Remembering Former Eagle Publisher & Businessowner Dub PearsonFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
It was nearly 40 years ago that Dub Pearson arrived in Bryan/College Station as publisher of The Eagle.
More may know Pearson from owning a sporting goods store, met him when he worked as a district judge bailiff, or as a volunteer prison chaplain.
Pearson died Tuesday at the age of 78.
The opinions editor of The Eagle, Robert Borden, joined the newspaper shortly after Pearson’s arrival. Borden said Pearson was “always very positive about the community”, someone who “insisted to cover the good things going on here in town”. Borden also said ” I think he (Pearson) set a tone and standard of involvement that subsequent publishers have followed”.
Pearson’s community involvement included starting a holiday food drive at The Eagle called the “Cheer Fund”, which Borden said served 2,500 families.
Click below for comments from Robert Borden, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.RobertBorden012814.mp3
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