According to an announcement in their newspaper, the Sulphur Springs News Telegram, one of Sulphur Springs’ oldest businesses, has been sold to Moser Community Media of Brenham, Texas. Moser bought the newspaper under a subsidiary named Hopkins County Publishing.
The News Telegram was purchased by Houston-based Southern Newspapers Inc. in May of 2017. Southern Newspapers cut production of the newspaper from 6 days a week to 3 days a week in August of 2018.
This sale was preceded by a complete reporting staff turnover in the two years since Southern’s purchase of the newspaper. None of the reporters from the staff at the time of the sale to Southern are still working at the paper. The departures include longtime community reporters such as Butch Burney, Faith Huffman, Kerry Craig, Don Wallace, and photographer Isabel Reyna.
Moser Community Media also owns the Jackson County Herald-Tribune (Edna), The Cuero Record, Yorktown News-View, The Mexia News, Clifton Record, The Meridian Tribune, The Robertson County News, The Fairfield Recorder, Fredericksburg Standard Radio-Post, The Cass County Sun (Linden), The Atlanta Citizens Journal, Bowie County Citizen-Tribune (New Boston), The Steel Country Bee (Daingerfield), Pittsburg Gazette, Burnet Bulletin, Dripping Springs Century News, The Highlander, The WImberley View, The Marlin Democrat, The Cameron Herald, Franklin Advocate, The Graham Leader, Breckenridge American, Jacksboro Herald-Gazette, The Aransas Pass Progress, Groesbeck Journal, Thorndale Champion, The Ingleside Index, The Rosebud News, and San Marcos Daily Record.