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Austin New Era

General Entry

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.

Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). Mary Glasscock Frazier, Texas Newspapers during the Republic (March 2, 1836-February 19, 1846) (M. Journ. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Austin New Era,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 31, 2020,

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