Brownwood Bulletin
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)CherryRoad Media
EditorDerrick Stuckly (interim)
Founded1880–1900
Headquarters700 Carnegie St
Brownwood, TX 76801
United States
Circulation4,275 (as of 2023)[1]
Websitebrownwoodtx.com

The Brownwood Bulletin is a daily newspaper based in Brownwood, Texas, United States.

History

Brownwood attorney William Harding Mayes purchased the weeklies Brownwood Bulletin in the 1886 and Brownwood Banner in the 1887, consolidating them into the Brownwood Banner-Bulletin.[2] His brother H.F. Mayes and he started the daily Brownwood Daily Bulletin on October 15, 1900. He published the newspaper until 1914.[3]

H.F. Mayes and J.C. White bought the newspaper operation in 1919 and operated it until 1940, when C.C. Woodson bought the daily Bulletin. In 1933, The weekly Banner-Bulletin and its commercial printing division were sold to Mayes' son, Wendell W. Mayes, and partner John W. Blake, who renamed it the Brownwood Banner; the company was later sold to Clark Coursey. The papers merged in the 1950s.[4] In 1959, Woodson’s son, Craig, bought the newspaper and began building a small chain of area newspapers.

In 1971, the newspaper moved to its current location and began using an offset press. In 1989, the Woodson Newspapers Inc. chain was sold to Boone Publishing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[5] American Consolidated Media acquired the Bulletin in 1999.[6]

The Macquarie Group bought Bulletin parent company American Consolidated Media in 2007. ACM violated a $133.7 million loan agreement in 2009, and a group of lenders took over the company from Macquarie subsidiary Southern Cross Media Group in 2010.[7][8][9][10]

First published as a daily Monday through Saturday, a Sunday edition was added in 1940. The Saturday edition was dropped in 1953, but reinstated in 2004. The Bulletin went back to six-day publication when it dropped the Monday edition in 2009.

In 2005, the paper changed to morning delivery. Its publication cycle had previously been afternoon delivery.

The Bulletin began its website, brownwoodbulletin.com, in 1999. It moved to brownwoodtx.com in 2011.

In 2014, ACM sold its Texas and Oklahoma newspapers to New Media Investment Group.[11]

Key dates in Brownwood Bulletin history

The Bulletin, as of 2023, is owned by CherryRoad Media.[12]

References

  1. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  2. ^ "1899-1900 W.H. Mayes Brownwood Bulletin | Texas Press Association". Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Mayes, William Harding". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  4. ^ "Bulletin marks 100 years today". Brownwood Bulletin. October 15, 2000. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Tuscaloosa News - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  6. ^ "TPA elects Brincefield as 2010-11 president". Archived from the original on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  7. ^ Phillips, Jim. "Who owns The Messenger now?". The Athens NEWS. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  8. ^ "Following Loan Breach, Banks Take Control of Hibbing Daily Tribune Parent". Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  9. ^ "Lenders Take Control Of Ashland Daily Press [Updated 3] | Ashland Current". 1 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  10. ^ "Macquarie Set to Lose Control of A.C.M. on Loans". DealBook. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  11. ^ "New Media Acquires Texas and Oklahoma Newspapers". Archived from the original on 2014-08-16. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  12. ^ "eTypeWebsite". publisher.etype.services. Retrieved 11 March 2023.