Ask the editor: How are monthly issues of ‘Community Impact Newspaper’ funded?

Community Impact Newspaper, which has 26 papers across Texas and Arizona, relies solely on local advertising for funding.

As a privately owned company, our founders, John and Jennifer Garrett, realized the value in local journalism supported by local advertising.

Advertising in Community Impact Newspaper not only allows us to produce quality content, but it also allows us to maintain a solid team of five—a general manager, an account executive, a designer, a reporter and an editor—and provide hyperlocal news for free in Tomball and Magnolia.

That said, each article we write is independent from our advertisers. Since October 2010, our paper has grown from 24 pages to more than 50 pages through the support of high-quality advertisements. This has allowed us to include more hyperlocal reporting for our readers.

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By Anna Lotz

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo proposed establishing an immigrant legal defense fund for county residents at the Feb. 25 commissioners court meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County looks to establish immigrant legal defense fund

Hidalgo said this program would “inject a measure of fairness into our justice system” for individuals and families who do not have access to legal services.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, along with the rest of the Commissioners Court, accepted the 2019 racial profiling report Feb. 25. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office releases 2019 racial profiling report

The report concludes the office does not have a racial profiling problem.

Center Court Pizza & Brew plans to open a new location in Vintage Park, located at 138 Vintage Park Blvd., Bldg. F, Ste. L, Houston, in early March. (Courtesy Center Court Pizza & Brew)
Center Court Pizza & Brew targets early March opening in Vintage Park

With seven Texas locations, the eatery's menu features hand-tossed pizzas, pizza rolls, calzones, flatbread pizzas, sliders, pasta, wings and salads.

Owned by husband and wife Zach and Megan Holmes, Zach has more than 11 years of experience in the industry. (Courtesy Persona Pup Spaw)
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Owned by husband and wife Zach and Megan Holmes, Zach has more than 11 years of experience in the industry.

Houston Methodist Primary Care opened a Tomball location on Jan. 13. (Courtesy Weingarten Realty)
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Houston Methodist Primary Care Group opened on Jan. 13 and will celebrate its ribbon-cutting March 5.

Early voting is underway in Harris County for the March 2020 primary elections. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voter turnout starts strong in Harris County primary elections

The early voting period runs through Feb. 28.

More than 20,000 Montgomery County residents have voted early since polls opened Feb. 18. (Courtesy Folio)
Montgomery County early voting turnout not on pace to meet 2016 rate

Local turnout appears to be falling below 2016 levels halfway through the county's early voting period.

The schematic plan shows the proposed development including 105 homes. (Courtesy Rooted Development)
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A proposed 105-home development slated for the city of Magnolia's extraterritorial jurisdiction brought concerns from Magnolia residents in attendance at a Feb. 20 commission meeting.

See a few lane closures scheduled this weekend in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
3 lane closures to know in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Feb. 21-23

See a few lane closures scheduled this weekend in Tomball and Magnolia.

Garden Accents opened on FM 2978 in February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The storefront will open Feb. 24. (Courtesy Natural Ways CBD and More)
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