The Headlight was owned by MediaNews Group, and on its masthead is denoted "An edition of the Las Cruces Sun-News". It was part of the Texas-New Mexico Newspaper Partnership between MediaNews and Gannett. In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.
On March 8, 2017, publisher Rynni Henderson announced that the Headlight would reduce its print edition from five to two issues weekly, publishing on Wednesdays and Fridays, as part of a "digital first approach." The change in schedule took effect in April of that year.