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No. 12 Washington holds off No. 21 Texas 27-20 in Alamo Bowl

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

No. 12 Washington holds off No. 21 Texas 27-20 in Alamo Bowl

"Michael pinnock junior passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns in number 12 Washington held off number 21 Texas 27 to 20 in the Valero Alamo bowl Thursday night Texas fell short despite a late surge with ten unanswered points including a 26 yard field goal with a minute 40 remaining. Pennix engineered back to back scoring drives of 75 and 90 yards in the second half and acknowledged his offensive line which did not allow a sec. They have their mindset where it's like, my guys are going to get the mic. And you know, whenever I hear them talking about that, I'm like, hey, man, I love being back here. When you were passed for 369 yards underscore for the longhorns, Roy Flores, San Antonio

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:13 min | Last month

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Overconfident in so many things. That got him in trouble because of, you know, because of his immaturity and because of his financial troubles. But I mean, he was willing to walk into jail and go to jail for what he thought he believed in. So I think he's not as cocky as Travis should be. Yeah, I think Lawrence Harvey accent, notwithstanding, I think Lawrence Harvey probably captured the real Travis a little bit better. Yeah, quite a bit better because obviously Lawrence Harvey's Travis was extremely pompous in here again. Yeah. Well, let's continue on. So Houston and buoy are sitting around drinking and that's pretty realistic. They both love to do that. Houston asked buoy to go to the Alamo, take the Canada there and bring them back to him. But we agrees, but then bouie arrives at San Antonio and he goes to his home and as we saw long ago when we talked about him, but we had actually lived in San Antonio with his wife and she had died of illness. And he dreams about her. Then Travis and his cavalry company arrived at San Antonio, Travis reports to colonel James Neal, who's the texian commander at the Alamo, and Neil tells Travis of the Alamo's history and its defenses. And he says, as goes the Alamo, so goes Texas, which I think is an overstatement, but let Sean weigh in on that a little bit later. Neil tells Travis. He has to leave due to a personal matter. And he puts Travis in command of the Texan forces defending San Antonio. Meanwhile, the Mexican army is marching through the dead of winter toward the town. Yeah, and they even make a comment.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:24 min | Last month

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"And he was considered for the director, but in the end they went with another younger director because Howard backed out of the picture. Name's John Lee Hancock. He is actually from Texas City. He is a distant cousin of my old come and take it podcast partner, Scott. So they're distantly related. But we went to Texas City. He's from Texas and he had most recently directed a film if you remember the film, The Rookie. I love The Rookie. Really good family film. Good Dennis Quaid. Yeah, Dennis Quaid is in it. Rachel Griffin's. But yeah, John Lee Hancock had been a screenwriter. He wrote the movie a really, really good movie for Clint Eastwood called the perfect world that had Kevin Costner. So if you remember that film, that was excellent, set in text is also. But Hancock came on and he polished up the script and he was hired to direct the film and he got it going. He got it off the ground. The other filmmakers had wanted to make basically an R rated Alamo movie. And Disney was not having any of it. They wanted it to be PG-13 at most. And so and they got a text and he wanted to focus on making it a lot more accurate. And there were many actors considered Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, was to talk to play saint Houston, which would have been horrible miss casting. He's not Sean Penn. Billy Bob Thornton and Billy Bob Thornton was the one who actually wound up sticking because he was cast by Ron Howard and Brian gazer. And he's stuck around. Dig a mortenson who's gone. Oh man. Considered for saying Houston. But I think because Hancock had worked with Dennis Quaid that he kept on he brought Dennis Quaid in. The movie was filmed. They did not use the bracket will ranch that they built for the old element movie in the 1960s. Now, most films, there's an IMX film in the 80s that was filmed there. Loads of dove filmed a scene there where they rode past the Alamo and of course the film that I liked the lot, the TV movie starring Alec Baldwin as Travis, they filmed that there. They built sets near Austin. It was at the time the largest set ever built in North America, cost about $10 million. So that's the other thing. They didn't use existing sets. They built new and some of that's good in some of that's bad. So we'll talk about that in a little bit. There was a fire. It was kind of not films like this big period pictures tend to be chaotic. But they did film it. Most of the additions that Hancock made and a lot of the text used for the script was from I was a Enrique de la Pena's diaries, which he was an officer and Santa Anna's army. So they tried to get things right, but there's a lot of things that they don't get right. So we'll talk about some of the things they don't get right as well. But the casting, the cast is, as you said, dissuade is the right age to play named Houston, Billy Bob Thornton is exactly the right age to play Davy Crockett. Now I don't necessarily know that he had the physicality that the real David Crockett had, but who knows really what physicality the real baby Crockett really had. Because so much legend has built in there.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:14 min | Last month

