The paper, a part of the Village Voice Media group, is supported entirely by advertising revenue and is free to readers. The newspaper draws a weekly readership of more than 300,000, verified by an independent media audit and referenced on its website. The Press can be found in restaurants, coffee houses, and local retail stores. New weekly editions are distributed on Thursdays.
The Houston Press is one of the few alternatives to the mainstream Houston Chronicle.
The Houston Press is not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name that closed in 1964. The weekly Houston Press was founded locally in 1989 and bought out by New Times Media in 1996.
Editor Margaret Downing
Associate Editor Cathy Matusow
Music Editor Chris Gray
Web Editor Brittanie Shey
The paper includes sections devoted to
News: Includes local, regional and sometimes statewide short and long news stories
Arts and Entertainment: Includes a weekly calendar, city events listings, a music section with a weekly music column, several music features, show previews, and CD reviews. Also includes a food column, DVD reviews, theater reviews, and the nightlife column Nightfly.
Online Offerings: The Press launched four blogs from 2006 to 2008:......