Owner: ASP Westward / 1013 Communications LLC
Effective: June 27, 2012
An unknown number of employees were laid off when ASP Westward sold the Houston Community Newspapers to 1013 Communications. The papers include: The Conroe Courier, The Woodlands Villager, Spring Observer, Cleveland Advocate, Dayton Advocate, Eastex News, Tomball Potpourri, Magnolia Potpourri, Cypress Creek Mirror, Bay Area Citizen, Deer Park Broadcaster, Friendswood Journal, Pearland Journal, Pasadena Citizen, The West University Examiner, Bellaire Examiner, River Oaks Examiner, Memorial Examiner, Sugar Land Sun, Fort Bend Sun, The Rancher, Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, Atascocita Observer, Lake Houston Observer and East Montgomery County Observer. “The acquisition provides our readers and advertisers with award-winning newspapers in some of the country’s most appealing business and residential markets,” said HCN General Manager Jason Joseph. “The leadership of 1013, Houston Community Newspapers and The Journal shares a common goal of producing distinct local content and targeted advertising for our regions.”
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Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Beginnings of an Immigrating Journalist; Pearland Journal