Houston Harte (born January 12, 1893 in Missouri – died March 1972 in San Angelo, Texas) founded, with Bernard Hanks, a regional chain of newspapers which eventually became the media company Harte-Hanks. His son was the newspaper executive, journalist, philanthropist, and conservationist, Edward H. Harte, and Houston H. Harte.
He also created the book In Our Image along with Time illustrator, Guy Rowe, a collection of Bible stories published in 1949 by Oxford University Press. Together they won a Christopher Award.
Harte was instrumental in preserving historic Fort Concho in San Angelo. He also donated substantially to Angelo State University.
Harte was also a confidant of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. His association with Johnson led him to end his longstanding friendship with a leading Johnson critic, the historian J. Evetts Haley.