The Brownsville Herald

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The Brownsville Herald
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) AIM Media Texas
Publisher R. Daniel Cavazos
Editor Marci Caltabiano Ponce
Opinion editor Carlos Rodriguez
Founded 1892
Language English
Headquarters 1135 E. Van Buren St., Brownsville, Texas, U.S., 78520[1]
Circulation 15,880 daily
16,409 Sunday[2]
Sister newspapers El Nuevo Heraldo
Official website The Brownsville Herald

The Brownsville Herald is a newspaper based in Brownsville, Texas, circulating in the Cameron County area.

Jesse O. Wheeler, a newspaperman from Victoria,[3] purchased Brownsville's Cosmopolitan newspaper in 1892 and renamed it the Brownsville Herald. In early years, the paper voiced concern for the need of a railroad connection to the north and a bridge to the nearby city of Matamoros, Mexico.[4]

It was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, after Freedom filed for bankruptcy.[5] Its papers in Texas — the Herald, Odessa American, Valley Morning Star of Harlingen, El Nuevo Heraldo, The Monitor of McAllen, The Mid Valley Town Crier of Weslaco, Coastal Current of South Padre Island and a variety of other weekly and monthly publications — were sold to AIM Media Texas.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "contact us". The Brownsville Herald. 
  2. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Inquiring minds make meal out of Valley history nuggets". Brownsvilleherald.com. 1993-03-13. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  4. ^ Garza, Alicia A. and Long, Christopher. "BROWNSVILLE, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  5. ^ de la Merced, Michael (2009-09-01). "Freedom Communications Files for Bankruptcy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  6. ^ "AIM Media Texas, LLC acquires Texas newspapers". Oaoa.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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