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The Houston Post was a newspaper that had its headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States."Benn's media," Volume 3. Benn Business Information Services, 2002. . Retrieved from Google Books on June 20, 2010. "Houston Post Co. 4747 SW Freeway, Houston, TX 77001" In 1995 the newspaper was absorbed into the Houston Chronicle.

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The newspaper was established on February 19, 1880, by Gail Borden Johnson. Though that original publication ceased in October 1884, the Houston Post was re-established with the merger of the Houston Morning Chronicle and the Houston Evening Journal on April 5, 1885. J. L. Watson was the business manager and Rienzi M. Johnston was the editor.

Short story writer O. Henry worked briefly for the Post in 1895 and 1896. He had to leave his position at the Post when he was indicted for embezzlement from previous employment at a bank in Austin.

For many years, the Post was owned by the Hobby family, who also began Houston's first radio station, KPRC in 1925. Amid declining sales, the Post was sold in 1983 to the Toronto Sun. Four years later, MediaNews Group, led by William Dean Singleton, bought the paper.

The Houston Post later closed down permanently, with the final edition printed on April 18, 1995. Its assets and liabilities were acquired by......
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