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COL FB: Texas A&M 65, Sam Houston State 28

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Johnny Manziel returned to the starting lineup and amassed 426 passing yards Saturday in No. 7 Texas A&M's 65-28 pounding of Sam Houston State.

This week's college football schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- This week's college football schedule for USA Today Coaches' Poll ranked teams.

This week's college football schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- This week's college football schedule for USA Today Coaches' Poll ranked teams.

This week's college football schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- This week's college football schedule for USA Today Coaches' Poll ranked teams.

This week's college football schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- This week's college football schedule for USA Today Coaches' Poll ranked teams.

Woman wounded, suspect arrested in Fort Sam Houston shooting

SAN ANTONIO, June 10 (UPI) -- A woman was wounded and a suspect was arrested Monday in a shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas, authorities said.
Judge: Alleged Fort Hood shooter can represent himself

Judge: Alleged Fort Hood shooter can represent himself

FORT HOOD, Texas, June 3 (UPI) -- Nidal Hasan, accused in the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, is competent to represent himself at his court-martial, a military judge ruled Monday.

Immigrant allegedly failed to reveal Hezbollah membership

SAN ANTONIO, May 30 (UPI) -- An immigrant living in Texas has been charged with failing to reveal his former membership in Hezbollah when he applied for U.S. citizenship.

Army major found dead at Texas military base

SAN ANTONIO, May 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army major on active duty has been found dead in his quarters at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Army officials say.

Retired couple go back to college

KINGWOOD, Texas, April 30 (UPI) -- A Texas couple who have been married 51 years said they are spending their retirement finishing their college degrees.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 21, 2013.
By United Press International

NIT women's basketball bracket

NIT Women's Basketball bracket, schedule and results
By United Press International

Last call for Kentucky Derby hopefuls

It's just about last call for Kentucky Derby contenders this weekend with preps in Arkansas and Kentucky.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

NIT women's basketball bracket

NIT Women's Basketball bracket, schedule and results
By United Press International
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sam Houston."
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