Grand Saline Sun

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The Grand Saline Sun is a weekly newspaper published in Grand Saline, Texas in Van Zandt County. The paper's editorial focus is on local community, city, school and county news.

The paper is currently published on Thursday and has a circulation of about 1,500. Its office, which used to be located at 116 N. Main Street, was moved to 123 West Frank St. April 2018 and continued business at that location on April 15, 2018. The paper is printed in Center, Texas.

The paper's website that displays up to date news and headlines was launched in September 2009. It can be found at [www.grandsalinesun.com]

History[edit]

Founded in 1894, the paper consolidated with at least two other papers in the early 1900s. One of the other papers was named the Grand Saline Salt Shaker and was most likely the source of the graphic of a salt shaker which appears on the current masthead (the town's name comes from a large salt deposit located southeast of the city, mined by Morton Salt).

Ownership[edit]

On October 1, 2018 Bert R. Fite and Michelle Fite became owners of the Grand Saline Sun.

In April 2015 Lewis County Press, LLC purchased the paper from Dan Moore, who arranged for Bert R. Fite, a Grand Saline resident, to be publisher under the new owners. Bert Fite was the sports reporter while Dan Moore owned it.

In November 2012 the Sun was purchased by Lake Country Media, LLC, a family owned media company located in Grand Saline and is now locally owned and operated by Dan and Ann Moore. [1]

In 1945, Byron B. Buzbee, former agricultural editor of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times purchased the ownership share of James B. Dudley, becoming co-publisher with Alf Roberson.[2] A year later, Buzbee bought out Roberson's share. On Dec. 30, 1949, Buzbee announced the sale of the paper to S. Neil Harle, a graduate of the University of Missouri journalism school and former news editor and advertising manager of The Port Neches Chronicle.[3] Harle sold the paper to Roberson in 1959.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2013-05-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Byron Buzbee Buys Half Interest in Grand Saline Sun". Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light. AP. 15 Jun 1945. p. 7. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Grand Saline Sun Is Sold to Former Port Neches Man". Lubbock Morning Avalanche. AP. 31 Dec 1949. p. 16. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Mineola Paper Changes Hands". Longview, Texas, USA: Longview News-Journal. 1 Jan 1964. p. 6-A. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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