John Wright has announced his retirement as publisher of The Herald Democrat in Sherman, Texas.
Wright has worked for 45 years in the newspaper industry with 40 combined years in the Texoma market.
Wright began his career in the newsroom of the Denison (Texas) Herald in 1970, eventually becoming general manger of the Las Vegas Review-Journal before returning to Texoma in 1993.
In 1996, Wright led the merger of the Denison Herald and Sherman Democrat and was named publisher of the newly formed Herald Democrat. The move to merge the two community newspapers improved the efficiency of the papers, and the Herald Democrat continues to serve its two primary markets as well as Grayson County and the surrounding areas of Fannin and Cooke counties and Bryan County in Oklahoma.