The109.org is a hyperlocal news website giving readers and local residents news they need to know to live and work in the 76109 ZIP code.


The109.org was launched in August 2010 to give the residents of the 76109 community a news source and to provide crucial real-world experience for Schieffer School students.


With an average 2,500 unique visitors a month, the website has caught on with local residents and is gaining traffic weekly. Readers can connect with the109.org in other online communities including Facebook and Twitter.


Schieffer School students enrolled in writing classes report most of the stories on the website, but many are also written by student volunteers looking to boost their writing portfolios.