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A Real Texan in the White House!
"...returned to Texas when he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, where he met and married..."

April 23, 2004 Postmarks

Day Trips
Bask in the bluebonnets' beauty on your way to some delicious barbecue
"...U.S. 290 at Burton and winds through Independence, where Sam Houston once lived and Baylor University was founded. Then..."

April 23, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Sam snowballed, suing Superman, and sexual sinema
"...The day after Sam Houston married the beautiful Eliza Allen in a candlelight..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...down" originated from the battle of San Jacinto when Sam Houston launched a surprise attack against Gen. Santa Anna's..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Early Voting
"...Sam Houston Bldg., 201 E. 14th..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature

Only Natural
The Texas Memorial Museum decides to focus on its natural history roots.
"...of no particular historic value; a teapot presented to Sam Houston in 1839 by the empress of China in..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature

Short Cuts
It's official: Ethan and Dennis are in.
"...Dennis Quaid and Ethan Hawke are officially signed as Sam Houston and William Travis, respectively. To no one's surprise,..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Regal co-CEO Kurt Hall was quoted as saying, "I hope the line between entertainment and advertising will begin to blur." He says that like it's a good thing.
"...Hancock for The Alamo. Quaid is set to play Sam Houston -- a role, curiously, once earmarked for Russell..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Running to the Middle
Part II of the Chronicle's preview of the Nov. 5 general election
"...Sam Houston Building 201 E. 14th..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

Both Sides Now
Jack Jackson remembers the Alamo
"...entry in the Alamo series was Indian Lover, tracing Sam Houston's time with the Cherokees. Those titles are a..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Day Trips
"...statue in the state, beating out the statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville by the distance of the giraffe's..."

July 26, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Short Cuts
Writer / director Tim McCanlies enthuses about his upcoming film, Secondhand Lions; plus, The Alamo gets a new scribe.
"...hopefully." More on this as things get under way... Sam Houston, We Have a Problem: Oscar-winning scribe Stephen Gaghan..."

July 5, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Where They're Coming From
Connecting the Dots of Texas Writers Month 2002
"...stories and prodding the biographer for more, much as Sam Houston (University of Oklahoma Press, $39.95) author James Haley's..."

June 7, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Biz Buzz
Texas Production News
"...Russell Crowe has expressed interest in the role of Sam Houston, with Ethan Hawke reportedly eyeing the part of..."

May 24, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Critic's Picks
Arts & Entertainment
"...-- watch movies and be gay -- at the same time, all year long...."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Dr Pepper, Texas
What makes the Dr Pepper in Dublin, Texas, so much better than that made anywhere else?
"...Dr Pepper throughout the region, and a bottler named Sam Houston Prim started selling the new drink from his..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Features Feature by David Lynch

Naked City
The council passes an aggressive panhandling ordinance as part of its "homeless self-sufficiency and responsibility initiative," angering homeless advocates.
"...of being the "official messenger of defeat" to General Sam Houston, then stationed in Gonzales. Her message was hair-raising..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
In the contest for 390th District Judge, both Karrie Key and Julie Kocurek have big-name support.
"...She also worked as a briefing attorney for Judge Sam Houston Clinton at the Court of Criminal Appeals, and..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

State Musician of Texas
Tracing Doug Sahm's roots from San Antonio to potential State Musician of Texas
"...the late Sixties. He was Doug Saldaña, Wayne Douglas, Samm Dogg, but no matter which moniker he chose, if..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

In Person
Gregg Cantrell and the Sons of the Republic of Texas
"...a committee of people orchestrating the bicentennial celebration of Sam Houston's birth. In the course of fulfilling that duty,..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Mr. Smarty Pants
A playmate for the fishberry?
"...Sam Houston liked opium. In fact, he shared some with..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

What the Right Hand Is Doing
Magician turned sitcom star Harry Anderson returns to Austin at Palmer Auditorium this weekend, and his former partner and cohort, Austin author Turk Pipkin, looks back as he looks forward to reuniting with his old pal.
"...Hotel, living next door to LBJ's nearly forgotten brother, Sam Houston Johnson, who often greeted us in his smoking..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Features Feature by Turk Pipkin

Shaped By The Past
"...the San Jacinto battlefield, the site where in 1836, Sam Houston's troops defeated the Mexican Army and captured Santa..."

April 16, 1999 News Feature

Author by Author
Notable Folks in Their Own Write
"...Try this bit from one of Texas' greatest statesmen, Sam Houston, characterizing an opponent in his 1841 campaign: "You..."

May 1, 1998 Books Feature

Sculpture By Elisabet Ney:intimacy and Vitality
"...of Ney's buckskin-clad frontiersmen. Her life-size, full-body renditions of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin — the finals of..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Review

Postmarks
"...Wood, a former slave owned and freed by General Sam Houston. I had the opportunity to serve in the..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Column

Pub Crawl Results
"...one of the co-winners was the very last beer sampled? Great beer? Great stamina? Great relief? No doubt a..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Food Feature

Short Cuts
"...two Louisiana penal colony escapees who join up with Sam Houston's Texas Volunteers and play pivotal roles in the..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postmarks
Keep Off Barton Creek
"...I'll have to toss out all those books designating Sam Houston as the republic's first president...."

July 18, 1997 Column

Exhibitionism
"...Dan Dietz as Santa Anna, and Joseph Meissner as Sam Houston in The Battle of San Jacintophotograph by Bruce..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Review

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