Bulletin Staff Report

Rick Phelps, a staff writer and photographer for the Brownwood Bulletin since April 2005, has been named editor of the Ballinger Ledger and Winters Enterprise, effective Monday.

The announcement was made by Bill Crist, general manager of the two weekly newspapers in Runnels County. Both are American Consolidated Media newspapers, as is the Brownwood Bulletin.

“We are very excited about Rick taking the role of editor at both The Ledger and The Enterprise,” Crist said. “He brings a strong reporting background, lots of fresh ideas and boundless energy to Runnels County.”

Phelps, who came to the Bulletin after working for weekly newspapers in the Branson, Mo., area, has had numerous articles published in military publications.

A member of the Texas National Guard, he spent more than a year training for and serving in Iraq from late 2005 through most of 2006.