The Facts
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Southern Newspapers Inc.
PublisherYvonne Mintz
EditorYvonne Mintz
Managing editorMichael Morris
Headquarters720. S. Main,
Clute, Texas, 77531, United States
Circulation7,874 (as of 2023)[1]

The Brazosport Facts is the largest daily newspaper for Brazoria County, Texas, a part of the Greater Houston area. The newspaper is owned by Southern Newspapers Inc., and began in 1913.[2]


The paper was started by printer Roy Ruffin as the Freeport Facts months after the 1912 founding of Freeport, Texas by the Freeport Sulphur Company. One year later, the paper was acquired by C.P. Kendall, Sr. who also owned newspapers in Port Aransas, and the Angleton Times in Angleton.[2]

A 1932 Freeport hurricane destroyed the Facts building and killed 40 people.[3]

Separate area newspapers, the Brazoria County Review, Velasco World, and West Columbia Light were acquired by businessman W.D. Johnston. In 1949, he then merged the papers into The Daily Review.[2]

In 1951, Southern Newspapers Inc. bought an interest in The Daily Review. The next year, it purchased the Freeport Facts. Merging the acquisitions into The Daily Facts-Review, Southern Newspapers later changed the name to Brazosport Facts.[2] It eventually became the largest daily newspaper for the entire area.

In August 1976, the Facts moved its headquarters from Freeport to neighboring Clute, Texas where it remains today.[2]

It absorbed employees from the competitor Angleton Times in 2004,[4] along with the publication's reader list.[5] The former Angleton Times office became the Angleton office of the Brazosport Facts. In 2004 The Facts had an Angleton circulation of 4,000 while the Angleton Times had 1,100 subscribers; there were 730 people/entities who/which subscribed to both newspapers.[6]

The newspaper led the move to consolidate the town of Velasco into Freeport in 1957. The newspaper has also supported Brazosport College and its Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences.[3]



  1. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The History of The Facts". Brazosport Facts. Archived from the original on 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ a b The Facts[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Presses stop rolling for Angleton Times". Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  5. ^ "Angleton, TX". Handbook of Texas. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  6. ^ "Angleton Times to close". Angleton Times. 2004-03-27. Archived from the original on 2004-04-01. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  7. ^ "Courier-Journal has won". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2018.