The Valley Morning Star - Harlingen, Texas: explore the online archive
- The Valley Morning Star is a daily newspaper based in Harlingen, Texas, founded in 1909 as the Harlingen Star.
- It has a long history of ownership, more recently with Freedom Newspapers Inc. and currently owned by AIM Media Texas LLC.
- The newspaper is published six days a week, with the Sunday edition being the most comprehensive of the week. As of 2022, it has a circulation of around 15,000 copies.
- You can explore the rich The Valley Morning Star online archive with over 410,000 searchable pages from 1930–2022.
The Valley Morning Star is a daily newspaper based in Harlingen, Texas, headquartered in 1310 S. Commerce Harlingen, Texas, 78550, U.S.
The Valley Morning Star was first published in 1909 as a weekly newspaper called the Harlingen Star. Over the years, it grew to become one of the most respected papers in South Texas and eventually began publishing daily editions.
In the 80s, the Valley Morning Star was purchased by Freedom Newspapers Inc., which later became Freedom Communications Inc. The company went on to purchase several other newspapers in south Texas, including El Dorado News-Times in 1985 and San Antonio Express-News in 1986. By 2001, Freedom Communications owned more than 30 daily newspapers across 11 states in the U.S., making them one of the largest newspaper publishers in the country at that time.
In 2012, The Valley Morning Star was acquired by AIM Media Texas LLC—a media company that owns several newspapers in south Texas—and is now published six days a week (Monday through Saturday) plus the Sunday edition being the largest and most comprehensive of the week.
The newspaper covers a wide range of topics, including local and national news, sports, politics, and community events. It has a strong focus on serving the communities of the Rio Grande Valley and providing readers with the information and news they need to stay informed and engaged.
According to the most recent statistics, as of 2022, it has a circulation of around 15.000 copies.