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Music and the score and the theme song if you want to call it that. The green leaves. Very good. There was a top 100 hit. Marty Robbins performed another song from it called the ballad of Alamo. So it was well received. It was one of those big roadshow retina roadshows. Big marquee films of the time. Unfortunately, there was some problems, obviously. J Frank dobie and LAN tinkle had were actually brought on as historical adviser, apparently we're not listened to and they demanded that their names be removed. The historian Timothy Todd has said that there's not a single scene in the Alamo, which corresponds to a historically verifiable incident. So it received a lot of criticism from historians, it received a lot of criticism from kind of a critical perspective that was moving away from those pictures like that as the 60s began. And as the 60s went on and as John Wayne really didn't change with the times, this was sort of seen as a symbol of this is John Wayne still trying to do play the hits, do the John Wayne things. It obviously wasn't as poorly received as the conqueror where he played Genghis Khan or the green berets where he tried to sort of make a World War II movie set Vietnam. Chill wills was really widely regarded for his performance, but he also gave himself made a big pitch for an Oscar nomination. And took out ads and variety where he said that all the voters of the academy were Alamo cousins. So cross remark, he took out a counter ad and said, dear mister Wilson, I'm delighted to be your cousin, but I've voted for Sal Mineo. Who was dominated for another film. It did win. Like you said it best sound. And I want to go to the globe for Dimitri Tompkins wonderful score. And one some small awards for who's most a shutout on the Oscars. It did get nominations, John Wayne was nominated for best picture. And Joe wills was nominated for best supporting actor. It's a photography. Actually, it's really wonderfully filmed about movie. So cinematography is fantastic. It reminds me of some of the other old movies we talked about from that basic time period, bridge on river kwai, Lawrence of Arabia with these just wide landscapes and the scenes when the Mexican army is marching up and there's just thousands of soldiers in their colored uniforms. That's just stunning. It's beautiful.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:13 min | Last month

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Yeah, no, they did not have a probing attack for 50 were killed. They also don't show the scene where the Gonzales men show up. 30 plus 36 men, I believe. 36 men from Gonzales arrive. And so, yes, certainly said earlier fans got a thousand men and he's ready to head south to relieve us and go lieds and goalie. His fans and goliad with a thousand men and he's going to head ready to set south the relieve us. Goliad southeast of San Antonio. Yeah, everything is wrong with that statement. Everything was wrong. All of it. They didn't have a thousand men he had 400. Yes. I mean, so many things. Whoever wrote this script, what book was he using? Did they just purposely change almost everything or what? At least the set looks pretty good. Wow, okay, let's see. Travis then announces to the garrison that they will receive no reinforcements. He gives buoy Crockett and their volunteers his blessing to leave. And it looks like they're going to, but then instead of leaving, this is a great scene. It's very dramatic buoy walks over and stands by Travis. And one by one, his followers join him. Then Crockett and his men do the same. No line in the sand, but kind of the idea of, well, he doesn't even Travis did he say anything like who's with me? They just do it. So we have great unity. They're determined to stick it out to the end. Travis sends a young guy named smitty. That's Frankie Avalon's character. Deliver a message to general Houston and sing some songs for a while you're there. He doesn't say that. But smitty drops off the message and he returns, but it takes him a while to get back. The message informs Houston that the Alamo garrison is surrounded and that Houston and his army can not help them. And discuss Houston says, I hope they remember, I hope Texas remembers. Yeah, many dialog with destiny.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:14 min | Last month

