|Big Bend Sentinel Publisher Max Kabat and Texas Press Association|
President Leonard Woosley at the newspaper's office/shop in Marfa
Kabat "is making a highly emotional connection with his community, daring to tear down any walls between The Big Bend Sentinel and his readers and advertisers," Texas Press Association President Leonard Woosley of the Galveston Daily News wrote in last month's Texas Press Messenger. "In Marfa, people hang out at their local newspaper." While the coffee shop is an example of revenue diversification, Kabat "is not done – and neither should we ever be. Tweaking and reinvention will always be a part of his successful formula."