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Introduction to Texas News Media.

Texas is a US state located in the south central part of the country. After Alaska, Texas is the second largest state and after California, it is the most populated state in the United States. Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and the Mexican states of Coahuila, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Gulf of Mexico share borders with Texas.

Most of the population in Texas is based in Houston, followed by San Antonio. Other cities with a big urban population include Austin and El Paso. Because of an independent republic history, Texas earned a title of Lone Star State. The state had to struggle hard for its independence from Mexico. A Lone Star is seen on the state flag of Texas. In the native Caddo language, the word “táysha” that inspired the name of Texas means “friends”.

History of Texas Newspapers

The first newspaper of Texas was Galveston County Daily News and Galveston Daily News. Publishing daily since April 11, 1842, the newspaper is now known as The Daily News. On October 1, 1885, The Daily News started a sister publication under the title of The Dallas Morning News. The Daily News also serves as a record for the City of Galveston along with Galveston County.

George H. French had started the Daily News as a single broadsheet newspaper. Sam Houston was the President of the independent Republic, Texas, at that time. In November 2011, the newspaper discontinued its Galveston County moniker before returning to its original name, The Daily News.

Current Status

More than 300 newspapers operate in Texas today. According to the Agility PR Solutions, Dallas Morning News is the most read newspaper in Texas as of August, 2020. Houston Chronicle, El Paso Times, Austin American-Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News, Focus Daily News, The Times, Corpus Christi Caller-Times and The Baytown Sun are among other popular newspapers of the city.

Texas newspapers and websites’ list

Here below we present you a list of some of the most prominent newspapers and websites operating in Texas. With this list of prominent Texas newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Texas based mediahouses.

Chron

Chron is one of the websites of Houston Chronicle, a newspaper based in Houston, Texas of The United States. The other website is Houstonchronicle.com. While Chron is available for free, the latter is only accessible after subscription. For the convenience of its readers, Chron has segregated the news stories and articles into several categories such as culture, music, sports, lifestyle, real estate, food & drink, news, weather, shopping and jobs among others.

Chron is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. “Chron.com is widely regarded as one of the top newspaper websites and averages nearly 95 million page views and 15 million unique visitors each month,” states the portal in its Our Company section.

The Newspaper

Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper owned by Hearst Communications. Established in 1901, it serves as “newspaper of record” of Houston. The daily was founded by Marcellus E. Foster. It has a Spanish language publication, an entertainment magazine La Vibra, which is distributed as a supplement since April 2004. The Houston Chronicle also acquired a Spanish-language newspaper, La Voz de Houston in December 2004.

Texas newspapers 1 Chron website

Chron.com Online

La Voz de Houston

Texas newspapers 2 La Voz de Houston

La Voz de Houston is a weekly newspaper published in the Spanish language. It is a subsidiary of Houston Chronicle. Before being acquired by the Chronicle in 2004, La Voz de Houston was published by the La Voz Publishing Corp. The first issue of the newspaper was printed in 1979. It was founded by two refugees from Cuba, Armando and Olga Ordóñez, who started the newspaper from a small house. After the death of Armando in 1984, Olga became the owner of the newspaper. La Voz de Houston also has a news website.

Texas newspapers 2 La Voz de Houston website

Houston La Voz de Houston Online

The Dallas Morning News

Texas newspapers 3 The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News is a newspaper published in the broadsheet format. The daily serves the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Texas. Owned by A. H. Belo Corporation, its first issue was printed on October 1, 1885. Established as a spin-off of the Galveston Daily News, The Dallas Morning News was founded by Alfred Horatio Belo. It also has a news website with sections such as business, sports, arts & entertainment, food and opinion among others.

Texas newspapers 3 The Dallas Morning News website

The Dallas Morning News Online

The Dallas Morning News ePaper

The Dallas Morning News Android App

The Dallas Morning News iOS App

Al Dia

Al Día is a weekly newspaper published in the Spanish language. Printed in the broadsheet format, its first issue was published on September 29, 2003. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, it is a sister publication of The Dallas Morning News. An e-paper edition is also published every Wednesday. Al Día has a news portal as well.

Texas newspapers 4 Al Día website

Al Día Online

Al Día ePaper

Houston Chronicle

Texas newspapers 5 Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle is an English-language daily newspaper based in Houston, Texas. The largest newspaper of Houston is owned by Hearst Corporation since 1987. The first issue of the newspaper was published on October 14, 1901. It was founded by Marcellus E. Foster, former journalist of Houston Post.

History

The first edition of Houston Chronicle was for two cents per copy. Interestingly, during that time, most of the newspapers were sold for five cents each. Within a year, it acquired Daily Herald. Houston Chronicle has bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Austin. As per April 2016 report, Houston Chronicle was the third-largest newspaper in the United States considering its Sunday circulation. It became the newspaper of record of Houston after acquiring its long-time rival the Houston Post in 1995. Houston Chronicle claims to have “825,000 daily readers and 1.4 million readers on Sunday”.

Digital Media Presence

Houston Chronicle has two websites- houstonchronicle.com and chron.com. While the former is available only for subscribers, the later can be availed free of cost. houstonchronicle.com has categories like local, sports, politics, weather, business, opinion and investigations among others.  “As one of Texas’ largest news organizations, it publishes print and online products in English and Spanish including mobile apps and sites, direct mail, commercial print and experiential marketing programs,” Houston Chronicle states on its website. It is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Texas newspapers 5 Houston Chronicle website

Houston Chronicle Online

Houston Chronicle Android App

Houston Chronicle iOS App

The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan media organization established in November 2009. Based in Austin, Texas, it was founded by John Thornton, Evan Smith and Ross Ramsey. Initially, $1 million was invested by Thornton and his wife, Julie, after which a nationwide fundraiser campaign was started by them. By the time The Texas Tribune was established, a fund of $3.6 million was already raised from individual and corporate donors.

