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BRENHAM – Derek Hall is the new editor and publisher of The Banner­-Press. 
The announcement was made by Fred Hartman, president of Washington County Publishing, Inc., parent company of the Banner-Press.

HOUSTON – Michael LaBonia, chief revenue officer at the Houston Chronicle, has taken on the additional role of senior vice president for advertising for the Hearst Newspaper Group.
Jeff Johnson, president of Hearst Newspapers, made the announcement. 

A Houston-based Hearst Newspapers executive has been named the new publisher of the San Antonio Express-News. 
Michael Sacks came to Hearst Newspapers in 2012 from Tribune Media and served most recently as the corporation’s senior vice president of operations. 
Sacks manages day-to-day financial operations and long-term strategies at the Express-News. 

COLUMBUS – Larry Jackson of La Grange is serving as interim publisher for the Colorado County Citizen.
He is filling in while Granite publications searches for a new publisher, a new managing editor and other staff positions.
Daniel Philhower, vice president of operations at Granite Publications, manager of The Citizen, announced the changes.