A storied Texas Panhandle newspaper halts publication after 130 years


Thursday arrived as usual in the Texas Panhandle. But a new edition of The Canadian Record, this gritty town’s definitive source of local news for more than 130 years, did not come with it.

The green flag that told the townspeople that there was a new edition of the newspaper, usually 28 pages long and full of the words and photos of their neighbors and their neighbors’ kids, did not fly outside the weekly’s Main Street office.

The Record, owned by Laurie Ezzell Brown’s family since 1948, suspended its print edition March 2.

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