Digital Media Presence

To cater to the interest of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into sections such as courts, criminal justice, economy, energy, health care, environment, higher education, politics, state government and immigration among others. The Texas Tribune is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Others

It is a non-profit journalism available exclusively on the digital platform. The Texas Tribune also organises various conferences and fests. One of the popular among them is TribFest, which is held annually. National-level journalists and politicians attend the fest to participate in forums and interviews. “To further our pursuit of statewide engagement, we provide all of our content, for free, to print, radio and television news organizations throughout the state, and nationally in partnership with The Washington Post,” The Texas Tribune boasts on its website.

Texas newspapers 6 The Texas Tribune website

The Texas Tribune Online

Austin American-Statesman

Texas newspapers 7 Austin American Statesman

The Austin American-Statesman is a Gannett-owned newspaper for the coverage of the capital city of Austin. For national and international news, The Austin American-Statesman depends on sources like Associated Press, The Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times among others. The political reporting of the Central Texas region is quite popular among the readers of The Austin American-Statesman.

Texas newspapers 7 Austin American Statesman website

Austin American-Statesman Online

Austin American-Statesman ePaper

Austin American-Statesman Android App

Austin American-Statesman iOS App

The Twin Cities News

The Twin Cities News, which is officially known as St. Paul Pioneer Press, is a newspaper based in Mount Pleasant of Texas. Besides Today’s Paper, the website of The Twin Cities News also features stories in sections like News, Local, Sports, Food, Things to Do, Opinion and Obituaries among others.

History

James M. Goodhue had founded Minnesota Pioneer in 1849. It was merged with Saint Paul Dispatch, which was started in 1868, by Ridder Publications in 1927. In 1974, Ridder merged with Knight Publications and St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch was started in 1985. On March 26, 1990, St. Paul Pioneer Press got its current title. It is popular among the readers by name “Pi Press”, just like Star Tribune is popularly known as “Strib”.

Awards

According to its official Facebook page, St. Paul Pioneer Press has been bestowed with the Pulitzer Prize thrice. The newspaper also claims to be the first newspaper of Minnesota. The newspaper is also available on Twitter and Instagram.

Circulation

With prime focus on the Twin Cities metropolitan area, St. Paul Pioneer Press also serves Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties. Wisconsin and Anoka County.

Competition

St. Paul Pioneer Press faces major competition from Star Tribune. Since April 2006, St. Paul Pioneer Press is under the ownership of MediaNews Group.

Texas newspapers 8 The Twin Cities News website

The Twin Pioneer Press Online

The Twin Pioneer Press ePaper

The Twin Pioneer Press Android App

The Twin Pioneer Press iOS App

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas newspapers 9 Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a newspaper for the coverage of Fort Worth and Tarrant County of the North Texas region. The McClatchy Company owns the daily newspaper and its website, which has sections like Crossroads Lab, News, Sports, Obituaries and Jobs / Recruiting among others. The website provides e-paper of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has its presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Texas newspapers 9 Fort Worth Star Telegram website

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Online

Fort Worth Star-Telegram ePaper

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Android App

Fort Worth Star-Telegram iOS App

My SA Express-News

My SA is one of the two websites of San Antonio Express-News, a newspaper based in Texas. Local, Eat & Drink, Entertainment, Sports, HS Sports, Spurs, SA Inc., COVID, Shopping, Real Estate, Jobs, Cars and Weather are among the sections of the website. For E-paper and other news published in San Antonio Express-News, one has to visit expressnews.com/.

Texas newspapers 10 mysa website

MySA Online

MySA Android App

MySA iOS App

San Antonio Express-News

Texas newspapers 11 San Antonio Express News scaled

The San Antonio Express-News is a Hearst Corporation-owned newspaper for the coverage of San Antonio. According to Cision, The San Antonio Express-News is the fourth largest newspaper in Texas as it recorded a daily circulation of 100,000 copies in 2016. It has two websites and expressnews.com/ publishes stories in sections like Coronavirus, News, Weather, Business, Politics, Lifestyle, Food, Sports and Opinion among others.

Texas newspapers 11 San Antonio Express News website

San Antonio Express-News Online

San Antonio Express-News Android App

San Antonio Express-News iOS App

Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford Democrat is published from Tuesday to Saturday for the coverage of Parker County in Texas. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. owns the newspaper and its website with sections like Local Events, Celebrations, Obituaries, Public Notices and Podcasts. The website also features E-Paper and has a separate page dedicated for Mineral Wells News.

Texas newspapers 12 weatherford democrat website

Mineral Wells The Index Online

Mineral Wells The Index ePaper

Prison Planet

Prison Planet is a news website based in Austin, Texas. Alex Jones Radio Show, Archives, Special Reports, Links, Social, Store, Top Stories and Breaking News are among the sections of the Prison Planet website. It is also available on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Texas newspapers 13 Prison Planet website

Prison Planet Online

Austin Chronicle

Texas newspapers 14 Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle publishes on every Thursday and distributed for free in the city of Austin. A copy of the alternative weekly can be found at news-stands, coffee shops and local restaurants. According to the Texas Music Office, The Austin Chronicle recorded a weekly readership of 545,500 in 2001. It is also a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.

