I've been enjoying the History Channel's Texas Rising! The drama is based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and how the Texas Rangers were created. The series stars actor Bill Paxton (a Texan as well as distant relative of Sam Houston). Paxton plays the part of Sam Houston. As one interested in all things "Texas" I am enjoying the miniseries, regardless of the complete historical accuracy of the events & landscape as portrayed and detailed in the miniseries. I've been a collector of Texas memorabilia for years. No, not on the level of musician Phil Collins but I do collect. Below are two of our special Sam Houston documents in the 2S Ranch Texas Historical Collection. The first is a document signed in 1819 by Sam Houston accepting the appointment as "adjutant General of the State of Tennessee." The second is Sam Houston's signature from a document signed February 26, 1833.