The Bryan-College Station Eagle

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The Bryan-College Station Eagle
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Berkshire Hathaway
Publisher Crystal Dupre
Editor Kelly Brown
Founded 1889
Headquarters 1729 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77808
 United States
Circulation 19,132 daily
22,692 Sunday[1]
Website theeagle.com

The Eagle, officially known as The Bryan-College Station Eagle, is a daily newspaper based out of Bryan, Texas. Centered in Brazos County, the paper covers an eight-county area around Bryan-College Station that includes Texas A&M University.[2][3] First published as the Weekly Eagle in 1889, it transitioned to a daily in 1913.[4]

The Eagle headquarters at 1729 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, Texas

The Eagle has won multiple awards, including Texas Associated Press Managing Editors awards,[5][6] as well as Newspaper Association of America circulation awards.[7] The paper's average weekday circulation is 19,132.[8]

The Eagle was owned by the Evening Post Publishing Company from 2001 to 2012, when it was sold to Berkshire Hathaway to become part of its BH Media Group subsidiary.[9][10] Previously, the newspaper was owned by Belo Corp. from 1995-2001,[11] Worrell Newspapers from 1988-1995, Harte-Hanks Communications from 1962-1988 and local ownership prior to that.[12]

Jerry Wayne "Wags" Waggoner (1936-2015) was from 1971 to 1986 executive sports editor and managing editor of The Eagle. He then joined the Killeen Daily Herald, where after a heart attack in 1990, he became a freelance writer until 2011 for other newspapers, including The Eagle. In his 50-year journalism career, Waggoner also worked for the Amarillo Globe News, Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegram, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and the 12th Man Foundation in College Station. A narcolepsy patient, Waggoner once won second-place in a writing contest for coverage of a game of which he was asleep during half of the competition. A native of Stamford in Jones County, Waggoner attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville and served in the United States Army. He spent his last years back in Bryan, where he died of a heart attack at the age of seventy-nine.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  2. ^ The Bryan-College Station Eagle, accessed 02-13-2009
  3. ^ Aggie Journalists, "Bryan-College Station Eagle seeks two reporters ", accessed 02-13-2009
  4. ^ The Handbook of Texas, article on Bryan, Texas, accessed 02-13-2009
  5. ^ [1] Chronicle, "2005 Texas APME Awards list", accessed 02-13-2009
  6. ^ [2] The Dallas Morning News (March 30, 2008), "Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presents 2008 awards", accessed 02-13-2009
  7. ^ [3] Newspaper Association of America, 2004 Circulation Sales Executive of the Year winners, accessed 02-13-2009
  8. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  9. ^ BELO SELLS THE EAGLE TO EVENING POST GROUP
  10. ^ Warren Buffett buys Texas newspaper
  11. ^ Belo sells The Eagle to Evening Post group
  12. ^ History of The Eagle
  13. ^ Rebecca Fiedler (January 3, 2016). "Former 'Eagle' managing editor Waggoner dies at 79". Bryan-College Station Eagle. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 

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