The Bryan-College Station Eagle
The Eagle headquarters in Bryan, Texas
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)Richard M. Smith
Managing editorRick Weegman
FoundedOctober 26, 1889; 134 years ago (1889-10-26)
CountryUnited States
Circulation7,444 Daily
7,610 Sunday (as of 2022[1])
OCLC number9824088

The Eagle, officially known as The Bryan-College Station Eagle, is a daily newspaper based in Bryan, Texas, United States. Centered in Brazos County, the paper covers an eight-county area around Bryan-College Station that includes Texas A&M University.[2][3]


First published by attorney Richard M. Smith as the Weekly Eagle on October 26, 1889,[4] it transitioned to a daily in 1913.[5]

The Eagle was owned by the Evening Post Publishing Company from 2001 to 2012, when it was sold to Berkshire Hathaway to become part of its BH Media Group subsidiary.[6][7] At that time, the paper's average weekday circulation in 2012 was 19,132.[8]

Previously, the newspaper was owned by Belo Corp. from 1995–2001,[6] Worrell Newspapers from 1988–1995, Harte-Hanks Communications from 1962–1988 and local ownership prior to that.[9] As of 2020, Lee Enterprises owns the paper.

Starting June 20, 2023, the print edition of the newspaper will be reduced to three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Also, the newspaper will transition from being delivered by a traditional newspaper delivery carrier to mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service.[10][11]


The Eagle has won multiple awards, including Texas Associated Press Managing Editors awards,[12][13] as well as Newspaper Association of America circulation awards.[14]


  1. ^ Lee Enterprises. "Form 10-K". Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  2. ^ The Bryan-College Station Eagle, Retrieved February 13, 2009
  3. ^ Aggie Journalists, "Bryan-College Station Eagle seeks two reporters ", Retrieved February 13, 2009
  4. ^ "About The Bryan eagle. [volume] (Bryan, Tex.) 1880–1913". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  5. ^ The Handbook of Texas, article on Bryan, Texas, Retrieved February 13, 2009
  6. ^ a b "Belo Sells The Eagle to Evening Post Group". Editor & Publisher. November 3, 2000. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Warren Buffett buys Texas newspaper
  8. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  9. ^ History of The Eagle
  10. ^ "Your expanded Eagle is coming soon". The Eagle. May 21, 2023. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  11. ^ Surette, Rusty (May 22, 2023). "The Eagle newspaper announces changes to publication, delivery". KBTX3. Retrieved May 23, 2023.
  12. ^ [1] Chronicle, "2005 Texas APME Awards list", Retrieved February 13, 2009
  13. ^ [2] The Dallas Morning News (March 30, 2008), "Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presents 2008 awards", Retrieved February 13, 2009
  14. ^ [3] Newspaper Association of America, 2004 Circulation Sales Executive of the Year winners, Retrieved February 13, 2009