Silicon Hills News is committed to providing our readers with fair, accurate, and ethical journalism. Our reporters and editors adhere to the following principles:

  1. Integrity: We strive to maintain the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and transparency in our reporting. We will not misrepresent ourselves or our sources and will make every effort to verify the accuracy of the information we report.

  2. Independence: We are an independent news organization that maintains editorial independence from any external influences, including advertisers and sources.

  3. Objectivity: We strive to report the news objectively, without bias or personal opinion. We will not allow personal beliefs or opinions to influence our reporting or coverage.

  4. Respect for Privacy: We respect the privacy of individuals and will not publish information that could harm someone’s reputation or cause unnecessary distress.

  5. Sensitivity to Diversity: We recognize the importance of diversity in our reporting and will strive to ensure that our coverage is inclusive and respectful of all individuals and communities.

  6. Accountability: We take responsibility for our reporting and will promptly and transparently correct errors. We encourage feedback from our readers and will address any concerns or complaints promptly and respectfully.

By adhering to these principles, we aim to provide our readers with reliable, high-quality journalism essential to a well-informed society.

Background: SiliconHillsNews is a start-up technology news site covering the Austin and San Antonio region, known as Silicon Hills.
We write stories about entrepreneurs, companies, technology events and issues, and creative people.
My name is Laura Lorek, and I started Silicon Hills News after winning one of four $12,000 awards in the J-Lab and McCormick Foundation’s New Media Women Entrepreneur 2011 program. That grant provided the seed funding to launch.
Covering technology in Central Texas is our focus. And we’ve been doing it for a long time.
Before launching Silicon Hills News, I was a senior writer at the San Antonio Express News, covering high-tech and business news stories.
But now, my entire focus is making Silicon Hills News the best tech news site in Central Texas. We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary. We’ve accomplished much quicker, including growing our readership and publishing a print magazine funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. And calendars for Austin and San Antonio were supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign. They launched the Ideas to Invoices podcast, which has over 80 episodes and was funded by another successful Kickstarter campaign. Everything we do has been boot-strapped and fueled by grassroots support and funding. If you care about quality, local news, and funding a business that provides valuable information to readers, then partner with us. We don’t receive funding from any other source but our readers and advertisers. 

For more information, please get in touch with Laura Lorek at or