BOERNE – Jeffrey Parra is the new publisher of the Boerne Star, succeeding Brian Cartwright, who concluded his 17-year tenure to become advertising director of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
A veteran newspaper publisher, Parra began his newspaper career in 1994 at the Joplin Globe in Joplin, Missouri. His path to Boerne includes stops at newspapers in St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Mt. Clemens, Michigan; Waxahachie, Texas; Muskogee, Oklahoma; and LaGrange, Georgia.
Cartwright began his tenure at the Star in 2001 as advertising director following a 17-year career at the San Antonio Express-News, where he served in advertising sales and sales management positions. In 2002, he was named editor and publisher.
Cartwright expressed appreciation to the Boerne community and to the Boerne Star board of reader advisors, who he said have been instrumental in guiding the newspaper toward effectively addressing the information needs of the community.
“My thanks also to our experienced, accomplished newspaper staff with over 200 years of combined newspaper experience,” Cartwright said. “I know the past success we’ve enjoyed serving our readers and advertisers will continue.”