Aguilar to retire as president and publisher of San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times

Fri, April 11, 2008 by Tim Stautberg

CINCINNATI - Robert Aguilar, president and publisher of the Standard-Times of San Angelo, Texas, will retire at the end of this year, ending a career that has spanned four decades in the newspaper business.

Aguilar, 64, will search for a new general manager of the newspaper and will assist in a smooth transition of leadership. He will remain associated with the Standard-Times as publisher emeritus to maintain the strong ties that bind Scripps to numerous community organizations in the San Angelo area.

"Under Bob's leadership, the Standard-Times has improved its news coverage, upgraded its technology and rapidly expanded its Web audience," said Mark Contreras, senior vice president of newspapers for Scripps. "Bob will be a tough act to follow, but he'll leave his successor a strong legacy of high-quality journalism and meaningful community involvement."

Aguilar arrived in San Angelo in 2004, after spending four years as the advertising director at the company's Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif.

Prior to Scripps, he was the display advertising manager for the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News from 1999 to 2000. He also served as advertising director for the Californian in Salinas, Calif., from 1995 to 1999, and as retail advertising manager for the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun from 1991 to 1995.

Other newspaper management positions include director of advertising for the Camarillo (Calif.) Daily News and the Tahoe Daily Tribune in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and sales/marketing director for Skagit Valley Publishing Company in Mt. Vernon, Wash.

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