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Travis or Bowie or Davey Crockett looked like other than descriptions of other people. And then we've got some portraits, but those are not always real accurate. But yeah, as you said, Jim Bowie in this movie does not sound like he's from Louisiana. He occasionally sounds like he's from Brooklyn or something. And Lawrence Harvey occasionally gets sounds kind of southern as Travis, but most of the time he just sounds British to me. Crockett actually has the best exit as John Wayne John Wayne was not a southerner, but he kind of developed this drawl that sounds kind of southern and so I think he comes up the best. I don't know, I don't know that Crockett was 6 foot four. Crockett was apparently a big man, so maybe so. You know, legend hasn't been 8 feet tall and wrestling bears to the ground or grinning them down. Let's pick up with Davy Crockett. Davey Crockett arrives at the Alamo with his band of Tennessee volunteers, and that evening, they have a Fandango with some of the local women. A dance and with music and everything and Travis asks to speak to Crockett and Crockett just calls him Travis. And Travis says my title is colonel. Crockett says, well, I'm a colonel too. When it sounds silly, the two of us chattering colonel carnal colonel, like a couple of marshfield birds. Anyway, the terrible story, but I love that line. If you got a John Wayne movie, you gotta do a John Wayne X. Gotta try. You gotta at least give it a try, yes. I like the way Crockett has cut it down to earth and not doesn't really have this awe of Travis just because Travis has been the commander. You know, that makes sense because Travis was 26 years old. Crockett was almost 50. I just looked at a Crockett was 49, almost 50 years old, just shy of his birthday. I mean, Crockett had been in congressman. He'd been this famous American subject of legend. He'd fought in the war of 1812, Travis probably wasn't even born then, so or at least it would have been very young. So it makes sense that Crockett would not just say, oh, yes, sir, sir, yes, sir. But anyway, Travis asked permission to make a speech to Crockett's men explaining why they are fighting. And it's a hilarious scene because every time Travis tries to say something to Crockett Crockett gets interrupted, his men come in and they're fighting and they're drinking and they're just being goofy and Travis just says, I'll talk to you later. And when they finally get to speak one on one, Crockett asks Travis if he's going to tell the men the Texas is declared independence. Travis acknowledges that Crockett is not the ignorant country bumpkin that he claims to be. He kind of Crockett puts on this act. As he did in real life, that's accurate of being this simple man, a country boy with this down home. Homespun wisdom, but that was really as much of an active as anything, right, Sean?

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Key Battles of American History

02:47 min | Last month

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Book about it. I believe he'd read a lot of 13 days to glory possibly or one of those books that came out around that time and he had read a book. He was interested in the story. So he asked his friend, James Edward grant, who we know, wrote the screenplay for the sands of Iwo Jima in the late 1940s and we also wrote a bunch of John Wayne movies, the flying leathernecks, hondo, multiple John Wayne's movies. He was close friends with John Wayne, and he was John Wayne's favorite script writer. They began researching the battle. They wrote the script and they put together a draft script. They actually hired John Ford's son Patrick to be a research assistant. He wrote a screenplay about the battle in 1948 as well. Now, as they got close to being done, John Wayne and his boss at republic pictures who used to be a B picture studio, they had Wayne under contract and when Wayne became a huge star, he was their marky player, Yates did not want to make the movie. He didn't want to spend the money. It was going to be a $3 million budget. And he didn't think it was worth it. So John Wayne left republic. He quit from his contract, but he could not take the script because he'd gotten grant to write it as spec for republic pictures. So republic pictures took over the script, made a movie called the last man with Sterling Hayden as Jim Bowie and as main character of focus for the battle of the Alamo. It's supposedly a good western, but not a great history movie. I haven't ever seen it. I don't even know if it's in print anywhere. But anyway, they made that movie. It did okay. Then Wayne and formed his own motion picture company. His own production company and he basically went around and was able to get United Artists to contribute money for the movie's development and serve as a distributor in exchange, Wayne himself would contribute money to the film and would star in the movie. Now Wayne wanted to only have a bit part because he wanted to direct the film. So he wanted to play Sam Houston. However, United Artists balked with that and said, no, you got to be the star. And so they did Wayne did agree to be the star and he decided to play Davy Crockett. And John Wayne actually says that he mortgaged his home and use of vehicles as collateral to obtain loans for his contribution to the movie. So he invested million and a half dollars of his own money on this. They filmed the movie at a place called Alamo village, which was a I believe it was a three quarter sized set of replica of the Alamo. Not just of Alamo chapel that you see today in downtown San Antonio. But the actual historic view of the Alamo with the walls and everything. And this is in South Texas in brackettville, Texas. They actually looked at doing the movie in Mexico. James John Wayne kind of wanted to do the movie in Mexico, where costs would be lower.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

