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McLennan County Publications
Abstracted from The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas, Edited by Dayton Kelley, 1972
Abstracted and databased by Carol Anne Wilson, January, 2003

Name of Publication

Category

Founded, Established or Published By

Primary Location

Frequency

Published From or Established (or estimate)

Published To (or estimate)

Notes

Baptist Banner

Newspaper

 

Crawford, Texas

Monthly

1899

1899

 

Baptist Echo

Newspaper

Lyman Bryan

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1897

 

Objective of this newspaper was to give full reports of Baptist happenings in the area

Baptist Forum

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1881

1914

Denominational paper

Baptist Pilot

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1883

1883

Denominational paper

Brann's Iconoclast

Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

See Iconoclast (The)

Brazos Ambassador

Newspaper

Alliance of Mexican Americans

Waco, Texas

Monthly

Oct 1971

 

Group organized in 1967 to advance the educational, economic, social and political status of Mexican Americans in Waco

Brazos Statesman

Newspaper

J. C. Shook and Company

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1856

 

One of Waco's first newspapers; Only one copy is known to exist

Bruceville Newspaper

Newspaper

 

Bruceville, Texas

 

1895

 

 

Central Texan

Newspaper

Cullen F. Thomas

Waco, Texas

 

 

 

Mentioned in 5 Jul 1908 article in Waco's Daily-Times Herald.  Eight papers published, originating from various points in Central Texas, but printed in Waco, Texas.

Central Texas Belt

Newspaper

Squire Hundley

Lorena, Texas

 

23 Feb 1934

 

 

Chatter

Periodical

 

Waco, Texas

Weekly

11 Feb 1948

23 June 1948

Waco-oriented gossip magazine

City Snag (The)

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1858

1858

Only known copy dated August 1858

Clarion Magazine (The)

Periodical

 

Waco, Texas

bi-monthly

1920

 

African-American periodical published 1st and 16th of each month.  It succeeded the Waco Clarion Weekly.  Contained articles on contemporary issues such as labor and race problems and briefs on churches and schools.

Clarion Weekly

Periodical

 

Waco, Texas

bi-monthly

 

 

See Clarion Magazine

Crawford Advance

Newspaper

J. W. Gay

Crawford, Texas

Weekly

after 1908

1925

Took the place of the Crawford Grit.  Sold to J. W. Gay of the Moody Courier.  Later taken over by Crews and son.

Crawford Advance

Newspaper

McGregor Mirror

McGregor, Texas

Weekly

1925

1928

See Crawford Advance 1908-1925.  After the Crews moved from Crawford, local merchants arranged to have the paper printed with the McGregor Mirror and sent to Crawford for distribution.

Crawford Advocate

Newspaper

J. M. B. Gresham and E. W. Billings

Crawford, Texas

Weekly

1886

 

Took the place of the Crawford Yeoman

Crawford Banner

Newspaper

 

Crawford, Texas

 

1895

 

 

Crawford Grit

Newspaper

S. B. Compton / Earl Day

Crawford, Texas

Weekly

1901

1908

Took the place of the Crawford Advocate.  Sold to Earl Day in 1908

Crawford Sun

Newspaper

S. B. Compton / Johnny Sellman

McGregor, Texas       Crawford, Texas

Weekly

Oct 1928

Present

Printed by McGregor Mirror until hand-set press was installed in Crawford.  About 1931 linotype replaced hand-set press.  Publication suspended 1943-1947.  Bought by J. Sellman in 1956.  July 1969 McGregor Mirror and the Sun were merged.

Crawford Yeoman

Newspaper

W. W. Warrock

Crawford, Texas

Weekly

1885

 

 

Current Topics

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1890s

1890s

"Social newspaper" issued sometime in the 1890s.

Daily Examiner

Newspaper

J. W. Downs

Waco, Texas

Daily

Nov 1873

1888

Had Associated Press service of about 800 words.

Daily Examiner and Patron

Newspaper

J. W. Downs

Waco, Texas

 

1876

 

See Weekly Examiner

Doughnut (The)

Newspaper

Rev. Patrick H. Faulk

Waco, Texas

 

1913

1914

Primarily concerned with church affairs, but also published some civic news.

East Waco Citizen

Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

See Waco Citizen

East Waco News

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1932

 

 

Eddy Eldorado

Newspaper

 

Eddy, Texas

 

1895

 

 

Eddy Journal

Newspaper

Joe F. Coffey

Eddy, Texas

 

1912

 

 

Farm and Labor Journal

Newspaper

J. M. Pittillo

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1906

11 Dec 1961

FLJ absorbed the Waco Weekly Standard in 1920.

Farmers Banner

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1939

 

 

Guardian (The)

Periodical

Baylor University

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1881

 

Covered religion, education and literature.

