Sam Houston was born March 2, 1793,at Rockbridge County,Virginia,VA.Sam Houston had five brothers and three sisters.His brothers names were Robert Houston,Paxton Houston,James Houston,and James Paxton Houston,William Houston.Sam Houston’s sisters name were Mary Blair Houston,Elizabeth Ann Houston,and Isabella Houston.Sam’s mom’s name is Elizabeth Paxton and his dad’s name is Major Samuel Houston.Sam Houston’s father died when he was only 14 because his father was in the Revolutionary.Sam Houston’s height was 6’6’’.Sam Houston’s wedding dates was first Eliza Allen on January 22,1829,Then Sam’s second wife was Tiana Rogers Gentry,and his third was May 9,1840 with Margaret Lea Houston.
On the way back from the store , we are walking down the street and some police officers just pull up like, get on the fu**ing ground ! with their guns up to our head me and my best friend get on the ground, but he had a soda in his pocket from the store so he tried to take it out the officer said very rudely i will shoot you in your fu**ing back if you go in your pocket. I yell just stay still bro he was crying and etc and then he puts us in handcuffs . i ask why is we being cuffed and he wants say anything so me and my homeboy both are scared like what did we do. We are both in middle school 8th grade we have the city championship basketball game tomorrow , all I can think is this how fast life can turn around. Then the officer gets on his radio and said I have them and like three more officers pull up . they say are you all the ones who been breaking into everyone's house ? we say NO! Then he gets back on the radio and tells some other man what color our clothes was . and the man says no, that's not them , we just caught them . so he apologizes and takes the handcuffs off , and he says sorry bout the inconvenience they just told us it was two black males in their early teens going around braking in houses and we fit the description. So just because we were black they assumed it was us. They target all black people in my eyes, they knew we weren't the people, but just because we were black they were going to charge
Being a proud native Texan, you can trace my family back to the time when Sam Houston was President of the country of Texas. However, shortly after the US attacks on 9/11, choosing to not live in fear my father accepted a position in his company which entailed moving our family to New York City. We witnessed first hand the beauty of neighbors coming together and holding each other up while rallying to rebuild and move forward. Sadly, we also shared the personal heartache of one of my classmates who was fatherless due to the heinous acts of terrorists.
Sam Houston was a prominent political figure in the 19th century whose fame is attributed to his role of bringing Texas into the United States. Even though he was a life-long slave owner, Houston was opposed to the expansion of the institution of slavery into the west. Despite that his attitude seemed contradictory, Houston had good reasons for his resistance of the expansion of slavery.
Sam Houston was born in Rockbridge, Virginia in 1793 and died in Huntsville, Texas in 1863. He lead an adventurous life that involved the Creek Indian War and the War for Texas Independence. During his lifetime he was a Congressman and a Governor for the state of Tennessee. He lived among the Cherokee Indians and became a lifelong advocate for Native American rights. He was twice elected the President of Texas and later, after its annexation to the United States, he was elected twice as its Senator and its Governor. Although he demonstrated great leadership as a politician in Tennessee, his greatest influences were in Texas and the American Southwest. In this way, he helped to shape the future of two states and the destiny of the United States.
Houston has had a troubled past with pollution of many types, mainly of its oil and petrochemical industries, which leading contributors to the city’s economy. As a result, Houston introduced many programs since the 2000 federal order to reduce air pollution in the city, particularly the METRORAIL light rail project. Heat stroke can strike people who stay out of doors for long periods of time during the summer so hydration is essential for outdoor work and recreational activity. Most workers are relatively unaffected by the heat since they spend the hottest part of the day indoors in air conditioning. Air conditioning is considered an essential for the growth of Houston in 1950 when it became the most air-conditioned city in the world.
Beatriz Gaona Prof. Andrew Tolle ENGL 1301-41028 17 September 2017 Houstonians A poem written by South Carolina pastor, Jeremy Rutledge has given readers a lot to think about. The poem was composed after the great Hurricane Harvey tragedy in Houston. In his poem Rutledge mentions the word pray many times but the meaning of it goes way beyond that. When praying for something it is important to know the aspects and struggles of it, and that is exactly what Rutledge is doing in this poem, stating all the things that make Houston unique, diverse, and capable to rise from it all.
According to the Census of 2013 the city of Houston, Texas carries a population of 2.196 million. Houston is located by the Gulf of Mexico in Southeast Texas and is part of the Harris County. Houston is best described as having a humid subtropical weather.
If you ask a Houstonian about the music scene around town, you would get a pretty bleak answer. Many people seem to believe it starts and ends with Beyoncé. It is especially considered “nonexistent” in comparison to another city in Texas, Austin. Austin has this huge reputation of having a phenomenal music scene and it is even billed as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Yes, Austin has great local bands and many avid music fans but so does Houston. Even though it’s not extremely renowned, Houston has one of the most influential and diverse music scenes in the country.