03:31 min | 2 months ago

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Did the attempted defense of the Alamo help the tech scenes cause? Or would it have been better for the Texans if the two positions that plus go ad? We're going to talk about go ahead our next episode. But we'll focus on the Alamo here. Should they have done what they did and stayed and fought to the last man or should they have burned it down and blown it up and moved to the east? What do you think? So that's a different question. I think that what they wanted to achieve if they were on a buying time for the Texas organized, it did succeed. And as a battle of attrition, in a sense, it did work. It worked kind of how the battle of bunker hill in some ways worked for the Americans during the American Revolution, right? After the battle of buckler hill, the British said we can not afford another victory like that. Now Santa Anna didn't say that. You know, he kind of treated his troops like they were water to be splashed on the ground. So in the sense that they did buy time and they did hold up Santa Anna's main force, that did occur. Right. But also, I believe Santa and his actions worked in a lot of ways and what he wanted to achieve. Santa Anna wanted to punish the Texans for what they were doing. And he wanted to set an example to show just like after in 1813, as I said, after Medina, when he was with their redondo, you scorched your enemy who's the invading enemy, right? And so it did actually, once the news hit Gonzales and hit the texian settlements, the Anglo settlements in Texas and the tejano settlements. It created a panic retreat. They did, in fact, retreat very rapidly. And there's a lot of stories we'll talk next week about what's called the runaway scrape. So people were scared because Santa Ana said that there was going to be no mercy. And there was no mercy. And in point of fact, we'll talk about this Houston ordered the news of when the first reports the very first reports that came from tejanos that the Alamo had fallen. He had the men arrested. And said that they were spies because he wanted to keep the panic from breaking. Once Susanna Dickinson arrived with once again had left to go deliver an letter to Houston and came back to the Alamo and found that it had fallen and he found Susanna Dickinson in several of the survivors and he brought them back to Houston and she confirmed the stories at that point, you know, he couldn't stop the news from spreading. But Santa Ana is the actions in San Antonio in the Alamo. In fact, cause fear. Yeah, okay. We're in a fight in this man is going to live up to his reputation. It also did cause anger when people found out that they'd burned the bodies, right? That caused a great deal of anger. I think we'll find out that goalie had works a little bit differently. The Alamo is remembered for the anger that goalie at and what Santa and I ordered caused. And so I think in a sense, it became symbolic of Texas willingness to resist and defy the Alamo did when goalie I'd probably deserves a bit more credit and we'll talk about why after we talk next week about what's happens.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:33 min | 2 months ago

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Of Alamo movies, but the two probably most famous ones are the 1960 version with John Wayne and the 2004 version with Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quaid. And they actually show it differently in the John Wayne version, Crockett goes down fighting inside of the Alamo. Trying to blow up the magazine. Yeah. Right. Yeah. Going out with a bang, literally. And the 2004 version, Crockett is actually captured and as you hinted at earlier in one version of the story at least, he is taken to Santa Anna and then executed with a few other people right then and there. Yeah, I want to say that the fest Parker won the Disney one that actually shows a very bad depiction of the Alamo fort in a matte painting. But I believe best Barker Davy Crockett also goes down fighting. And by the way, the way lister, I know what you're thinking, you're thinking, gee, I hope Sean and James discuss those two movies. I hope we get an episode. A whole episode on each one of them. And so we're going to do that. We've already anticipated that demand and after we finish the actual battle series in the epilogue, we're going to do this. I know you can't wait. Anyway, so let's talk about after the battle. Santa Anna ordered that the bodies of the amylo defenders be burned. With one exception, one defender whose name gregorio Esparza was spared this fate because his brother was an officer in Santa Anna's army, and so the brother was allowed to give Esparza who fell at the Alamo a Christian burial. Yeah, and we have Esparza's account, too. And I want to say, I don't want to be exact in this, but I want to say as far as his evidence sort of supports also the sum of the men surrendered, so why are we willing to give him credit for giving his brother a Christian burial, but we were not willing to give him credit that his account was to make a lot of sense. All right, HW brands writes this. He sums it up well. He says, quote, whether Crockett or any of the others died, they proved their point. He means, of course, died fighting in the Alamo naturally. He definitely died at one way or the other. Anyway, brands continues, he says, quote, Texas wouldn't be taken easily. Santa Anna's great blunder at behar was not to lose so many of his men, but to kill so many of the enemy. And after the battle to burn their bodies, which added to the sacrificial significance. A military struggle he might win, a moral struggle, never. All right, now let's see what happens next. We'll circle back to this comment because it actually has some thoughts about that. Yeah, I want to hear. We're going to talk about Sean's thoughts on the legacy of the Alamo. But let's go ahead and move on to the independence declaration. Back in Washington on the Brazos on March 2nd, four days before the Alamo fell, the delegates voted to declare independence. Using the American Declaration of Independence as a model, they issued a formal written declaration that ended quote we, therefore, the delegates with plenary powers of the people of Texas in solemn convention assembled, appealing to a candid world for the necessities of our condition. Do hereby resolve and declare that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended. And that the people of Texas do now constitute a free sovereign and independent republic.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

