence the truth to be published, refused to slant and edit reports to cover up the corruption in a region. Change comes with truth. The truth does set you free and fear fades when given "just the facts." The Star-News will focus on promoting community pride and a student's journey in life,