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The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 21, the 111th day of 2006 with 254 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for April 17-23, 2006.
By United Press International

College Tournament Roundup

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 13 (UPI) -- Tournament Roundup:

UPI Sports Calendar for Sunday, March 12

Sunday sports calendar.
By United Press International

COL BKB: College Tournament Roundup

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Tournament Roundup:

Eddie McCarter resigns at Texas-Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 9 (UPI) -- Eddie McCarter resigned Thursday as men's basketball coach at Texas-Arlington after 14 seasons at the Southland Conference school.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 2, the 61st day of 2006 with 304 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Bluegrass Cat certainly has the name to be a Kentucky Derby contender. Now, he's developing the resume to go with the monicker.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Texans at odds on LBJ building name bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Texas' congressional delegation is divided along party lines over a symbolic bill to name the U.S. Department of Education in memory of Lyndon Johnson.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2005 with 70 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
By United Press International

COL FB: Texas Tech 63, Indiana State 7

LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Cody Hodges threw three touchdown passes Saturday night to lead No. 16 Texas Tech to a 63-7 rout of Indiana State.
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Sam Houston
Prince Charles of England toured the San Jacinto Monument to Texas' Freedom in suburban LaPorte, Texas, February 19, 1986. The Prince (with carnation) chats with tourists outside the 570 foot tall limestone tower built on the site where General Sam Houston defeated Mexican General Santa Anna in 1936. (UPI Photo/Bruno Torres/Files)
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Samuel Houston, known as Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863), was a 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He was born in Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas, and was elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, US Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor of the state. Although a slaveholder and opponent of abolitionism, he had unionist convictions. He refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union, and resigned as governor. To avoid bloodshed, he refused an offer of a Union army to put down the Confederate rebellion. Instead, he retired to Huntsville, Texas, where he died before the end of the Civil War.

His earlier life included migration to Tennessee from Virginia, time spent with the Cherokee Nation (into which he later was adopted as a citizen and took a wife), military service in the War of 1812, and successful participation in Tennessee politics. Houston is the only person in U.S. history to have been the governor of two different states (although other men had served as governors of more than one American territory).

A fight with a US Congressman, followed by a high-profile trial, led to his emigration in 1832 to Mexican Texas. There he soon became a leader of the Texas Revolution. He supported annexation by the United States. The city of Houston was named after him during this period. Houston's reputation was honored after his death: posthumous commemoration has included a memorial museum, a U.S. Army base, a national forest, a historical park, a university, and the largest free-standing statue of an American.

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