Tejano History

Gaceta De Tejas

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       GACETA DE TEJAS. The Gaceta de Tejas, said to be the first newspaper written on Texas soil, was published by William Shaler and José Álvarez de Toledo y Dubois. The press on which it was printed was brought to Texas in May 1813. The printers were a man named Moore and another who may possibly have been Godwin Brown Cottenqv. Because of a quarrel with José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Laraqv, Toledo, who already had his type set and dated at Nacogdoches, moved his press back to Natchitoches, Louisiana, and the paper was actually printed there sometime after May 13, 1813.


Full article on the Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of Texas Online

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