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HOUSTON TEXIAN DEMOCRAT. The Houston Texian Democrat, a weekly newspaper, was published every Saturday between December 1843 and October 1844 by John N. O. Smith, John Benson, and D. E. Smith, probably as a pro-Sam Houstonqv and anti-annexation journal. The paper, which succeeded the Houston Weekly Citizen, was also published twice a week for a time.


Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). 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 TEXIAN DEMOCRAT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.