Kermit Hunter: Not the Retiring Type

Kermit Hunter just retired in May as dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, just became co-owner and publisher of the Park Cities News in January, and just completed his sixth novel on the outdoor theater in America. “Age is relative,” he says. “To me, stopping now is silly.”

Hunter’s purchase of the Park Cities weekly with Marjorie Waters is, by now, old news. They have abandoned the roach-infested former offices in Oak Lawn and moved the operation to a slick, clean building in Snider Plaza.

“I had said a year ago that I’d like to get back into the newspaper business. And Marj is learning a new career,” says Hunter, who will write a front page column. “The honeymoon is over, the excitement has subsided and it’s time to get out a newspaper.”

Or newspapers? “We are thinking about two other papers.” Hunter says several politicians have approached him about “some sort of paper with a political slant to it.” He’s not talking about the other proposed publication.