Cleveland Advocate

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Cleveland Advocate
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Hearst Corporation
Publisher Brenda Miller-Fergerson
Editor Vanesa Brashier
Founded 1917
Headquarters 106 West Hanson
Cleveland, Texas 77005
United States
Circulation 4,524
ISSN 0746-7125

The Cleveland Advocate is a weekly newspaper in northern Liberty County, Texas, United States, established in 1917, nearly two decades before the City of Cleveland was incorporated. According to an article published in the 23 NOV 1917 issue of the Liberty Vindicator, "The Cleveland Advocate is the new addition to the Liberty county newspaper field. The Advocate's first issue has a strong "kick" and looks like it should make good."

Published each Wednesday, the newspaper has a total circulation of 4,524 and is sold for 50 cents an issue or $24 for a yearly subscription.

Located in the heart of Cleveland, the newspaper covers news events in Cleveland, Tarkington and all of northern Liberty County. The Cleveland Advocate is an award-winning[which?] publication with recent achievements for headline writing and feature writing from the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association.

It was owned by ASP Westward LP until 2012, when it was acquired by 1013 Star Communications as part of its acquisition of Houston Community Newspapers.[1] In 2016 the Hearst Corporation acquired Houston Community Newspapers; it is the parent company of the Houston Chronicle.[2] As part of the deal the Advocate became a part of the Hearst Corporation.[3]


  1. ^ Pulsinelli, Olivia (2012-08-28). "Houston Community Newspapers sold to Nevada company". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Al (2016-07-29). "Hearst purchases community newspapers across Houston's suburbs". Katy Rancher at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Hearst Purchases Locally-Focused Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group". Hearst Corporation at MarketWired. 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 

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