facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

Saturday's Sports Calendar

By United Press International

In Sports from United Press International

The Yankees Friday acquired third baseman Robin Ventura from the Mets for outfielder David Justice in the most significant trade between the two New York baseba

Playoffs haveSouthern flavor

There's a distinct Southern flavor about Saturday's Division 1-AA football playoff quarterfinal round.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Roundup

When trainer Bobby Frankel looks back at 2001 on New Year's Eve, he surely will have a smile on his face. It's already guaranteed to be a classic year for the c
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, United Press International

Division 1-AA Roundup

Defending national champion Georgia Southern and Montana started slowly Saturday before advancing with first-round victories in the Division I-AA playoffs.
By United Press International

Division 1-AA Playoff Roundup

Defending national champion Georgia Southern and Montana started slowly Saturday before advancing with first-round victories in the Division I-AA playoffs.
By United Press International

Saturday's Sports Calendar

By United Press International

Division 1-aa playoff schedule

Saturday, Dec. 1
By United Press International

Division 1-AA playoff schedule

Saturday, Dec. 1
By United Press International

Ga. Southern after third straight title

Georgia Southern opens its quest for a third straight Division I-AA national championship and seventh in 16 years on Saturday when it hosts Florida A&M in a fir
By United Press International

College football weekend schedule

By United Press International

Montana top seed for 1AA playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Montana and Georgia Southern could be on a collision course for a rematch of last year's NCAA Division I-AA football championship after being named the tourname

Montana top seed for 1AA playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Montana and Georgia Southern could be on a collision course for a rematch of last year's NCAA Division I-AA football championship after being named the tourname

In Sports from United Press International

Miami avoids upset bug
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

POTTY HUMOR
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
Page 19 of 20
Photos
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)
Wiki

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sam Houston."
Quotes
Most Popular
1
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
2
Several dead babies found in Winnipeg storage unit Several dead babies found in Winnipeg storage unit
3
Boy hunter, 11, shoots rare albino deer with crossbow Boy hunter, 11, shoots rare albino deer with crossbow
4
Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video
5
Dr. Oz diet pill study was based on fake research Dr. Oz diet pill study was based on fake research
x
Feedback