Houston Post

Houston Post

The "Houston Post" was a newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States that was established on February 19, 1880, by Gail Borden Johnson.

Though that original publication ceased in October 1884, the "Houston Post" was re-established with the merger of the "Houston Morning Chronicle" and the "Houston Evening Journal" on April 5, 1885. J. L. Watson was the business manager and Rienzi M. Johnston was the editor.

Short story writer O. Henry worked briefly for the "Post" in 1895 and 1896. He had to leave his position at the "Post" when he was indicted for embezzlement from previous employment at a bank in Austin.

For many years, the "Post" was owned by the Hobby family, who also began Houston's first radio station, KPRC (AM) in 1925. Amid declining sales, the "Post" was sold in 1983.

The Houston Post later closed down permanently, with the final edition printed on April 18,1995, the day before the Oklahoma City federal building bombing. Its assets and liabilities were acquired by Hearst Corporation, the publisher of the Post's rival daily Houston Chronicle, who then proceeded to fire nearly all of the Post's employees.

External links

* [http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/toastedposties/ashby.html "A historical perspective: Where is Santa Anna when we need him?"]
* [http://archives.cjr.org/year/95/5/houston.asp "Rancor and Romance..."] - Marty Graham
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/Pre_96/April95/218.txt.html U.S DOJ approves Hearst purchase of Post] - April 18, 1995
* [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ricewrc/00211/rice-00211.html Guide to the Rienzi Melville Johnston papers, 1899-1926]
* [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ricewrc/00127/rice-00127.html Guide to the Marguerite Johnston Barnes Personal Papers, 1926-1998]
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