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PEOPLES PRESS. The Peoples Press, a weekly newspaper in Port Neches, was published from 1919 to 1932. Marvin Brown was the editor in 1924. He was succeeded by Carl White (1925–31) and W. H. Fortney (1932). The publisher throughout the entire period was Peoples Press, Incorporated. The paper described itself as Democratic except during its final year, when it claimed to be independent. Its circulation was reported as 800 in 1924 and 750 from 1925 to 1928, after which no figure was available. Peoples Press was also the name of a weekly paper in Port Arthur, which ran from 1932 until 1941. Carl White, who had edited the Peoples Press in Port Neches, edited this paper throughout its existence. The publisher was White House Printers. The Port Arthur Peoples Press, which listed its political position as "labor," superseded the Port Arthur Labor Forum (1919–31). Circulation for the Peoples Press was reported as 1,500 for 1933–39 and 2,500 for 1940–41.


Ayer Directory of Publications (Philadelphia: Ayer Press, 1869-).

Mary M. Standifer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Mary M. Standifer, "PEOPLES PRESS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.