TEAGUE – Tim O’Malley, former managing editor of The Mexia News, has been promoted to editor and publisher of the Teague Chronicle and the Fairfield Recorder.
He succeeds Richard Nelson, who took a similar role with the Mexia News and Groesbeck Journal.
The native of Florida, reared in Arizona with military service in the Air Force, said his first job in the newspaper business was delivering newspapers and writing sports part time for the Jackson County Herald Tribune in 2012.
From there he moved to a full-time position with The Cuero Record, covering “everything from ribbon-cuttings to sports to city council.”
He became The Mexia News’ managing editor in July 2016.
“Since moving to Mexia I have come to love the newspaper business,” O’Malley said, noting he has enjoyed four professions in his work career.
O’Malley and his wife, Nicol, have been married for 29 years. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.