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Dickens County News
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* Your Hometown Newspaper* * Dickens County Texas
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Below you will find listings of newspapers printed in Dickens County and the dates they were printed.

On further down you will find:

Reprints of articles.
Microfilmed Papers Available at Southwest Collection Museum
Special Editions Available
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The Espuela Bulletin
July 9, 1891 - The first newspaper published in Dickens county, edited and published by Mose C. Harris. Publication lasted almost one year.

The Shinnery Clipper
1891-1892 Another newspaper in Dickens was read at all public gatherings once a week. Miss Sallie Mae Hale (Stafford) was editor in chief.

Dickens Progress
1892-1896 First newspapaper in the town of Dickens after the county was organized.

The Dickens Item
1903-1909 Crawford C. Cobb as editor. This newspaper ceased printing when it was absorbed with the Texas Spur.

The Dickens Post
1935-1936, Ralls Banner published a newspaper called the Dickens Post.

Dickens County Times
1925-1939

Dickens Press
1940 - W.J. Hale from Plains, Texas published this newspaper until he moved away and since that time the town of Dickens has been without a paper.

Texas Spur
Established, November 1909, still being printed today.

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To Read Articles - Click on the Open Newspaper Man is reading.
Click Here     March 16, 1917

Click Here     November 15, 1918 - JIM CRUMP AND MRS. HUDDLESTON WED

Click Here    August 15, 1919

Click Here    September 12, 1919

Click Here    August 15, 1924

Click Here    September 11, 1925

Click Here    January 29, 1927 - MRS. ANNA BLACK AND MR. DRUER MARRIED IN DICKENS THURSDAY

Click Here     Courthouse Remodeling November 11, 1936

Click Here    June 29, 1939 - Ray Dickson, Jr., is elected Snyder CC Secretary.

Click Here     October, 1951 - NEGRO QUARTET SINGS AT METHODIST CHURCH


The Texas Spur, March 13, 1941

Mrs. F.L. Cherry, who underwent an operation for the removal of her right eye Wednesday, March 5th, in a Lubbock hospital, has been returned to her home in Antelope. She is reported to be improving satisfactorily.

Transcribed by Becky Hodges

Click Here     July, 1951 - SETTLEMENT OF SPUR TOLD BY OLD ARTICLE

Click Here     July, 1951 - THIRD BOOTLEGGER FINED, SENTENCED; COUNTY COURT TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY

Click Here     January, 1953 - INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC HOLDS GRIP ON CITY

Click Here     April, 1953 - DUST STORMS HIT AREA

Click Here    November 12, 1953 - FIRST CHILD BORN IN CO. STILL LIVES HERE

Click Here    July, 1957 - WAY BACK WHEN


Microfilm Rolls Available at Southwest Collection Museum

MICRO D548 DICKENS COUNTY TIMES, 1935- 1943 (INCOMPLETE)

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MICRO D548 DICKENS COUNTY TIMES, 1935-1943 (INCOMPLETE)

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MASTER COPIES
MICRO S772D DICKENS COUNTY TIMES, FEBRUARY 7, 1935- NOVEMBER 13, 1941, TEXAS SPUR, SEPTEMBER 29, 1938- DECEMBER 25, 1958 REEL 1, 1935-1942 REEL 5, 1956-1958

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MICRO S772A SPUR, TEXAS, DICKENS COUNTY TIMES, NOVEMBER 11, 1940, ARMISTICE DAY EDITION

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MICRO S772T355 SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR REEL 1, DECEMBER 3, 1909- MAY 26, 1911 REEL 14, SEPTEMBER 17, 1936- DECEMBER 29, 1937

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REEL 1 IN BOX 132
MICRO S772T355 SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR REEL 1, DECEMBER 3, 1909- MAY 26, 1911 REEL 14, SEPTEMBER 17, 1936- DECEMBER 29, 1937

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REELS 2-14 IN BOX 133, REELS 7 AND 8 MISSING
MICRO S772T SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, 1910-1959 REEL 1 REEL 6

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MICRO S772T SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, 1910-1959 REEL 1 REEL 6

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MASTER COPIES
MICRO S772N SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, 1948-1952 (INCOMPLETE) REEL 1 REEL 2

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MICRO S772N SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, 1948-1952 (INCOMPLETE) REEL 1 REEL 2

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MICRO S772N SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, 1948-1952 (INCOMPLETE) REEL 1 REEL 2

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MASTER COPIES
MICRO S772C SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, JULY 30, 1953, COWBOY JUBILEE EDITION

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MICRO S772B SPUR, TEXAS, TEXAS SPUR, OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 29, NOVEMBER 12, 1909

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Special Editions Available From Southwest Collection

Spur, TX - Dickens County Times

1925 Sept 16 - Special Fair Edition*

1934 – 1938*

1934 Jan 4 - 1934 Dec 27

1935 Feb 7 - 1941 Nov 13

1938 Mar 31 - Special Wildcat Edition*

1939 June 8 - Roundup Edition*

1940 Nov 11 - Armistice Day Edition

1941 – 1943 Nov 11*

1941 June 12 - Spur Roundup and Rodeo Edition*

1941 June 19 - Spur Roundup and Rodeo Edition*

 

Spur, TX - The Texas Spur

1909 OctOct 1920*

1909 Oct 1 - 1959

1924 Nov 5, 6*

1926*

1931*

1936 – 1947*

1953 July 30 - Cowboy Jubilee Edition

1959 Sept 24 - Golden Jubilee Edition*

1973, 1974*

1976 July 22 - Bicentennial Edition*

1991 – 1994*

 

Spur, TX – Texas Spur (See West Texas Anniversary Newspapers, Reel 5)

1936 Mar 12

1959 Sept 24

 

Spur, TX - The Texas Spur and The Dickens Item

1936 Mar 12 - Historical Centennial Edition*

 

Spur, TX – Tri-County Shopper News

1969 June – 1990 Sept*



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