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Bill Paxton Learns of His Revolutionary Past On 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

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.

Texas Governors May Have Been Duped For Years

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George W. Bush called it Sam Houston's bible. Rick Perry swore on its centuries-old sheepskin four times. And on Tuesday, Texas...

School Resource Officers Accused Of Using Excessive Force (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime

A high school student in Houston, Texas accused school resource officers of using excessive force when she refused to hand over her cellphone. "I d...

These 11 Politicians Fled Their States For Greener Political Pastures

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Would New Hampshire voters embrace former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) if he ran for U.S. Senate in their state? Brown sold his home in Mass...

Name Someone Who Didn't Complete TWO Governorships

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

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.

Sam Houston, American Hero

Jeffrey Stuart Kerr | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Stuart Kerr

But for a few twists of fate, Sam Houston's face might adorn Mount Rushmore. Houston's impact on the course of our nation's history places him in the upper echelon of influential Americans.

Open Letter: From Sam Houston to Barack Obama

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

Mr. President: It's my humble privilege as a citizen with my own place in American history to write to you as you're about to make the most important...