Texas newspapers 14 Austin Chronicle website

Austin Chronicle Online

Dallas Observer

The Dallas Observer is a free newspaper based in Dallas. It also has a website that covers all local news and information related to restaurants, arts and music in the city of Dallas. The long form narrative journalism of The Dallas Observer is also quite popular among its readers. The print edition is published on a weekly basis — on every Thursday. Since January 2013, Voice Media Group owns The Dallas Observer and its website.

Texas newspapers 15 Dallas Observer website

Dallas Observer Online

Houston Press

The Houston Press is a news website based in Houston. Until November 2017, The Houston Press used to publish as a weekly newspaper. The website is free for anyone to access. In the About Us section, The Houston Press claims to serve “more than 2.5 million monthly active users” (2021). Most of the city restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores used to have copies of The Houston Press when it was in publication. The newspaper was first published in 1989.

Awards

Numerous awards won by The Houston Press include: “First-place for staff blog in the 2016 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards; winner in the 2016 Clarion Awards for feature writing; winner for Outstanding Newspaper Article in the national 2016 GLAAD media awards,” claims the website.

Texas newspapers 16 Houston Press website

Houston Press Online

San Antonio Current

The San Antonio Current is an alternative newspaper that is published on a weekly basis and distributed for free in San Antonio. It is highly regarded for investigative journalism, critical music coverage and political analysis. The San Antonio Current is part of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. The humorous yet serious publication has won numerous awards for covering news that other South Texas media companies ignore.

Texas newspapers 17 San Antonio Current website

San Antonio Current Online

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Texas newspapers 18 The Eagle

The Bryan-College Station Eagle, which is popularly known as The Eagle, is a Bryan-based newspaper of Texas. With prime focus on Brazos County, the daily newspaper also covers the Bryan-College Station and the Texas A&M University. Attorney Richard M. Smith had published the newspaper for the first time on October 26, 1889, under the title of Weekly Eagle. Since 1913, it is being published on a daily basis.

Texas newspapers 18 The Eagle website

The Bryan-College Station Eagle Online

The Bryan-College Station Eagle ePaper

The Bryan-College Station Eagle Android App

Waco Tribune-Herald

Texas newspapers 19 Waco Tribune Herald

The Waco Tribune-Herald is a Waco-based newspaper of Texas. In 1892, it was established under the title of Waco Evening Telephone. E.S. Fentress and Charles Marsh gave The Waco Tribune-Herald its current name with the merger of Waco News-Tribune and Waco Times-Herald. It has a website as well with sections like News, Obituaries, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyles, COVID-19 and Buy & Sell among others.

Texas newspapers 19 Waco Tribune Herald website

Waco Tribune-Herald Online

Waco Tribune-Herald ePaper

Waco Tribune-Herald Android App

Waco Tribune-Herald iOS App

Longview News-Journal

Texas newspapers 20 Longview News Journal

The Longview News-Journal is Texas paper for the coverage of the City of Longview. Independent publishers James Hogg and Carl Estes founded the newspaper in 1871 and sold it to Cox Newspapers in the 1980s. In 2009, ASP Westward acquired the business and operated it with Marshall News Messenger until 2012. Currently, both of the publications come under the ownership of Texas Community Media LLC.

Texas newspapers 20 Longview News Journal website

Waco Tribune-Herald Online

Waco Tribune-Herald ePaper

Waco Tribune-Herald Android App

Waco Tribune-Herald iOS App

El Paso Times

The El Paso Times is a Texas paper for the coverage of El Paso city. Marcellus Washington Carrico founded The El Paso Times as a weekly newspaper on April 2, 1881. The weekly turned into a daily inside of a year. The average approximate daily circulation of The El Paso Times is 65,000 and Sunday circulation is 125,000 copies.

Texas newspapers 21 El Paso Times website

El Paso Times Online

El Paso Times ePaper

El Paso Times Android App

El Paso Times iOS App

Odessa American

The Odessa American is an Odessa-based newspaper of Texas. It primarily covers Odessa and Ector County. The daily editions of The Odessa American is sold for $2 and the Sunday/Thanksgiving Day editions is sold for $3. The newspaper features a Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of Baby Jessica McClure, who was rescued from a well in Midland. Until 2012, Freedom Communications owned The Odessa American, after which AIM Media Texas acquired the operations.

Texas newspapers 22 Odessa American website

Odessa American Online

Odessa American ePaper

Odessa American Android App

Odessa American iOS App

Star Local

Star Local Media is a media company that owns and operates 14 community newspapers and websites in the North Texas region. According to its official LinkedIn page, Star Local Media boasts of “hyper-local reporting and innovative distribution models”. The newspapers Star Local Media serve communities like Allen, Bartonville, Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Celina, Corinth, Frisco, Flower Mound, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Highland Village, Lewisville, McKinney, Little Elm, Mesquite, Rowlett, Plano, Shady Shores, The Colony and Sunnyvale.

Texas newspapers 23 Star Local website

Star Local Online

Star Local ePaper

The Allen American

Texas newspapers 24 The Allen American

The Allen American is a Star Media-owned newspaper for the coverage of Allen. It publishes on a semi-weekly basis. In the East Texas Press Association Awards, The Allen American was awarded for best local news writing, pictures, general excellence and community service. Mark Hutchison edited the newspaper in the 1990s, when it was under the ownership of Harte-Hanks Newspapers.

Texas newspapers 24 The Allen American website

The Allen American Online

The Allen American ePaper

Coppell Gazette

Texas newspapers 25 Coppell Gazette

Coppell Gazette is a Coppell-based community newspaper of the Star Local Media group. The website of Coppell Gazette segregates stories in categories like News, Sports, Podcast, Obituaries, Classifieds and Jobs among others. One can opt for notification alerts on its website to stay connected with local news.