03:12 min | 2 months ago

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"So we do know that there's at least some accounts that some of the men did in fact leave. We also don't know about that 200 number. The time honored hallowed member is what is it a 182 James? You said when you went to the Alamo, they guides they all insisted that was that number. There was a few reenactors who insisted that it was exactly a 182. The number, a 182s who Travis wrote down was there. That was the number that he accounted for. That's the number that's on the center tap, which is the memorial that's a directly in front of the Alamo. There's plaques inside the chapel that have the names listed. But on those plaques, it says, and that the chapel is dedicated and their memory and to the memory of those whose history has not recorded. So we know that it's not exactly a 182, even the plaque which were made in the 19 30s or maybe in the 1950s or 60s. Those say, there are men who were in this fort in this battle that we don't have their names recorded. History does not have that. So you can't just concretely say a 182 because somebody wrote that down. No, that's not possible. So it is controversial to talk about this because it's controversial to say some of the men at the Alamo may have let us in as the fighting started. That's controversial to say. It's controversial to say that the great hero, the king of the wild frontier, Davy Crockett, didn't go down swinging, that he might have tried to surrender and know that someone may have said, you know, we should let him don't say Anna. Maybe we should let him go. We should use them because there's accounts of that that some of the officers said, this is an American congressman. Will arouse their anger if we kill him, we should utilize them to negotiate or something and said

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

04:28 min | 2 months ago

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"All right, well in late February, Bowie, who we just mentioned, fell ill, probably due to tuberculosis or possibly pneumonia. Before long he was unable to exercise command, he ended up being confined to his bed, croc had assumed many of buies duties, but he willingly submitted to Travis's authority, Crockett didn't have the ego that we did. And he just wanted to do whatever he could to help. Now, after the Mexicans occupied the city of San Antonio, the town, I should say, Travis and buoy sent emissaries to discuss terms of surrender, they were told that only an unconditional surrender would be accepted, and that was not acceptable. Travis then ordered the entire Texan force, which has grown to about 200 into the Alamo, so they pull out of the actual town itself and go into this fortified former mission. Sort of fortified. And they began to continually write for reinforcements. On February 24th, Travis wrote his famous open letter, the most famous of many letters that he wrote. And I'm going to quote it in full or almost in full. Long, but it is worth hearing in full. And this is what it reads. To the people of Texas and all Americans in the world, federal citizens and compatriots. I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual bombardment in cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion. Otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword at the Ford has taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then I call on you in the name of liberty, a patriotism, and everything near to the American character to come to our aid with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily, and will no doubt increase to three or 4004 or 5 days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due, his own honor, and that of his country. Victory or death and victory and death were capitalized.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:12 min | 2 months ago

