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Q: What happened to Curtis Media Corp of Dallas Tx? Who now owns it's assets? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: What happened to Curtis Media Corp of Dallas Tx? Who now owns it's assets?
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: fortt3-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 27 Nov 2004 19:21 PST
Expires: 27 Dec 2004 19:21 PST
Question ID: 434916
National Sharegraphics, a genealogical book publisher, was a Dallas,
TX company up until sometime in the mid-1990's. It was located at 1931
North Industrial Boulevard Suite #105 Dallas, Texas 75207 and it's
phone was 214-651-1025. Sometime in the 1980's it changed it's name to
Curtis Media Corporation (appears not to be related to Curtis Media
Group, a NC company). but was at the same address with the same phone, and was stil
regarded as a historical and genealogical book publisher.
  The TX Sec of State website says that Curtis Media Corporation was
voluntarily dissolved.
  I am trying to find out what happened to Curtis Media and it's copyright assets.
  There is now a company at that address, but not the same Suite #,
with the name of Bowne, who is known as a large US-wide financial
printer. The Curtis phone number is now a non-working number, though
it appears to be within Bownes block of extensions. Bowne's web page
does not mention acquisition of Curtis. The registered agent of
Curtis, Delbert L. Knowler, is not in Bowne's management or board.
  Question: what happened to Curtis Media Corp of Dallas? Was it
bought and if so, by whom?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 27 Nov 2004 20:14 PST
This is a tough one...they really seem to have vanished.

One question I have for you is searching on Curtis Media
Corp. I came up with the same agent, but a different address:

DALLAS, TX 75220-1648
Registered Agent: DELBERT L KNOWLER
DALLAS, TX 75207 

From this record, at least, it seems the agent was at the N.
Industrial Blvd address, while the company itself was at the Brockbank
Drive location.

Does that mesh with the information you have?  Let me know, and I'll
see if I can rustle up anything else on these guys.


Clarification of Question by fortt3-ga on 28 Nov 2004 05:05 PST
Yes, that appears to be the same company. BTW, apparently N.
Industrial Blvd. was the old name for what is now Market Center Blvd,
at least around the 1931 address area.

Clarification of Question by fortt3-ga on 28 Nov 2004 06:59 PST
I also found an old phone number -- 214-351-0508 -- for the Brockbank
Drive address, but that number is now a private residence.

Clarification of Question by fortt3-ga on 28 Nov 2004 08:14 PST
I have found Curtis Media copyrights only up to 1996.

Two websites (  and interpreter/April2000.pdf) says
Curtis Media is now Hennington Publishing Co. Googling them places
them in Wolfe City, TX. They appear to have been a publisher during
the 80's and 90's, so possibly they purchased Curtis' assets. But
nothing recent there either.

Clarification of Question by fortt3-ga on 28 Nov 2004 08:27 PST
Other old addresses for Curtis Media appear to be:
530 Bedford Rd., Suite 112, Bedford, TX 76022
and somewhere in Colleyville, TX.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 28 Nov 2004 11:50 PST
I found Hennington Publishing Co.  They are still in operation, and
appear to operate very much the same sort of publishing business as
did Curtis Media.

I haven't yet been able to confirm a direct link between them and
Curtis Media, but I'm working on it...!

Just wanted to let you know.

Subject: Re: What happened to Curtis Media Corp of Dallas Tx? Who now owns it's assets?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 01 Dec 2004 09:34 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello fortt3-ga,

Curtis Media Corp. has apparently evolved into Henington Industries
(note the spelling, with a single "n"), in Wolfe City, TX. 
Henington's web site is here:

and they describe themselves this way:  

"Unlike most printers, Henington Publishing Company offers complete
in-house capabilities for the printing and binding of both hard and
soft cover publications. Our full service capabilities allow us to
maintain complete control of your book from the time we receive copy
until the completed books are shipped to you.

Our work includes books on almost every subject imaginable - from
school yearbooks and family/city/church/county histories to general
commercial printing. We specialize in short runs ranging from 100 to
5000 copies of books up to 900 pages."

From the above description, you can see a clear resemblance to the
type of publishing done by Curtis Media, particularly the emphasis on
local and county histories.

I contacted Henington regarding Curtis Media via email at:

and asked them about the history of Curtis Media, and Henington as the
successor company.   They wrote back as follows:

Subject: Re: Henington Industries 
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:15:29 -0600 

The copies of the Curtis Media Corp. books are warehoused here at our
plant--we have some, but not all of the books--as some are out of
print.  If you will send me a list of the titles you are looking for,
I will research the inventory & get back to you.

Ron Wensel, Henington Publishing Co.

So, even though they dodged the question about company successorship,
they clearly have ownership of Curtis Media's assets, and are the
place to go for any questions/issues regarding Curtis Media.

I trust this information fully meets your needs.  But before rating
this answer, please let me know if you'd like any additiona
information.  Just post a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy
to assist you further.



search strategy:  Searched Google and several commercial databases for
information on:

[curtis media]
[hennington curtis]
[henington curtis]
[henington industries]
fortt3-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00

Subject: Re: What happened to Curtis Media Corp of Dallas Tx? Who now owns it's assets?
From: pafalafa-ga on 02 Dec 2004 14:42 PST
Thanks very much.  I appreciate the generous rating and tip.

Subject: Re: What happened to Curtis Media Corp of Dallas Tx? Who now owns it's assets?
From: fortt3-ga on 03 Dec 2004 03:47 PST
Wonderful job. Thanks for all the hard work.

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