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The paper is supported entirely by advertising revenue and is free to readers. The newspaper draws a weekly readership of more than 300,000, verified by an independent media audit and referenced on its website. The Press can be found in restaurants, coffee houses, and local retail stores. New weekly editions are distributed on Thursdays.
The weekly Houston Press was founded locally in 1989. For the newspaper's first five years, Niel Morgan served as the investor. It was bought out by New Times Media in 1993. In 2005, New Times acquired Village Voice Media, and changed its name to Village Voice Media. In September 2012, Village Voice Media executives Scott Tobias, Christine Brennan and Jeff Mars bought Village Voice Meda's papers and associated web properties from its founders and formed Voice Media Group.
- Editor Margaret Downing
- Managing Editor Cathy Matusow
- Music Editor Chris Gray
- Web Editor Brittanie Shey
The paper includes sections devoted to
- News: Includes local, regional and sometimes statewide short and long news stories
- Arts and Entertainment: Includes a weekly calendar, city events listings, a music section with a weekly music column, several music features, show previews, and CD reviews. Also includes a food column, DVD reviews, theater reviews, and the nightlife column Nightfly.
- Online Offerings: The Press launched four blogs from 2006 to 2008: the news blog Hair Balls, the music blog Rocks Off, the food/dining blog Eating Our Words and the sports blog Ballz, which folded in 2009; all sports-related blog items now appear in Hair Balls. In July 2010, the website launched a new fourth blog called Art Attack, which concentrates on the local theater, symphony, museum, and art gallery scenes and events in the greater Houston area as well as offering blog items on more national fare, such as film and television.
Awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies 
- First Place, Feature Story; Third Place, Investigative Reporting Todd Spivak
- First Place, Music Criticism; Second Place, Arts Feature John Nova Lomax
- Second Place, News Story/Long Form, Craig Malisow
- Honorable Mention, Column above 50,000: "Downing" by Margaret Downing
- 3rd Place, Education: Above 50,000: "HCCS's Gift Basket Bonanza" by Josh Harkinson
- 2nd Place, Food Writing: Above 50,000: "The Cow Says Oink" by Robb Walsh
- 3rd Place, News Story (1500 words or less): "Firing Line" by Josh Harkinson
- 2nd Place, Column-Political: Above 50,000: Tim Fleck
- 1st Place, Food Writing: Above 50,000: Robb Walsh
- 3rd Place, Religion Reporting: Above 50,000: "Doing Time" by Scott Nowell
- 1st Place, Media Reporting: Above 50,000: "Reality TV Bites" by Jennifer Mathieu
- 2nd Place, Investigative Reporting: Above 54,000: "Paying the Price" by Bob Burtman
- 1st Place, Column: Above 54,000: Margaret Downing
- 1st Place, Corrections Reporting: Above 54,000: "Trouble in Mind" by Steve McVicker
- 1st Place, Online
- 1st Place, Investigative Reporting: Above 54,000: "Easy Street" by Bob Burtman
- 1st Place, Web Site: "Webb Page Confidential"
Other recent awards of note include Todd Spivak's 2006 first place win  in the Investigative Reporters and Editors Association under 100,000 circulation weekly category, and Rich Connelly's first place in the humor category of the under 100,000 circulation bracket of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
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