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ABOUT US

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville. The award-winning newspaper now has 24 hyperlocal newspapers in Texas covering 38 communities and supported by more than 190 employees. With a total mailed circulation reaching more than 1.8 million, more residents receive a Community Impact Newspaper edition than any other publication in Texas.

Impacting your community

Community Impact Newspaper is Texas’ fastest-growing news organization in the state and the most widely distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. We are vested in the communities we serve and have dedicated reporters in each community who attend city council and school board meetings. We are among the first to report on local business, transportation, education and health care. Our staff serve on chamber boards, volunteer with nonprofits and are involved in our communities to make them a better place to live and work.

OUR VALUES

FAITH: We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great.

PASSION: We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and one another.

QUALITY: We define excellence as our minimum standard.

INNOVATION: We achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices.

INTEGRITY: We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

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Why we’re different

BUSINESS
NEWS
We’re first to deliver business development news that affects you, from new openings and closings to relocations and expansions.
JOURNALISTIC
INTEGRITY
Our journalism is held to the highest standards. We deliver unbiased, factual and relevant information to hyperlocal communities throughout Texas.
VISUAL
STORYTELLING
In addition to local photography, our unique, eye-catching, in-house infographics help readers understand news, trends and raw data.
TARGETED
ADVERTISING
Our newspapers and website offer an exclusive hyperlocal experience which means ads are seen by the local target audience.

OUR GROWTH

Since its launch in 2005, Community Impact Newspaper has restructured an antiquated model—the community newspaper—and turned it into an essential tool by providing readers with useful, informative news.


  • Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto

    On Sept. 2 we launched our first edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Round Rock/Pflugerville, Texas, with an initial distribution of 70,576. Hutto was added to the coverage area in January 2012.


  • Leander/Cedar Park

    On April 21 we launched our second edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Cedar Park/Leander, Texas, with an initial distribution of 41,835.


  • Northwest Austin

    On Feb. 23 we launched our third edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Northwest Austin, Texas, with an initial distribution of 70,250.


  • Georgetown

    On Aug. 10 we launched our fourth edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Georgetown/Hutto/Taylor, Texas, with an initial distribution of 30,475. The paper changed distribution to only Georgetown in January 2012.


  • Southwest Austin

    On April 25 we launched our fifth edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Southwest Austin, Texas, with an initial distribution of 59,578.


  • Central Austin

    On Nov. 11 we launched our sixth edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Central Austin, Texas, with an initial distribution of 79,522.


  • Cy-Fair

    On Sept. 18 we launched our seventh edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Cy-Fair, Texas, with an initial distribution of 105,298.


  • Lake Travis/Westlake

    On Feb. 12 we launched our eighth edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Lake Travis/Westlake, Texas, with an initial distribution of 51,300.


  • Tomball/Magnolia

    On Oct. 1 we launched our ninth edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Tomball/Magnolia, Texas, with an initial distribution of 47,000.


  • Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake

    On March 17 we launched our 10th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake, Texas, with an initial distribution of 42,497.


  • San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

    On May 19 we launched our 11th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in San Marcos/Buda/Kyle, Texas, with an initial distribution of 50,220.


  • The Woodlands

    On Sept. 8 we launched our 12th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in The Woodlands, Texas, with an initial distribution of 72,978.


  • Katy

    On Sept. 27 we launched our 13th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Katy, Texas, with an initial distribution of 81,782.


  • Reached 1 million in distribution

    In 2013, Community Impact Newspaper reached a distribution of more than 1 million homes and businesses in Texas.


  • Frisco

    On Aug. 1 we launched our 14th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Frisco, Texas, with an initial distribution of 51,350.


  • Sugar Land/Missouri City

    On Sept. 5 we launched our 15th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Sugar Land/Missouri City, Texas, with an initial distribution of 72,417.


  • New headquarters finished

    In April, Community Impact Newspaper finished its new $2.5 million, 16,000-square-foot headquarters in Pflugerville, Texas.


  • Spring/Klein

    On April 10 we launched our 16th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Spring/Klein, Texas, with an initial distribution of 91,133.


  • Plano

    On Sept. 25 we launched our 17th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Plano, Texas, with an initial distribution of 115,944.


  • Pearland/Friendswood

    On Dec. 18 we launched our 18th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Pearland/Friendswood, Texas, with an initial distribution of 66,775.


  • More than 100 Impacters

    At the end of 2014, Community Impact Newspaper had 123 employees, 43 of those positions being new hires.


  • Community Impact Newspaper Day

    In February, the Texas House of Representatives and Senate approved a resolution brought by state Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring, to honor Community Impact Newspaper for bringing local news to communities in Austin, Houston and Dallas–Fort Worth. Feb. 11 was officially named Community Impact Newspaper Day at the Capitol.


  • Conroe/Montgomery

    On April 16 we launched our 19th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Conroe/Montgomery, Texas, with an initial distribution of 60,191.


  • McKinney

    On April 25 we launched our 20th edition of Community Impact Newspaper in McKinney, Texas, with an initial distribution of 62,050.


  • Celebrating 10 years

    In September 2015, Community Impact Newspaper celebrated 10 years of bringing readers useful, hyperlocal news content across three metros in central Texas.


  • New CI logo

    To commemorate CI’s 10-year anniversary, a new logo was unveiled and launched companywide.


  • Printing facility groundbreaking

    On Sept. 21, John and Jennifer Garrett (center) hosted a ground breaking ceremony for Community Impact Printing in Pflugerville.


  • Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

    On May 5 we launched our 21st edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood, Texas, with an initial distribution of 85,447.


  • First full month of production

    At the end of October, Community Impact Printing completed its first full month of production. All 22 editions from around the state are officially printed in-house.


  • Richmond

    On Oct. 13 we launched our 22nd edition of Community Impact Newspaper in Richmond, Texas, with an initial distribution of 41,422.

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