1013 Star Communications announced that it has sold Houston Community News and Media Group to Hearst Newspapers, LLC, according to John Cribb, Managing Director, Cribb Greene & Cope who represented 1013 Star Communications.
“Combining the resources available between the two groups will enhance the community news, community sports and digital platforms, allowing greater coverage throughout these markets,” 1013 Star Communications VP/General Manager Jason Joseph said.
HCN has prided itself on being the leading source of local news, sports and entertainment information, as well as advertising – in print and digital media – for its markets. HCN provides that coverage and advertising opportunities through its daily in Conroe and 24 weekly editions and accompanying websites in communities across the greater Houston area.
With a total print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month to suburban Houston’s most appealing residential and business markets, Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group serves residents in Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring, Cypress, Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Lake Houston, Cleveland, Dayton, Friendswood, Pearland, Pasadena, the Bay Area, Deer Park, Memorial, River Oaks, Bellaire, Katy and Sugar Land, among many other communities in those areas.
1013 Communications purchased Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group from ASP Westward in June 2012. In addition to HCN 1013 Communications owns newspaper and media groups in the North Dallas area, as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.
1013 Communications was represented by Cribb, Greene & Cope, a newspaper brokerage, appraisal, and consulting firm with offices in Montana, Virginia, and Missouri. Hearst was represented by Dirks, Van Essen, & Murray.