Guardian (The) and Young Texas: A monthly Journal Devoted to Literature and Texas Education

Periodical

Waco University

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1884

 

Title shortened to The Guardian in January 1885.  Only one issue known to exist: Volume I, No. 9.

Harp of the West:  A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Religion, Music, Temperance and Literature

Periodical

James A. Brown

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1904

 

Only one issue known to exist:  March 1904.

Helping Hand

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1897

 

African-American newspaper

Herald of Truth

Newspaper

 

McGregor, Texas

 

1881

 

Denominational paper published by the Baptists.

Hospodar

Newspaper

Czechoslovak Publishing Company

West, Texas

bi-monthly

 

Present

Printed entirely in Czech.  Designed to keep residents of Czechoslovakia informed about friends and relatives in the US.

Hueco Progressive Press

Newspaper

William F. Bost

Bellmead, Texas

Weekly

April 1968

1971

See Progressive Press, Radar Review, Lodestar, Lodestar News

Iconoclast (The)

Newspaper

William Cowper Brann

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1894

May 1898

 

Jewish Hope (The)

Periodical

Texas Zionist Association

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1907

 

Devoted to the interests of Jews and Judaism.

Lodestar

Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

See Progressive Press

Lodestar

Newspaper

Waco Citizen

Bellmead, Texas

Weekly

Oct 1962

1966

Renamed Lodestar News in 1967

Lodestar News

Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

See Progressive Press

Lodestar News

Newspaper

Waco Citizen

Bellmead, Texas

Weekly

1967

Apr 1968

Sold to William F. Bost Apr 1968

Lorena Gazette

Newspaper

Mid Bradley

Lorena, Texas

 

1910

 

 

Lorena Vidette

Newspaper

 

Lorena, Texas

 

early 1900s

 

A copy of the paper was placed in the cornerstone of the first brick school built at Lorena in 1904.

Mart Daily Herald

Newspaper

 

Mart, Texas

Daily

1912

24 Nov 1971

Known as the smallest Daily in the US.

Mart Herald

Newspaper

 

Mart, Texas

Weekly

25 Nov 1971

 

Result of the consolidation of the Mart Daily Herald and the Mart Weekly Herald.

Mart Weekly Herald

Newspaper

A. M. Kennedy

Mart, Texas

Weekly

1900

 

Paper sold in 1905 to J. F. Kennedy

McGregor Herald

Newspaper

 

McGregor, Texas

 

mid 1890s

 

Consolidated with the McGregor Observer in 1900.

McGregor Herald-Observer

Newspaper

 

McGregor, Texas

 

1900

 

Result of the consolidation of the McGregor Observer and the McGregor Herald.  By end of 1904 merged together with Herald-Observer.

McGregor Mirror

Newspaper

T. E. Streight

McGregor, Texas

 

1904

Present

 

McGregor News

Newspaper

 

McGregor, Texas

 

1895

 

 

McGregor Observer

Newspaper

James J. Padgett

McGregor, Texas

Weekly

about 1892

1900

Consolidated with the McGregor Herald in 1900.

McGregor Plaindealer

Newspaper

Albert D. Rust

McGregor, Texas

 

1883

 

Printed with a hand press

Monitor (The)

Newspaper

Josh Billings

Moody, Texas

 

1882

1890

Purchased by Squire Hundley in 1890 and was renamed Moody Courier.

Moody Review

Newspaper

 

Moody, Texas

 

1895

 

 

Paul Quinn Monthly

Newsletter

Paul Quinn College

Waco, Texas

 

June 1886

 

Printed by the school's printing department.

Progress Press

Newspaper

William F Bost / Johnnie Johnson

Bellmead, Texas

Weekly

1971

Present

Sold to Johnnie Johnson 1 Feb 1972.

Radar Review

Newspaper

Waco Citizen

Bellmead, Texas

Weekly

 

Oct 1962

Unofficial military newspaper for the personnel of James Connally AFB.  Superceded by the Lodestar.

Riesel Breeze

Newspaper

 

 

Weekly

1896

1932

See Riesel Rustler

Riesel Rustler

Newspaper

Norman White family

Riesel, Texas

Weekly

1932

Present

Formerly known as Riesel Rustler.  Owned by N. White family since 1932.

Searchlight (The)

Periodical

Captain J. D. Shaw

Waco, Texas

Monthly

1883

 

Originally The Independent Pulpit.  Name soon changed to The Searchlight.  Dedicated to "liberalism, free thought, and ethical culture."

Slacker's Retreat

Misc.

 

Waco, Texas

Irregular

during WWI

 

Publicized the names of "slackers" in the war effort, especially those who did not subscribe to Liberty Bonds in an amount comparable to their income.  Issued "as often as necessary in the interest of the soldiers in France."

