Houston, Sam

Houston, (Samuel) Sam

(1793–1863) Texas leader, public official; born near Lexington, Va. He received little schooling and lived for three years among the Cherokee Indians (1809–12). He served in the War of 1812 (1813–14) and studied law. He served in the House of Representatives (Dem., Tenn.; 1823–27) and was governor of Tennessee (1827–29). He resigned the governorship and again lived among the Cherokee Indians. Attracted to the struggle for Texan independence, he led the Texan army at the battle of San Jacinto (1836) and became the first president of the Republic of Texas (1836–38, second term 1841–44). After the admission of Texas as a state, he became a senator (Dem., Texas; 1846–59). He was the governor of Texas (1859–61) but was deposed (1861) when he refused to swear allegiance to the Confederate States of America.
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In Orange, Texas, about 125 miles (200 kms) east of Houston, Sam Dougharty, 36, returned on Friday where waist-high water remained in his backyard and barn.
Para las cortes de apelaciones del Condado esta el exjefe de la policia de Houston, Sam Nuchia, criticado por algunos por ser anti-hispano, pero autor de una ley que impide a la policia ayudar al Servicio de Inmigracion y Naturalizacion (INS) en redadas de inmigrantes indocumentados.
Falk is a key player in the biggest rumored deal, a three-way trade that would send Charles Barkley to Houston, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry to Denver and Mutombo to Phoenix.
As the nation's largest owner, operator and investor in pari-mutuel racing operations, we believe there are opportunities to strengthen these existing operations, particularly given the demographics of Houston, Sam Houston Race Park's host community.
Other participating universities in Texas include University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas State University, University of Texas/Austin, University of Texas/San Antonio and Texas A & M University.
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