This book titled Sam Houston and the American Southwest was written by Randolph B. Campbell from the University of North Texas in Denton. In any case, Sam Houston and the American Southwest is an intriguing book about a youngster who is persistent and insubordinate. Besides, the writer clarifies that the
Sam Houston Sam Houston was as legend reports a big man about six foot and six inches tall. He was an exciting historical figure and war hero who was involved with much of the early development of our country and Texas. He was a soldier, lawyer, politician, businessman, and family man, whose name will be synonymous with nation heroes who played a vital part in the shaping of a young and prosperous country. He admired and supported the Native Americans who took him in and adopted him into their culture to help bridge the gap between the government and a noble forgotten race. Sam Houston succeeded in many roles he donned as a man, but the one most remembered is the one of a true American hero.
On March 2, 1793 Sam Houston was born on the family plantation in Rockbridge County, Virginia. His father’s name was also Samuel Houston and his mother was Elizabeth Houston. He was of Scotch-Irish decent and the family was Presbyterian. He received a simple education at a school which he only attended for only about six months. When Houston was thirteen his father died. Because of the loss, in the spring of 1807 he and his mother along with his five brothers and three sisters to Maryville in Blount County in Eastern Tennessee were the family established a farm on a tributary of Baker’s Creek. Houston went to a nearby school for the time. In 1809 Houston ran away to the Cherokees in 1809 because he did not want to work on the family farm or the store the family ran. He went across the Tennessee River and lived with the Cherokees for three years with Chief Oolooteka who adopted him and gave him the Indian name Colonneh, which means “the Raven.” Houston viewed him as a father and the tribe as a surrogate family. Because of this he had great sympathy for Native Americans for the rest of his life.
After Houston ran away, he lived with the Hiwassee Cherokee tribe. This tribe consisted of three hundred men, women, and children. The leader of the tribe was Chief Ooleteka who Houston soon developed a close relationship with. In fact, “Ooleteka became more than a surrogate father to young Sam….he adopted
A Journey Through Texas Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca De Vaca and his three countrymen wandered for months through Texas as they journeyed toward the Spanish settlement in Mexico City. In the course of his travels, de Vaca healed a Native American by performing the first recorded surgery in Texas. His resulting fame attracted so many followers that de Vaca noted in his journal that “the number of our companions became so large that we could no longer control them.” As they continued traveling westward, the group was well received by the natives they encountered. The same Indians led us to a plain beyond the chain of mountains, where people came to meet us from a long distance. By those we were treated in the same manner as before, and they made so many presents to the Indians who came with us that, unable to carry all, they left half of it. We told the givers to take it back, so as not to have it lost, but they refused, saying it was not their custom to take back what they had once offered, and so it was left to waste. We told these people our route was towards sunset, and they replied that in that direction people lived very far away. So we ordered them to send there and inform the inhabitants that we were coming and how. From this they begged to be excused, because the others were their enemies, and they did not want us to go to them. Yet they did not venture to disobey in the end, and sent two women, one of their own and the other a captive. They selected women because these can trade everywhere, even if there be war. We followed the women to a place where it had been agreed we should wait for them. After five days they had not yet returned, and the Indians explained that it might be because they had not found anybody. So we told them to take us north, and they repeated that there were no people, except very far away, and neither food nor water. Nevertheless we insisted, saying that we wanted to go there, and they still excused themselves as best they could, until at last we became angry. One night I went away to sleep out in the field apart from them; but they soon came to where I was, and remained awake all night in great alarm, talking to me, saying how frightened they were. They entreated us not to be angry any longer, because, even if it was their death, they would take us where we chose. We feigned to be angry still, so as to keep them in suspense, and then a singular thing happened. On that same day many fell sick, and on the next day eight of them died! All over the country, where it was known, they became so afraid that it seemed as if the mere sight of us would kill them. They besought us not to be angry nor to procure the death of any more of their number, for they were convinced that we killed them by merely thinking of it. In truth, we were very much concerned about it, for, seeing the great mortality, we dreaded that all of them might die or forsake us in their terror, while those further on, upon learning of it, would get out of our way hereafter. We prayed to God our Lord to assist us, and the sick began to get well. Then we saw something that astonished us very much, and it was that, while the parents, brothers and wives of the dead had shown deep grief at their illness, from the moment they died the survivors made no demonstration whatsoever, and showed not the slightest feeling; nor did they dare to go near the bodies until we ordered their burial. In more than fifteen days that we remained with them we never saw them talk together, neither did we see a child that laughed or cried. One child, who had begun to cry, was carried off some distance, and with some very sharp mice‐teeth they scratched it from the shoulders down to nearly the legs. Angered by this act of cruelty, I took them to task for it, and they said it was done to punish the child for having wept in my presence. Their apprehensions caused the others that came to see us to give us what they had, since they knew that we did not take anything for ourselves, but left it all to the Indians. Those were the most docile people we met in the country, of the best complexion, and on the whole well built. The sick being on the way of recovery, when we had been there already three days, the women whom we had sent out returned, saying that they had met very few people, nearly all having gone after the cows, as it was the season. So we ordered those who had been sick to remain, and those who were well to accompany us, and that, two days' travel from there, the same women