Texas newspapers 25 Coppell Gazette website

Coppell Gazette Online

Coppell Gazette ePaper

Lewisville Leader

Lewisville Leader is a community newspaper based in Lewisville, Texas. It has a website too with sections like News, Sports, Podcast, Obituaries, Classifieds and Jobs among others. Lewisville Leader has its presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is part of the Star Local Media group.

Texas newspapers 26 Lewisville Leader website

Lewisville Leader Online

Lewisville Leader ePaper

McKinney Courier-Gazette

Texas newspapers 27 McKinney Courier Gazette

The McKinney Courier-Gazette publishes on a daily basis for the coverage of all news related to McKinney and Collin County of Texas. In 2011, 1013 Communications acquired the newspaper from American Community Newspapers. Currently, The McKinney Courier-Gazette and its website are owned by the Star Local Media group.

Texas newspapers 27 McKinney Courier Gazette website

McKinney Courier-Gazette Online

McKinney Courier-Gazette ePaper

The Mesquite News

The Mesquite News is a Mesquite-based community newspaper of Texas. It is part of the Star Local Media group, which owns 14 community newspapers and websites in the suburban North Texas. “We pride ourselves on being the sole comprehensive news source for our areas,” the group states in the About Us section.

Texas newspapers 28 The Mesquite News website

The Mesquite News Online

The Mesquite News ePaper

Plano Star Courier

Texas newspapers 29 Plano Star Courier

Plano Star Courier is a community newspaper based in Plano, Texas. Part of the Star Local Media group, the website of Plano Star Courier publishes stories in sections like News, Sports, Podcast, Obituaries, Classifieds and Jobs among others. One can read the e-paper of Plano Star Courier on its website and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular news updates.

Texas newspapers 29 Plano Star Courier website

Plano Star Courier Online

Plano Star Courier ePaper

Denton Record-Chronicle

Texas newspapers 30 Denton Record Chronicle

The Denton Record-Chronicle is a newspaper for Denton city and Denton County of Texas. The daily is a merger of Denton Chronicle and Denton County Record, which were established in 1892 and 1898, respectively. William Edwards is the man credited for starting The Denton Record-Chronicle in 1899. Since August 3, 1903, The Denton Record-Chronicle is being published on a daily basis. In 2011, the estimated daily circulation of The Denton Record-Chronicle was 9,200 copies.

Texas newspapers 30 Denton Record Chronicle website

Denton Record-Chronicle Online

Denton Record-Chronicle ePaper

Denton Record-Chronicle Android App

Denton Record-Chronicle iOS App

Victoria Advocate

Texas newspapers 31 Victoria Advocate

The Victoria Advocate is the second oldest surviving newspaper of Texas, according to the Texas State Historical Association. The first issue of the daily newspaper was published on May 8, 1846. The Sunday edition of The Victoria Advocate is highly popular in the region and claims to have a circulation of 27,268 copies.

Texas newspapers 31 Victoria Advocate website

Victoria Advocate Online

Victoria Advocate ePaper

Victoria Advocate Android App

Victoria Advocate iOS App

Texarkana Gazette

Texas newspapers 32 Texarkana Gazette

The Texarkana Gazette is an 1875-established newspaper for the coverage of nine-county area around Texarkana city of Texas. WEHCO Media owns the daily newspaper and its website with sections like Digital FAQ, Coronavirus Updates, Latest, Obits, Her, Jobs and Classifieds among others. The website of The Texarkana Gazette also features its e-paper.

Texas newspapers 32 Texarkana Gazette website

Texarkana Gazette Online

Texarkana Gazette ePaper

Texarkana Gazette Android App

Texarkana Gazette iOS App

The Times

The Times, which is also known as Shreveport Times, is a Louisiana-based newspaper of Gannett’s USA Today Network. It is known for investigative reporting, arts and entertainment coverage, community news and local opinion/commentary. The website of The Times classifies stories in categories like News, Sports, Life, Things to do, Opinion and Obituaries among others.

Texas newspapers 33 shreveport times website

Shreveport Times Online

Shreveport Times ePaper

Shreveport Times Android App

Shreveport Times iOS App

Beaumont Enterprise

The Beaumont Enterprise has been published in Beaumont on a daily basis by Hearst Communications since 1880. It also has a website with sections like News, Nation, Top Lawyers, Lifestyles, Sports, Business, Opinions, Outdoors, Obituaries, Homes, Cars and Jobs among others. Sister publications of The Beaumont Enterprise include Jasper Newsboy, Mid County Chronicle, Hardin County News, Orange County News, Fronteras, Beaumont Journal, VIP and Lakecaster.

Texas newspapers 34 Beaumont Enterprise website

Beaumont Enterprise Online

Beaumont Enterprise ePaper

Laredo Morning Times

Texas newspapers 35 Laredo Morning Times

The Laredo Morning Times is a Texas paper for the coverage of Laredo city. Hearst Corporation owns the daily and its website. The first edition of The Laredo Morning Times was published on June 14, 1881 under the title of Laredo Weekly. It was a four-page newspaper started by James Saunders Penn. The title changed to Laredo Daily Times just two years later.

Texas newspapers 35 Laredo Morning Times website

Laredo Morning Times Online

Laredo Morning Times ePaper

Caller-Times

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times is a Gannett-owned newspaper for the coverage of Corpus Christi. It acts as the newspaper of record for the city. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times was founded in 1883. In the late 1920s, The Corpus Christi Caller-Times acquired a city newspaper called The Times and combined the two to make Caller-Times.

