Country World is a weekly, regional agricultural newspaper attractive to ag producers and rural residents. The newspaper covers approximately 155 Texas counties from the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico, and reaches readers throughout Texas and in neighboring states as well.
Country World, a product of Echo Publishing Company in Sulphur Springs, Texas, published its first issue on Nov. 5, 1981. Then, the newspaper covered about 12 counties in Northeast Texas. Today, the East Texas edition of Country World alone reaches 59 counties.
Consisting of regional, state, national, and international ag-related news, plus feature pages such as a Lifestyles, Gardening, The Outdoors, and Calendar Events, the newspaper caters to a wide range of readers. Weekly features also include Dairyline -- written by nationally-known dairy news broadcaster Lee Mielke; Reavis Reviews -- a humorous outdoors-angled column, written by Reavis Wortham, that's loved by all readers; plus Country Cookin' and Cook of the Week -- recipes galore for those who like to cook.
One special feature about Country World is the Country Classifieds and Country Markets, which make up the newspaper's B section. The classifieds are a great source for connecting buyers and sellers of ag-related goods and services. The markets, livestock to grain futures, provide tremendous information useful to ag producers.
In February 1995, Country World branched out with Country World Central Texas. This sister-publication, which now covers 57 counties in Central Texas, has an office in Hewitt, just southwest of Waco. While this edition shares the large classifieds/markets B section, their main section focuses on ag and rural issues important to readers in that region.
In June 1998, Country World again branched out with another edition. Country World South Central Texas opened in LaGrange, focusing on 44 counties in that region. Again, this sister-publication shares the classifieds/market B section and the main section focuses on South Central Texas' ag-related and rural issues.
Country World also produces various special editions throughout the year. A publication schedule can be found on our Special Editions page