A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 93
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THE CIT OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 93
he deserved them. He played no favorites, but
went after wrong-doers wherever discovered. The
result was almost continual warfare for the first
few months of the Herald's existence, and, what
was more to the editor's satisfaction, an immense
circulation for the paper. Subscriptions and advertisements
poured in and the Herald became one of
the leading papers in South Texas.
After a red hot existence of eighteen years the
Herald was finally sold to Mr. M. E. Foster, who
had organized the Houston Chronicle and who
bought the plant and good will of the Herald.
The Houston Chronicle began publication on October
14, 1902, and it is no exaggeration to say
that it was a success from its very first issue. Its
editor and proprietor, Mr. M. E. Foster, was no
novice, having been managing editor of the Houston
Post and having had large experience and training.
He has made the Chronicle one of the leading
State papers and its influence is great both in
Houston and throughout the State.
On May 18, 1880, a number of Texas editors assembled
in the parlor of the Hutchins House and
Organized the Texas Press association. For four
years the association met in Houston and then determined
to meet each year in a different city. From
a mere handful of members at the beginning the
association has grown to be one of the largest and
most important in the South and its annual meetilgs
are looked forward to with pleasurable anticipation
by the members for they are always most
Profitable and enjoyable.
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/106/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .