1927 The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 35
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC. a
War, the management of the Galveston News lost neither faith in Texas nor vision
of the State's great future. At this early date and situated as they were on the
western frontierjin the very vanguard of civilization, they nevertheless undertook
and successfully completed a series of newspaper enterprises that attracted attention
throughout journalistic circles of America and Europe. They had the vision of, and
confidence in, the future development of the great fertile areas of inland Texas
and in 1885 established The Dallas Morning News, issuing the first edition, Oct. 1.
On Nov. 30, 1885, the Dallas Daily Herald, which had been published continuously
beginning April 1, 1849, was bought and absorbed. Thus The Dallas Morning News,
published by the oldest business institution in Texas, is likewise the oldest publication
Col. A. H. Belo continued as executive head of the corporation until his death
in 1901, when he was succeeded by his son, A. H. Belo Jr., who died in 1906, shortly
after the deaths of R. G. Lowe dnd Thomas W. Dealey, and was succeeded by
Mrs. Nettie Ennis Belo as president until her death in 1913, when C. Lombardi
became president. When Mr. Lombardi died in 1919, G. B. Dealey became executive
head of the organization, and he holds the office of president in the reorganized
The Semi-Weekly Farm News was established by The Galveston News and The
Dallas News in 1894, having been published as a weekly paper for a number of years
previously. The North Texas edition had been established as a weekly paper with
the beginning of -The Dallas Morning News in 1885, and it was changed to a semi-
weekly publication in 1894. The Galveston edition of the semi-weekly paper was
transferred to Dallas and consolidated with the North Texas edition in 1923, when
the company sold The Galveston Daily News to W. L. Moody of Galveston.
The Dallas Journal, an afternoon paper, was established by A. H. Belo &
Company, April 1, 1914, and it has witnessed a rapid growth, now taking its place
among the large daily newspapers of Texas.
The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide was first published in 1857 as
The Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Guide. It was widely circulated in America
and even in Europe and was instrumental in bringing many thousands to Texas.
On April 11, 1927, the institution which now publishes The Dallas Morning
News, The Dallas Journal, The Semi-Weekly Farm News and The Texas Almanac,
begins its eighty-sixth year. Through reorganization its control again has been
placed exclusively in the hands of Texans, of men who have for many years been
actively connected with this publishing institution. Of its officials and employes,
approximately fifty have been in the service of the organization for more than
twenty-one years. The' policy of this institution will be in the future, as in the
past, to publish the news and to lend its efforts to development of the material
resources of Texas, believing that intelligent development of material resources
will facilitate social and cultural advancement.
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1927 The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, book, 1927~; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123785/m1/39/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.