Hays Free Press publisher retires and newspaper is sold


After 38 years in the newspaper business and serving as publisher for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch (Kyle, Texas) for more than two decades, Cyndy Slovak-Barton is retiring from the paper to take over other family ventures.

The current Hays Free Press was founded by the Harwell family of Kyle in 1903 and has deep roots in Kyle and Buda, operating under many names including Onion Creek Free Press, The Free Press, Kyle News and more. ...

With Slovak-Barton's retirement, Barton Publications was sold to another family with local ties, effective Jan. 1.

Tania French with Something More Newspapers, which owns the Port Lavaca Wave, is purchasing Barton Publications, Inc. and will continue to run these newspapers with all the great stories, photos and investigations that have always been our hallmark. Her company is grounded in newspapers, but also does a lot of work with websites, specialty publications and more.

Click here to read more about Cyndy Slovak-Barton's retirement.

Read more about the sale of the newspaper.


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