Katy Times gets new life – Newspaper sold to Texas-based community media group

July 24, 2019

Article by: The Katy Times

The Katy Times will continue publishing after July 25 thanks to a deal negotiated this week between Fenice Community Media and Hartman Newspapers LP.

Hartman Newspapers LP which has owned the Times since 1973 announced earlier this month that it planned to cease publishing the print edition of the newspaper. Hartman has sold its interest in The Katy Times to Chionsini Children Ltd. Chionsini Children is managed by Cedar Park-based Fenice Community Media.

“We are pleased to be able to continue publishing The Katy Times. The outpouring of support for the newspaper from the community since the announcement earlier this month was a major factor in us approaching (Hartman Newspapers) Chairman Bill Hartman to discuss the possibility of a sale ” Fenice Community Media CEO Brandi Chionsini said.