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"So he, this decree, which it was not going to pass in the Santa Ana wanted it best to be perfectly honest. They're going to treat foreigners as if they're pirates. As if they're filibusters, just like the Spaniards did with the filibusters of the previous decades. Soon afterwards, Santa Ana and an army of about 6000 began marching toward Texas. Progress was very slow. There were not enough mules to transport all the supplies, and many of the teamsters all civilians quit when their pay was delayed. The large number of women and children who followed the army reduced the already scarce supplies. The weather was bitterly cold, snowstorms tormented man and beast alike. Food and water were scarce and disease was rampant. Bands of Indians attacked the soldiers along the way. Many of the horses mules and oxen died. And by the time the force reached San Antonio, about 500 men and about a thousand women and children had died. 19th century campaigning. Oh, you gotta love it. You abandoned, you know, you can't followers. Yeah, they had a blizzard in northern Mexico that they had to march through. Which is not that it doesn't happen. But it was cold like we experienced cold back last December. There actually last one was the last January February time frame. We had the super bitter cold. It was one of the coldest winters on record for northern Mexico. Well, in Laredo, which is on the border, a Rio Grande river, cause and his men from bayar, who survivors from bayard joined Santa Anna's forces. And you remember, caused the promise not to take up arms against the Texans again. Hand Santa Ana told his brother in law, that was meaningless because you gave it to rebels. It's not valid. You're not bound by that agreement. So despite all of the hardships that causes army had dealt with because they marched to the bitter cold as well and had been in a battle, he ordered them to turn around, join up with his army and go to San Antonio with most taste. On February 21st, Santa Anna and his army reached the Medina river, which is about 25 miles from San Antonio. Two days later, they occupied the actual town of San Antonio. The texians had not realized the army was so close until they were just outside of town. And said to Anna ordered famously, ordered a red flag. To be raised above the San Fernando church, the red flag was the signal of no quarter, meaning we will not take prisoners. Travis replied by ordering the cannon fire a cannon be fired in the direction of the church. So both sides are determined to fight to the end. The Mexicans then began an artillery barrage, which is going to last for several days every single day. They blast away and the Texans respond to the best of their ability. And over the next week, Mexican cannon and infantrymen gradually move closer to the Alamo.

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"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

03:10 min | 2 months ago

"alamo" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"So this is an attempt to spread the Texas revolution or join it and associate it with the general resistance to Santana. Yes. Now, meanwhile, the proposed Matamoros expedition exacerbated the already present tensions between governor Smith and the council who shared power over Texas. At least among the texians. Governor Smith wanted Sam Houston to command the expedition to Matamoros, while the council wanted a fellow named Frank Johnson. Smith threatened to dissolve the provisional government's council, which retaliated by impeaching him and naming James Robinson as his replacement. Smith refused to surrender the governorship, but the matter would be rendered by the convention of 1836, which we'll talk about a little bit later. So you've got two men claiming to be the governor of Texas, writing nasty letters to each other and both of them giving orders to people. It's getting to be pretty chaotic. On January 1st, 1836, James grant, who was a Scottish immigrant to Texas, with no authorization at all, took command of the Matamoros expedition, which numbered about 200 and he marched it first to goliad. Along the way, the expedition was joined by Sam Houston, who did not attempt to take command. He just went along for the ride. They reached refuel further south on January 21st, where Johnson arrived, Frank Johnson, we mentioned earlier, and he assumed command. And James grant was a doctor and also basically a professional adventurer and revolutionary. So he'd been in a lot of places in Venezuela with Simon Bolivar and all kinds of different things. So he was kind of at about in the terms of the early 19th century professional malcontents. We've run across a lot of those. Yeah, and Houston joined along more to observe and to see what's going on. That he was technically in command, but he didn't. He actually was during the whole state to kind of see what was happening with his army, then he'd been given. And he wasn't impressed. I'll tell you that. So the commander's all began bickering with each other. And many in this force that were there to attack Matamoros. They left in disgust. They walked away. They were no longer excited about the scenario. By the time that they left the expedition left, they had only 60 men left. Now Houston, this is out of 200 rumor. Houston wrote off to the Indian territory further north and he was decided to focus on preventing Mexican agents from convincing the Cherokee Indians who lived in the area and who he grew up with from joining the fight against the Texans, actually some of the members of the Cherokee nation that had settled in Texas were part of the group of Cherokee that he'd lived with in Tennessee and in Arkansas. So he was very close with them. He felt like he could do the most good while the government was settling itself by convincing the cherokees to basically stay neutral in the war. Now before he left though, he left a gentleman named James fannon. We saw James fannon in the battle of concepcion earlier in the previous episode.

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Pedro Gonzalez Describes Viral Misinformation Coming Out of Ukraine

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:33 min | 1 year ago

Pedro Gonzalez Describes Viral Misinformation Coming Out of Ukraine

"Probably one of the most viral stories that came out first was the ghost of Kyiv. The story about a Ukrainian fighter ace who shot down a bunch of Russians and was just kind of like this living legend, right? The story went totally viral and was shared by Dan Crenshaw and Adam kinzinger. It's fake. There's no evidence that this guy existed. But incredibly, you didn't just have congressmen sharing the story about this. You had the media actually defending the fact that it was fake. Military dot com defended the myth of the ghost of Kyiv. In other words, a U.S. based military publication defended foreign propaganda. Another one that went really viral was the story of snake island. Supposedly, Ukrainians on this military installation were killed to a man by a Russian warship and it was framed in a way that on the one hand it made the Ukrainians look like they were at the Alamo. On the other hand, it was designed to make us want to get into it, right? Because these inhuman savages had killed these soldiers who were essentially vulnerable and prepared to surrender. And zelensky himself provoked promoted it as if it was true. He used their funeral as a kind of propaganda item, but it turns out that those soldiers surrendered, they were captured, they were given food, water, one of them was even interviewed by the media, and he reacted with confusion when he found out that he was killed in action. And that zelensky had used his funeral as again to gin up support for getting other countries into this

