Oldest newspaper in Panhandle debuts

July 22nd, 1887

On this day in 1887, at Panhandle, Texas, Henry Harold Brookes published the Panhandle Herald, now the oldest continuously published newspaper in the Texas Panhandle. The paper has been a weekly except in 1922 and from 1926 to 1928, when it was issued semiweekly. It had numerous owners through the years until it became part of the Panhandle Publishing Company in 1932. The Herald printed a special Fiftieth Anniversary Edition on July 22, 1937.

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Oldest newspaper in Panhandle debuts

July 22nd, 1887

On this day in 1887, at Panhandle, Texas, Henry Harold Brookes published the Panhandle Herald, now the oldest continuously published newspaper in the Texas Panhandle. The paper has been a weekly except in 1922 and from 1926 to 1928, when it was issued semiweekly. It had numerous owners through the years until it became part of the Panhandle Publishing Company in 1932. The Herald printed a special Fiftieth Anniversary Edition on July 22, 1937.

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