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John Wesley Downs established the Waco Daily Examiner in 1873; the paper ran until 1888. Each issue was four pages long with a mixture of advertisements and articles on every page. Advertising itself as the â€œOfficial Organ of the City,â€ the Waco Daily Examiner featured an Associated Press service of about 800 words as well as other local, state, national and international news. Even at the end of its run in 1888, the Waco Daily Examiner claimed to have the largest circulation in central Texas.
Established in 1888, the Waco Evening News was one of several newspapers published by the firms Hill and Ivy and The News Co. The Evening News routinely touted Democratic platforms and published lists of every party member running for office, from the President of the United States and the Governor of Texas down to local officials. The paper was published as the Waco Evening News until May 7, 1889, when it became The Waco Daily News. It again changed titles to become the Waco Evening News during 1891-1894.
The War Whoop was the student-produced campus newspaper for McMurry College in Abilene, Texas. Publication began in the fall of 1923, continuing in newsprint through the spring of 2006. As the campus newspaper, the War Whoop documents ongoing student activities and concerns. As a student-produced publication, the War Whoop provided a rare vehicle for the student voice, expressing views from their perspective.
Weatherford College presents its collection of photographs depicting various people, groups, and activities beginning with the 1860's. Included are photographs from Jim Wright's personal photograph collection. Jim Wright attended Weatherford College, later became Mayor of Weatherford, and then served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989.
The participants in Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures include the UNT Libraries, Fort Worth Public Library, Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum, the University of Texas at Arlington, Beth-El Congregation Archives, Tarrant County College NE, Log Cabin Village, Cattle Raisers Museum, Lockheed Martin Archives, Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church, Dallas Public Library, University of Houston, and the Cowtown Coliseum. This project was generously funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.