What's Inside this Collection.
The Stonewall County Library presents The Aspermont Star newspaper consisting of 2,318 issues of this historical weekly newspaper dating from March 10, 1911 to February 15, 1979. The Aspermont Star, formerly the Raynor Monitor and then the Texas Lasso, was moved from the previous county seat of Raynor to Aspermont sometime during the late 1800s. The first of many owners of the Aspermont Star was S. W. Thomas. In August 1977 it was owned by the C-K Publishing Company who announced the Aspermont Star would be combined with the Hamlin Herald, and all their subscribers would get the Hamlin paper thus ending the 80-year life of the Aspermont Star. However, A. E. Richards from Ralls felt the people of Stonewall County deserved and would support their own paper so by the last week in August of that same year, the Aspermont News hit the streets. At the end of the first year, Richards announced the paper had more than 900 paying subscribers. The Aspermont News underwent another name change becoming the current Stonewall County Courier. This collection, while incomplete, covers the local, national, and world news including extensive advertising from March 10, 1911 through February 15, 1979. The Portal to Texas History also contains Stonewall County Library's school annuals including the Old Glory (Pirate), Peacock (Peafowl), and the Aspermont (Hornet).