Cook joins Meteor staff


Gary Cook joined The Meteor last week as publisher and advertising director.

Cook comes from Ely, Nev., where he served as publisher and ad director of three weekly newspapers. He also has worked as a consultant, marketing manager and circulation manager. He studied business and English forensics at California State University.

“I am excited to be in Madisonville and for the opportunity to expand our local news coverage,” Cook said. “I look forward to meeting local residents and helping to tell their stories and advertise their products.”

Cook replaces Tony Farkas, who recently left The Meteor to helm The Navasota Examiner.

Cook can be reached at (936) 348-3505 or