Upcoming Newspapers in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

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As the Texas Digital Newspaper Program prepares to celebrate 2.5 million pages on November 6, 2014, we welcome multiple new grant awardees and newspaper titles! The Polk County Enterprise: The county seat, Livingston, Texas, has received a grant to digitize its newspaper, beginning in 1892 and moving up to 1965.  This span of years will… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, September 24, 2014

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September 24, 2014 Recently added collections … The Hallettsville Rebel “The great appear great to us only because we are on our knees, LET US ARISE!” shouts the slogan of the Hallettsville Rebel, once the state paper of the Socialist Party in Texas.  Edward Otto Meitzen, a German immigrant who left that country and the repression… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, September 10, 2014

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September 10, 2014 Texas Digital Newspaper Program: Two Million Pages Preserved Recently, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP) reached two million pages of Texas newspapers on The Portal to Texas History.  Made digitally available from microfilm, physical pages, and PDF e-print editions (more) featured Collections … The Canyon City News The city of Canyon was founded by… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, August 27, 2014

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August 27, 2014 recently added Collections … Bellaire Area Newspapers The city of Bellaire, inside the Houston metropolitan area, was founded in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin, the vice president of Burlington Railroad.  It was begun as a residential neighborhood and continues to be dominated by residences today, which is why it is known as… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, August 1, 2014

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August 1, 2014 Recently added collections … The Jasper News-Boy The Jasper News-Boy was founded by Captain Edward Irwin Kellie who had come to Texas after working as a news boy in New Orleans.  Kellie worked for a newspaper in Galveston and then for the Sabine Times until 1860.  After the Civil War he set… Read more »