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Drawing from the collections of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Research Center, the selected items provide a snapshot of the first half century of formal education in the Texas Panhandle. Photographs of educators, students, school buildings and activities show the growth of educational endeavors from one-room schools to colleges. Also included are documents and printed items that represent important milestones in area education and provide details of the classroom, athletic and social activities associated with schools from around the region.
Barron F. Deal and James P. Baker established the Herald Publishing Company in 1881 and published the first issue of the El Paso Herald in April of that year. The paper circulated in El Paso and surrounding communities, including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Herald actively reported on civic progress and international affairs. As the Scripps Howard News attested in January 1951, "In the early 1900s the Herald stood for 'Republicanism, radicalism, and reformation.'" With the Herald representing the Republicans and the rival El Paso Times editorializing for the nascent Democratic Party, the two papers served as rallying points for the community. The paper ran through 1997, after merging with the El Paso Evening Post
The Institute of Texan Cultures presents El Regidor, a weekly newspaper and one of the few Spanish language newspapers published in San Antonio during the late nineteenth century. The paper was published by Pablo Cruz beginning in 1888. El Regidor featured local, national, and international news and advertising, and also advanced and defended the interests of the barrio community.