The Victoria Advocate sells Matagorda Advocate

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BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — Southern Newspapers has bought the competing Matagorda Advocate from The Victoria Advocate and plans to merge the paper into the competing Bay City Tribune.

Terms of the sale weren't disclosed in the Wednesday announcement.

Tribune Publisher Angie Pagel said the newspaper hopes to retain the best features of the Matagorda Advocate in The Tribune. The consolidated operation will remain at The Tribune building.

The Victoria Advocate launched the Matagorda Advocate 15 years ago. The Bay City Tribune has published since 1845.

Southern Newspapers also publishes The Facts of Brazoria County, the Galveston County Daily News and The Baytown Sun.

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