Old Jack County Texas Newspapers

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Searchable PDFs of each year are also in each folder
but these may take several minutes to download to your computer.
Email Sue@JackCoTX.com if you need help with searches.

The following link buttons for the 1800s take you to small images of all the newspaper pages
 and large images of some interesting articles that were pulled from the papers.
The buttons for years
1900-1990 have information about the papers available
 and have large images of interesting articles.

1875-1878 1880-1882 1883-1886 1887-1888 1889-1893 1894-1899 1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1942-1949 1950-1959 1960-1961 1980-1990

Microfilm and searchable digital images of these papers are available at: 
The Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library 
626 W. College St. 
Jacksboro TX 76458


Microfilm has been digitized and made searchable online by: 
The University of North Texas, Denton TX
Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP)
The Portal to Texas History
Public Domain - 
(These newspapers have been made publicly available for use in research, teaching, and private study by The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in partnership with The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.)
Partners for these Jacksboro newspapers:
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History & 
The Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library
(Some microfilm came from the University of Texas, Austin TX)

One copy of The Flea (1869) is on page:
The Frontier Echo (1875-1878):
Jacksboro Gazette (1889-1946): https://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?sort=date_a&start=0&fq=str_title_serial%3AThe+Jacksboro+Gazette
The Jacksboro News (1904-1918)
Jacksboro Gazette-News (1947-2013):
Jack County Herald (2010-2014): 

 PDFs of recent Jacksboro papers are available at: 
Jacksboro Newspapers
212 N. Church
PO Drawer 70
Jacksboro, Texas 76458
Phone: (940) 567-2616


Brief Outline History of Old Jack County Newspapers
Year Paper Name Owner Notes Articles Below We Have
1860-1860 The White Man/
The Whiteman
Harris A. Hammer &
General J.R. Baylor
In Oct the paper sold and moved to Weatherford About H.A. Hammer  &
1985 History Article
1869-1869 The Flea H.H. McConnell Soldier at Fort Richardson. Wrote 5 Years a Cavarlyman History Article

Drug Store Picture

1 issue of 6 published & some quotes from book
1875-1878 The Frontier Echo R. Chandler - sold to
Gen. George W. Robson in Oct
G.W. Robson was secretery of Cattleman's Asso. In 1883 History Article &
1985 History Article
1880-1886 The Rural Citizen J.N. Rogers Started as small 4 column paper. Changed to 8 columns in 1882. History Article &
1985 History Article
1886-1910 The Jacksboro Gazette J.N. Rogers Name of paper changed in 1886 About J.N. Rogers & History 1886-1910
1894-1901 The Jacksboro News Simpson & Groner   History Article None
1901-1917 The Jacksboro News Thomas Meriwether Marks Was also county agent and started 4H About Tom Marks 1904-1917
1910-1919 The Jacksboro Gazette J.N. Rogers & Co. Paper Owned by 2 daughters after the death of J.N. History Article &
1985 History Article
1917-1918 The Jacksboro News W.B. McComb Merged with the Gazette after 2 years History Article 1917-1918
1920-1946 The Jacksboro Gazette James Robert Dennis - part owner His wife and son ran the paper until 1970 History Article &
1985 History Article
1923 The Jacksboro Gazette H.E. Dennis - part owner Brother of J.R. Dennis buys out Alice & Joanna Rogers History Article &
1985 History Article
1947&48 The Jacksboro Gazette-News Name of paper changed in 1947 1948 Paper moved into a new building  History of Location &
1956 Location History Article
1952 The Jack County Herald Started by Leigh & Mabel Claire McGee 2 separate newspapers now in town 1985 History Article 1952-2015
1970 The Jacksboro Gazette-News Paper bought by Herald Publishing (McGee) 2 papers published weekly until 2015 1985 History Article 1880-2015
2015 The Jacksboro Herald-Gazette Papers merged in July Now only one weekly paper 1985 History Article 2015-Present

Some Newspaper History Articles Below
(Click articles to make images LARGE)

H.A. Hamner.jpg (2285873 bytes)
The White Man - Harris A. Hamner

1917 Rogers & Newspaper History.jpg (4957612 bytes)
History & J.N. Rogers & The Flea by H.H. McConnell

McConnell Drug Store.jpg (749166 bytes)
H.H. McConnell's Drug Store in Jacksboro

Newspaper History pg42.jpg (1261298 bytes)
History & The Frontier Echo by Gen. George W. Robson

1930-05-29-pg01 Paper History.jpg (7134376 bytes)
History, J.N. Rogers, His Daughters, & J.R. Dennis

Tom Marks Picture.jpg (542249 bytes)  JackCoHist -pg093.jpg (3548123 bytes)  JackCoHist -pg094.jpg (2877588 bytes)
Tom Marks & The Tom Marks Corn Club

1916 Tom Marks Leaves.jpg (3361883 bytes)
Tom Marks Leaves & W.B. McComb buys The Jacksboro News

1923 Dennis Buys Paper.jpg (1619819 bytes)

H.E. Dennis buys the interest of Alice & Joanna Rogers and becomes half owner with his brother.

1948 Move.jpg (1646273 bytes)   1948 Building.jpg (933663 bytes)
1948 The Jacksboro Gazette-News moves into a new building.
The first article gives the locations of the newspaper through the years.

1956 NewsBuilding.jpg (2731650 bytes)
1956 Old Newspaper Building Taken Down. -History of the Newspaper Locations.

1985 NewspaperHist.jpg (3701598 bytes)

1985 Article about the history of the newspapers. Right side is the 1910 obituary for J.N. Rogers