About Us

Tank Town Media owns and runs the Tracy Press and Patterson Irrigator.

The Tracy Press began publishing news for the whole community on April 2, 1898. The Matthews family bought the newspaper in 1943 and operated it until its sale in 2012. The Press is still family-owned and now co-published by Will Fleet and Ralph Alldredge, who purchased the newspaper from the Matthews family and took over publication on Nov. 12, 2012. The Tracy Press has been dedicated to covering the city of Tracy for more than 100 years and continues that tradition of community service.

The Patterson Irrigator, Patterson’s hometown paper since 1911, was also purchased by Tank Town Media in 2012 and continues to be published every Thursday.

Tank Town Media LLC sold the Press Banner to NUZ Inc. on Sept. 30, 2020.