Eastex Advocate
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Hearst Corporation
PublisherBrenda Miller-Fergerson
EditorVanesa Brashier
Headquarters106 West Hanson
Cleveland, Texas 77005
United States
OCLC number17374679

The Eastex Advocate is a weekly newspaper circulated in Coldspring, Shepherd, Oakhurst and other portions of San Jacinto County, Texas, United States. Published each Wednesday, the newspaper is a free publication with a total circulation of 15,492.[citation needed]


It was owned by ASP Westward LP until 2012, when it was acquired by 1013 Star Communications as part of its acquisition of Houston Community Newspapers.[1] In 2016 the Hearst Corporation acquired Houston Community Newspapers; it is the parent company of the Houston Chronicle.[2] As part of the deal the Advocate became a part of the Hearst Corporation.[3]


  1. ^ Pulsinelli, Olivia (2012-08-28). "Houston Community Newspapers sold to Nevada company". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ Lewis, Al (2016-07-29). "Hearst purchases community newspapers across Houston's suburbs". Katy Rancher at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ "Hearst Purchases Locally-Focused Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group". Hearst Corporation at MarketWired. 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2017-01-22.