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New Mexico church official urges nuclear disarmament talks

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

New Mexico church official urges nuclear disarmament talks

"The the head head of of one one of of the the oldest oldest Roman Roman Catholic Catholic diocese diocese in in the the U. U. S. S. says says now now is is the the time time to to rejuvenate rejuvenate a a global global conversation conversation about about the the need need for for nuclear nuclear disarmament disarmament and and avoiding avoiding a a new new nuclear nuclear arms arms race race Santa Santa Fe Fe archbishop archbishop John John Wester Wester released released a a lengthy lengthy pastoral pastoral letter letter on on the the subject subject he he noted noted during during a a virtual virtual news news conference conference at at Los Los Alamos Alamos National National Laboratory Laboratory the the birthplace birthplace of of the the atomic atomic bomb bomb is is preparing preparing to to ramp ramp up up production production of of the the plutonium plutonium cores cores used used in in the the nation's nation's nuclear nuclear arsenal arsenal Wester Wester called called the the arms arms race race a a vicious vicious spiral spiral nuclear nuclear watchdog watchdog groups groups welcome welcome the the letter letter which which marks marks the the latest latest instance instance of of the the Catholic Catholic Church Church wading wading into into the the debate debate I'm I'm Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff

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Brooks' 3 TDs push Oklahoma past Oregon 47-32 in Alamo Bowl

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Brooks' 3 TDs push Oklahoma past Oregon 47-32 in Alamo Bowl

"Kennedy Kennedy Brooks Brooks run run four four hundred hundred forty forty two two yards yards and and three three TV's TV's as as part part of of Oklahoma's Oklahoma's ground ground attack attack that that racked racked up up three three hundred hundred twenty twenty four four yards yards and and the the sixteenth sixteenth ranked ranked Sooners Sooners dominated dominated number number fourteen fourteen Oregon Oregon forty forty seven seven thirty thirty two two in in the the Valero Valero Alamo Alamo bowl bowl Wednesday Wednesday night night well well you you quarterback quarterback Caleb Caleb Williams Williams guided guided eight eight straight straight scoring scoring possessions possessions passing passing for for two two hundred hundred forty forty two two yards yards and and three three TD's TD's including including a a six six yard yard score score Drake Drake stoops stoops son son of of acting acting coach coach Bob Bob stoops stoops head head coach coach that that he he was was tipped tipped off off about about the the play play coach coach Gundy Gundy said said on on the the headphones headphones you you said said Drake Drake got got a a run run a a great great route route and and when when shown shown is is a a snap snap the the ball ball K. K. look look look look that that way way threw threw a a great great ball ball Drake Drake ran ran a a great great route route it it was was a a touchdown touchdown Anthony Anthony brown brown threw threw for for three three hundred hundred six six yards yards and and three three TV's TV's for for the the ducks ducks which which couldn't couldn't dig dig out out of of a a thirty thirty to to three three halftime halftime whole whole whole whole floors floors San San Antonio Antonio

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

"Eventually. What else do we have to see, sunny? Well, so the big movie out this weekend, and the big movie of the year really is Spider-Man: No Way Home. I mean, this movie is going to be an enormous enormous hit. I thought yesterday with a packed house at the Alamo drafthouse near me, audience loved it. Spider-Man, no way home, of course, our Spider-Man, it's got Tom Holland as Spider-Man. And if folks remember the end of the last movie, his identity had been revealed to the world by J Jonah Jameson who was playing a kind of Alex Jones like figure kind of conspiracy theorist, doing a very funny, very funny turn by J. K. Simmons. But this movie picks up right where that one left off. So everybody knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, Spider-Man and Peter Parker. He's got to try and figure out a way to get the world to forget about him and he turns to Doctor Strange, who has played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch, cashless spell that tries to reverse the race the knowledge that Peter Parker is Spider-Man from. Yeah, Doctor Strange should be smarter than this. You would think. He was warned not to cast the spell by his assistant slash sorcerer, the new sorcerer supreme Benedict Wong. And he does it anyway. He cast the spell in it. It messes up the very fabric of reality, villains from previous iterations of Spider-Man movies start pouring into Tom Holland's Spider-Man's universe, the green goblin, doctor octopus, the lizard electro. Hello, Peter. That's a great trailer, by the way. Hello. It's a really good trailer. I'm not giving away anything that's not in the trailer. I'm careful not to either. These are no spoilers here, really. And Peter's got to get Peter's got to get them back to their universe. That's all I'll say about that about a lot.

