Brazos Courier

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

The Brazos Courier, published in Brazoria by R. L. Weir from February 17, 1839, until December 1840, was a five-column, four-page newspaper that resembled in appearance the People, a paper printed at Brazoria in 1838. The Courier was published weekly on Tuesday and sold for five dollars a year. Advertisements occupied most of the paper until April 1840, when it began publication of the laws of the Republic of Texas.

James A. Creighton, A Narrative History of Brazoria County (Angleton, Texas: Brazoria County Historical Commission, 1975). Mary Glasscock Frazier, Texas Newspapers during the Republic (March 2, 1836-February 19, 1846) (M. Journ. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). John Melton Wallace, Gaceta to Gazette: A Checklist of Texas Newspapers, 1813–1846 (Austin: University of Texas Department of Journalism, 1966). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Brazos Courier,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994