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The Handbook of Texas is free-to-use thanks to the support of readers like you. Support the Handbook today. No thank you, I am not interested in ing. The original appearance of the paper was heralded in an occasional paper called the San Antonio SurpriseSan antonio light newspaper tiny four- sheet which explained the necessity for a lively daily devoted to the issues and interests of San Antonio and reported that "the Evening Light would be visible January 1, It was first published as a daily, except Sunday, at the office of the Texas Sunwhich was published by A.
Gifford and James Pearson Newcomb. In Newcomb transferred management of the paper to Gifford and Tom B. The plant was moved to an office San antonio light newspaper Commerce Street, and the paper became the Daily Lightwith three Johnson brothers doing all of the work. In the paper was described as the only Republican daily in Texas and as a newsy and ably-edited journal.
In the publishing company was sold to E. Edward S. Tex O'Reilly, author, soldier of fortune, and adventurer, was at one time managing editor. In Harrison L. Beach and Charles S. Diehl, veteran correspondents of national standing, moved to San Antonio San antonio light newspaper bought the Light and Gazettewhich was subsequently known once more as the Light. They installed leased wire news service and published the first full market reports in a San Antonio paper. The Light became liberal-Democratic in its political views, and under the Beach and Diehl management circulation increased from 11, to 25, copies daily.
Inhowever, William Randolph Hearst bought the Light and instituted Hearst policies, and by the circulation was approximately 70, Horner and managing editor N. Dwight Allison. Following their retirement inWilliam B. Bellamy was named managing editor, and Frank A. Bennack was publisher. In the Lightwith a daily circulation ofand a Sunday circulation of , was one of the leading Hearst newspapers in the United States. Byhowever, it was operating on a deficit. Under George B. Irish, the paper continued to be published in the early s, with a circulation ofOn October 6,the Hearst corporation, after purchasing rival paper, the San Antonio Express-Newsannounced that it would close the San Antonio Light if it cold not find a buyer for the property.
At the time the paper employed over people including editorial staff. Shortly after the announcement, the paper closed. The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry. Support Texas History Now. : Journalism Newspapers. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.San antonio light newspaper
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