Texas Newspapers

Austin American-Statesman

The Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. It is owned by Cox Enterprises. The newspaper places focus on issues affecting Austin and the Central Texas region. The Austin American-Statesman competes with the Austin Chronicle, an alternative weekly. The paper was founded as the tri-weekly Democratic Statesman in 1871, the newspaper was originally allied with the state Democratic party during Reconstruction. The paper prints Associated Press international and national news, and has strong Central Texas coverage, especially in political reporting. The Statesman benefits from the culture and writing heritage of Austin. It extensively covers the music scene, especially the annual South by Southwest Music Festival.

Beaumont Enterprise

The Beaumont Enterprise is a newspaper of the Hearst Corporation, headquartered in Beaumont. It has been in operation since 1880. The Enterprise is a perennial winner of the state’s top journalism awards, including the Texas Press Association’s and Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ prizes for overall excellence. Operating separately under the same company for many years, the Enterprise and Journal merged in 1983. The Hearst Corporation acquired the Enterprise from the Jefferson-Pilot insurance company's publications arm in 1984. John E. Newhouse is the publisher and Timothy M. Kelly is the editor. Headquarter are located in Beaumont, TX on Main Street. The average circulation for this paper is 23,388 daily and 33,957 on Sundays.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Founded in 1883, the Caller-Times has been in existence almost as long as the city of Corpus Christi. Before consolidating into the Caller-Times in the 1920s, this Corpus Christi paper was first the Caller followed by the Times. The paper hit a new turning point in August 1995 when it launched an internet edition of the Caller-Times, called Both the paper and the site have routinely been recognized for quality, and in 2001, the Caller-Times was named the Best Daily Newspaper by the Press Club of Dallas in a 5-state competition area. It was also pegged the best paper in the 100,000 and under circulation category.

Ft Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is an important American daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas. Its area of distribution is checked by its main rival, The Dallas Morning News, which is published from the eastern half of the North Texas. It is owned by The McClatchy Company. The Fort Worth Star published its first newspaper in 1906. In November 1908, the Star purchased the Telegram and the two newspapers merged in 1909 into the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In 1981, the paper received the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. In 1985, the paper again won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The current publisher of the paper is Gary Wortel and the editor is Jim Witt. Headquarters are located at 400 West Seventh Street in Forth Worth, TX. The average circulation for the Star-Telegram is 151,753 daily and 234,091 on Sundays.

Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building located at 801 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX. As of March 2008, it is the ninth-largest newspaper by circulation in the United States. The Chronicle's first edition was published on October 14, 1901. At the end of its first month in operation, the Chronicle had a circulation of 4,378 — roughly one tenth of the population of Houston at the time. Within the first year of operation, the paper purchased and consolidated the Daily Herald. The Chronicle is owned and operated by the Hearst Corporation. The Chronicle has bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Austin. The publisher of the Chronicle is Jack Sweeney and the editor is Jeff Cohen. The Houston Chronicle has a large circulation; Monday through Friday 369,710, Saturday, 346,979, and Sunday, 911,564.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is a newspaper based in Lubbock, Texas. The paper is owned by the Morris Communications Company. The Lubbock Avalanche was founded in 1900 by John James Dillard and Thad Tubbs. According to Dillard, the name

San Antonio Express-News

Founded in 1865, the San Antonio Express-News considered the information source for South Texas. This Hearst Corporation newspaper is led by President & Publisher John C. McKeon, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration Susan Pape, and Managing Editor Jamie Stockwell. In addition to its staff in San Antonio and its neighboring counties, the Express-News maintains bureaus in Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and Washington, D.C.

Victoria Advocate

The Victoria Advocate is a daily newspaper independently published in Victoria, Texas. It is the second oldest paper in Texas and the oldest west of the Colorado River, going back to 1846. The paper was established in 1846 by publishers John D. Logan and Thomas Sterne of Van Buren, Arkansas, as a weekly newspaper named the Texan Advocate. After the publication was renamed the Texian Advocate, ownership changed hands a number of times during the 1850s. The paper eliminated its Democratic label in 1980 after it was acquired by John M. Roberts, who recast the paper as politically Independent. The paper serves the communities of the Victoria metropolitan area, and currently runs a Sunday circulation of 33,368 issues. Headquarters are located at 311 East Constitution Street Victoria, TX 77901.

Wichita Falls Times Record News

This newspaper was first vested in 1907 in Wichita Falls, Texas and circulates to over 20,000 both daily and on Sundays. The Times Record News is owned by E.W. Scripps Company and edited by Deanna Watson. The paper also publishes a local newspaper serving the Sheppard Air Force Base, a military base stationed in Wichita Falls, called the Sheppard Senator.