About Beneath the Surface News 


Welcome to Beneath the Surface News! I am Sara Vanden Berge and this is my blog, which focuses on all the things I love most about Erath County.

I have been a community journalist for over 20 years covering everything from City Hall, crime and breaking news to feature stories on the people and events that make living in this wonderful slice of North Texas so special.

Throughout my career I have been recognized by various Texas Press associations for writing in news, features, opinion and general excellence.

Telling the stories of the place my family calls home is my passion.


While the world of journalism continues to evolve, I believe our desire to know what’s happening inside our communities is stronger than ever.

I love life and enjoy writing about things that make life interesting: Travel, food and the everyday occurrences that forge friendships, help businesses thrive and enrich our quality of life that comes when we are informed.

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