About The Texas Catholic Herald

The Official Newspaper of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

For more than 50 years, the award-winning Texas Catholic Herald has been proclaiming the Good News to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Our paper covers the fifth largest diocese in the nation, comprised of more than 1.7 million Catholics in ten counties in the fastest growing region in the country.

Subscribe to the Texas Catholic Herald

The Texas Catholic Herald is published semi-monthly, on Tuesdays, except in June, July and August, when it publishes once per month.

Subscription rates are: $15 per year; $20 outside Texas; $35 out of U.S.

A subscription includes 21 issues with home delivery of the Texas Catholic Herald, featuring ‘A Shepherd’s Message,’ Daniel Cardinal DiNardo special column, exclusive local and national reporting on the Catholic Church and commentary from local Archdiocesan and ministry leaders. Also featured is international reporting via Catholic News Service, including coverage of Pope Francis, the Vatican, culture, movies and more.

The Texas Catholic Herald is an award-winning of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. TCH staff have been awarded several journalism and excellence awards by the CPA.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the president and publisher of The Texas Catholic Herald, which has a readership of of 175,000.

For more information, call 713-659-8210.


TCH Deadlines

Our 2018 deadlines for submitting news to the Texas Catholic Herald are listed below. Please note that due to limited space in the newspaper and other factors, we cannot guarantee publication of any submission to the newspaper. Deadline for advertising is Tuesday at noon, 14 days prior to the issue. Current circulation is 72,000 households. The newspaper is mailed to subscribers.

Scroll down for tips on submitting news ideas, stories or photos to the Herald.  For more information or to submit details of your announcement or event, email the Texas Catholic Herald Managing Editor Rebecca Torrellas or call 713-659-8215. 

Download the 2018 Media Kit (PDF) for information about ad rates, deadlines and more.

Download the 2019 Media Kit (PDF) for information about ad rates, deadlines and more for the upcoming year.


2018 Editorial Deadline
(Tuesdays at Noon)
2018 Publication Date
(Tuesdays)
Dec 19, 2017 Jan. 9, 2018
Jan. 2, 2018 Jan. 23, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018 Feb. 13, 2018
Feb. 6, 2018 Feb. 27, 2018
Feb. 20, 2018 March 13, 2018
March 6, 2018 March 27, 2018
March 20, 2018 April 10, 2018
April 3, 2018 April 24, 2018
April 17, 2018 May 8, 2018
May 1, 2018 May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018 June 12, 2018
June 19, 2018 July 10, 2018
July 24, 2018 August 14, 2018
Aug. 21, 2018 Sept. 11, 2018
Sept. 4, 2018 Sept. 25, 2018
Sept. 18, 2018 Oct. 9, 2018
Oct. 2, 2018 Oct. 23, 2018
Oct. 23, 2018 Nov. 13, 2018
Nov. 6, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018
Nov. 20, 2018 Dec. 12, 2018
Dec. 4, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018

 

How to submit news and stories to the Texas Catholic Herald

Proclaiming the Good News to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is our mission. However, since our small staff cannot attend every single event or cover all of the news in the Archdiocese, we rely on you in the community to be our eyes and ears.

To make this easier on everyone — and to help us create even better stories and mentions — please use these tips as your handy guide for submitting stories and news ideas. Note: We cannot acknowledge each submission.

STORIES: Please include the following information when submitting stories and information for possible inclusion in the TCH:

1. Who
2. What
3. When
4. Where
5. Why
6. How
7. And photos, photos, photos

Whether your story is about an event or a person, place, group or some other thing, we need the basic details. Use full names and proper titles (please avoid nicknames or shortened names and titles), as well as specific dates, street addresses, phone numbers and any other important details.

PHOTOS: When submitting photos, please send them in JPEG format and size them at 300dpi or 4x6 in size.

Also, please name and identify the people in the photo (from left to right: L-R) and include information about what is going on in the image, as well as to whom we should attribute the photo. For example:


Photo by John Doe
Photo by Fr. John Doe
Photo courtesy of St. Pius X Catholic School


DEADLINES: Please notify us at least four to five weeks before your event if you'd like for us to consider staff coverage. Also, send your post-coverage (after the event) information, stories and photos as soon as possible, so that we can consider it for an upcoming issue. Note that while we can't always include everything you send, we'll do our best to offer a fair mixture of what we receive from week to week based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) news value, timeliness, how often or how recently your group is featured and the quality of your submitted photos.

Finally, don't forget to include your name, phone number and e-mail address, in case we have questions. Thank you for sharing your news with the Texas Catholic Herald!

 

Around the Archdiocese - Event Submissions

To submit events for the "Around the Archdiocese" section of the Texas Catholic Herald, please email the Herald the details of the event. Please note that due to space and other factors, we cannot guarantee placement or frequency in "Around the Archdiocese," but we will whenever possible do our best to get your event into the section.

Please note: Submissions for Around the Archdiocese must be received at least 21 days prior to the publication date. We cannot acknowledge each submission.


Include the following information in your e-mail:

1. The name of your event (for example, "Chili Cook-off Scholarship Fundraiser")
2. Date, time, location (with full address) of your event
3. A brief description of your event (see example below)
4. The name of your organization (if applicable)
5. If the event is for charity, include the benefiting group or organization
6. Include the cost for tickets or note that it's free
7. Name, phone and/or e-mail address of the contact person that you want readers to call/e-mail with questions (do not include personal contact info that you do not want released to the public)
8. Web site address for your organization (if you have one)
9. Name, phone and e-mail address of the media contact person, to verify info

Example:

March 3
TALK BY SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, 6 p.m. at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Centre Cameron Hall (1701 San Jacinto St., Houston). Nationally-recognized opponent of the death penalty and author of "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States," Sister Helen Prejean will speak to the community. The lecture is free and open to the public. 713-000-0000.

Also in this Section

View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.

Have a story idea or a news tip? Learn more about deadline dates and how to submit news and events to the Texas Catholic Herald.