The first groups of Texans of Mexican origin originate from Spanish colonization of Mexico. Originally Texas was ruled by Spain as part of its New Spain territory, with Spain first arriving in Mexico in 1520. Spanish men and Native American women had mestizo children. When Spanish rule in Texas ended, Mexicans in Texas numbered 5,000. In 1850 over 14,000 Texas residents had Mexican origin.
La Prensa was a daily Spanish language newspaper published in San Antonio. It was started in 1913 by Ignacio E. Lozano and covered the Mexican Revolution and other stories from Mexico. It was closed in 1963.