It’s happening to newspapers all across the country — print media is gradually losing its place as the chief provider of news and the internet is becoming a central part of how we get and share information.

Well, it’s about time Texas RioGrande Legal Aid joined the trend.

The TRLA Times, TRLA’s quarterly print publication, will be going green by going digital!  What does this mean for you?

You don’t have to wait three months to hear the latest news from TRLA!

But what if I’m currently subscribed to the print edition of the TRLA Times?

We’re inviting you to go green with TRLA by switching from our print edition to our e-supporter network.  E-supporters will get occasional emails from TRLA with information on special events, ways to help legal services, and our latest featured online postings.  Every quarter e-supporters will also get an e-edition of the TRLA Times featuring our biggest stories from the last three months.  Most importantly, supporters who Go Green will be helping the environment and TRLA by reducing our printing and mailing costs!

So what will the TRLA Times website do?

The TRLA Times website will host the same stories in the print version of the publication and many more!  Just like newspapers today have a print version with some stories and a website where you can find much more information, the TRLA Times website will provide bonus information to TRLA supporters.  Plus, you won’t have to wait three months to find out what’s happening at TRLA!

How is this different from the TRLA Press Center?

The TRLA Press Center is primarily a resource for members of the media and posts have focused on organizational press releases and news clippings.  But we wanted a new more informal way of showing our supporters what goes on everyday on the frontlines of legal aid.  With the exception of an occasional cross-post, the TRLA Times website will feature different stories and a different tone.  We don’t want to have to wait until the end of every quarter to print a whole bunch of newsletters and let you know what’s happening.  And there’s always a lot more we can show you on the internet than we can through print.

Does this mean that I won’t be able to get a print edition of the TRLA Times anymore?

Currently our plans don’t include ceasing the printing of our quarterly newsletter.  But we are looking at easier, more cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly ways of communicating with our supporters.  That’s why we’d like you to Go Green with us today!


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