New publishers have taken over at three Texas newspapers.
Woolridge named publisher for Eagle Lake Headlight
EAGLE LAKE – Alesia Woolridge has assumed duties as publisher and editor of the Eagle Lake Headlight.
Bruce Beal, owner of the Headlight, made the announcement Aug. 8.
An experienced editor, Woolridge has worked in the newspaper business for a number of years. She was with the Headlight from March 2011 to February 2016 and was most recently the managing editor of the Colorado County Citizen.
“We are pleased to have Alesia rejoin the Headlight and look forward to her leadership in producing the newspaper for the people of Eagle Lake and southern Colorado County,” Beal said.
Woolridge is a native of Eagle Lake and the mother of three sons.
She replaces Shelly Pope, who accepted a position with a newspaper in East Texas.
Groom News sold to editor Macee Rocha
Macee Rocha is the new owner and publisher of The Groom, McLean, Lefors News,the family of the late owner, Donna Burton, announced.
Rocha has been editor of the newspaper for two years and said Mrs. Burton was a mentor who encouraged her to consider taking over the newspaper.
A graduate of Groom High School, Rocha, 22, earned a bachelor degree in general business at West Texas A&M University.
“Things will operate in the same fashion, and I will do my best to uphold the traditions put in place, but also to bring in new aspects as I continue on this journey,” Rocha said.
Examiner publisher Cosino is Navasota native
NAVASOTA – Navasota native Ana Cosino is the new publisher and advertising director of the Navasota Examiner.
Cosino, an advertising sales consultant with the newspaper for eight years, succeeds former publisher Tony Farkus, who returned to the Madisonville Meteor as editor and publisher.
A 2000 graduate of Navasota High School, Cosino was with the Bank of Navasota for 10 years prior to joining the Examiner staff in 2009. She is active in the community as a member of the Christ Our Light Catholic Church, John C. Webb PTO, booster club, director of the Navasota Education Foundation and the Ambassador chair for the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce
“I am so excited about this decision,” said Granite Publications Group Manager Jim Beaver. “I have been working with Ana for eight years and I always thought this day would come.”