The Lufkin Daily News appeared in 1906 in daily and semiweekly editions and was published by Texas Newspapers, Incorporated, and G. E. Watford until 1959. This paper was succeeded by the Lufkin News, also a daily, published from 1959 until 1982. In 1977 the paper received a Pulitzer Prize Public Service Award for a series of articles on the death of local recruit Lynn "Bubba" McClure at a United States Marine Corps training camp. The series led to a congressional investigation and reform of marine recruiting and training practices. The paper resumed publication as the Lufkin Daily News under Joe Murray on February 28, 1982; in the 1990s it was published by Bill E. Martin and had a circulation of 15,625.
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Houston Post, April 19, 1977. Texas Newspaper Directory (Austin: Texas Press Service, 1991).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Diana J. Kleiner,
“Lufkin Daily News,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
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Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
March 1, 1995