HCN Press Crew

The HCN is one of just a few community newspapers in Texas to own its own printing press. The press crew is kept busy printing the Hyde Media Group's four newspapers as well as other publications across the state.

The Hood County News, the fastest growing community newspaper in Texas according to the Texas Press Association, will soon move to a larger, once-a-week publication, Publisher Sam Houston has announced.

Houston said his goal is for the newspaper to consistently be at least 32 pages, rivaling the size of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but with “hyperlocal” coverage specific to Hood County. Although the HCN will no longer publish twice weekly, its staff will continue to post breaking news and other news items daily on social media and at hcnews.com, which receives more than 50,000 views per week.

HCN Insert Room

Hyde Media Group Chief Operating Officer and HCN publisher Sam Houston said that readers and advertisers have been pleased with the Gatesville Messenger's switch to a larger, once-a-week publication.