Submissions & Deadline Dates

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TCH Deadlines

Our 2019 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. However we will do our best to include a diverse perspective of our parishes. Current circulation is 72,000 households. The newspaper is mailed to subscribers. 

The editorial deadline is Tuesday at noon, 21 days prior to the issue date. The paid advertising deadline is Tuesday at noon, 14 days prior to the issue date. For example, for the Jan. 29 issue, the editorial deadline is Jan. 8 and the paid advertising deadline is Jan. 15. 

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

2019 Editorial Deadline
(Tuesdays at Noon)
2019 Publication Date
Dec. 26, 2018 Jan. 15, 2019
Jan. 8, 2019 Jan. 29, 2019
Jan. 22, 2019 Feb. 12, 2019
Feb. 5, 2019 Feb. 26, 2019
Feb. 19, 2019 March 12, 2019
March 5, 2019 March 26, 2019
March 19, 2019 April 9, 2019
April 2, 2019 April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019 May 14, 2019
May 7, 2019 May 28, 2019
May 21, 2019 June 11, 2019
June 18, 2019 July 9, 2019
July 23, 2019 August 13, 2019
Aug. 20, 2019 Sept. 10, 2019
Sept. 3, 2019 Sept. 24, 2019
Sept. 17, 2019 Oct. 8, 2019
Oct. 1, 2019 Oct. 22, 2019
Oct. 22, 2019 Nov. 12, 2019
Nov. 5, 2019 Nov. 26, 2019
Nov. 19, 2019 Dec. 10, 2019
Dec. 3, 2019 Dec. 24, 2019



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. Due to increased total number of submissions, we are unable to 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 lead contact person, to verify info

Listing 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. Free, open to the public. 713-000-0000;