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Newspapers and Newspaper Information

Current and Local Newspapers

 

Title/Name

Information - Remarks

 
 

The Bay Area Observer

Community News For The Galveston Bay Area, P.O. Box 305, Seabrook, Texas 77586 Ph: 281-907-3140 Email:editor@bayareaobserver.com

 
 

The Bayshore Sun

"Serving the Bayshore Area Since 1947"   1947-2010

 
 

The Baytown Sun

"Serving Baytown and the Surrounding Areas"

 
 

Houston News.com

Local Community Newspapers

 
 

The Heights Pages

Serves the incorporated Heights area. P.O. Box 7273, Houston, TX;   713-868-4136  Fax: 713-868-4135

 
 

Heights Tribune & Houston Tribune

Serves the incorporated Heights area.  373-1/2 W. 19th St., Houston, TX;  713-862-9603

 
 

The Houston Chronicle  

The major newspaper for Houston and surrounding areas. Oct 14, 1901-Current

 
 

Houston Community Newspapers

News media organization representing  numerous community and town newspapers of Harris and surrounding counties. ( If you know the town or community, then this site probably has the news.)

 
 

The Houston Defender (The Defender Network)

"Houston's Leading Black Information Source"  Houston Defender, 3003 S Loop W , Houston, TX 77054;  (713) 663-6996

 
 

The Houston Forward Times

"The largest Black-owned Independently Published Newspaper in the South!" 1960-current

 
 

Houston Press

Competitor Newspaper for Houston, TX

 
 

The Houston Sun

"Houston's #1 Community Newspaper Serving the World."  1983-current;  The Houston Sun,  1520 Isabella St., Houston, TX  77004;  713-524-0786

 
 

Northeast News

Serving Houston Northeast

 
       

Discontinued Newspapers, Newspaper Archives and Repositories

 

Title/Name

Information - Remarks

 

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The Bayshore Sun

1947-October 6, 2010;  Harris County Public Library, La Porte Branch Library, 600 South Broadway,  La Porte, TX 77571,  has issues from March 22, 1962 through October 6, 2010.

Daily Post

(see Houston Daily Post)

Daily Telegraph

(see Houston Daily Telegraph and the Telegraph & Texas Register)

Democratic Telegraph & Texas Register

Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings  March 25, 1846-March 28, 1851;    Houston Public Library, Weekly, Began in Mar. 1846. Ceased Mar. 25, 1851.  Issues for <Feb. 22, 1847-Dec. 17, 1850>_.  Also known as the Telegraph and the Telegraph Register. (see the Telegraph and Texas Register) 

The Houston Chronicle

Founded October 14, 1901-

The Houston Chronicle circa 1884

 

The Houston Chronicle and Herald

Houston Chronicle Publishing Co., Houston, Texas 1902-1912.

Houston Daily Herald

Houston Public Library, [100] p. : ill., ports. ; 16 x 23 cm., Houston, Tex. : W.H. Coyle & Co., 1893.  

Houston Daily Mercury

Publication coverage date Began in 1873. Ceased in 1874. Cf. Texas newspapers, 1813-1939.  Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX.  Call No. NEWSPAPER  Library Bound Vols.: 1873 NOV 1-1974 FEB 28-1873 NOV 1-1974 FEB 28.

Houston Daily Post

Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings  1881 Feb.23-1903;   Houston Public Library, Vol. 3, no. 25 (Mar. 19, 1882) ---- v. 4, no. 131 (Aug. 4, 1883).  Daily eds.:  Houston post (Houston, Tex. : 1883), 1885-1886;  Houston daily post (Houston, Tex. : 1886), 1886-1894.  (see Houston Post)

Houston Daily Telegraph

Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings 1864-1867, 1864:Dec.28-1865:Jan.17 COPY 2, on reel with: AN2 .V5 V523;   Houston Public Library, Daily (except Sun.) 1864 -- ____;  Daily (except Mon.) June 9, 1867 -- Feb. 11, 1877;  Publication Dates: Vol. 29, no. 139 (Feb. 6, 1864) --_;  _-- v. 14 [i.e., v. 44], no. 36 (Feb. 11, 1877).  (see Houston Telegraph and Telegram)

Houston Evening Journal

Combined with The Houston Morning Chronicle Apr 5, 1885

The Houston Defender

est. October 11, 1930, by Clifton Frederick Richardson, Sr.

Texas FreemanHouston Informer ,  and  Houston Informer and Texas Freeman

Beginning in 1893 the Texas Freeman was published by Charles N. Love;  UH Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library, has on microfilm issues from 1919 to 1949 of a paper variously called "Houston Informer" and "Houston Informer and Texas Freeman". You can check the holdings  at library.uh.edu. The Neumann Library has facilities for printing from microfilm or digitizing images.

Houston Journal

Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX Call No. NEWSPAPER 1885 JAN 19

Houston Mercury

Publication coverage date Began in 1868? and ended July 10, 1873.  Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX.  Call No. NEWSPAPER 1873 JUL 4-1874 FEB 28.

The Houston Morning Chronicle

Combined with Houston Evening Journal Apr 5, 1885

The Houston Morning Star

A daily newspaper,  April 8, 1839-1850. Succeeded by the Houston Telegraph.  Houston Public Library, Tri-weekly, July 14, 1840 -- <1850>, Daily (except Sun.), April 8, 1839 -- July 11, 1840.

