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Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. has sold the San Marcos Daily Record to a new Brenham-based company called San Marcos Publishing LP.

A statement published on the Record’s website yesterday said the company would be managed by Jim Moser, a Victoria area resident who also serves as president of Moser Community Media. The company publishes seven community newspapers in south Texas, according to its website.

CNHI’s divestiture marks the national chain’s exit from the San Marcos market after about a decade. CNHI is a subsidiary of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, which owns 90 daily and 200 non-daily newspapers in 22 states, according to the company’s website.

San Marcos has a colorful history of competing newspapers. At least one was printed continuously in the city since at least 1872, when the San Marcos Free Press began operations, to 2010, when the Daily Record shut down its press for use as replacement parts at other newspapers.

The Daily Record claimed an average paid circulation of 2,980 in 2011, the most recent year for which figures were available.

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