This Week In Texas History

 


November 2014 - Week 4                                                  AUDIO VERSION

                                                                                                                

HOLY HERO!


THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY...

NOVEMBER 1854 AND A TEXAS HERO GETS HOLY.

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NOVEMBER 19, 1854. INDEPENDENCE. SAM HOUSTON’S BEEN A GENERAL, A PRESIDENT, A SENATOR AND GOVERNOR OF TWO STATES. HE IS ALSO PROFANE, ILL-TEMPERED, AND UNTIL RECENTLY, AN UNREPENTANT DRUNK.

NOW, THANKS TO HIS PIOUS WIFE, THE OLD WARRIOR WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED. BUT THE CHURCH BAPTISMAL FONT IS MYSTERIOUSLY VANDALIZED.

SO, SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY, REV. RUFUS BURLESON DUNKS HOUSTON IN THE CHILLY WATERS OF NEARBY ROCKY CREEK.

LATER, WHEN HE WAS TOLD HIS SINS HAD BEEN WASHED AWAY, HOUSTON REPLIED “I HOPE SO. AND LORD HELP THE FISH DOWN BELOW.”

SAM HOUSTON WAS BAPTIZED 160 YEARS AGO, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.

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This Week In Texas History

Thomas H. Kreneck, "HOUSTON, SAMUEL," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho73), accessed November 06, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on January 27, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Jennifer Gauntt, "Houston's Spiritual Journey," Sam Houston State University (http://www.shsu.edu/~pin_www/samhouston/SamSp.html), accessed November 06, 2014.