Houston's First Newspaper-Flood of Newspapers
at the Close of the War-The Houston Post
-Houston Herald-The Daily Post and Houston
Chronicle of Today.
Before the invasion of Texas by Santa Anna
there was a Mr. Gray who had a printing office,
consisting of a few fonts of type, a dilapidated
press and a few other necessary things at Brazoria.
From time to time he published a little news sheet,
but made no effort to issue a regular newspaper.
About the same time there was a little paper published
at Naogdoches, but it was spasmodic, irregular
and not entitled to be considered a newspaper.
With these two exceptions there was not a paper
published in Texas prior to the Texas Revolution,
nor while the Texans were striving to bring about
concerted action against Mexico, except that established
by the Borden Brothers, Gail and Thomas,
at Colaumba, October 10, '189. The Bordens had
the greatest trouble to get not only material, but
editors and printers, but finally they succeeded,
and on the date named, issued the Telegraph and
Register, which under the name of the Telegraph
was destined to become and remain for years, the
leading newspaper of Texas.
The Telegraph and Register was issued on the
very day that the Texans, under Fanni, stormed
and took Goliad, and as things began to happen
Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/. Accessed December 19, 2013.