Established in 1895, the Grapevine Sun published local news and events relating to the City of Grapevine and wider Tarrant County. Benjamin R. Wall (1876-1955) started the Grapevine Sun in 1895 at the age of nineteen, and then sold the newspaper in 1897 to James E. Keeling (1847-1925), a native of England. Keeling's son, Edward, took over as editor in 1912 and published the paper with the help of his wife, Grady. This weekly newspaper printed mostly encouraging news for its readers. When Ed died in 1953, his daughter Zena Keeling Oxford became editor, while her husband Gene served as typesetter. After Zena Keeling Oxford's death in 1976, the family connection to the newspaper, which had lasted 80 years and spanned three generations, was ended. The Grapevine Sun was digitized by the Tarrant County Archives through the support of a Rescuing Texas History award.



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Grapevine Sun in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/GRPV/ accessed November 28, 2023.



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