A soldier and political leader of the nineteenth century. Houston led the Texans in their struggle to win independence from Mexico. Later he served as president of the republic of Texas. After Texas became a state, he represented it in the United States Senate. He was elected governor of Texas just before the Civil War, but when he opposed the state's decision for secession, he was removed from office.
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The End of Gangs By Sam Quinones, Pacific-Standard Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On his eighth try, more than three decades after he went in, the parole board finally voted to release Sam.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Back when Sam went upstate, job searches required nothing more than a typewriter, some paper, and the classifieds.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gunfire was exchanged and Sam, who was unarmed, was wounded.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We would just as soon stay away from a group that will create controversy,” the Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe told the paper.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise|Jason Berry|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.
General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
Our army, under the command of General Houston, was in front of Harrisburg, to which place the congress had retreated.
We were interrupted at this moment by a message from General Houston, to whom we immediately hastened.
Sam sat opposite him in perfect silence, waiting, with eager curiosity, for the termination of the scene.