If the newspapers across Texas and the nation are any indication, Friday’s news out of Washington, D.C., was a big deal. Come Saturday, whether you lived in El Paso or Longview, Brownsville or Amarillo, nearly every front page of every paper was the same: an above-the-fold dedication to trumpeting the news that same-sex marriage is now legal.

Agree with the ruling or not, the day was not just newsworthy but historic, and Texas newspapers did not disappoint. Thanks to the Newseum’s efforts to feature the front pages of major newspapers in every state, every day, we were given a pretty good look at how the 23 major and mid-level papers in Texas treated the event. Below, a collage of how our papers treated the news:

And here are the individual front pages:

Austin American-Statesman:

Houston Chronicle


Dallas Morning News


San Antonio Express-News


Wichita Falls Times Record News:

Longview News-Journal:

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:


Corpus Christi Caller-Times:

McAllen Monitor:

Valley Morning Star:

Amarillo Globe-News:

Galveston Daily News:

Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Denton Record-Chronicle:

Texarkana Gazette:

Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel (fun fact: the rest of the Daily Sentinel’s front page was dedicated to a feature story about the area’s one Jewish person):

BryanCollege Station Eagle:

Beaumont Enterprise:

Brownsville’s El Nuevo Heraldo:


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