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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Robstown in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Robstown Record

Robstown Record Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
1. Robstown Record Marker
The Robstown Record began serving the Robstown community and surrounding areas in 1919, when M.L. Dale and his wife, Myrtle, began to print the paper. At the time, Robstown did not have a newspaper; the community's first new periodical, the Robstown Reporter, had previously ended publication. The Dales published from an office on Main Avenue until 1925, when they moved away from the community. The Robstown chamber of commerce published the paper until 1926, when Elma and Sam L. Fore, Jr. purchased it and moved the business to 104 N. Fifth. Fore was a founder and president of the south Texas Press Association; four other presidents of the institution also worked for the Robstown Record. In 1941, the eldest daughter of the Fores, Marion, and her husband Carrroll Keach, moved to Robstown to work in the family business. In 1967, the couple became the sole owners of the Robstown Record.

The weekly newspaper has covered the important political, economic, social and cultural events affecting Robstown. It has received regional, state and national awards. Through the years, the newspaper continued to be managed
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by the Keach family, who in 1989 merged the Robstown Record with the Western Star under the new name of the Nueces County Record Star. Today, the Nueces County Record Star continues the work begun by the Robstown Record, which served both as a vital source of timely information and later as documents that chronicle the history of the Robstown community.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15776.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 27° 47.399′ N, 97° 39.801′ W. Marker is in Robstown, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on North 5th Street north of East Main Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 N 5th St, Robstown TX 78380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George H. Paul Building Site (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Robstown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Brendle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robstown's Vegetable Growing and Railroad Shipping History (approx. ¼ mile away); Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Robstown Record Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
2. Robstown Record Marker (tall view)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Stout Jackson & The Carpa Theaters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robstown Labor Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robstown.
Also see . . .  Nueces County Record Star. (Submitted on June 1, 2018.)
Robstown Record Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
3. Robstown Record Marker (wide view)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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