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Newspapers Currently Serving Fayette County

The Fayette County Record

PO Box 400
127 South Washington
La Grange, TX 78945
Phone: 979-968-3155
Fax: 979- 968-6767
E-mail: fayettecountyrecord@verizon.net

The Flatonia Argus

P.O. Box 468
212 South Penn Avenue
Flatonia, TX 78941
Phone: 361-865-3510
Fax: 361-865-2455
E-mail: newspaper@flatoniaargus.com

The Round Top Register

PO Box 225
610 Bauer-Rummel Road
Round Top, TX 78954
Phone: 979-249-5550
Fax: 979-249-5021
E-mail: register@fais.net

The Schulenburg Sticker

405 North Main Street
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Phone: 979-743-3450
E-mail: sticker@cmaaccess.com

The Banner Press Newspaper

(serves Fayette, Austin, & Colorado Counties)

1217 Bowie Street
Columbus, TX 78934
Phone: 979-732-6243
E-mail: banneroffice@sbcglobal.net

The Schulenburg Sticker displays recent obituaries on their website. The Fayette County Record displays recent issues, including obituaries, on their website only through subscriptions. The KVLG/KBUK radio web site does feature brief death notices that include the time and place of upcoming funerals. Also, the Koenig-Strickland Funeral Home web site includes the time and place of funerals they handle, as well as biographical information about the deceased.

Locating Old Newspapers

The Portal to Texas History

Thanks to grants from the Tocker Foundation, the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives and the Schulenburg Public Library have contributed images of many early issues of Fayette County newspapers to the Portal to Texas History, a website sponsored by the University of North Texas that allows free access to the images.

The Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives has contributed isues of The La Grange Journal, The Fayette County Record, Fayette County Record (an earlier newspaper with a similar name), The Flatonia Argus, and The La Grange Deutsche Zeitung (available through a Library of Congress grant). These newspapers can be found directly at https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/FYTPL. More issues will be available in the coming months.

Searchable images of The Schulenburg Sticker from September 1898 - 1926 are online at http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/STICKR.


The Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives

855 South Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945, Phone: 979-968-3765 or 979-968-6418, Fax: 979-968-5357,
E-mail: rjohnson@cityoflg.com
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10-5, Sat 10-1, Closed Sundays and Mondays

The Fayette Heritage Archives and Museum's holdings include microfilms of most available old Fayette County newspapers. Click here for an inventory of their newspaper and other holdings.


The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

The Research and Collections Division of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is located in Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2, Room 2.109, on the main campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Among its vast holdings are hard copies and microfilms of old Fayette County Newspapers. See a PDF document that lists newspapers from La Grange, Flatonia, and Schulenburg included in the collection. Hours are Monday - Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2, with a few exceptions.


The Nesbitt Memorial Library

529 Washington Street, Columbus, Texas 78934, Phone: 979-732-3392
E-mail: library@columbustexas.net
Hours: Mon-Wed 9-7, Thurs-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4, Closed Sundays

Located in neighboring Colorado County, the archives of the Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus contain microfilm of early Fayette County newspapers among its newspaper holdings.


Online Archives of Old Newspapers from Neighboring Counties

Often neighboring newspapers would contain news from Fayette County. Sometimes articles were copied in their entirety directly from Fayette County newspapers. The following newspapers can be found online:

The Colorado County Citizen
Searchable images of The Colorado Citizen and Colorado County Citizen from 1857-1980, are online courtesy of the Nesbitt Memorial Library at the library's web site.

The Weimar Mercury
Searchable images of The Weimar Mercury from 1885-1960, as well as The Weimar Gimlet from 1885-1888, August 1887 Weimar Daily Informer, and the January 10, 1898 issue of The Daily Tribune are online courtesy of the Nesbitt Memorial Library at the library's web site.
Please note: The files of the Weimar Mercury are copyrighted and any commercial use or republication is prohibited without permission of The Weimar Mercury. The Mercury can be contacted at P.O. Box 277, Weimar, Texas 78962, or by e-mail via their website, www.weimarmercury.com.

The Shiner Gazette
Searchable images of The Shiner Gazette from 1893 - 1911, are online at the Library of Congress Chronicling America web site.

The Eagle Lake Headlight
Searchable images of The Eagle Lake Headlight from 1903 - 1996, as well as the November 13, 1895 issue of The Headlight, September 9, 1893 Eagle Lake Canoe, and April 30, 1904 Eagle Lake Advertiser are online at the Eula and David Wintermann Library web site

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Fayette County Obituaries
Transcribed obituaries of people who lived in Fayette County or are buried here, contributed by various family researchers

Footprints of Fayette
History articles written by members of the Fayette County Historical Commission

Editors and Newspapers of Fayette County
By Julia Lee Sinks, published in July 1897, online article from The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association at the Texas State Historical Association website

Fayette's First Newspaper and Its Offspring
Footprints of Fayette Article

Photograph of Employees of The Svoboda

Articles about early Fayette County newspapers at the Handbook of Texas Online
La Grange Intelligencer
La Grange Far West
La Grange Paper

Letters to the Editor of The La Grange Journal
Letters of Olivia Tuttle Willrich While on Tour in Europe, Summer 1923