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   First appearing on April 17, 1897, The Devine News was edited and published by George B. Holcombe. Holcombe was said to be a “traveling salesman” of newspapers. He had published a paper in Kerrville before coming to Devine and went on to publish others at various locations after selling The Devine News in October 1898. 
   W.L. DuBose, a local circuit rider Baptist preacher and school teacher, purchased the paper in 1898 and it remains in the DuBose family to this day, 117 years later. DuBose was also known for marrying many people in the news office. He was a very outspoken and influential man.
   Family members recall W.L. claiming that he traded a brand new horse and buggy for the newspaper, while some others say it was purchased for $350.
   DuBose devoted most of his life to the newspaper business as did his son and grandson Charlie Paine (C.P.) DuBose., second generation , and Charlie Pat (third generation). Pat and wife Lorraine “Kitty” DuBose, worked side by side for many years at The Devine News office before turning it over to daughter, Kathleen (DuBose) Calame, who currently publishes The Devine News (fourth generation).
   Over the 117 years, many descendants of W.L. DuBose participated actively in keeping the DuBose family business alive, including all four of his sons C.P., Mathew, Virgil, and Milton DuBose, as well as C.P.’s sons Pat, Wade and  W.L “Dub” DuBose, and countless other descendants. 

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