Community Impact Newspaper is a chain of hyperlocal monthly newspapers delivered for free to homes and businesses in Texas. John P. Garrett is the publisher. In November 2016, Community Impact Newspaper had 23 editions delivering to more than 1.7 million mailboxes in the Austin, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. In September 2005, Community Impact Newspaper published by JG Media, Inc. launched its first edition in Round Rock | Pflugerville, Texas. There were six employees including the founder and publisher, John P. Garrett, and the company met in the game room in John’s house. Garrett was a former Advertising Director of the Austin Business Journal before he started Community Impact Newspaper. In its first five years, Community Impact Newspaper experienced tremendous growth, adding about 60 employees and launching a total of 10 community newspapers including its first in the Houston Metro area in September 2009. In 2010, amidst heavy layoffs at newspapers and throughout the legacy media industry, Community Impact Newspaper made headlines with its publishing success, fast growth, and pushing the idea that "Print Ain't Dead." After expanding into the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area for the first time in March 2011, the media companys story was picked up by Editor & Publisher, CISION and CultureMap Austin.