Sweetwater Reporter
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)HPC of Texas
PublisherRick Nunez
EditorJoseph Grant
Headquarters112 West Third,
Sweetwater, Texas, 79556, United States
Circulation735 (as of 2023)[1]
OCLC number14918688

The Sweetwater Reporter is a newspaper based in Sweetwater, Texas, covering the Nolan County area of West Texas. Owned by Horizon Publications Inc., it publishes an evening paper six days a week, Sunday through Friday.


The newspaper was founded in 1881, the same year as its city and county, as the Sweetwater Advance, by Charles Edwin Gilbert, founder of the nearby Abilene Reporter. It later published as the Nolan County Review and became the daily Reporter in 1911 under publisher John W. Millsaps and his partner W.A. Perry.[2] In 1930, it was purchased by Harte-Hanks, who sent publisher Millard Cope to run the paper.[3]

In 1973, Donrey Media Group bought the paper[2] and it was sold to Community Newspaper Holdings (CNHI) in 1998.[4] In 2001, CNHI put the Reporter up for sale along with 30 other properties, including fellow West Texas papers the Big Spring Herald and Borger News-Herald.[5] Horizon Publications bought the three West Texas papers in 2003.[6]


  1. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  2. ^ a b Sweetwater Reporter
  3. ^ Lale, Max. S. "Cope, Millard Lewis". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas (2004). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville, Ark.: University of Arkansas Press. p. 71. ISBN 9781557287717.
  5. ^ Alabama-based newspaper firm to sell Borger, Guymon operations
  6. ^ Illinois company buys west Texas papers

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