The Port Arthur News

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The Port Arthur News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Publisher Rich Macke
Editor Roger Cowles
Sports editor Bob West
Founded March 17, 1897
Headquarters 3501 Turtle Creek Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642  United States
Circulation 14,222 daily[1]

The Port Arthur News is six-day morning daily newspaper published every day except Sundays in Port Arthur, Texas, covering Jefferson County. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

The newspaper has not missed an issue since March 17, 1897, when the Stump family, leaving Missouri, printed the first weekly edition in a baggage car of a train on the way to their new home. The News went daily (except Sunday) in 1901, and a Sunday edition was added in 1916 (although it was later abandoned, and then reintroduced). By 1920, all of Port Arthur's other newspapers had either folded or been bought out by The News. A Texas newspaper chain begun by E.S. Fentress and Charles Marsh bought The News in 1921, overseeing headquarters and press improvements, until Cox Enterprises bought it in 1976. Cox converted The News from an afternoon paper to morning publication in 1986. In 1991, Cox sold The News, along with its sister paper The Orange Leader, to American Publishing Company, which in turn dealt them to CNHI in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ CNHI-CAN Circulation, figures for an undetermined date, accessed January 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Port Arthur News history, accessed January 20, 2007.

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