I mean if you haven't figured out that Texas is the greatest state not only in the US, but in the entire universe than I don't know what I can tell you from this point going forward that will convince you, but the sound of the war drums encourages me to march on. The generals remind the troops that the Texan flag is the only one that can fly as high as the US flag because Texas was the only state that was a republic before joining the union. What, you say that's not true? Bah, good luck convincing a Texan anything on the internet is true as all Texans are born knowing that fact about the Texan flag
Texas is such a great state we're required to take Texas history to learn more about the great state we're born and being raised in. According to wikipedia he secured victory and Texan independence over the evil emporer Santa Anna in . . .
one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history.
Houston was one of the main supporters and propenents of Texas being annexed by the United States. He was able to do this during his second presidency (was elected the 1st and 3rd president of the Replublic of Texas) and then became the US Senator for Texas and finally the governor in 1859.
Houston became the only person to have become the governor of two different U.S. states through popular election, as well as the only state governor to have been a foreign head of state.
By unidentified - George Eastman House, Public Domain, Link
Jim Bowie is next on the list.
Kennedy notes the Bowie's knife had a blade 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) long and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) wide with a cross-guard to protect the user's hands.
Once again it goes to show after following up with some information on Jim Bowie Texans are as concerned with fact as they are with larger than life heroes that may have had some unverifiable knife fights and misquoted reports. That's not important, but what is important that you refer back to the size of that knife.
Less important to point out that these men weren't born in Texas, but rather adopted Texas to make it their home and their life.
I don't know why, but it's pretty neat to say I went to high school with a professional athlete. Earl Thomas was born and raised in Orange Texas and has played for the Seatle Seahawks since the 2010 season and has had a relatively successful and healthy career.
This next one pains me to bring up as the US Mens National Team did not qualify for the next world cup, but Clint Dempsey is a native Texan and born in Nacogdoches a place I have visited several times since my brother went to a college in that city. As I have not followed his career that closely I'll let wikipedia share a little about him.
Dempsey possesses exceptional shooting technique along with balance and strength and is capable of creating his own shot off the dribble or finishing delivered balls, particularly in the air due to his height. Early in his career Dempsey gained a reputation as a flamboyant dribbler, though he has become more disciplined with the ball as his career has progressed.
I wasn't going to say much about Nolan Ryan because his career speaks for itself, but then I noticed where he was born. Refugio (/rɪˈfjʊəri.oʊ/ ri-FYOOR-ee-oh). Notice it's not pronounced Reefoogio. If you want to trigger South Texans pronounce it Refoogio. Being from South East Texan I enjoy pronouncing it wrong just to get the reactions.
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Seven-year-old Johnson with his trademark cowboy hat
Picture of Gerge H W Bush By U.S. Congress - Pocket congressional directory, 1969
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Picture of Gerge H W Bush By U.S. Congress visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina - Pocket congressional directory, 1969
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