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The Houston Post was a newspaper, established in February 1880 by Gail Borden Johnson and absorbed into the Houston Chronicle in 1995. The Chronicle, with bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Austin, is a part of the Hearst Corporation.

In 1881, Johnson combined the Post with the Houston Telegraph . Three years later it was sold to William R. Baker and other Houston citizens, but the investment could not save the paper from going under. In April 1885, the longest-running and most recent incarnation of the Post was established via the combination of the Houston Morning Chronicle and the Houston Evening Journal . The Houston Dispatch was also merged into the Post, in 1924.

In the 1920s the Post owned Houston radio station KPRC, and by the 1950s had acquired the KPRC television station as well. The company went on to purchase the News Publishing Company in 1963, which resulted in the ownership of the Galveston News, the Galveston Tribune, and the Texas City Sun . Throughout its history there has been a number of well-known Texas citizens working for the Post, including Henry F. MacGregor, both William P. Hobby, Sr. and Jr., and William H. Gardner.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. Houston Post, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/eeh4.html (accessed July 21, 2010).

From the guide to the Houston, Post, Washington D. C. Bureau, Collection 96-246; 96-275., 1963-1995, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

The Houston Post was a newspaper, established in February 1880 by Gail Borden Johnson and absorbed into the Houston Chronicle in 1995.

The Chronicle, with bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Austin, is a part of the Hearst Corporation.

In 1881, Johnson combined the Post with the Houston Telegraph.

Three years later it was sold to William R. Baker and other Houston citizens, but the investment could not save the paper from going under. In April 1885, the longest-running and most recent incarnation of the Post was established via the combination of the Houston Morning Chronicle and the Houston Evening Journal. The Houston Dispatch was also merged into the Post, in 1924.

In the 1920s the Post owned Houston radio station KPRC, and by the 1950s had acquired the KPRC television station as well. The company went on to purchase the News Publishing Company in 1963, which resulted in the ownership of the Galveston News, the Galveston Tribune, and the Texas City Sun. Throughout its history there has been a number of well-known Texas citizens working for the Post, including Henry F. MacGregor, both William P. Hobby, Sr. and Jr., and William H. Gardner.

From the description of Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, 1963-1995 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 776690867

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, 1963-1995 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, 1963-1995 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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associatedWith Baker, James Addison, 1930- person
associatedWith Bush, Barbara, 1925- person
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Bush, Neil, 1955- person
associatedWith Clements, William P., 1917- person
associatedWith Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993 person
associatedWith DeLay, Tom D., 1947- person
associatedWith Dinkins, Carol E. person
associatedWith Dole, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Dole, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- person
associatedWith Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-2000 person
associatedWith Gramm, Phil person
associatedWith Gramm, Phil. person
associatedWith Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995 person
associatedWith Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964 person
associatedWith Hobby, William Pettus, 1932- person
associatedWith Houston post corporateBody
associatedWith Houston post corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 person
associatedWith Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996 person
associatedWith Kiely, Kathy person
associatedWith Kiely, Kathy. person
associatedWith Leland, Mickey person
associatedWith Leland, Mickey. person
associatedWith Lewis, Andrew Lindsay, 1931- person
associatedWith Mondale, Walter F., 1928- person
associatedWith Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998 person
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Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Subject
Newspapers--Washington (D.C.)
Newspapers
Newspapers--Texas
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Corporate Body

Active 1963

Active 1995

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