Sam Houston

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Sam Houston in The Battle of San Jacinto (detail) by the Belfast-born artist Henry Arthur McArdle

As our cargo ship was moving slowly along the canal from Galveston to Houston, Texas, we could see far ahead an immensely high obelisk. When we got ne(...)

Larry Swearingen who had long maintained his innocence, was  executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Photograph: Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP

A man has been executed in Texas for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student following arguments from his attorneys that authorities igno(...)

Ragan Smith is congratulated by Bela Karolyi during the  2016 US  Olympic Trials. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Bela Karolyi is the most successful coach in the history of gymnastics. From Nadia Comaneci at the Montreal Olympics to the USA’s so-called “Magnifice(...)