The El Paso Times lost another reporter Thursday. Sources indicate that Darren Meritz was fired but details are sketchy as to the exact reason.
This is fresh of the recent departure of another reporter, David Montero who also left the El Paso Times after only a brief stint on the political scene here in the Sun City. Montero left quite an impression with readers and apparently with management as well because his letter of resignation was posted on the Community Board within the Times.
Sources at the Times tell me that they can think of no other time that an employees letter of resignation was made available to the rest of the staff.
The Community Board is usually reserved for announcements, thank you letters from kids, or atta-boys from the public.
Meritz refused to comment on his employment status with the Times and said that if I wanted information I “should contact the Times”.
If you aren’t familiar with Meritz reporting, these are the two most recent articles post on the El Paso Times’ website by the reporter. This is a piece involving crime and this is a piece about the State Board of Education, which ought to be a crime.
Stay tuned, things are getting interesting over at the Times.