should go with us and get people to come to meet us on the trail for our reception. The next morning all those who were strong enough came along, and at the end of three journeys we halted. Alonso del Castillo and Estevanico, the negro, left with the women as guides, and the woman who was a captive took them to a river that flows between mountains, where there was a village, in which her father lived, and these were the first abodes we saw that were like unto real houses. Castillo and Estevanico went to these and, after holding parley with the Indians, at the end of three days Castillo returned to where he had left us, bringing with him five or six of the Indians. He told how he had found permanent houses, inhabited, the people of which ate beans and squashes, and that he had also seen maize. Of all things upon earth this caused us the greatest pleasure, and we gave endless thanks to our Lord for this news. Castillo said that the negro was coming to meet us on the way, near by, with all the people of the houses. For that reason we started, and after going a league and a half met the negro and the people that came to receive us, who gave us beans and many squashes to eat, gourds to carry water in, robes of cowhide, and other things. As those people and the Indians of our company were enemies, and did not understand each other, we took leave of the latter, leaving them all that had been given to us, while we went on with the former and, six leagues beyond, when night was already approaching, reached their houses, where they received us with great ceremonies. Here we remained one day, and left on the next, taking them with us to other permanent houses, where they subsisted on the same food also, and thence on we found a new custom. The people who heard of our approach did not, as before, come out to meet us on the way, but we found them at their homes, and they had other houses ready for us. They were all seated with their faces turned to the wall, the heads bowed and the hair pulled over the eyes. Their belongings had been gathered in a heap in the middle of the floor, and thence on they began to give us many robes of skins. There was nothing they would not give us. They are the best formed people we have seen, the liveliest and most capable; who best understood us and answered our questions. We called them "of the cows," because most of the cows die near therein and because for more than fifty leagues up that stream they go to kill many of them. Those people go completely naked, after the manner of the first we met. The women are covered with deer‐skins, also some men, especially the old ones, who are of no use any more in war. The country is well settled. We asked them why they did not raise maize, and they replied that they were afraid of losing the crops, since for two successive years it had not rained, and the seasons were so dry that the moles had eaten the corn, so that they did not dare to plant any more until it should have rained very hard. And they also begged us to ask Heaven for rain, which we promised to do. We also wanted to know from where they brought their maize, and they said it came from where the sun sets, and that it was found all over that country, and the shortest way to it was in that direction. We asked them to tell us how to go, as they did not want to go themselves, to tell us about the way. They said we should travel up the river towards the north, on which trail for seventeen days we would not find a thing to eat except a fruit called chacan, which they grind between stones; but even then it cannot be eaten, being so coarse and dry; and so it was, for they showed it to us and we could not eat it. But they also said that, going upstream, we would always travel among people who were their enemies, although speaking the same language, and who could give us no food, but would receive us very willingly, and give us many cotton blankets, hides and other things; but that it seemed to them that we ought not to take that road. In doubt as to what should be done, and which was the best and most advantageous road to take, we remained with them for two days. They gave us beans, squashes and calabashes. Their way of cooking them is so new and strange that I felt like describing it here, in order to show how different and queer are the devices and industries of human beings. They have no pots. In order to cook their food they fill a middle‐sized gourd with water, and place into a fire such stones as easily become heated, and when they are hot to scorch they take them out with wooden tongs, thrusting them into the water of the gourd, until it boils. As soon as it boils they put into it what they want to cook, always taking out the stones as they cool off and throwing in hot ones to keep the water steadily boiling. This is their way of cooking. After two days were past we determined to go in search of maize, and not to follow the road to the cows, since the latter carried us to the north, which meant a very great circuit, as we held it always certain that by going towards sunset we should reach the goal of our wishes. So we went on our way and traversed the whole country to the South Sea, and our resolution was not shaken by the fear of great starvation, which the Indians said we should suffer (and indeed suffered) during the first seventeen days of travel. All along the river, and in the course of these seventeen days we received plenty of cowhides, and did not eat of their famous fruit (chacan) but our food consisted (for each day) of a handful of deer‐tallow, which for that purpose we always sought to keep, and so endured these seventeen days, at the end of which we crossed the river and marched for seventeen days more. At sunset, on a plain between very high mountains, we met people who, for one‐third of the year, eat but powdered straw, and as we went by just at that time, had to eat it also, until, at the end of that journey we found some permanent houses, with plenty of harvested maize, of which and of its meal they gave us great quantities, also squashes and beans, and blankets of cotton, with all of which we loaded those who had conducted us thither, so that they went home the most contented people upon earth. We gave God our Lord many thanks for having taken us where there was plenty to eat.
Curious, I looked up at the building and suddenly my heart stopped. My muscles contracted and my nerves sent a violent quake through my body. I didn’t notice the dropped cigarette that was burning a hole in my pants. Finally, the pain bit me. I grabbed the cigarette, throwing it out the window while almost swerving off the road. After regaining control, I closed my eyes and reopened them to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating; I wasn‘t. Ten police cars sat in front of the school, all in a perfect line with their drivers standing close-by. I contemplated driving off but it was too late. We had already been spotted.