Community Impact Newspaper launches fifth DFW-area newspaper

The city of Lewisvilleu2019s Emergency Water Management Plan is in effect year-round, limiting water customers to outdoor watering on two assigned days each week.

The city of Lewisvilleu2019s Emergency Water Management Plan is in effect year-round, limiting water customers to outdoor watering on two assigned days each week.

Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village residents will receive their first Community Impact Newspaper edition Thursday, Nov. 2 when the hyperlocal publication arrives in every home, business and apartment mailbox in the area.

The monthly newspaper company already serves four other markets throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake. The Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village edition is also the 23rd edition of Community Impact Newspaper to launch in Texas, with 10 newspapers distributed throughout Houston and eight in the Austin area.

Flower Mound resident Brian Pardue was hired as general manager to lead the new edition, and three-year Community Impact Newspaper employee Sherelle Black, who lives in Lewisville, will lead editorial efforts as the market’s editor.

Community Impact Newspaper will celebrate the paper’s debut with a launch party and ribbon cutting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Moviehouse & Eatery in Flower Mound. Click here to RSVP.

About Community Impact Newspaper:
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 in Central Texas.

As other print publications scale back or cut ties altogether, Community Impact Newspaper continues gaining momentum as an information resource to residents in 38 communities.

The company debuted its new $10 million state-of-the-art printing facility in 2016 next to its headquarters in Pflugerville.

In total, 23 hyperlocal versions of the paper are delivered monthly to more than 1.8 million Texas homes—with plans to debut a 24th edition in New Braunfels near San Antonio in December.
By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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