Early Texas Newspapers

The Early Texas Newspaper Collection is a collaboration between UNT and UT's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The project provides access to 12,280 pages of Texas newspaper pages that date as early at 1829.

The scope of the project includes sixty-one newspaper titles, and a total of 12,280 newspaper pages. A partial representative list of selected titles includes: The Texas Gazette (San Felipe de Austin), 1829-30, 60 pages; Telegraph & Texas Register (Houston), 1835-1845, 2,137 pages; Texas Republican (Brazoria), 1834-36, 127 pages; Galvestonian, 1839, 4 pages; Matagorda Bulletin, 1827-39, 128 pages; Redlander (San Augustine), 1841-1846, 140 pages; Southwestern American (Austin), 1849-53, 488 pages; Centinela (Brownsville, in Spanish), 1849, 4 pages; Texas Presbyterian (Victoria), 1846-48, 38 pages; Galveston News, 1848-1861, 112 pages; and Texas National Register (Washington), 1844-46, 88 pages.

Due to Texas's frontier nature, business uncertainties, and the volatility of the political situation with Spain and Mexico, no newspapers survived long in Texas up to the time of the Texas revolt against Mexico. Nine publishers printed newspapers between 1819 and 1836, but only the Telegraph and Texas Register was still in publication at the time of the Texas Revolution. The Telegraph and Texas Register became ...

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The Early Texas Newspaper Collection is a collaboration between UNT and UT's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The project provides access to 12,280 pages of Texas newspaper pages that date as early at 1829.

The scope of the project includes sixty-one newspaper titles, and a total of 12,280 newspaper pages. A partial representative list of selected titles includes: The Texas Gazette (San Felipe de Austin), 1829-30, 60 pages; Telegraph & Texas Register (Houston), 1835-1845, 2,137 pages; Texas Republican (Brazoria), 1834-36, 127 pages; Galvestonian, 1839, 4 pages; Matagorda Bulletin, 1827-39, 128 pages; Redlander (San Augustine), 1841-1846, 140 pages; Southwestern American (Austin), 1849-53, 488 pages; Centinela (Brownsville, in Spanish), 1849, 4 pages; Texas Presbyterian (Victoria), 1846-48, 38 pages; Galveston News, 1848-1861, 112 pages; and Texas National Register (Washington), 1844-46, 88 pages.

Due to Texas's frontier nature, business uncertainties, and the volatility of the political situation with Spain and Mexico, no newspapers survived long in Texas up to the time of the Texas revolt against Mexico. Nine publishers printed newspapers between 1819 and 1836, but only the Telegraph and Texas Register was still in publication at the time of the Texas Revolution. The Telegraph and Texas Register became the paper of record for the Republic of Texas, and played a major role in keeping citizens informed. Five years after Texas became a state in 1845, the number of newspapers had grown to thirty-six. This collection of newspapers provides critical information regarding the early history of Texas, both as a republic and a state. This project was funded by a TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Counties

Travis County, TX
2,417
Harris County, TX
2,336
Red River County, TX
1,548
Galveston County, TX
1,326
Bexar County, TX
919
Washington County, TX
356
Cameron County, TX
352
Austin County, TX
264
Bell County, TX
232
Navarro County, TX
226
Brazoria County, TX
197
Gray County, TX
197
Jasper County, TX
193
Marion County, TX
178
Jack County, TX
175
San Augustine County, TX
155
Shackelford County, TX
151
Smith County, TX
150
Houston County, TX
141
Colorado County, TX
131
Tarrant County, TX
130
Knox County, TX
124
Matagorda County, TX
122
Palo Pinto County, TX
119
Rusk County, TX
109
Parker County, TX
105
Victoria County, TX
99
Waller County, TX
93
Baylor County, TX
82
Fort Bend County, TX
78
Calhoun County, TX
58
Gonzales County, TX
56
Comal County, TX
53
Nueces County, TX
53
Collin County, TX
47
Guadalupe County, TX
43
Milam County, TX
37
Grimes County, TX
33
Lampasas County, TX
32
Lavaca County, TX
31
Harrison County, TX
29
Grayson County, TX
27
Williamson County, TX
27
Childress County, TX
22
Fayette County, TX
22
Hardeman County, TX
21
Hill County, TX
17
Fannin County, TX
15
McLennan County, TX
15
Goliad County, TX
14
Hudspeth County, TX
14
Van Zandt County, TX
14
Willacy County, TX
13
Anderson County, TX
12
Andrews County, TX
10
Hunt County, TX
10
Walker County, TX
10
Dallas County, TX
7
Mitchell County, TX
6
Caldwell County, TX
5
Concho County, TX
5
Jefferson County, TX
5
Hamilton County, TX
3
Robertson County, TX
3
Comanche County, TX
2
Bosque County, TX
1
Crockett County, TX
1
Eastland County, TX
1
Jones County, TX
1
Kleberg County, TX
1
Nacogdoches County, TX
1
Upshur County, TX
1
Wheeler County, TX
1
Wise County, TX
1

