- Houston Post
The "Houston Post" was a
newspaperin Houston, Texas, United Statesthat 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. Watsonwas the business manager and Rienzi M. Johnstonwas the editor.
Short story writer
O. Henryworked briefly for the "Post" in 1895 and 1896. He had to leave his position at the "Post" when he was indicted for embezzlementfrom 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.
* [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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