1998-99 Larry Jackson Wharton Journal Spectator



Larry C. Jackson’s career has included being editor or publisher of both daily and weekly newspapers in Texas and California. He was Texas Press Association’s 121st president.

As a teen-ager, he had a paper route for the Austin American-Statesman. When he graduated from S.F. Austin High School in Austin he took a summer job in the printing department of a book publishing firm and has worked in printing and publishing ever since.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of The Daily Texan staff.

He began his newspaper career with the Arlington Daily News and has since been city editor of the Laredo Times, managing editor of the Henderson Daily News, editor of the Austin Citizen, and publisher of the Round Rock Leader, Pecos Enterprise and Corona Independent.

After four years in California, Jackson returned to Texas in 1991 to assume management of the Wharton Journal-Spectator. He left Wharton in 2007 to become publisher of the Fayette County Record.

He was president of South Texas Press Association in 1996-97. He won the Jack Douglas Photo Sweepstakes Award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association in 1987. He served as Texas' state chairman to the National Newspaper Association until 2008.

Jackson and his wife, Susie, have three children.