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March 20th, 2012
Brad Rollins’ blog: Farewell to Batura


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by BRAD ROLLINS

With considerable regret, we bid farewell to the San Marcos Mercury’s assistant editor, Sean Batura, who is leaving us for bigger and better pursuits.

Batura started work nearly four years ago at what was then Newstreamz San Marcos, later rechristened San Marcos Local News. He was an invaluable ballast when that publication was acquired last year by the San Marcos Mercury and helped us make a seamless transition with his characteristic drive and devotion.

A journalism graduate of Texas State University, Batura’s reports on city and county government have become a mainstay of our civic life since he started at Newstreamz in 2008. He worked tirelessly for years — for relatively modest pay — running down on his bicycle every story he thought might be of interest to San Marcos and the diversity of residents that make this city great. He personifies the San Marcos ideal — intelligent and active and unconventional.

The Mercury, and I, are indebted to Batura. We wish him well.

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4 thoughts on “Brad Rollins’ blog: Farewell to Batura

  1. Sean, I am sorry to hear you are leaving but do wish you the best of luck on what ever your next chapter in life is or where it may take you.

  2. Sean, I have really enjoyed your journalstic style, and will miss seeing you darting around city hall adjusting the placement of your recorder and taking photos. You’re news coverage was always so well written ~ you have a fabulous future ahead of you, but we will all miss you!!

  3. Sean, you were a great asset to the citizen’s of San Marcos through your indefatigable coverage of issues important to all of us. While you will be missed here at the San Marcos Mercury, we all wish you the best in your career and know that we are better off for having gotten to known you.

  4. Good Luck Sean ! You were one journalist that I never had any reservations with ! You were fair in all your reports ! Give em Hell !

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