Actor Bill Paxton is featured this Sunday (April 19 at 10/9c on TLC) on Who Do You Think You Are? and digs into the paternal half of his family tree. He begins by solving a long-standing mystery by determining that he is indeed related to Texan hero Sam Houston.
Are you getting ready for his second time serving as a governor? In 1861, a special convention voted that Texas would secede from the Union. Houston refused to recognize the convention and, well, they kicked him out of office.