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Texas ‘Indie’ Pure Play Is Hog-Tying ‘Legacy’ Competitor

Tom Grubisich

Texas ‘Indie’ Pure Play Is Hog-Tying ‘Legacy’ Competitor

Tired of his four-hour commute between Dallas and San Angelo, Dallas Morning News ad salesman Joe Hyde applied to the San Angelo Standard-Times in 2009. He never heard back. Today, Hyde is the founder-publisher of San Angelo Live, an independent “pure play” that — in its eight months of existence — is already surpassing his Scripps competitor in key traffic metrics, and, since last month, operating in the black…