TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
PublisherLisa Chappell[1]
EditorDale Gosser[1]
Founded1869, as Greenville Herald
Headquarters2305 King Street
Greenville, Texas 75401
United States
Circulation1,845 (as of 2023)[2]

The Herald-Banner is a five-day morning daily newspaper published in Greenville, Texas, covering Hunt County. It does not publish a Sunday or Monday edition.

The newspaper is published by Community Newspaper Holdings. The Herald-Banner also publishes two weekly newspapers: the Rockwall County Herald-Banner and Royse City Herald-Banner.[3]


John C. Bayne began publishing The Herald, a weekly newspaper, in Hunt County in 1869.[3] In 1879, Franklin Pierce Alexander, the future Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, established the Greenville Herald, also known as the Herald. His paper was considered the "leading paper of Northeast Texas" for its time.[4] It In 1890, the daily Morning Herald was begun under editor Edwin W. Harris, publishing alongside the weekly newspaper. The two newspapers would eventually merge under the Morning Herald ownership of the W.C. Poole family.

Another Bayne paper, the Independent (est. 1875), was renamed the Independent Banner when J.F. Mitchell bought it from Bayne in 1882. It became a daily named the Evening Banner in 1894 under the ownership of R.C. Dial, who sold the property to Fred Horton in 1907.

Harte-Hanks Newspapers bought the Evening Banner from the Horton family in 1954, sparking a competition between the crosstown Banner and Herald. After two years, the company bought the Morning Herald from the Poole family in 1956, merging the two papers as the Herald-Banner. A court case followed, with Harte-Hanks accused of unfair competition; the chain was acquitted of the charges.[5]

Harte-Hanks sold the newspaper to Worrell Enterprises in 1988. The American Publishing Company (later Hollinger International) purchased the paper from Worrell in 1991. Hollinger sold the paper to Community Newspaper Holdings in 2000.


  1. ^ a b "Personnel". Herald-Banner. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  2. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Herald-Banner. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  4. ^ Daniell, Lewis E. (1889). Personnel of the Texas State Government, with sketches of Distinguished Texans embracing the Executive and Staff, Heads of the Departments, United States Senators and Representatives, Members of the Twenty-First Legislature (PDF). Austin: Smith, Hicks and Jones, State Printers. p. 220 – via Legislative Reference Library of Texas. In 1879, he established the Greenville Herald, and for five years devoted himself to the building up of that journal and the molding of popular sentiment and opinion in that section. The Herald as a journal ranked high among the papers of the State, and was unquestionably the leading paper of Northeast Texas. Its opinions were sought after and its editorials quoted far and wide.
  5. ^ "Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc". International Directory of Company Histories. Thomson Gale.