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Las Sabinas

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and deaths; photographs; cemetery records; court proceedings and public records; family Bible entries; and other historical documents.

Added: June 2013.

Sam Lanham Collection - Civil War Era Pamphlets

A collection of pamphlets from the Civil War Era. These 21 pamphlets date from 1849 to 1869 and address issues concerning emancipation, the future of the Union, and other political topics of the period.

Added: May 2014.

San Angelo Press

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.

Added: October 2010.

San Antonio Express

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.

Added: July 2014.

San Antonio Herald

J.P. Newcomb began the Alamo Star after apprenticing at the San Antonio Ledger, another prominent San Antonio newspaper, until 1854. The San Antonio Alamo Star was renamed the San Antonio Herald on April 3, 1855.

Added: October 2011.

San Antonio Ledger

Established by Joseph Walker in 1850, the San Antonio Ledger was one of many newspapers owned by Walker until his death in 1886. The San Antonio Ledger hosted one particularly prominent series of articles, written by José Antonio Navarro, from 1853 to 1857.

Added: October 2011.

San Antonio Light

A daily newspaper, the San Antonio Light published its first issue on January 20th, 1881. The Light was originally published as a daily newspaper in the office of the Texas Sun from 1881 to 1883, after which time publication management transferred to Tom B. Johnson and A.W. Gifford.

Added: October 2011.

San Antonio Register

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.

Added: May 2014.

San Marcos Area Newspaper Collection

The San Marcos Area Newspaper Collection includes multiple regional titles, including the Texas State University student newspaper, The Star, the San Marcos Free Press, the San Marcos Cresset, the San Marcos Times, the San Marcos Leader, and the Hays County Times & Farmers' Journal.

Added: May 2016.

San Marcos Free Press

In 1873, Issac H. Julian relocated from Indiana to San Marcos, Texas. After having published a newspaper in Eastern Indiana for 14 years, Julian quickly bought the only existing paper in Hays County, the San Marcos Times.

Added: April 2013.

San Patricio County Newspaper Collection

Originally named after Saint Patrick by Irish Catholic settlers in the 1820s, San Patricio County is now a part of the wider Corpus Christi metropolitan area. The San Patricio County Newspaper Collection represents the Texas communities of Sinton, Taft, Mathis, Odem, and Aransas Pass, and it encompasses multiple titles, including the Taft Tribune and the San Patricio County News.

Added: March 2016.

The San Saba County News

The San Saba County News is a weekly newspaper that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising. It was formerly known as San Saba News prior to 1892.

Added: May 2014.

The San Saba News

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.

Added: September 2010.

The San Saba Weekly News

The San Saba Weekly News is a weekly newspaper that served the town of San Saba in San Saba County, Texas. The newspaper ran in 1885 an 1886 and included local, state, and national news as well as advertising.

Added: May 2014.

Sanborn Map Collection

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents its collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. The maps were created to estimate fire insurance risks in US cities. They are a priceless resource for historical and genealogical research as well as for planning and preservation.

Added: December 2014.

Schulenburg Sticker

The Schulenburg Sticker collection represents nearly 30 years of the town's rich Czech and German heritage, with issues from 1899 to 1926. It is presented courtesy of the Schulenburg Public Library.

Added: October 2011.

Scouting Magazine

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.

Added: December 2012.

Seguiner Zeitung

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.

Added: September 2014.

Seminole Newspaper Collection

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.

Added: May 2014.

The Seymour News

The Seymour News is a weekly newspaper published in Seymour, Baylor County, Texas. The newspaper was established by George Patton Barber and ran for fourteen years under his leadership. It included local, state, and national news as well as advertising.

Added: May 2014.

Sherman Daily Democrat

The Sherman Daily Democrat is a daily newspaper published in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas. The newspaper included local, state, and national news as well as advertising.

Added: May 2014.

The Sherman Daily Register

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.

Added: March 2011.

Shiner Gazette

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.

Added: September 2010.

Silsbee Area Newspaper Collection

The Silsbee Area Newspaper Collection represents the history of both the city of Silsbee as well as Hardin County. Included in this collection are newspapers documenting Woodrow, the Big Thicket National Preserve, and other significant historical areas in Hardin County.

Added: May 2016.

The Snyder Signal

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.

Added: March 2013.

South Belt Ellington Leader

The South Belt/Ellington Leader has been publishing a weekly newspaper continuously since February of 1976. The Leader is free of charges and is distributed in stores and public places within its service area in southeast Houston. The Leader has always been owned by persons living and working in the South Belt area.

Added: May 2016.

The South Jetty

Published in Port Aransas since 1971, the South Jetty represents coastal Texas news and photographs, along with full-color Summer Visitors' Guides to document marine wildlife, area tourism, and local attractions.

Added: May 2014.

The Southern Intelligencer

The Southern Intelligencer, published in Austin, Texas, released its first issue on August 19th, 1856. From its founding until the Civil War, the newspaper was an antisecessionist, pro-Union platform, published by William Baker and Irving Root.

Added: October 2011.

Southern Mercury

Originally begun in 1892 as a newspaper friendly with the Texas Farmers Alliance, the Southern Mercury became the official journal of the Alliance by 1886, under the supervision of editor E.G. Rust.

Added: October 2011.

Southwest Chinese Journal

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.

Added: May 2014.

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897 by the Texas State Historical Association, is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. This collection features issues from 1897-2004.

Added: July 2010.

Southwestern University Digital Texas Heritage Resource Center

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).

Added: March 2015.

Spotlight on North Texas

"Spotlight on North Texas" was a community history project conducted by the University of North Texas Media Library and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. In April and June of 2016, residents of Denton County were invited to participate in the preservation of North Texas' motion picture history by bringing materials to the library for free digitization. The digitized materials contained in this collection include home movies, television news footage, and photographs. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant program.

Added: July 2016.

St. Mary's University School of Law Newspaper Collection

The Barrister’s News was the student paper for St. Mary’s University School of Law during the 1950s and 1960s. From founding to present, the School of Law was the only law school in the greater San Antonio region, with no other law schools located South of the school.

Added: June 2014.

Star of the Republic Museum Objects

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.

Added: February 2012.

Stephens County Sun

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).

Added: August 2010.


The Texas State Genealogical Society presents its quarterly journal Stirpes, dating from 1961 to 1990, that contains unpublished records and other materials whose purpose is to stimulate and support the research and teaching of genealogy.

Added: March 2011.

Stonewall County School Annuals

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.

Added: August 2010.

The Suburbia News

The Suburbia News is a weekly newspaper that proudly serves the cities of Balch Springs, Combine, Crandall and Seagoville. The inaugural issue appeared in November 1972 and has been published continuously since then.

Added: August 2015.

Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946

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.

Added: November 2009.

Sweetwater Reporter

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.

Added: July 2012.