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Family sells Tyler Morning Telegraph it owned for century

November 28, 2018

TYLER, Texas (AP) — The family that has owned the Tyler Morning Telegraph for almost a century is selling the newspaper to a group that owns three other Texas dailies, two of them in East Texas.

Telegraph publisher Nelson Clyde announced the sale Wednesday, calling the sale to family-owned M. Roberts Media “a great thing for our staff and customers.”

The sale is to close Nov. 30. No terms have been revealed.

Longview, Texas-based M. Roberts Media also owns the dailies Longview News-Journal, Marshall News Messenger and Victoria Advocate, along with the biweekly Panola Watchman.

The T.B. Butler Publishing Co. had owned the now-defunct afternoon Tyler Courier-Times since 1910 with it launched the Morning Telegraph in 1929. The newspaper’s ancestral roots date to the 1877 launch of the weekly Courier.

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