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Las Sabinas is a quarterly publication of the Orange County Historical Society discussing the history of the area and genealogy of residents through essays; oral histories; newspaper articles; letters; records of births, marriages, and deaths; photographs; cemetery records; court proceedings and public records; family Bible entries; and other historical documents.
Established in 1897 by John J. Rhodes, the San Angelo Press initially billed itself as the Stock Growers & Breeders Journal. The Press was especially concerned with providing news and information on stockbreeding, farming, the home, and industry. As editor Truly asserted in 1902: expect that we will make [the Press] a faithful chronicler of the local history of this section... It will be our policy to make the paper especially a local paper.
The San Antonio Express was first published in 1865, taking its name from the Alamo Express, a Union newspaper whose press had been destroyed by secession sympathizers in 1861. H. Pollman and Augus Siemering began the paper as a weekly, changing it to a daily in 1866. The paper is still in print today as the San Antonio Express-News.
The San Antonio Register was the city's second African-American weekly newspaper. It was founded by Valmo C. Bellinger and began printing in 1931. The paper ran without interruption for forty-seven years. Though its initial goal was preserving the political influence of Valmo Bellinger's father, Charles Bellinger, the paper later focused on reporting on local, state, and national news of specific concern San Antonio's African-American community.
On New Year's Day 1873, at a time when Indian raids frequently visited the region, the San Saba County News debuted as the first newspaper in West Texas. Col. William T. Melton paper quickly became known as the San Saba News and began circulating beyond the county lines to areas bereft of local journalism.
The Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum features it archival issues of Scouting Magazine dating back to 1913. The magazine is written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
The Abilene Library Consortium presents the Seguiner Zeitung, a weekly German language newspaper published in Seguin, Guadelupe County, Texas. The paper began as the Waechter which was published in the late 1880's but changed its name to the Seguiner Zeitung after a year. The newspaper remained in print until 1932.
Digitized by the Gaines County Library System, the Seminole Sentinel and the Seminole News are now available on The Portal to Texas History. Situated in West Texas, Seminole is famous as a top producer of cotton, peanuts, and oil and gas. The Seminole Sentinel has been in publication since 1907. Preservation and digitization of the Seminole Newspaper Collection has been generously supported by the Tocker Foundation.
Austin College presents its newspaper Sherman Daily Register. The Sherman Daily Register began October 20, 1885 as an Independent publication and continued through 1906. The paper was published each evening, except Sunday for .75¢ per month. This daily newspaper included local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Charles M. Ward established the Shiner Gazette in 1893 as a Democratic newspaper in Shiner, Texas, it still remains in circulation to this day. In either 1898 or 1899, J.C. Habermacher assumed the editing and publishing duties. In 1913, the Gazette, still under Habermacher's management, described itself in its masthead as the recognized Democratic paper of Lavaca County.
Published by E. B. Barnes in 1911 under the motto “Let all The Ends Thou Aim’st at Be Thy Country’s, Thy God’s and Truth’s,” the Snyder Signal actively promoted a Christian way of life. In 1923, the Signal combined with the recently established Scurry County Times (which thereafter claimed the older paper’s 1887 start date as its own). Also published as the Scurry County Times and the Snyder Signal or simply the Times-Signal, the newspaperbecame the Snyder Daily News in 1950. The News continues to this day.
Gene Lee founded the Southwest Chinese Journal in 1976. The Chinese-language newspaper served the Chinese immigrant community of the Houston metropolitan area by distributing information about the needs of the community and the available local services and opportunities. The newspaper ran until 1985.
Southwestern University presents part of its considerable Texas history collection. The collection will include photographs and documents related to Thomas Falconer, a British lawyer turned explorer and adventurer on the Texas frontier, Henry Matthews, an early Texas Methodist circuit rider, the Johnson family, items related to Sam Houston, the C.S. Belford Lumber Company, Senator John G. Tower, Edward A. Clark Collection, Giddings Collection, Orceneth Fisher, excerpts from the Franklin D. Love Collection, as well as documents related to Southwestern's root institutions.
This collection was generously funded in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (2015).
The Star of the Republic Museum Objects Collection is presented by the Star of the Republic Museum and is comprised of thousands of museum artifacts. The museum, which is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, has an impressive variety of items that include furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, cooking utensils, and looms.
The Breckenridge Public Library in Stephens County presents the Stephens County Sun newspaper, 1933-1940. The paper's masthead reads Devoted to the Farm and Home, and to Every Legitimate Interest of Breckenridge and Stephens County. Published by the Breckenridge Publishing Company, this newspaper documents Stephens County's thriving development and commerce during the twentieth century. Other newspapers from the Breckenridge Public Library are the Stephens County Times, Breckenridge Weekly Democrat (1926-1933), the Breckenridge American (1922-1940), and the junior and senior high school newspaper published by the journalism students, The Dynamo (1932-1939).
Stonewall County Library presents their school annuals photographs and information about students, teachers, sports, school events and organizations. The Aspermont Independent School District yearbooks collection features 52 volumes of the Hornet from 1944 through 2000, the Old Glory School yearbooks collection features issues of The Pirate from 1941 through 1984, and the Peacock School yearbooks collection features issues of the Peafowl from 1946 through 1963.
The Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946, features correspondence, photos, and other materials related to the military service of James E. Sutherlin. Jim was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving aboard the USS Kasaan Bay, CVE 69, in both the Atlantic Ocean and the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Escort Carrier Sailors and Airmen Association.
The Sweetwater Reporter newspaper collection has been added to The Portal to Texas History by the Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library. Since its beginnings in 1879 with the establishment of a post office, Sweetwater has served as a hub of transportation, ranching, and industry, and its newspaper has documented the ups and downs of this west Texas community.