Texas Baptist Herald

Newspaper

J. B. Link

Waco, Texas

 

Jan 1886

 

Moved to Dallas where it ceased publication in 2 Dec 1908.

Texas Baptist Standard

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1892

1898

Formerly known as Western Baptist.  Moved to Dallas in 1898 and now published as Baptist Standard.

Texas Humane Review

Newsletter

Texas Humane Society

Waco, Texas

Monthly

Mar 1928

 

Contained articles regarding the society's goals, such as the care of and prevention of cruelty to women, children and "dumb" animals.

Texian

Bulletin

Sons of the Republic of Texas

Waco, Texas

 

Before 1954

 

Published in Waco before moving to Houston.  Contains articles on Texas history and on SRT business and notices.

Vestnik

Newspaper

Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas / Czechoslovak Publishing Company

West, Texas

Weekly

pre 1972

Current

Printed half in English and half in Czech.

Waco American

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Daily

1928

1928

Published for a short time.

Waco Artesia

Newspaper

Isaac Goldstein

Waco, Texas

Weekly

19 Feb 1893

1900

Mainly a society paper w/very little news reporting; Absorbed by Times-Herald Publishing Co. in 1900

Waco Citizen

Newspaper

W. S. Foster

Waco, Texas

Weekly

Jan 1930

Current

 

Waco Daily Advance

Newspaper

James W. Golledge / Thomas (unknown) -->Judge G. B. Gerald

Waco, Texas

Daily

Jan 1874

early 1875

Golledge/Thomas (unk.) sold to Judge Gerald 18 Jan 1874. In 1888 Gerald sold to General J. W. Speight and Rev. J. K. Street.  The consolidated the Daily Advance with the Reporter.

Waco Daily Chronicle

Newspaper

E. M. Ainsworth, C. M. Webb, M. Somes, J. S. Ainsworth and H. S. Sissler

Waco, Texas

Daily

15 Jan 1900

 

 

Waco Daily Day-Globe

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Daily

 

 

See Waco Day

Waco Daily Democrat (1)

Newspaper

W. O. Shook

Waco, Texas

Daily

1854

1860

See Waco Era

Waco Daily Democrat (2)

Newspaper

 

 

Daily

1890s

 

A short-lived publication, this is the one paper that scooped the other Waco papers on the John D. Rockefeller/ Standard Oil Company indictment in 1894.

Waco Daily Telephone

Newspaper

J. H. Cargill, W. S. Hollifield, George Burns, E. M. Ainsworth and C. L. Leach

Waco, Texas

Daily

12 Apr 1892

1900

Bought by the Times Herald Publishing Company in 1900 and became part of the Times-Herald.

Waco Daily Times-Herald

Newspaper

Times Publishing Company

Waco, Texas

Daily

Aug 1897

 

See Waco Times-Herald.

Waco Day

Newspaper

Austin McGary, W. B. Smith, R. J. Griesenbeck and A. R. McCollum

Waco, Texas

Daily

20 Oct 1883

1892

Merged with the Waco Globe in 1892, forming the Waco Daily Day-Globe.

Waco Echo

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1902

 

Printed in German.  Before it ceased publication  it was also printed in English.  Absorbed Waco Justice, another weekly.

Waco Era

Newspaper

George Lambdin

Waco, Texas

Daily

1854

 

Waco's first newspaper.  A secessionist paper.  Name was changed to the Democrat at the Civil War approached.

Waco Evening News

Newspaper

Ivy and Hill / J. H. Bennett

Waco, Texas

Daily

1887

1895

Became the Morning News in 1895, but is not associated with the Waco Morning News established in 1911.

Waco Evening Telephone

Newspaper

J. H. Cargill / W. S. Hollifield

Waco, Texas

 

12 Apr 1892

1903

See Waco Town Talker

Waco Evening Tribune

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Daily

1927

1927

Published briefly.

Waco Examiner

Newspaper

J. W. Downs, Henry Payne (Paine) and J. M. Conrad

Waco, Texas

Semi-Weekly

1865

late 1873

See Daily Examiner, Daily Examiner and Patron and Weekly Examiner

Waco German American Post

Newspaper

Fred Leuders / Henry S. Leuders

Waco, Texas

 

1891

 

Printed in German.  Independent of politics.

Waco Globe

Newspaper

A. R. McCollum

Waco, Texas

Daily

2 Jul 1892

later 1892

Had Associated Press service.  Merged with the Waco Day to form Waco Day-Globe.  Ceased publication before the end of 1892.

Waco Gossip

Newspaper

Isaac Goldstein

Waco, Texas

Weekly

18 Nov 1892

Feb 1893

Feb 19 1893 named changed to Artesia

Waco Independent Pulpit

Periodical

Captain J. D. Shaw

Waco, Texas

Monthly

 

 

See Searchlight (The)

Waco Justice

Newspaper

John R. Spencer

Waco, Texas

Weekly

 

 

Focused on union labor.  Absorbed by Waco Echo.

