Sam Houston State University

The Yellow Rose of Texas, Emily West

An interesting historical note about Texas History and the Texas Zeta Mu’s university’s namesake: Sam Houston. From my good friend Juanita:

April 9 - Displaced Texans and lore lovers alike will be charmed to know that The Yellow Rose of Texas, Emily West, was
was probably a true story
Yellow Rose

The Yellow Rose of Texas is fancifully famous for bedazzling Santa Anna out of his fancy pants at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
Increasing evidence suggests the story may be true.

Texas House Bills 1418 & 1419

Dear Friends and Alumni of Sam Houston State University,

HB1418 has been voted out of committee with a recommendation it be sent to Local and Consent Calender in the Texas House of Representatives. As you remember, HB1418 will preserve and protect the name of Sam Houston State University. Our bill is now out of committee and is on it’s way to the full House. This is great news and we appreciate the support of the Chair of the Committee, Representative Geanie Morrison, and the other members who voted for this bill.

After a vote of the House the bill goes to the Texas Senate. HB1419 was left pending in committee. It dealt with protecting the names of every state university named after a Texas Hero. HB1419 could still be voted out of committee, but our main concern was HB1418 and the protection of Sam Houston. The bill still has a long way to go…but it is on it’s way, and that’s great news for those of us who care about Sam Houston the man, his legacy, and the university.

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