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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Publisher Lisa Chappel
Editor John Markon
Founded 1869, as Greenville Herald
Headquarters 2305 King Street
Greenville, Texas 75401
United States
Circulation 5,855
Website heraldbanner.com

The Herald-Banner is a six-day morning daily newspaper published in Greenville, Texas, covering Hunt County. It does not publish a Monday edition.

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.[1]


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.[2]

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.


  1. ^ The Herald-Banner: About Us, accessed January 20, 2007.
  2. ^ "Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc.". International Directory of Company Histories. Thomson Gale. 

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