Submissions & Deadline Dates

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TCH Deadlines

Our 2017 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.

2017 Editorial Deadline
(Tuesdays at Noon)
2017 Publication Date
Dec. 27, 2016 Jan. 10, 2017
Jan. 10 2017 Jan. 24, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017 Feb. 14, 2017
Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017
Feb. 28, 2017 March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017 March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017 April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017 May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017 May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017 June 13, 2017
July 5, 2017 July 18, 2017
Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 15, 2017
Aug. 29, 2017 Sept. 12, 2017
Sept. 12, 2017 Sept. 26, 2017
Sept. 26, 2017 Oct. 10, 2017
Oct. 10, 2017 Oct. 24, 2017
Oct. 31, 2017 Nov. 14, 2017
Nov. 14, 2017 Nov. 28, 2017
Nov. 28, 2017 Dec. 12, 2017
Dec. 12, 2017 Dec. 26, 2017



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 try to size them at 300dpi or 4x6 in size.

Also, be sure to name 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 try to notify us at least three to four weeks before your event if you'd like for us to consider staff coverage. Also, send your post-coverage information, stories and photos as soon as possible, so that we can consider it for the next 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 14 days prior to 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


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.