The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 37
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Editors and Newspapers of Fayette Cou nty. 37
Shropshire and R. M. Tevis as editors and proprietors. They had
purchased the printing press and material of the La Grange Paper.
February 2, 1856, Mr. Shropshire and Mr. Gossler had charge of
the "True Issue." Mr. B. Shropshire, editor of the "True Issue,"
was long a resident of La Grange, practiced law at that bar, was of
fine appearance, popular manners, and a progressive cast of mind.
He was district judge when he died, in 1867. With him at first was
Mr. Tevis, who, I believe, still practices law in Galveston. Mr.
Gossler was for a long time connected with the newspaper of La
In 1861, the old Monument press was sold by Mr. Gossler, who
had become sole proprietor, to Mr. J. V. Drake, who issued a paper
from the old press called "The Observer."
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