Texas newspapers 36 Caller Times website

Caller-Times Online

Caller-Times ePaper

Brownsville Herald

The Brownsville Herald is a Texas paper that serves Brownsville and Cameron County on a daily basis. Victoria-return Jesse O. Wheeler founded The Brownsville Herald in 1892 after acquiring Brownsville’s Cosmopolitan newspaper. Until 2012, Freedom Communications owned the newspaper before filing for bankruptcy. AIM Media Texas purchased The Brownsville Herald along with its sister publications like Odessa American, El Nuevo Heraldo, Valley Morning Star, The Monitor, Coastal Current and The Mid Valley Town Crier.

Texas newspapers 37 Brownsville Herald website

Brownsville Herald Online

Brownsville Herald ePaper

Brownsville Herald Android App

Brownsville Herald iOS App

The Daily News

Texas newspapers 38 The Daily News

The Daily News is a Galveston-based newspaper of Texas. Earlier published under the titles of Galveston County Daily News and Galveston Daily News, the daily was established on April 11, 1842. It is the oldest surviving newspaper in Texas. On October 1, 1885, The Daily News launched its sister publication The Dallas Morning News. It now acts the newspaper of record for both Galveston city and county area.

Texas newspapers 38 The Daily News website

The Daily News Online

The Daily News ePaper

Texas Observer

Texas newspapers 39 Austin Texas Observer

The Texas Observer is an Austin-based bimonthly magazine of Texas. Nonprofit organization Texas Democracy Foundation owns the magazine and its website. Founding editor Ronnie Dugger has said The Texas Observer aims to “serve no group or party but … hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it”.

Texas newspapers 39 Austin Texas Observer website

Austin Texas Observer Online

Austin Texas Observer Android App

Austin Texas Observer iOS App

The Monitor

The Monitor is a Texas daily for the coverage of McAllen, Starr and Hidalgo counties. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the daily circulation of The Monitor is about 36,000 copies. Until 2012, the newspaper was owned by Freedom Communications who later sold it to AIM Media Texas. The Monitor was founded in 1909.

Texas newspapers 40 McAllen Monitor website

McAllen Monitor Online

McAllen Monitor ePaper

The Daily Texan

Texas newspapers 41 The Daily Texan scaled

The Daily Texan is a college newspaper independently published by the students of the University of Texas in Austin. The daily circulation of The Daily Texan is approximately 12,000 copies. The Texas Student Media oversees operations of the newspaper in association with faculty members, student and media professionals from Texas.

Texas newspapers 41 The Daily Texan website

The Daily Texan Online

Kerrville Daily Times

Texas newspapers 42 Kerrville Daily Times

The Kerrville Daily Times is a regional newspaper of Kerrville, Texas. Earlier known as Kerrville Times and Centerpoint News, the daily was established in 1926. For the city of Kerrville and Kerr County, The Kerrville Daily Times acts as the paper of record. News, Obituaries, Sports, Opinion, Life & Arts, Local Events and Classifieds Ads are among the sections of its website, which also features e-Editions of The Kerrville Daily Times.

Texas newspapers 42 Kerrville Daily Times website

Kerrville Daily Times Online

Kerrville Daily Times ePaper

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Texas newspapers 43 Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Tyler Morning Telegraph publishes on a daily basis for the coverage of Tyler, Texas. M. Roberts Media owns the newspaper and its website with sections like Best in Town, News, Sports, Español, Events, Lifestyle, Opinion, ETX View, Obituaries, Classifieds, Video and Local Directory among others. In 1877, The Tyler Morning Telegraph was started under the title of The Weekly Courier.

Texas newspapers 43 Tyler Morning Telegraph website

Tyler Morning Telegraph Online

Tyler Morning Telegraph ePaper

Tyler Morning Telegraph Android App

Tyler Morning Telegraph iOS App

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Texas newspapers 44 Midland Reporter Telegram

The Midland Reporter-Telegram is a Texas newspaper for the coverage of Midland. Based in the oil hub of Texas, the daily newspaper is known for its special coverage of the “Permian Basin Oil Report”. The special report comes a weekly supplement to The Midland Reporter-Telegram. Add to that, The Midland Reporter-Telegram publishes a weekly employment magazine titled ‘Mywesttexasjobs.com’ with coverage throughout the Permian Basin.

Texas newspapers 44 Midland Reporter Telegram website

Midland Reporter-Telegram Online

Midland Reporter-Telegram ePaper

Fort Worth Business Press

Texas newspapers 45 Fort Worth Business Press

Fort Worth Business Press is a financial newspaper based in Fort Worth of Texas. Publishing since 1988, Fort Worth Business Press claims to act as “the guide to local business news, events and trends in Tarrant County”.

Texas newspapers 45 Fort Worth Business Press website

Fort Worth Business Press Online

Austin Business Journal

Texas newspapers 46 Austin Business Journal

Austin Business Journal is a business newspaper and website owned by American City Business Journals. The website of Austin Business Journal claims to offer “daily business news updates, dozens of popular topics from around the nation, and the latest networking and marketing alerts”.

Texas newspapers 46 Austin Business Journal website

Austin Business Journal Online

Austin Business Journal ePaper

Austin Business Journal Android App

Austin Business Journal iOS App

El Diario de El Paso

The El Diario de El Paso is a Spanish language newspaper based in El Paso, Texas. The first issue of the daily was published on May 16, 2005. El Diario de Juárez is credited as the founder of The El Diario de El Paso, which was earlier circulated in Ciudad Juárez under the title of Diario de Juárez.

