Texas State Times

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Texas State Times

Published by John S. Ford from 1853-1887, the Texas State Times was a pro-Union newspaper whose main competitor was the Austin State Gazette. The Times actively supported Unionist candidates during the decade prior to the Civil War, but Ford lost heart for pro-Union support when he believed that Houston no longer supported Southern institutions. On June 20, 1857, the paper was sold and its title changed to the Texas Sentinel, which continued publication until 1858.