The Bryan-College Station Eagle
Bryan-College Station Eagle newspaper office IMG 7533.JPG
The Eagle headquarters in Bryan, Texas
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)Richard M. Smith
PublisherCrystal Dupre
FoundedOctober 26, 1889; 133 years ago (1889-10-26)
CountryUnited States
Circulation19,132 daily
22,692 Sunday[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 has won multiple awards, including Texas Associated Press Managing Editors awards,[6][7] as well as Newspaper Association of America circulation awards.[8] The paper's average weekday circulation is 19,132.[9]

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.[10][11] Previously, the newspaper was owned by Belo Corp. from 1995–2001,[10] Worrell Newspapers from 1988–1995, Harte-Hanks Communications from 1962–1988 and local ownership prior to that.[12] As of 2020, Lee Enterprises owns the paper.


  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  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. ^ [1] Chronicle, "2005 Texas APME Awards list", Retrieved February 13, 2009
  7. ^ [2] The Dallas Morning News (March 30, 2008), "Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presents 2008 awards", Retrieved February 13, 2009
  8. ^ [3] Newspaper Association of America, 2004 Circulation Sales Executive of the Year winners, Retrieved February 13, 2009
  9. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Warren Buffett buys Texas newspaper
  12. ^ History of The Eagle