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Bygone Buildings
Right in the booming heart of Austin, folks can still find evidence of times past. Devin Greaney explores some of Austin's abandoned haunts.
"...dispatched by Santa Anna to deliver the news to Sam Houston that San Antonio had fallen. Her place in..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Devin Greaney

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...don't meet minimum expectations. This year Johnston – like Sam Houston High School in Houston, Oak Village Middle School..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Summer Reading
"...stand of the Bonham/Bowie/Crockett contingent at the Alamo; B) Sam Houston's bloody victory over Santa Ana's troops during their..."

June 9, 2006 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Naked City
Texas House passes Hate Crimes bill; mesasure goes to Senate.
"...If you've ever wondered where Texas hero Sam Houston would have stood on hate crimes legislation, a..."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Welcome to Texasland
Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas State History Museum, won't have many historical documents, but it promises to be entertaining.
"...A conference room on the ninth floor of the Sam Houston Building looks out over the 110-foot-tall silver dome..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Bill Crawford

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...requested. See p.92 for a complete listing, or call Sam Bollinger at 457-9011.-- L.T...."

April 30, 1999 News Feature

The Full Monte
"...whoosh open and a solemn-faced towhead appears. This is Sam Houston Warden, six. Behind him is his older brother,..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Day Trips: West Columbia
A replica of the first capitol illustrates the humble beginnings of the Republic of Texas
"...convened in a former store on Oct. 3, 1836. Sam Houston was president, Mirabeau B. Lamar vice president, and..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Taking Politics Back to School
State Board of Ed races highlight educational tensions
"...and stretches to the southern and western suburbs of Houston...."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

She's Her Own Grandma
Carole Keeton Strayhorn – what a long strange trip it's been
"...least of Bell's challenges. A former U.S. congressman from Houston, he doesn't have the instant (and free) celebrity media..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Here Comes the Guv
Kinky Friedman lights up his campaign
"...five minutes of stage time, Friedman looks much the same as he does, say, hanging out on a sun-burnished..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

In Memory of Bob Eckhardt: 1913-2001
A fighter for justice is remembered by family and friends.
"...first labor lawyers in Texas -- would travel from Houston to consult with the handful of progressive Texas House..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Day Trips
Houston's Museum of Printing History reconstructs Gutenberg and more.
"...The Museum of Printing History in Houston tells the story of the invention that changed the..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...No matter how much the bet, I have the same rush of relief when I win and a sick..."

June 12, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...The Alamo, downtown on Alamo Street between Houston and Commerce streets, is one of the most recognizable..."

July 18, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Just Add Students
The new Eastside high school takes issue
"...But for AISD board of trustees member Sam Guzman, who represents East Austin's District 2 and ran..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Room With a View
Steve Wertheimer prepares to open a second Continental Club -- in Houston.
"...Jayhawks. It's soon to be the stage of the Houston Continental Club, which, provided all goes according to plan,..."

May 26, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Stack rocks, meet the Hulk, and celebrate the Lone Star State
"...on March 2. (Which just happened to be General Sam Houston’s birthday, too.) At the same time less than..."

March 3, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Chronicle Endorsements
For the Nov. 4 General Election
"...District 1: Ora Houston..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Nonfiction and Memoir
Justin St. Germain, Stephen Harrigan, and more delight with these true tomes
" government of the Republic of Texas. The irascible Sam Houston campaigned for the town named after him. Dreamer..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Books Feature

God Fearing Texans Stop Steven Hotze
Auto-Tune and politics don’t mix
"...Nevertheless, Houston doctor Steven Hotze built a narrow bridge between the..."

May 16, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Point Austin: Shameless
Perry's dismal campaign finds a worthy successor
"...Perry called on (in order) Newt Gingrich, God, and Sam Houston, and suggested his national embarrassment might be only..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Day Trips
The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in Conroe salutes 13 Texas Revolution battle flags with a memorial to those who carried them
"...Before the revolution led by Sam Houston succeeded, there were more than 50 unsuccessful attempts..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
National Trails Day launched in 1993 and has become a rallying cry to get Americans outdoors
" the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail through the Sam Houston National Forest in East Texas. The moderate-to-easy path..."

June 4, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The New Traditional
Damian Mandola has the restaurant business in his blood
"...the restaurant business since he was a senior at Sam Houston State University. In 1975, uncertain of what to..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Here Come the Judges
"...statewide races for Texas Supreme Court, Place 7 candidate Sam Houston (no relation to that guy), a civil attorney..."

March 7, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

People From Other States Shouldn't Make Alamo References
Perhaps he should have hired a Texan to edit his speech
"...William Travis (not Crockett), sent a letter to Gen. Sam Houston asking for reinforcements, and Houston denied the request..."

Feb. 20, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Dancing in Twilight
This intercultural Houston-made film is an off-the-beaten-path ensemble drama that shows a healthy disregard for Hollywood rules.
"...Sheth, Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher and John Davies. The Houston-based filmmakers behind this modest character drama make their share..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

"...Haley has spent 15 years researching the life of Sam Houston. Now we have the finished product: Sam Houston..."

May 10, 2002 Books Feature

Day Trips
Captain Day Trips scares us with spooky stories of Texas.
"...Santa Anna's escape. After the battle at San Jacinto, Sam Houston's army captured the Mexican general dressed as a..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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