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Brenham Banner Press

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Brenham, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 8' 45.007584", -96° 23' 8.008836"
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    Founded Jan. 1, 1866, as weekly Southern Banner, by Dan McGary and John C. Rankin, Confederate veterans. For his independent policies, editor McGary was jailed that year; shop and nearby businesses burned. But paper survived; became a daily in 1876. Banner was merged with Press in 1912 by George Meu. Mrs. Ruby Robertson, on staff in 1912, in 1917 became first woman in Texas to edit a daily. Jim Byrd, production superintendent, has been on force since 1921. Ben F. Blanton, a newspaperman since 1939, became editor and publisher on Feb. 1, 1962.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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