Oak Hill Gazette
is a weekly tabloid newspaper serving the Oak Hill
area of southwest Austin, Texas
since 1995. The Gazette
is published every Wednesday and has a circulation that varies from 5,000 to 6,500. The newspaper's scope is hyper-local, covering only southwest Austin area news.
The Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods claims the Gazette
is the best place to find local school news.
The paper does not run political endorsements or editorials but does publish user-generated Letters to the Editor and opinion pieces.
In 2007, the Oak Hill Gazette
tied with The Onion
in the Austin Chronicle
newspaper's Best of Austin readers' poll as "Best Local Non-Chronicle Publication." In 2008, the Oak Hill Gazette
won the poll outright.
Owners and publishers, Will Atkins and Penelope Levers (husband and wife), are native Austinites who have been publishing weekly community newspapers since 1985.
Atkins and Levers founded The Mountain Villager
, a weekly tabloid newspaper in Jericho, Vermont, which they published from 1985 - 1991. After selling that paper, they started another weekly, The Cambridge Chronicle
in Cambridge, Vermont, which they published from 1991 - 1994 and then the Morrisville Messenger
, which they published from 1993 - 1994. In 1995 they moved back to Austin, Texas and started the Oak Hill Gazette
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