Texas newspapers 47 El Diario de El Paso website

El Diario de El Paso Online

El Diario de El Paso ePaper

El Diario de El Paso Android App

Times Record News

Texas newspapers 48 Times Record News

Times Record News is a Gannett-owned newspaper for the coverage of Wichita Falls. The daily newspaper was first published in 1907. It was part of Harte-Hanks association from 1976 to 1997, after which the operations were sold to Scripps.

Texas newspapers 48 Times Record News website

Times Record News Online

Times Record News ePaper

Times Record News Android App

Times Record News iOS App

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas newspapers 49 Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is a Texas paper for the coverage of Lubbock. Gannett owns the newspaper and its website under its USA Today Network. The newspaper, which is not published on Monday, was founded by John James Dillard and Thad Tubbs in 1900.

Texas newspapers 49 Lubbock Avalanche Journal website

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Online

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ePaper

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal iOS App

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram is a newspaper based in Sulphur Springs of Texas. Owned by Hopkins County Publishing, LLC, The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram also covers Hopkins County. News, Sports, MySSLife, Obituaries, Opinion and Classifieds are among the sections of its website.

Texas newspapers 50 Stephenville News Telegram website

Stephenville News-Telegram Online

The Paris News

The Paris News is a Texas paper for the coverage of the Northeast Texas counties like Lamar, Red River, Delta and Fannin. The daily newspaper is not published on Saturday. Southern Newspapers Inc. owns The Paris News and its website.

Texas newspapers 51 The Paris News website

The Paris News Online

The Paris News ePaper

Killeen Daily Herald

Texas newspapers 52 Killeen Daily Herald

The Killeen Daily Herald is a Killeen-based newspaper of Texas. Frank Mayborn Enterprises, Inc. owns the daily and its website. The Killeen Daily Herald claims to have an average daily circulation of 14,000 copies and a Sunday circulation of 17,000 copies.

Texas newspapers 52 Killeen Daily Herald website

Killeen Daily Herald Online

Killeen Daily Herald ePaper

Killeen Daily Herald Android App

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

Texas newspapers 53 New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is a Texas paper for the coverage of the Comal County area of Central Texas. Owned by Southern Newspapers, The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is published from Tuesday to Saturday.

Texas newspapers 53 New Braunfels Herald Zeitung website

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Online

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung ePaper

Herald-Banner

Texas newspapers 54 Greenville Herald Banner

Herald-Banner is a Greenville-based newspaper of Texas. It is published from Tuesday to Saturday. According to its Facebook page, “Life & Leisure section, the Comics section and weekend coupons” are among the highlights of its special weekend edition.

Texas newspapers 54 Greenville Herald Banner website

Greenville Herald-Banner Online

Greenville Herald-Banner ePaper

Greenville Herald-Banner Android App

Greenville Herald-Banner iOS App

Montgomery County Police Report

Montgomery County Police Reporter is a crime news website based in the Montgomery County of Texas. In its About Us section, Montgomery County Police Reporter calls itself a “pro-law enforcement, pro-Second Amendment publication”.

Texas newspapers 55 Montgomery County Police Report website

Montgomery County Police Report Online

Abilene Reporter-News

Abilene Reporter-News is an Abilene-based newspaper of Texas. The daily newspaper was started as a weekly by Charles Edwin Gilbert on June 17, 1881. Abilene Reporter-News is the city’s oldest surviving newspaper. Since 1885, Abilene Reporter-News has been published on a daily basis.

Texas newspapers 56 Abilene Reporter News website

Abilene Reporter-News Online

Abilene Reporter-News ePaper

Abilene Reporter-News Android App

Abilene Reporter-News iOS App

Daily Toreador

The Daily Toreador is a college newspaper published by the students of the Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The first issue of the newspaper was published under the title of The Toreador in 1925. The title was changed to The University Daily before it became The Daily Toreador in 2005.

Texas newspapers 57 Daily Toreador website

Daily Toreador Online

San Angelo Standard-Times

Texas newspapers 58 San Angelo Standard Times

San Angelo Standard-Times publishes on a daily basis for the coverage of San Angelo. The Gannett-owned daily was first published in 1884. City’s second mayor J. G. Murphy was the founder of San Angelo Standard-Times.

Texas newspapers 58 San Angelo Standard Times website

San Angelo Standard-Times Online

San Angelo Standard-Times ePaper

San Angelo Standard-Times Android App

San Angelo Standard-Times iOS App

Fort Worth Weekly

Texas newspapers 59 Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth Weekly is a weekly newspaper based in the Greater Fort Worth area of Texas. The alternative newspaper primarily covers all news related to Tarrant County and Denton County. The Wednesday paper claims to enjoy an approximate circulation of 75,000 copies.

Texas newspapers 59 Fort Worth Weekly website

Fort Worth Weekly Online

Dallas Voice

Dallas Voice is a weekly newspaper that serves the LGBT community of Dallas. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1984. Voice Publishing Company, Inc. owns Dallas Voice and its website with sections like News, Life+style, Instantea, Special Sections and Plan Your Week among others.

Texas newspapers 60 Dallas Voice website

Dallas Voice Online

The Courier

The Courier is a Conroe-based newspaper that primarily covers the Montgomery County of Texas. The Houston Community Newspapers (HCN) owns The Courier and 24 other newspapers, including the state’s biggest publication — Houston Chronicle. News, Sports, Business, Real Estate, Education, Events And Community and Opinion are among the sections of its website.

Texas newspapers 61 The Courier website

The Courier Online

Taylor Press

The Taylor Press is a community paper that serves the East Williamson County. It also acts as the legal newspaper for many other communities of Texas. With tagline “the Media Gateway to East WilCo,” The Taylor Press operates a website and a Facebook page as well.

