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  By: Price H.R. No. 220
         WHEREAS, The Panhandle Herald celebrated its 125th
  anniversary in 2012; and
         WHEREAS, The oldest newspaper in continuous operation in the
  Texas Panhandle and one of the region's longest-surviving
  businesses, the Herald published its first edition on July 22,
  1887; the weekly publication was founded by Henry Harold Brookes,
  an Englishman and a former Episcopal missionary, who had given up
  his pastorate in Houston after discovering that he could reach a
  wider audience as an editor than as a preacher; and
         WHEREAS, After settling in the town of Panhandle, Mr. Brookes
  built the Herald's original wooden press himself and initially
  lived and worked out of a tent, despite the extremes of the local
  climate; he was succeeded by a number of other proprietors during
  the paper's first decades, among them Lee Satterwhite, a future
  speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, John L. Nunn, a
  utilities magnate as well as a newspaper owner, and
  David M. Warren,
  a newspaperman who later served on The University of Texas Board of
  Regents; and
         WHEREAS, Today, the Herald is owned and published by Shaun
  and Frank Wink, with Shaun also serving as editor in chief; now
  available online as well as in a newsprint edition, the paper has
  kept pace with the rapid changes in media technology, yet it
  continues to fulfill its traditional mission of strengthening the
  bonds of community through its dedicated coverage of news and
  upcoming events; and
         WHEREAS, Local newspapers are a vital and valued part of
  their readers' lives, and throughout a rich history that has
  spanned more than 12 decades, the Panhandle Herald has done an
  outstanding job of keeping the residents of Carson County informed
  and enlightened; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 125th anniversary of the
  Panhandle Herald and extend to all those associated with this
  venerable publication sincere best wishes for continued success;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Panhandle Herald as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.