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About the County Gin

Driven by her passion and dedication to community awareness to local happenings, Jessica Hartman saw the need to implement fresh ideas to bring trust and dependability back into the news media industry within and surrounding Wharton County, Texas.

In 2020, Jessica realized that the only way to bring her vision to life was to create an entirely new way of delivering fair and accurate news to affecting families and individuals of the county.

Thus, The County Gin was created.

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With fresh ideas and a focus on the facts in context, The County Gin is dedicated to providing fair and accurate accounts of news relating to current affairs within local government, education, organizations and communities in and surrounding Wharton County, Texas, delivered in an effort to make information easily accessible through the organization’s website.

Our Mission

The County Gin is a news media organization dedicated to providing fair and accurate accounts of news related to current affairs within local government, education, organizations and communities in and surrounding Wharton County, Texas, digitally through its website.

The mission of The County Gin is defined by a set of principles held by its founder, Jessica Hartman.

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Our Principles

1. The foremost priority of The County Gin shall be to report truthful, timely news, as well as in-depth examinations of complex issues that affect life in Wharton County in an effort to create a more well-informed community.

2. The County Gin shall publish factual information relevant to readers regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation.

3. In the pursuit of the truth, the publication shall never be the ally of special interests nor to the private interests of its owners; rather, its duty is to be fair, free, engaging and encompassing in its reporting on public affairs and how they affect the community at large.

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4. The County Gin shall remain a digitally-published news source to provide ease of access and research to its readers.