San Marcos is a remarkable place with a remarkable future. I’ve known that for years. It was one of the reasons I chose to dedicate myself, personally and professionally to this unique part of Texas, and the world. I have been committed to the future of San Marcos since 1996 when I founded a business here to help develop the potential of this wonderful community. Today, I’m more convinced than ever that my original judgment about this place, and my subsequent investment in the life of this community are among the best decisions of my life. This place has become home and more importantly, you have become neighbors.
One of the great needs in any community is the ability to easily share information and ideas with each other in a timely way, to the end that we are all better informed and able to have the information we need to make the decisions that affect every aspect of our lives. Without that ability we all become susceptible to rumors, misinformation and marginalization as our community becomes victimized instead of informed. Traditionally this role has been filled by locally owned and operated newspapers, but in today’s world that rarely happens. However, simply because the outmoded institutions of the past no longer serve us, does not mean we are not left without resources. In this electronic age we become beneficiaries of the means we need to accomplish our goal of being informed and generating a dialogue among ourselves about local issues by a locally owned and operated source.
Over a year ago I began investing in the creation of such a medium for the Greater San Marcos area. Newstreamz was created for the sole purpose of having a locally owned source of local news about local issues available for all of us.
By SCOTT GREGSON