The Belo interests sold the News in 1923 to William Lewis Moody, Jr.
In 1927 Moody also acquired the Galveston Tribune, an afternoon newspaper.
Both were published from a central printing plant designed by architect Nicholas J.
Clayton and located on Mechanic Street in downtown Galveston.
In 1963 both newspapers were sold to the William P.
Hobby family of Houston.
The Tribune was abandoned in favor of an evening News published five days a week and Sundays. In 1858 Richardson had a four-story building constructed for the paper.
During the Civil War the News published its editions in Houston.
It returned to Galveston Island in 1866.
The Dallas Morning News was founded in 1885 as a satellite publication.
A mainland newspaper, Today, was printed at the same facility.
In June 1967 the Hobbys sold the newspapers to a corporation of southern newspaper interests headed by Carmage Walls and Les Daughtry, who soon restored the News to daily morning publication.
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