Stephen Garcia

PLEASANTON – Stephen Garcia is the new sports editor for The Pleasanton Express, which has one of the largest sports sections dedicated to high school and sub-varsity sports in Texas. 

Garcia, who grew up in Corpus Christi, received his bachelor of arts degree in mass communication with a print journalism concentration from Louisiana State University. 



GROESBECK – Stephen Farris is the new general manager of the Groesbeck Journal.

Farris previously served as the sports editor for both The Mexia News and Groesbeck Journal. He will balance both positions until a replacement can be found to take over the sports department.

He brings with him 15 years of experience in the newspaper business, beginning as a route carrier for the Corsicana Daily Sun in 2001, then as a reporter in 2004. He became the Daily Sun’s full-time photographer in 2005.

Newsmakers - July 2016

Kelli Barnes
Polk County Publishing
Kelli Barnes has been promoted to operations manager for Polk County Publishing Company overseeing eight publications.
Most recently Barnes was manager of the Tyler County Booster. 


Beth Faircloth
Tyler County Booster
Beth Faircloth has been promoted to office manager at the Tyler County Booster.
She will handle display advertising and does much of the graphics design work at the Booster. 


Addleman moves to Navasota

Brent Addleman is the new publisher of The Navasota Examiner, succeeding Angel Rosamond.

Addleman most recently worked as the managing editor of the Brownwood Bulletin in Brownwood and also served in the same capacity with the Glen Rose Reporter upon moving to Texas in July 2014. 

“I definitely look forward to working with the talented staff here at the paper and look forward to working with the many members of the community,” Addleman said.