Bill Paxton of Texas Rising History Miniseries Sam Houston

Bill Paxton, star of “Aliens” and “Titanic” and the new History Channel miniseries, “Texas Rising,” talks with Christopher John Farley about his special bond with the Lone Star state.

Bill Paxton plays the character Sam Houston on Texas Rising. Sam Houston has a heavy responsibility in trying to plan a strategy that would make an effort to defeat Santa Anna. Complications are that Houston’s troops are worn out and underfed. In one of the scenes Sam Houston asks about the state of their supplies and was told that they had two days of beans left and no meat. Sam Houston tried to plan carefully in light of the fact that he knew his troops had only one battle left in them, as far as the remaining stamina and strength of the men.

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