Born in 1793, Sam Houston ran away from home as a teenager to join the Cherokee and became known as “Raven.” At age 19 he fought in the War of 1812, and at 30, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
If you head west of downtown to 3695 Overture Drive, you’ll discover an abandoned, signless palace befitting of Dr. Evil. Its intentions, however, were much more peaceful.
The Houston Rodeo was started because America needed a special kind of cow.