Titles (expand list)

The Standard
992
Tri-Weekly State Gazette
612
Telegraph and Texas Register
583
The Weekly Telegraph
567
Union
441
The Northern Standard
439
State Gazette
399
The Tri-Weekly Telegraph
344
Texas State Gazette
313
The Daily Cosmopolitan
299
Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register
219
The Southern Intelligencer
214
Pampa Morning Post
197
The Bellville Countryman
197
Houston Daily Mercury
188
The Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph
185
The Civilian and Gazette
180
The Frontier Echo
174
The Weekly State Gazette
160
Flake's Daily Bulletin
158
The Daily Ledger and Texan
152
Fort Griffin Echo
151
Evening Telegraph
149
Galveston Weekly News
146
The Texas Ranger
136
The Colorado Citizen
131
The Crockett Courier
127
The San Antonio Ledger
126
The Texas Countryman
125
The Knox County News
124
The Texas State Times
122
San Antonio Herald
121
Red River County Review
117
Semi-Weekly Courier-Times
117
The Jasper News-Boy
114
The Civilian and Galveston Gazette
112
Tri-Weekly State Times
112
The Palo Pinto Star
108
The Navarro Express
106
The Semi-Weekly News
106
San Antonio Texan
104
The Texas Democrat
103
Henderson Times
102
Texas Almanac "Extra"
102
South-Western American
96
The Daily Democrat
96
The Eastern Texian
90
The Washington American
90
The Seymour News
82
Bell County Democrat
80
Tri-Weekly Telegraph
78
The Matagorda Gazette
72
Corsicana Democrat and Truth
67
The Western Texan
67
Marion County Courier
57
The Gonzales Inquirer
54
Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung
53
Texas National Register
53
The Weatherford Enquirer
52
The Home Advocate
51
Texas Presbyterian
49
The Corpus Christi Star
48
The McKinney Messenger
47
The Weekly Independent
47
The Texian Advocate
46
The San Antonio Ledger and Texan
45
The Texan Mercury
43
The Weekly Journal
43
The Civilian and Galveston City Gazette
41
The Jasper Weekly News-Boy
41
Victoria Advocate
41
Daily Courier-Light
40
Daily Bulletin
39
The Alamo Star
39
The Texas Sun
39
The Belton Independent
38
The Daily Metropolitan
37
The Galveston News
37
The Red-Lander
35
The Texas Republican
35
The Jeffersonian
34
Tri-Weekly Alamo Express
34
The Belton Journal
33
The Central Texian
32
Brazos Courier
31
Herald and Planter
30
Matagorda Bulletin
29
The Star State Patriot
29
Georgetown Watchman
27
The Cameron Herald
27
The Indianola Weekly Bulletin
27
The Weekly News-Boy
27
The Lampasas Dispatch
26
Flake's Weekly Bulletin
25
Intelligencer-Echo
23
Fraternity
22
San Luis Advocate
21
Democrat and Planter
20
Texas Planter
20
The Austin Evening News
20
The Indianola Bulletin
18
Belton Evening News
16
Flake's Weekly Galveston Bulletin
15
Honey-Grove Enterprise
15
The Daily Texan
15
The Galveston Commercial and Weekly Prices Current
15
The Jefferson Radical
15
The Reformer
15
Das Wochenblatt der Union
14
The Itasca Item
14
The Morning Star
14
The Mountain Eagle
14
The Weekly Texian
14
Canton Herald
13
Columbia Democrat
13
Flake's Daily Galveston Bulletin
13
Houston County Times
13
The Tyler Daily Courier-Times
13
The Tyler Reporter
13
Willacy County News
13
Sherman Daily Democrat
12
Texas Sentinel
12
The Texas Sentinel
12
The Texas Times
12
Weatherford Times
12
Brenham Weekly Press
