|Owner(s)||Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.|
|Founded||1869, as Greenville Herald|
|Headquarters||2305 King Street
Greenville, Texas 75401
The newspaper is published by Community Newspaper Holdings. The Herald-Banner also publishes three weekly newspapers: the Commerce Journal, Rockwall County Herald-Banner and Royse City Herald-Banner.
John C. Bayne began publishing The Herald, a weekly newspaper, in Hunt County in 1869. In 1890, the daily Morning Herald was begun under editor Edwin W. Harris, publishing alongside the weekly newspaper. The two newspapers would eventually merge under the Morning Herald ownership of the W.C. Poole family.
Another Bayne paper, the Independent (est. 1875), was renamed the Independent Banner when J.F. Mitchell bought it from Bayne in 1882. It became a daily named the Evening Banner in 1894 under the ownership of R.C. Dial, who sold the property to Fred Horton in 1907.
Harte-Hanks Newspapers bought the Evening Banner from the Horton family in 1954, sparking a competition between the crosstown Banner and Herald. After two years, the company bought the Morning Herald from the Poole family in 1956, merging the two papers as the Herald-Banner. A court case followed, with Harte-Hanks accused of unfair competition; the chain was acquitted of the charges.
Harte-Hanks sold the newspaper to Worrell Enterprises in 1988. The American Publishing Company (later Hollinger International) purchased the paper from Worrell in 1991. Hollinger sold the paper to Community Newspaper Holdings in 2000.
- Greenville Herald-Banner, Handbook of Texas online
- Company sells four newspapers, Associated Press
- Greenville Herald Banner, Texas Press Association
- United States v. Harte-Hanks Newspapers
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