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I am grateful for the Midland Reporter-Telegram. The newspaper that took a chance on me and took me from small town Nebraska to big state Texas. My job at the MRT has given me many opportunities to meet wonderful people in Midland and throughout the Permian Basin. Even if I leave my job to enter the world of corporate communication, I will never be able to completely give up journalism. Most importantly, I want to thank Reporter-Telegram Editor-in-Chief Stewart Doreen, Former Editor-in-Chief Mary Dearen, Online Editor Mercedes Cordero, Former Editor-in-Chief Rich Lopez, Photo Editor Tim Fischer, editor Mella McEwen, sports editor Oscar LeRoy, sports writer Chris Hadorn, former photojournalist James Durbin, former general reporter Caitlin Randle and former editor Tori Aldana for making the paper a place of such a special job.
Since I started at the newspaper four years ago, my responsibilities and tasks have changed dramatically over the years. However, my daily duties at the newspaper have always been exciting and adventurous. Some of my favorite memories are meeting restaurant owners who are passionate about their cuisine and their work. Also, while Midland has some delicious Tex-Mex restaurants, I really enjoyed showing Midlanders the culinary variety this city has to offer. I have to give special thanks to Chip Hight at Opal’s Table, The Basement and soon Mister Chip’s Kitchen! I appreciate your kindness and willingness to welcome me to the Midland restaurant scene and when I come to report on your incredible efforts, I always have time to talk. Of all my weekly duties at the MRT, I will miss writing Small Bites the most. As long as I live in Midland, I will eat and support local restaurants.