The Brazoria Texas Republican, a weekly newspaper, began publication on July 5, 1834. Franklin C. Gray and A. J. Harris were publishers until Harris retired in December 1834. The paper began as a three-column, four-page sheet but changed to five columns by November 14, 1835. Publication probably ceased in March 1836 with the Mexican attack. According to some sources, Gray was accused of trying to effect the escape of Antonio López de Santa Anna after San Jacinto, and this accusation destroyed the paper's influence.