General Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas and another great Texas hero. He was responsible for the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. There is a quote by Sam Houston that effectively captures the mood in Texas today: "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."
"Victory or Death" letter is returning to the Alamo. Written at the Alamo by Col. William Barret Travis on February 24, 1836 as the Mexican tyrant Santa Anna’s troops began their siege, this letter is considered a Texas treasure and one of the most stirring battleground letters in American history. Now, for the first time since it was written, the iconic "Victory or Death" letter is returning to the Alamo for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit from Feb. 23 to March 7, 2013.