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VELASCO HERALD. The Velasco Herald was published at Velasco between March and July 1837. The paper may well have been controlled by Mirabeau B. Lamar, and its press may have been used by Algernon P. Thompson to print Houston Displayed, or Who Won the Battle of San Jacinto?, a pamphlet by Robert M. Coleman.


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). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).


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

"VELASCO HERALD," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.