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Dear Pub­lic News, I was shocked and ap­palled that Bernies Back­yard closed down. They were such a cool place to hang at on the week­ends. What do you think? Will they re­open? Where did those food trucks go? H.A. Spring Dear H.A., Bernies is gone and not com­ing back. Check out the sec­ond wave of food truck parks at Dea­con Baldy’s in Mag­no­lia and 403 Eats in Tomball. We bet you will find a new fa­vorite food truck at one of those two venues. Dear Pub­lic News, I have a bet with my girl­friend that Pub­lic News is a pub­li­ca­tion run by black gay mil­i­tant types. She dis­agrees. So which is it? S.T. Hous­ton Dear S.T. You lost that bet. Dear Pub­lic News, I heard two ru­mors re­cently. One is that the Hous­ton Press was go­ing to cease pub­lish­ing their print pa­per and, two, the Pub­lic News is go­ing to start print­ing is­sues. What is the truth here? M.D. Mid­town Dear M.D. Your sources are spot on. The Hous­ton Press is go­ing to go full dig­i­tal and will dis­con­tinue their print prod­uct, whereas the Pub­lic News is go­ing to pub­lish both in print and dig­i­tal. Dear Pub­lic News, I’m look­ing for work as a writer. Are you hir­ing? What do you re­quire from your writ­ers? M.A. Mid­town Dear M.A. Pub­lic News is al­ways look­ing for great writ­ers. If you are one then here is what you need to know. You need to make dead­lines. Our dead­lines for writ­ers is the Thurs­day be­fore we pub­lish. If you miss dead­line, chances are your work will not make the print is­sue... un­less you have asked for ex­tra time for your story. If you have an idea for a col­umn, sub­mit your idea to Pub­lic News at writ­ers@pub­lic­new­son­line.com. Pub­lic News of­fers staff po­si­tions from our free­lance pool of writ­ers. As a writer, you are con­sid­ered a con­trac­tor and will need to file an IRS form W-9 with us. Which means we won’t be with­hold­ing any­thing from your pay. I hope this helps. Dear Pub­lic News, I no­ticed that Bart Pearston is miss­ing from the pages of the PN. Is he still with us? H. F. Hous­ton Dear H.F. Mr. Pearston has left to pur­sue his pas­sion in the ed­u­ca­tion field. PN wishes him the best. Let­ters to the ed­i­tor can be emailed to us at: ed­i­tor@pub­lic­new­son­line.com or mailed to us at: PO Box 7491 The Wood­lands, Texas 77387

Ken Petty

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