Waco Legionnaire

Newspaper

James A. Edmond Post No. 21, American Legion

Waco, Texas

Monthly

Jan 1934

Sept 1935

 

Waco Messenger

Newspaper

M. P. Harvey

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1930

Current?

Published for the African-American community.

Waco Morning News

Newspaper

John G. Murphy / Clifton H. Tupper

Waco, Texas

Daily

14 Oct  1911

1918

See Waco News-Tribune.  Merged with Waco Semi-Weekly Tribune to form Waco News-Tribune in 1918.

Waco Morning Times

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Daily

1888

1897

Merged with  the Waco Herald in 1897 to become the Waco Times-Herald.

Waco News

Newspaper

J. R. Bennett / W. C. Brann

Waco, Texas

 

1895

 

Both Bennett and his son, W. C. Brann, were killed in a fight.

Waco News-Tribune

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

 

 

Later absorbed the Times-Herald to become Tribune-Herald.

Waco Press

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

1929

1929

 

Waco Press-Citizen-Record

Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

See Waco Citizen

Waco Record

Newspaper

Earl and John Clair Davis

Waco, Texas

Weekly

Apr 1930

8 May 1953

Plant destroyed by Waco Tornado 11 May 1953.

Waco Register

Newspaper

F. L. Denison, Cooledge,  W. R. Chase

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1865

1879

Established as a Republican newspaper when the Federal Army took charge in 1865.  See Waco Semi-Weekly Register.

Waco Reporter

Newspaper

J. K. Street, Ross brothers

Waco, Texas

Daily and Weekly

27 Oct 1874

Jan 1875

Consolidated with Waco Daily Advance

Waco Reporter-Advance

Newspaper

General J. W. Speight / Rev. J. K. Street

Waco, Texas

Daily

1875

 

Result of the consolidation of the Waco Daily Advance with the Waco Reporter

Waco Semi-Weekly Examiner

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Semi-Weekly

 

 

See Waco Examiner

Waco Semi-Weekly Register

Newspaper

F. L. Denison, Cooledge,  W. R. Chase

Waco, Texas

Semi-Weekly

1865

1879

See Waco Register.  Sometimes published weekly.

Waco Semi-Weekly Tribune

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Semi-Weekly

Oct 1905

Apr 1918

Merged with Waco Morning News in 1918 to form Waco News-Tribune.

Waco Standard-Alliance

Misc.

Percy Burleson

Waco, Texas

 

 

 

Short-lived publication

Waco Telephone

Newspaper

C. M. and Harry Hubby

Waco, Texas

 

 

 

Purchased by J. W. Downs of the Waco Examiner.  Before Downs bought it, it had been known as the official organ for the state Grange.

Waco Times-Herald

Newspaper

Waco Publishing Company

Waco, Texas

Daily

Apr 1899

Present

Began in 1897 as the Waco Daily Times-Herald. In 1900 combined with Waco Daily Telephone to become Waco Times-Herald and Telephone.  Later, the Waco Tribune-Herald Company was formed and the paper was renamed Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco Times-Herald and Telephone

Newspaper

Times Publishing Company / Southern Publishing Company

Waco, Texas

Daily

 

 

See Waco Times-Herald.

Waco Town Talker

Newspaper

J. W. Riggins

Waco, Texas

 

1891

early 1892

Sold to J. H. Cargill and W. S. Hollifield 12 Apr 1892 and became the Waco Evening Telephone

Waco Weekly News

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1889

1893

 

Waco Weekly Plain Dealer

Newspaper

A. D. Rust

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1882

1891

 

Waco Weekly Southwestern

Newspaper

William H. Parsons

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1860

 

Large paper.  Advocated re-opening African slave trade, dissolution of the Union and white supremacy.  It was a secessionist paper until a strong unionist editor took over.  However, the unionist editor was eventually removed and replaced with another secessionist editor.

Waco Weekly Tribune

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

Weekly

 

Sept 1905

See Waco Semi-Weekly Tribune

Weekly Examiner

Newspaper

Patrons of Husbandry (Grange) in Texas

Waco, Texas

Weekly

1868

1876

Named changed to Daily Examiner and Patron in 1876.

West Crescent

Newspaper

 

West, Texas

 

1889

1890s

 

West News

Newspaper

Czechoslovak Publishing Company

West, Texas

Weekly

1891

Present

In 1913 purchased the subscription list of the West Times

West Times

Newspaper

William Baldridge

West, Texas

Weekly

1888

10 Jan 1913

Sold it's subscription list to the West News in 1913.

West Weekly News

Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

See West News.

Western Baptist

Newspaper

 

Waco, Texas

 

 

 

See Texas Baptist Standard