Critics Discuss Texas Rising History Miniseries on Video

“Texas Rising” Mondays at 9/8c on the History Channel.

This miniseries features both real and fictional characters from that time in history. The Texas Rangers play a large role in the fight against the tyrant Santa Anna, who disregards the rules of war and takes no prisoners. No one is safe who is in the path of the Santa Anna troops. This miniseries focuses on the time period after the fall of the Alamo in the year 1826, detailing the events that followed in the surrounding areas.

The first episode introduces individuals and groups of people from various locations around the Alamo, with the viewers getting to know these people and wanting to know what will happen with them. In the second episode viewers see some of their stories unfold. History told in an interesting interpretation style.

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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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