EL MEJICANO. El Mejicano, a bilingual imprint that may be called a newspaper, was a successor to the Gaceta De Tejas and was published in Natchitoches, Louisiana, by William Shaler and José Álvarez de Toledo y Dubois in June 1813. The paper was published to attack José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara and was distributed in San Antonio de Béxar. The press, which was for a time set up in Nacogdoches, may have been returned to Texas and captured by Mexican forces under Joaquín de Arredondo at the battle of Medina.
Julia Kathryn Garrett, "The First Newspaper of Texas: Gaceta de Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 40 (January 1937). Ike H. Moore, "The Earliest Printing and First Newspaper in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 39 (October 1935). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983).
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.Handbook of Texas Online, "El Mejicano," accessed February 14, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eee01.
Uploaded on September 19, 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