COL FB: Texas Tech 80, Sam Houston St. 21

LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The 19th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders hammered the Sam Houston State Bearkats, 80-21, in non-conference action at Jones SBC Stadium in Lubbock.

Weld may seek New York governor's job

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld is considering a run for the same job in New York, The New York Times reported Friday.

Some bases grow in Rumsfeld plan

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Although 33 U.S. military bases are going to close and others shrink, some will grow in the reorganization announced Friday.

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Campbell wins Walter Payton Award

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- William & Mary quarterback Lang Campbell was named the winner of the Walter Payton Award Friday night.

COL FB: Montana 34, Sam Houston St 13

MISSOULA, Mont., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Craig Ochs passed for three touchdowns Saturday as Montana advanced to the Division I-AA championship with a 34-13 win over Sam Houston State.

COL FB: James Madison 48, Will. & Mary 34

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Rascati threw for three touchdowns Friday night, giving James Madison a 48-34 win over William & Mary in the Division 1-AA semifinals.

COL BKB: Oklahoma St 73, Sam Houston St 57

STILLWATER, Okla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Joey Graham had 25 points and nine rebounds Saturday as No. 7 Oklahoma State defeated Sam Houston State, 73-57.

NTSB: Controllers warned pilot was too low

HOUSTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Investigators said Tuesday the pilot of a private jet that crashed in Houston on Monday was warned he was too low by air traffic controllers. Three crew members were killed in the crash of the Gulfstream G1159A that was en route to Houston to pick up form

Former president was to be passenger

HOUSTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A small passenger jet that crashed Monday at Houston, killing three crew members, was to pick up former President H.W. Bush for a trip to Ecuador. Bush was scheduled to deliver a speech to the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce, but he canceled his South Ameri
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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)

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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