General Manager Heather Demere, Editor Rachel Nelson, Account Executive Emily Tomlin and Graphic Designer Monica Romo were hired in October to launch the New Braunfels edition, which is the company's ninth Central Texas newspaper. The last area newspaper debuted in 2011 in the San Marcos-Buda-Kyle market.
Community Impact Newspaper also distributes 10 hyperlocal print editions in the Houston area as well as five editions in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including the Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village area, which received its first hyperlocal edition in November.
Community Impact Newspaper will celebrate the paper’s debut with a launch party and ribbon cutting from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels.
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, 24 hyperlocal versions of the paper are delivered monthly to more than 1.8 million Texas homes—with plans to become "Bigger Than Texas" in 2018.