The New Era, a weekly newspaper, was published irregularly by Jacob Cruger and Joel Miner from July 23, 1845, until August 28, 1845. It was primarily a journal of the Convention of 1845, fifteen of the sixteen columns of one issue being devoted to convention proceedings.
Another New Era, also at Austin, was announced as early as October 20, 1845, but did not appear until January 1846. John G. Chalmers, its publisher, described the New Era as a successor to the Austin City Gazette, The name indicated the new era of statehood after annexation. The paper probably lasted until December 1846.