Glenn Stifflemire, a Texas native with more than 40 years newspaper experience, has been named publisher of the Big Spring Herald and Sweetwater Reporter.
Stifflemire's appointment was announced by Terri Leifeste, a vice president with Horizon Publications, which owns both newspapers.
â€śWe're very excited to have Glenn join our company,â€ť Leifeste said. â€śWe believe his many years of experience in the newspaper industry will prove to be a benefit for the Herald and the Reporter and their readers.â€ť
Stifflemire was born and raised in Freeport, Texas and has served as a publisher for newspapers in Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, North Carolina and California throughout his career. He most recently was a group publisher for several newspapers in southern Louisiana before accepting his new position here.
â€śFirst of all, I'm looking forward to being back in Texas,â€ť Stifflemire said. â€śI've heard some really good things about West Texas, and I'm excited to be here and do my part to help put out the best community newspapers we possibly can. I look forward to becoming involved in both communities and having the opportunity to meet the many fine people in the West Texas area.
â€śI want to emphasize that I have an 'open door' policy,â€ť he added. â€śI encourage and welcome everyone to come by for a visit.â€ť
His appointment is effective immediately, Leifeste said.