11
Chillicothe Valley News
11
San Augustine Tribune
11
The Alamo Express
11
The Childress Index
11
The Childress Post
11
The Daily Herald
11
The Democrat
11
The Nation
11
Shafter Lake Herald
10
The Collinsville Times
10
The Galveston Journal
10
The National Vindicator
10
The Weekly Republic
10
The White Republican
10
Caddo Mills News
9
Chillicothe Independent
9
The True Issue
9
Colorado Tribune
8
The Brazos Signal
8
The Brenham Enquirer
8
The Galvestonian
8
The Philomathean
8
The San Antonio News
8
Carrollton Chronicle
7
Palo Pinto Tribune
7
The Cameronian
7
The Planter
7
The Southern Intelligencer Tri-Weekly
7
The Texas Monument
7
Colorado Gazette and Advertiser
6
Corsicana Daily Courier
6
Flake's Semi-Weekly Galveston Bulletin
6
Flake's Tri-Weekly Bulletin
6
The American Flag
6
The Confederate News
6
The Goliad Express
6
The Indianola Courier
6
The Lone Star
6
The Plow Boy
6
The Rambler
6
The Semi-Weekly Journal
6
The Weekly Herald
6
Houston Mercury
5
Lavaca Herald
5
Richmond Reporter
5
Southerner
5
The Austin Daily Dispatch
5
The Concho Herald
5
The Four Counties
5
The Houstonian
5
The Marion County News
5
The News=Boy
5
The San Antonio Weekly Herald
5
The Sun
5
The Texas Gazette
5
The Texas Union
5
Brenham Daily Press
4
El Ranchero
4
James Martin's Comic Advertiser
4
Sherman Daily Register
4
The Belton Reporter
4
The Brenham Weekly Independent
4
The Campaign Intelligencer
4
The Colorado Herald
4
The Daily Ledger
4
The Goliad Guard
4
The Hempstead Courier
4
The Hempstead Ledger
4
The Lampasas Leader
4
The Lone Star and Southern Watch Tower
4
The Musquito
4
The Nueces Valley
4
The Red-Land Herald
4
The Texas Banner
4
The Weekly Times
4
The Western Star
4
Weekly Civilian and Gazette
4
Civilian and Gazette Tri-Weekly
3
Civilian and Gazette. Semi-Weekly.
3
Daily Texian
3
El Correo
3
Goliad Messenger
3
Henderson Democrat
3
Mexican Citizen
3
Richmond Opinion
3
Semi-Weekly Journal
3
Taborian Banner
3
The Beaumont Banner
3
The Calvert Courier
3
The Crisis!
3
The Daily Advocate
3
The Daily Ranchero
3
The Democratic Platform
3
The Eastern Texas News
3
The Fayette County Record
3
The Galveston Herald
3
The Galveston Republican
3
The Galveston Standard
3
The Independent
3
The Plain Texan and Weatherford Democrat
3
The San Antonio Express
3
The Semi-Weekly Star
3
The South East Texan-Newsboy
3
The Texas Farmer
3
The Union Republican
3
The Waller News
3
Brazos Statesman
2
Brenham Evening Press
2
Carlton Citizen
2
Chronicle of the Times
2
Eastern Texas Gazette
2
Galveston Weekly Civilian
2
Hempstead Weekly Countryman
2
Herald and Gazette
2
Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph
2
Jefferson News
2
Parker County Journal
2
San Antonio Daily Herald
2
Sipe Springs Record
2
The Advocate of the People's Rights
2
The Bagpipe
2
The Colorado Weekly Clipper
2
The Constitutional Advocate and Texas Public Advertiser
2
The Daily Dispatch
2
The Daily Ranchero and Republican
2
The Daily Republican
2
The Daily State Gazette and General Advertiser
2
The Daily Telegraph
2
The East Texas Times
2
The Lantern
2
The Palestine Advocate
2
The Prairie Blade
2
The Religious Instructor
2
The Richmond Democrat
2
The San Augustine Herald
2
The Semi-Weekly State Gazette
2
The South West
2