Texas newspapers 62 Taylor Press website

Taylor Press Online

Taylor Press ePaper

Houston Defender

Texas newspapers 63 Houston Defender

The Houston Defender is a weekly newspaper published to serve the African-American community of Houston. Experienced publisher C. F. Richardson Sr. had launched the newspaper on October 11, 1930. The Defender advocated for community rights during the pre-Civil Rights era.

Texas newspapers 63 Houston Defender website

Houston Defender Online

Houston Defender ePaper

El Paso Inc.

El Paso Inc. is a weekly newspaper of Texas. It is known for its coverage of business news from El Paso, Texas and the US-Mexico border. The Sunday paper was first published in “September of 1995” according to its Facebook page.

Texas newspapers 64 El Paso Inc website

El Paso, Inc Online

eParis Extra

eParis Extra is a news website based in Hunt County of Texas. Local News, Crime, Obituaries, Business, Schools & Sports, Living, Real Estate, Regional, Events, Weather and The Marketplace are among the sections of the website.

Texas newspapers 65 eParis Extra website

eParis Extra Online

Freestone County Times

Freestone County Times is a newspaper based in Fairfield, Texas. According to its official Facebook page, Freestone County Times is an “independent news source”. The weekly newspaper covers all news related to “education, local business, Freestone County history, and events in and around” Freestone County.

Texas newspapers 66 freestone county times online website

Freestone County Times Online

Freestone County Times ePaper

Jacksonville Progress

The Jacksonville Progress is a Texas newspaper that publishes thrice a week — on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. owns the newspaper and its website with sections like News, Puzzles & Comics, COVID-19 News, Sports, Classifieds, Community, Local Events, Opinion, Obituaries, Shop and Public Notices among others.

Texas newspapers 67 Jacksonville Progress website

Jacksonville Progress Online

Houston Style Magazine

Houston Style Magazine is a Houston-based weekly magazine for the coverage of Harris County. It serves the African-American and Hispanic community of Houston. The website of Houston Style Magazine is the first CNN Weekly Newspaper Affiliate in the United States.

Texas newspapers 68 Houston Style Magazine website

Houston Style Magazine Online

Clute Facts

The Facts is a newspaper based in Clute, Texas. It primarily covers Brazoria County. The website of The Facts features its E-Edition and Special Sections. News, Your Town, Sports, Obituaries, Opinion, Brazos Living and Local Events are among the categories on its website.

Texas newspapers 69 Clute Facts website

Clute Facts Online

Clute Facts ePaper

Baylor Lariat

The Baylor Lariat is a college newspaper published by the students of the Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Houston Press Club awarded The Baylor Lariat the best college newspaper of Texas in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Texas newspapers 70 Baylor Lariat website

Baylor Lariat Online

Baylor Lariat iOS App

The Cross Timbers Gazette

The Cross Timbers Gazette is a newspaper based in Denton County of Texas. According to its official page, The Cross Timbers Gazette is the oldest locally-owned newspaper of the county. The first edition of the newspaper was published in 1979.

Texas newspapers 71 The Cross Timbers Gazette website

The Cross Timbers Gazette Online

The Cross Timbers Gazette ePaper

Baytown Sun

The Baytown Sun is a Texas paper that has been publishing on a daily basis since 1919. Owned by Southern Newspapers Inc, the daily newspaper was launched under the title of Goose Creek Gasser.

Texas newspapers 72 Baytown Sun website

Baytown Sun Online

Baytown Sun ePaper

Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster

Texas newspapers 73 Rosenberg Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster

The Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster is a Rosenberg-based newspaper of Texas. It primarily covers the Fort Bend County on six days a week. Hartman Newspapers owns The Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster and its website.

Texas newspapers 73 Rosenberg Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster website

Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster Online

Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster ePaper

Valley Morning Star

The Valley Morning Star is a Harlingen-based newspaper of Texas. In 1909, it was established under the title of Harlingen Star. Raymond C. Hoiles bought the newspaper operations in 1951 and his Freedom Communications paper were later sold to AIM Media Texas in 2012.

Texas newspapers 74 Harlingen Valley Morning Star website

Valley Morning Star Online

Valley Morning Star ePaper

Valley Morning Star Android App

Valley Morning Star iOS App

Lufkin Daily News

Texas newspapers 75 Lufkin Daily News

The Lufkin Daily News is a Lufkin-based newspaper of Texas. The daily newspaper was bestowed with a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 under the Public Service category. The Lufkin Daily News has published the obituary of a local man after his death in Marine training camp.

Texas newspapers 75 Lufkin Daily News website

Lufkin Daily News Online

Lufkin Daily News ePaper

Lufkin Daily News Android App

Lufkin Daily News iOS App

Sherman Herald Democrat

The Herald Democrat is a Sherman-based newspaper of Texas. The first issue of the daily newspaper was published on September 1, 1996. The Stephens Media Group founded The Herald Democrat with the merger of Denison Herald and Sherman Democrat.

Texas newspapers 76 Sherman Herald Democrat website

Herald Democrat Online

Herald Democrat ePaper

Herald Democrat Android App

Herald Democrat iOS App

The Huntsville Item

The Huntsville Item is a Texas paper that publishes five days a week for the coverage of Walker County in East Texas. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. owns the newspaper and its website with sections like Local Events, Celebrations, Obituaries, Public Notices and Classifieds among others.

Texas newspapers 77 The Huntsville Item website

The Huntsville Item Online

The Huntsville Item ePaper

Daily Campus

The Daily Campus is a college newspaper published by the students of the Southern Methodist University. News, Sports, Opinion, Arts & Culture and Special Project are among the sections of its website.

