Kent Mahoney, a career journalist, has assumed the managing editor’s duties at The Henderson News, effective July 3.
Mahoney comes to East Texas via South Carolina where he was the news editor for the Hartsville Messenger, a Berkshire-Hathaway media product.
“I really enjoy the community news arena,” he said Wednesday. “I have toured around Texas for a number of years and I look forward to practicing my craft here in Henderson.”
He is married and has one daughter and two grandchildren in the Houston area.
He enjoys singing, playing golf and photography.
“There are a handful of issues people want to read in their hometown newspaper,” he said. “They want to know how their local government is spending their taxes; they want to know who of their neighbors has passed; they want to know who won the football game Friday night and who was arrested at the fight afterwards.”
He is originally a native Missourian and is beginning his 41st year as a writer.
Dan Moore, editor and publisher said, “We are very fortunate to have a managing editor with Kent’s experience on our team.He has worked at several newspapers in Texas during his career and I’m happy to bring him back home where he belongs."