SAN ANTONIO — A family newspaper known for highlighting the good in people and covering community events not commonly covered is closing operations.
La Prensa was a publication first founded in 1913 and then taken over by Florentino "Tino" Duran in 1989.
"It was a newspaper that was about the community, for the community, by the community," said Nina Duran with La Prensa.
But this week, one year after Tino's death, his daughter Nina, the paper's most recent owner and editor-in-chief announced La Prensa has shut down.
"As we all know the print industry started shifting a couple of years ago and has completely shifted now. There is a reason why newspapers are closing,” Duran said.
Duran explained in a Facebook post Monday, that La Prensa de San Antonio was struggling financially because of lack of advertisers. But while she say looking forward to pursuing other opportunities, it’s not totally the end.
"I still couldn't see it end like that," said Tino’s son, Steve.
Steve said his father's legacy won't end with the click of a mouse.
"It's a staple of San Antonio. It's been around, people love it."
Steve has announced he's launching La Prensa Texas — a separate, but nearly identical paper that will pick up where his father's left off. He expects to have a weekly publication without any problems.
"We've gotten such a response from the community. The paper is full of ads. I've got about 80 percent advertisement,” Steve said.
The first weekly issue is due out Sunday, deliberately planned so his father could grace the cover on Father's Day.
"I want them to feel like we're back again. We're back to our grassroots," Steve said.