Texas newspapers 78 Daily Campus website

Daily Campus Online

Focus Daily News

Texas newspapers 79 Focus Daily News

The Focus Daily News is a DeSoto-based newspaper of Texas. It primarily covers Dallas County. Focus Newspapers of DFW owns the newspaper and its website. The Focus Daily News is published from Tuesday to Friday with a special edition on Sunday. One can opt for digital subscriptions of The Focus Daily News on its website.

Texas newspapers 79 Focus Daily News website

Focus Daily News Online

Port Arthur News

The Port Arthur News is a Texas newspaper that is not published on Monday. With prime focus on Jefferson County, the Boone Newspapers-owned paper claims to have a weekday circulation of 8,100 copies.

Texas newspapers 80 Port Arthur News website

Port Arthur News Online

Port Arthur News ePaper

Orange Leader

Orange Leader is a newspaper for the Orange County of Texas. It is published twice a week — on Wednesday and Saturday. Boone Newspapers owns the newspaper and its website with sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Obits, E-Edition, Classifieds and Texas Press among others.

Texas newspapers 81 Orange Leader website

Orange Leader Online

Orange Leader ePaper

Palestine Herald-Press

The Palestine Herald-Press is a Texas paper that publishes from Tuesday to Friday with a weekend edition on Saturday. CNHI owns the newspaper and its website that features E-Paper and publishes news stories in sections like Local Events, Celebrations, Obituaries and Public Notices among others.

Texas newspapers 82 Palestine Herald Press website

Palestine Herald-Press Online

Palestine Herald-Press ePaper

Palestine Herald-Press Android App

Palestine Herald-Press iOS App

Temple Daily Telegram

Texas newspapers 83 Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple Daily Telegram is a newspaper for the coverage of Central Texas. The first issue of the daily was published in 1907. A local company, Frank Mayborn Enterprises, own The Temple Daily Telegram and its website. Frank Mayborn’s widow Sue Mayborn acts as the Editor and Publisher of the newspaper (2021).

Texas newspapers 83 Temple Daily Telegram website

Temple Daily Telegram Online

Temple Daily Telegram ePaper

Temple Daily Telegram Android App

Temple Daily Telegram iOS App

Marshall News Messenger

The Marshall News Messenger, which was earlier known as Marshall Morning News, is a Texas daily that claims to have a circulation of around 5,000 copies. It has a website as well with sections like News, 2021 Hometown Best, Covid-19, Sports, Features, Events, Business, Opinion and Obituaries among others.

Texas newspapers 84 Marshall News Messenger website

Marshall News Messenger Online

Marshall News Messenger ePaper

Marshall News Messenger Android App

The Plainview Herald

The Plainview Herald, which was formerly known as Plainview Daily Herald, is a Texas paper for the coverage of the largest cotton-growing region in the United States. The daily newspaper was the first in Texas to go fully computer paginated in 1994. Soon after that, The Plainview Herald started publishing full-color front pages.

Texas newspapers 85 Plainview Daily Herald website

Plainview Daily Herald Online

Plainview Daily Herald ePaper

Amarillo Globe News

Texas newspapers 86 Amarillo Globe News

The Amarillo Globe-News is one among the 21 newspaper owned by Gannett’s USA Today Network. The daily newspaper was first published on November 4, 1909. Baptist deacon Dr. Joseph Elbert Nunn is known to be the founder of The Amarillo Globe-News.

Texas newspapers 86 Amarillo Globe News website

Amarillo Globe News Online

Amarillo Globe News ePaper

Amarillo Globe News Android App

Amarillo Globe News iOS App

Gainesville Daily Register

The Gainesville Daily Register is a Texas paper that has been publishing from Tuesday to Saturday since 1890. With prime focus on Cooke County, The Gainesville Daily Register also covers news related to Love County, Montague County, Oklahoma and Grayson County. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) owns the newspaper and its website.

Texas newspapers 87 Gainesville Daily Register website

Gainesville Daily Register Online

Gainesville Daily Register ePaper

Gainesville Daily Register Android App

San Marcos Daily Record

The San Marcos Daily Record is a Texas paper that publishes from Tuesday to Friday with a special edition on Sunday. Moser Community Media, LLC owns the newspaper and its website that has sections like News, Sports, Opinions, Features and Obituary among others.

Texas newspapers 88 San Marcos Daily Record website

San Marcos Daily Record Online

San Marcos Daily Record Android App

Conclusion

Texas has a huge network of newspapers. The Dallas Morning News is most read newspaper in the state, followed by Houston Chronicle that operate two websites to serve an audience beyond geographical boundaries.

Prominent Papers

Other popular newspapers of Texas include El Paso Times, Austin American-Statesman and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 1865-established San Antonio Express-News is another big state newspaper that operate two different websites to serve an online audience.

Focus Daily News, The Times from Shreveport, decade old Corpus Christi Caller-Times and The Baytown Sun are among other widely read newspapers in Texas, according to Agility PS’s top 10 circulated Texas daily newspapers.

Gannett’s Papers

Gannett Company of the USA Today Network operates as many as 21 newspapers in the US state of Texas. As many as 28 college newspapers publish in Texas with The Baylor Lariat of the Baylor University, The Daily Campus of the Southern Methodist University and The Daily Texan of the University of Texas at Austin being the most popular ones.

Foreign Language Newspapers

Texas has 11 foreign language newspaper. Al Día, Buena Suerte, El Dia, El Diario de El Paso, Diario La Estrella, El Hispano News, La Opinión, El Periodico USA and Rumbo de San Antonio publish in the Spanish language from Texas. Mach Song is a Vietnamese language newspaper of Texas, while The Texas Telegraph serves the Russian readers.

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