Industry Achiever: Hank Hargrave
Posted: 9/14/2012  |  By: Nu Yang
Hank Hargrave is owner and publisher of the Normangee (Texas) Star, a 1,450- circulation weekly. He’s also the editor, reporter, photographer, ad salesman, office manager, page designer, and newspaper delivery man.

He told the Houston Chronicle he works 60 hours a week and his only vacation time is a week off at Christmas. Before he bought the paper in 2004, he worked as a beat reporter with a suburban Dallas daily and held management jobs with other Texas weeklies.

“I really enjoy being around people,” Hargrave told the Chronicle. “So many times with a larger paper, everything tends to be kind of negative. In a community paper, everything is more positive.”