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San Antonio Texas Courier

Diana J. Kleiner General Entry

The San Antonio Texas Courier, or Correo de Texas, was projected as a bilingual newspaper to be published weekly in San Antonio. An American named Ashbridge issued the prospectus for the paper on April 9, 1823, addressed to "the Advocates of Light and Reason, the friends to the Province of Texas, and the Mexican Empire." The paper may never have been published, despite the fact that on May 20, 1823, Stephen F. Austin wrote that he rejoiced to hear of a newspaper in San Antonio. Whether Ashbridge printed his paper or not, he did print circulars for the government.

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). Eugene C. Barker, "Notes on Early Texas Newspapers," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21 (October 1917). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers
  • Peoples
  • Mexican Americans

Time Periods:

  • Mexican Texas

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

Diana J. Kleiner, “San Antonio Texas Courier,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 06, 2021,

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