The South-East Texan
2
The South-Western Index
2
The Sunday Herald
2
The Texas Broncho
2
The Texas Messenger
2
The Weekly News
2
Tri-Weekly Gazette
2
Trinity Advocate
2
Tyler Morning Tribune
2
Weekly Courier-Times
2
West Texas News
2
Beaumont News-Beacon
1
Belton Semi-Weekly Journal
1
Brenham Weekly Reporter
1
Cameron Daily News
1
Chappell Hill Weekly Caller
1
Commercial Intelligencer
1
Corpus Christi Caller
1
Daily Houston Telegraph
1
Daily Ledger
1
De Cordova's Herald and Immigrant's Guide
1
El Centinela
1
El Mundo
1
Farmers' Union Messenger
1
Flag of the Union
1
Galveston Daily Mercury
1
Galveston Weekly Journal
1
Goliad Intelligencer
1
Independent Chronicle
1
Jefferson Herald
1
Journal and Advertiser
1
La Grange Intelligencer
1
La Grange New Era
1
Lampasas Chronicle
1
Lavaca Journal
1
Le Courrier du Rio-Grande
1
Matamoros Reveille
1
National Banner
1
National Intelligencer
1
News Echo
1
Point-Blank
1
Ranger Success
1
Real Estate Bulletin
1
Richmond Reflector
1
Richmond Register
1
Richmond Telescope & Register
1
San Antonio Reporter
1
San Antonio-Zeitung
1
San Augustine Weekly News
1
Semi-Occasional Advertiser
1
Sherman Saturday Chronicle
1
Slovan
1
South and West
1
Southern Democrat
1
Street's Monthly
1
Sunday Morning Call
1
Temperance Banner
1
Texas Chronicle
1
Texas Gazette and Brazoria Commercial Advertiser
1
Texas Patriot
1
Texas Portfolio
1
Texas Real Estate Guide
1
Texas Union Workman
1
Texian & Brazos Farmer
1
The Advertiser. Weekly.
1
The Alamoner
1
The Alliance Mail
1
The Austin City Gazette
1
The Baylor Quarterly
1
The Belton Democrat
1
The Belton Review
1
The Brenham Weekly Messenger
1
The Canton Texan
1
The Carlton Courier
1
The Colorado Times
1
The Commercial
1
The Conference Daily
1
The Corsicana Observer
1
The Crockett Printer
1
The Daily Advertiser
1
The Daily Herald and San Antonio Public Advertiser
1
The Daily Visitor
1
The East Texas News
1
The East-Texas Clarion
1
The Evening Times
1
The Flea
1
The Fort Bend Flag
1
The Fort Brown Flag
1
The Free Man's Press
1
The Frontier News
1
The Huntsville Item
1
The Huntsville Recorder
1
The Huntsville Times
1
The Itasca Mail
1
The Jefferson News
1
The Kimball Herald
1
The Kingsville Record
1
The Neches Valley News
1
The News
1
The Orphans' Herald
1
The Palestine New Era
1
The Parker County News
1
The People
1
The Quanah Times
1
The Quinlan Review
1
The Radium Record
1
The Ranchero
1
The Red Land Express
1
The Rhome News
1
The San Augustine News
1
The Scorpion
1
The Sentinel
1
The Shamrock Texan
1
The Shiner Enterprise
1
The Shiro Advertiser
1
The South West -- Quarter Sheet
1
The South-Texan
1
The Southern Beacon
1
The Southern Watchman
1
The Texas Christian Advocate
1
The Texas Iron News
1
The Texas Methodist
1
The Tri-Weekly Ledger
1
The Tyler Telegraph
1
The Union
1
The Union Review
1
The Waco Daily Reporter
1
The Weatherford Daily Commercial
1
The Weekly Citizen
1
The Weekly Confederate
1
The Weekly Despatch
1
The Weekly Dispatch
1
The Weekly Examiner and Patron
1
The Weekly Record
1
The Weekly Star
1
The Weekly Times and Republican
1
The Weekly Visitor
1
The Western-Pioneer
1
The White Man
1
Waco Weekly Southerner
1
Weatherford Democrat
1
Weekly Galvestonian
1
West Texas Stock Farmer
1
Western Clarion
1