COLORADO GAZETTE AND ADVERTISER
COLORADO GAZETTE AND ADVERTISER. The Colorado Gazette and Advertiser, successor to the Matagorda Bulletin, was a four-column, four-page weekly newspaper published in Matagorda from May 1839 until sometime in 1843. The paper was published by James Attwell and originally edited by W. Donaldson, previously editor of the Matagorda Bulletin. In 1840 William Douglas Wallach became owner and editor and Attwell, who was later publisher of the Matagorda Weekly Despatch, continued as both printer and publisher. The paper had agents throughout Texas. Apparently there was little political rivalry between the Gazette and other contemporary Texas papers, though the paper seems to have leaned toward the policies of Sam Houston. A partial run of the paper is housed at the Texas State Library.
Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."COLORADO GAZETTE AND ADVERTISER," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eec04), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles