Houston Chronicle welcomes back Monica Rhor

Monica Rhor will rejoin the Houston Chronicle as an investigative reporter, effective Nov. 3. She previously served as an education reporter for the paper from 2011 to 2012. Prior to this, she worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe and the Associated Press. Monica Rhor Houston Chronicle (713) 362-7171 news(at)chron.com www.chron.com

Elizabeth Zavala switched roles at San Antonio Express-News

Elizabeth Zavala has shifted positions at the San Antonio Express-News and is now a crime reporter, additionally serving as night city editor on Sundays. Zavala most recently served as a digital editor for the paper. Elizabeth Zavala San Antonio Express-News (210) 250-3000 citydesk(at)express-news.net www.mysanantonio.com

Peter Cooper to leave The Tennessean

Peter Cooper is leaving his post as music columnist at The Tennessean on Nov. 7. He is set to join the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum as a writer and editor. He had been with The Tennessean since 2000. The Tennessean local(at)tennessean.com www.tennessean.com

Providence Phoenix to close this week

Phoenix Media Communications has announced that the last issue of Providence Phoenix will be published Oct. 17, leaving Portland Phoenix the only alt weekly newspaper still publishing from the company. The Phoenix Providence was published weekly with a circulation of approximately 68,000.

San Francisco Bay Guardian Shuts Down

San Francisco Media Co. has announced that the San Francisco Bay Guardian has shut down, publishing its final print issue today, Oct. 15. Founded in 1966, SF Media Co., owners of the San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly, purchased the Guardian in 2012. Laid off staffers have vowed to search for a new buyer and resurrect [...]