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Park Cities People
Patricia Martin has returned as publisher of People Newspapers, including Park Cities People, Preston Hollow People and Oak Cliff People.
Martin was first named publisher in July 1999 after seven years with the company. She held the position for five years, until Wick Allison, who bought the newspapers in 2003, made her general manager of their parent company, D Magazine Partners. Since 2010 she has worked at a nonprofit and as a consultant.
Martin lives in Dallas with her husband, Ian.
The Smithville Times
Terry Hagerty was named assistant editor of The Smithville Times. He continues to serve as assistant editor of The Bastrop Advertiser, as well.
Hagerty has been with American Community Newspapers LLC, and its parent company, Cox Media Group, for nearly six years. He started as a reporter for The Bastrop Advertiser and was promoted to assistant editor four years ago.
Hagerty is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He received a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Terrell Tribune
Todd Jorgenson was promoted to managing editor of The Terrell Tribune.
Jorgenson joined the Tribune as a sports reporter in September 2011 and later became sports editor. He continues to serve as sports editor in addition to his new role as managing editor.
Prior to joining the Tribune, Jorgenson was the sports editor at the Denton Record-Chronicle. He also worked as a staff writer in the sports department at The Dallas Morning News.
Jeff Cohen, editor of the Houston Chronicle, has taken a new position as executive editor and executive vice president of the paper. He will be in charge of the Chronicle’s editorial and op-ed pages and report to Publisher Tom Stephenson.
Cohen was named the 10th editor of the Chronicle in 2002. He served as editor for 10 years and has worked for the Hearst Corporation for 36 years.
The Chronicle has launched a search for a new editor. Managing Editor Steve Proctor will lead the newsroom in the interim.