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December 2, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three Sam Houston players combined for 80 points Friday night to knock U.S. International out of the championship hunt and into tonight's third-place game of the Dr Pepper Invitational men's basketball tournament at Baylor University's Ferrell Center. Dennis Green and Derrick Gilliam each scored 30 and Erik Hammock added 20 for Sam Houston, which defeated the Gulls, 112-94, to advance to tonight's title game with Baylor. That will follow a game between USIU and Mercer, a 100-58 loser to Baylor.
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October 21, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL hasn't lost a star or two, it has lost a constellation. A slew of injuries Sunday either ended the seasons or severely hampered a host of prominent players, among them St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, Houston linebacker Brian Cushing and Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne, all of whom will sit out the rest of the season because of knee injuries. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least a month because of a torn groin muscle. Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley remained in the hospital Monday because of a neck injury, and his football future is uncertain.
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March 21, 1993 | Larry L. King, Larry L. King has written of politics and history for Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage and The Texas Observer
Fifty years ago, in the public schools of Texas, I was taught that Sam Houston (Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Texas during its War of Independence against Mexico, conqueror of Gen. Santa Anna's army at the Battle of San Jacinto, two-term president of the short-lived Republic of Texas, later U.S. senator and then governor of Texas) was my home state's all-time hero--excluding, possibly, those 187 martyrs who in 1836 died at the Alamo, nothing assisting martyrdom half as efficiently as hopeless, romantic death.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- A gunman who fired shots at the Army's Joint Base San Antonio-Ft. Sam Houston on Monday afternoon, wounding one person, has been taken into custody, officials said. The post was locked down shortly after 2:50 p.m. Central Time when the shooting began at the base's Army Medical Department Center and School headquarters, spokesman Brent Boller told the Los Angeles Times. Thousands of students and faculty were in the building at the time, Boller said, and at least one person - an unidentified woman - was hospitalized.
SPORTS
December 20, 2006 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
A glance at the Pauley Pavilion scoreboard after the final whistle Tuesday showed that UCLA won, 75-61, but Bruins fans leaving Pauley Pavilion must have been scratching their heads wondering: How in the Sam Houston was the final margin so big? For most of the game it wasn't. Sam Houston State, a mid-major team from Huntsville, Texas, caused mega-major problems for the nation's top-ranked team with a deliberate, slow-down offense and an airtight defense.
NEWS
April 21, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Despite a famous painting and at least three biographies depicting Gen. Sam Houston as having been shot in the right ankle, the man who led the battle of San Jacinto 166 years ago today seems to have a leg up on historians. Richard Rice of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas, recently found proof of the mistake in a letter Houston wrote to his wife, Margaret, on Jan. 11, 1853, that he was wounded in the left leg.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Americans freed after being held more than five years by rebels in Colombia headed home to Florida after 10 days of treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston. "We're going to go home now, we're going to rest, we're going to unwind for about a month and a half," said Marc Gonsalves, who boarded a plane with Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell.
NEWS
April 22, 1986
Texans celebrated the 150th year of independence from Mexico with the ringing of church bells and simultaneous fireworks displays in 10 cities. The two-day birthday bash was led by the official state observance at San Jacinto Battleground State Park, east of Houston. It was at that site that Texas troops led by Sam Houston defeated Mexican Gen. Lopez de Santa Anna on April 21, 1836, and won Texas' independence.
SPORTS
January 19, 1989 | Associated Press
Gary Moss, fired as Sam Houston State basketball coach after the NCAA issued sanctions against him, has filed a lawsuit against school officials and others, including NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz. In the lawsuit, filed here Wednesday, Moss claims that his constitutional rights were violated because a hearing on his firing was not held. In his second season at Sam Houston State, Moss was fired Jan.
SPORTS
May 24, 1996 | JASON REID
A two-run homer by catcher Tim DeCinces, son of former Angel third baseman Doug, broke an eighth-inning tie Thursday night and helped UCLA defeat Texas, 5-2, in an NCAA Central I Regional game before 6,649 at Disch-Falk Field. With two outs and the count full against Texas reliever Eric French (2-2), DeCinces drove the ball over the left-field wall. DeCinces' 17th homer traveled approximately 390 feet, giving UCLA a 4-2 lead.
