I grew up in Lockhart, Texas. We had a newspaper, which I imagine is a lot like most small-town newspapers. It was delivered once a week, consisted of about 10 small news sheet pages, and thrilled readers with stories about intersection lights in Lockhart going out and the goings on of the local Chamber of Commerce.
I was Googling around today and came across the Post-Register's website, and holy shit, the thing looks professional! That top banner is a monstrosity, but even it is well-designed, graphically-speaking. This site looks about 100 times better than the newspaper ever did. I'm impressed.
And the copyright notice at the bottom says 1999-2008, so they've been up and running for 9 years and nobody told me.
So now you can read thrilling small-town news in vivid color on a well-designed website. As I write this, the lead story is about the "controversial" decision to rename Lockhart High School.
Go check it out!