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HOUSTON NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER. The Houston National Intelligencer, a weekly newspaper, succeeded the Houston National Banner with the issue of December 10, 1838. Samuel Whitingqv edited it at the same time that he was publishing the laws and journals of the Third Congress, but he was in Austin by October 1839. The paper, which supported the government and advocated that Austin be the capital of the Republic of Texas, ceased publication in October 1839.


Douglas C. McMurtrie, "Pioneer Printing in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (January 1932). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "HOUSTON NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.