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deals and Travel Blogger
Take a tour of New York City with a new mobile app that might save you from making big blunders. "Nothing screams black socks and sandals louder in New York City than asking for directions to Houston [pronounced like the city in Texas] Street," the UrbanWonderer narrator warns in "SoHo: The How of Houston. Both the street and the Texas city were named after Southerners, you learn, as you power your way around Gotham with this app. The deal: UrbanWonderer is a free (so far)
SCIENCE
April 17, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
On the heavily wooded grounds of a Texas power plant, archaeologists have found the spot where Mexican troops under the command of Col. Juan Almonte surrendered to Sam Houston's force of Texas irregulars along the San Jacinto River, ending Texas' war of secession. The 1836 surrender "resulted in the loss of all Mexican territory west to California," said archaeologist Roger Moore of Moore Archaeological Consulting in Houston, who led the team that found the site.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Americans freed after being held more than five years by rebels in Colombia headed home to Florida after 10 days of treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston. "We're going to go home now, we're going to rest, we're going to unwind for about a month and a half," said Marc Gonsalves, who boarded a plane with Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2008 | Jessica Guynn, Times Staff Writer
Google Inc. found itself at the center of a national security controversy Thursday. The Pentagon banned the Internet giant's digital-mapping vehicles from all military installations after detailed photographs of Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio appeared on Google Maps. The Street View feature allows users to zoom in on 360-degree, ground-level views of neighborhoods, landmarks and other places that Google photographs from vehicles with roof-mounted cameras. A message sent to all Defense Department bases and installations late last week warned officials not to allow Google vehicles access.
SPORTS
December 20, 2006 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
A glance at the Pauley Pavilion scoreboard after the final whistle Tuesday showed that UCLA won, 75-61, but Bruins fans leaving Pauley Pavilion must have been scratching their heads wondering: How in the Sam Houston was the final margin so big? For most of the game it wasn't. Sam Houston State, a mid-major team from Huntsville, Texas, caused mega-major problems for the nation's top-ranked team with a deliberate, slow-down offense and an airtight defense.
SPORTS
December 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Tiffany Jackson scored 13 points to lead No. 4 Texas to its 41st consecutive victory at home, 83-33, over Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Austin, Texas. Adah Wells led the Bearkats (2-7) with eight points and three rebounds. Sam Houston State shot only 25% from the field. The Longhorns (7-2) scored 35 points off Sam Houston turnovers. No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1991
Elsie G. Houston, who taught at Colfax Avenue School in North Hollywood for more than 20 years and was active with a local garden club, has died at a North Hollywood hospital. She was 85. A longtime Sherman Oaks resident, Mrs. Houston died Saturday of complications of recent surgery, said her daughter-in-law, Tristan Houston of Morgan Hill, Calif. Born Elsie G. Bruene in Gladbrook, Iowa, she taught elementary school in Iowa from 1926 to 1940 before moving to California in 1946.
SPORTS
December 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Tiffany Jackson scored 13 points to lead No. 4 Texas to its 41st consecutive victory at home, 83-33, over Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Austin, Texas. Adah Wells led the Bearkats (2-7) with eight points and three rebounds. Sam Houston State shot only 25% from the field. The Longhorns (7-2) scored 35 points off Sam Houston turnovers. No.
NEWS
April 21, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Despite a famous painting and at least three biographies depicting Gen. Sam Houston as having been shot in the right ankle, the man who led the battle of San Jacinto 166 years ago today seems to have a leg up on historians. Richard Rice of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas, recently found proof of the mistake in a letter Houston wrote to his wife, Margaret, on Jan. 11, 1853, that he was wounded in the left leg.
SPORTS
May 24, 1996 | JASON REID
A two-run homer by catcher Tim DeCinces, son of former Angel third baseman Doug, broke an eighth-inning tie Thursday night and helped UCLA defeat Texas, 5-2, in an NCAA Central I Regional game before 6,649 at Disch-Falk Field. With two outs and the count full against Texas reliever Eric French (2-2), DeCinces drove the ball over the left-field wall. DeCinces' 17th homer traveled approximately 390 feet, giving UCLA a 4-2 lead.
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