Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXIV, No 296 October 22, 1836 Saturday Evening
Houston inaugurated as First President of Texas
Today in Sports
Spurs make their NBA debut
PHILADELPHIA PA Click Here to follow "Spurs" back in Time (1976) Click Here to follow "Spurs" forward in Time  On this date in 1976, the San Antonio Spurs (formerly a member of the ABA), made their NBA debut in Philadelphia, beating the 76ers by the score of 121-118. In the game, Billy Paultz led the spurs with 27 points. For Philadelphia, Julius Erving was also making his NBA debut.    More about "Spurs" on the Web

Houston is President
HARRISBURG Click Here to follow "Sam Houston" back in Time(1836)Click Here to follow "Sam Houston" forward in Time  On this date in 1836, Sam Houston, Texas commander at San Jacinto, was inagurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas, having defeated Steven F Austin and Mirabeau B Lamar in an election the month before. Lamar assumes the office of Vice President.
Entertainment Desk
Last Picture Show premieres
HOLLYWOOD Click Here to follow "Larry McMurtry" back in Time (1971) Click Here to follow "Larry McMurtry" forward in Time  Shot entirely in black and white, in and around Archer City, "The Last Picture Show" made it's debut on this date in 1971. The movie depicts life in a small West Texas town in 1951. Stars Jeff Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Ben Johnson, and Cybill Shepherd in her first film. The film was based on a book by Larry McMurtry. The location was selected when directory, Peter Bogdonovich and McMurtry stopped in McMurtry's hometown while scouting locations.   More about "Larry McMurtry" on the Web