SINGLE STAR. The Single Star, a Brazoria newspaper, was published in November 1837, according to a notice in the Telegraph and Texas Register. The weekly was published, according to one source, by Messrs. Gibson and Washington; the former was possibly Fenton M. Gibson, a Brazoria lawyer. In January 1841 Eli Harris of Providence, Louisiana, wrote Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar that he had been a captain under James Longqv, was a printer, and had carried a printing press to Nacogdoches in 1819 and established the "Star, the Single Star now the emblem of your republic." Harris probably referred to some symbol used in the Nacogdoches Texas Republican.
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