The Houston Post (pre-1924)

Established Feb 19, 1880-circa 1924.  In 1881 combined with the Houston Telegraph (formerly Telegraph and Texas Register).  In circa 1924, a merger of the Houston Post  with the Houston Dispatch, becoming The Houston Post - Dispatch.  Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings 1903-1924;   Houston Public Library, 19th year, no. 179 (Oct. 1, 1903)- ; -v. 40, no. 118 (July 31, 1924).

The Houston Post (post-1930's)

Established Feb 19, 1880-circa 1924 and circa 1930's--April 1995.  In 1881 combined with the Houston Telegraph (formerly Telegraph and Texas Register).  In circa 1924, a merger of the Houston Post  with the Houston Dispatch, becoming The Houston Post - Dispatch.  Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings 1932-1995;   Houston Public Library, Vol. 47, no. 303 (Feb. 1, 1932)- Ceased Apr. 18, 1995.

The Houston Post - Dispatch

In circa 1924, the result of a merger between the Houston Post  with the Houston Dispatch.  Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings Aug. 1, 1924-Jan. 31, 1932;  Houston Public Library, Vol. 40, no. 119 (Aug. 1, 1924)-v. 47, no. 302 (Jan. 31, 1932).

Houston Press

A daily newspaper, founded on September 25, 1911- March 20, 1964 was sold to the Houston Chronicle.  Houston Public Library, Began Sept. 25, 1911, v. : ill. ; 59 cm.

Houston Republic

 

Houston Telegram

(see Houston Telegraph and Telegram)

Houston Telegraph

(see Houston Telegraph and Telegram)

Houston Telegraph and Telegram

Formerly Telegraph and Texas Register, removed to Houston after April 11, 1837, with first Houston issue printed May 2, 1837. Weekly publication until April 30, 1855, then tri-weekly.  February 6, 1864, the Daily Telegraph replaced the Tri-Weekly Telegraph.  The Telegraph suspended publication in the fall of 1873.  Resumed publication Mar 1874 and eventually suspension of publication on February 11, 1877.  Combined with Houston Post in 1881. 

Houston Times

Houston Public Library, Began in 1920?, Weekly, v., Houston, Tex. : All-Church Press.

Houston Tribune

Houston Public Library, Weekly, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 16, 1964)-v. 11, no. 35 (May 15, 1975), Houston, Tex. : Houston Tribune Pub. Co.

Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph

Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings  1856-1870;    Houston Public Library, Vol. 17, no. 2386 (Apr. 30, 1855) -- v. 29, no. 138 (Feb. 5, 1864).  Vol. 30, no. 163 (Nov. 2, 1864 -- v. 31, no. 132 (Jan. 8, 1866).  (see Houston Telegraph and Telegram)

Houston Weekly Post

Houston Public Library, began in 1885 -- v. 5, no. 4 (Feb. 8, 1894).  Semi-weekly, July 24, 1893-1894, Weekly, <June 9, 1892>-July 20, 1893.  Daily eds.:  Houston post (Houston, Tex. : 1883), 1885-1886;  Houston daily post (Houston, Tex. : 1886), 1886-1894. (see Houston Post pre-1924 and Houston Daily Post)

Houston Weekly Telegraph

Sometimes called: Houston telegraph, Weekly Houston telegraph, and Houston weekly telegraph.

Houston Weekly Times

Circa 1901

Morning Star

(see The Houston Morning Star)

Newspapers on Microfilm at the Texas State Library

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1201 Brazos, PO Box 12927, Austin TX 78711-2927  Main Telephone: 512-463-5455  eMail: info AT tsl.state.tx.us

Telegraph & Texas Register

Founded Oct 10, 1835, throughout it's history it was published from several locations in Texas as a daily, weekly, and tri-weekly newspaper. The paper was interrupted April 14, 1836, and resumed Aug, 2, 1836. Moved permanently to Houston in Apr 1837.  Fondren Library, Rice University,  Holdings Aug.2, 1836-Mar.7, 1837   Houston Public Library, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 10, 1835)-_. Publication place varied: San Felipe de Austin, Oct. 10, 1835-Mar. 24, 1836; Harrisburg, Apr. 14, 1836; Columbia, Tex., Aug. 2, 1836-Apr. 11, 1837; Houston, May 2, 1837-Mar. 1846. (see Houston Telegraph and Telegram)

Tri-Weekly Telegraph

Fondren Library, Rice UniversityHouston Public Library, Vol. 31, no. 133 (Jan. 10, 1866)-  .  (see Telegraph & Texas Register)

Weekly Telegraph

Fondren Library, Rice UniversityHouston Public Library, v. : ill. ; 45-76 cm.  Ceased Feb. 11, 1877?  Sometimes called: Houston telegraph, Weekly Houston telegraph, and Houston weekly telegraph.  Publishers: E.H. Cushing, 1855-1866; C.C. Gillespie, 1866-1867; J.C. Tracy, 1867-1869; W.G. Webb, 1869-1874; A.C. Gray, 1875-1877.  (see Telegraph & Texas Register)

 

 

College and University Newspapers

 

Title/Name

Information - Remarks

 

The Daily Cougar

The Official Daily Newspaper of the University of Houston-Since 1934

The Leader

A campus newspaper for faculty, staff and students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (No Longer Published online.)

The Rice Thresher

The Student Newspaper of Rice University

 

 

 

 

 

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