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Fox's Brian Kilmeade Discusses His New Book 'The President and the Freedom Fighter'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:34 min | 1 year ago

Fox's Brian Kilmeade Discusses His New Book 'The President and the Freedom Fighter'

"I'm talking to Brian kill me, you may know him from fox and friends, but he's written a lot of books. This one is called the president and the freedom fighter Abraham Lincoln Frederick Douglass in their battle to save America's soul. America soul could use a little saving right now. But we're not going to talk about that. What made you want to write a book combining these two figures? Well, I was looking for the last time I was here. You kind enough to interview me about Sam Houston, the Alamo Avengers. So I try to find an angle not plowed and the Alamo is, but San jacinto isn't 9 months later he ends up taking him out as San jacinto beating Santa Anna in 17 minutes because Texans know it, but the rest of the world. So I go, what's next? The Mexican war, I didn't think had enough. My opinion, I'm sure there's a lot there with Lee in the quartermaster grant and the fact that these generals fought on the same side and then years later, they'd be trying to kill each other and a lot of them successfully. I said, all right, the Civil War. What could I do that's not plowed ground from Ken burns a series to the remarkable book, David blight wrote about Frederick Douglas Scott? I think the book of the year, 5 years ago. And then what about Lincoln? I literally you and I gave the same situation. We get books about linking to our desks all the time, and they're all great. I'm waiting for nobody who's written been written about more. It's like maybe three people like who've written about Napoleon Jesus, Lincoln. I mean, I don't know how many books have been written about Lincoln. So yeah, what do you do for a fresh angle on the Civil War? So what I wanted to do is also I didn't mind tackling race, but I wanted to do it through quotes, not opinion. And racist never left the news, Black Lives Matter is raging at the time. And then you have you have a situation where as late as Condoleezza and rice Condoleezza Rice on the view, having to defend herself growing up in a Jim Crow south who knew all about racism, but grew up as his conservatives says, don't ever let it be an excuse. So I said, what have I talk about their parallel lives to the degree in which they read a lot of the same books? Did they overcame incredible obstacles? Nothing like Frederick Douglass. I get it. The guy was enslaved until he was in his 20 years old, two tries, got out in the second time within 7 years has a biography. It's a bestseller, and then starts a world tour and becomes famous in Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and England. This guy was a slave ten years before, but decides to come back to America because his 4 million enslaved 350,000 slave owners and he sees potential in this guy Lincoln and the Republican Party that we're finally ready to do

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San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich Rambles About Columbus Day

Mark Levin

01:53 min | 1 year ago

San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich Rambles About Columbus Day

"One happy Columbus day No it's not indigenous Americans They it's Columbus day Columbus what do we know about Columbus Gregg Popovich is a nut job and a basketball coach and not a very good one For the Antonio spurs San Antonio at a press conference on Friday on Christopher Columbus is a particularly in football and basketball There are no nothings seem to pretend that they know everything Here he is hat tip rumble cut to go I think the proclamation was obviously appropriate needed and all those sorts of things but I'm a little confused about our city And why it's indigenous people's day slash Columbus day Columbus I mean he initiated a new world genocide that's what he did And beginning with him and what he said in motion what followed that the annihilation of every indigenous person and Hispaniola which was Haiti and the Dominican Republic today That's what he did He took slaves he mutilated He murdered And we're going to say slash in honoring well I got to give the San Antonio independent school district a little bit of credit because at least they added indigenous peoples along with it And that's a step in the right direction But what the hell is Alamo heights thinking It's Columbus day That's why they're off On Monday

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So What's Happening With the Afghan Refugees?

Mark Levin

01:50 min | 1 year ago

So What's Happening With the Afghan Refugees?

"Cowboy, The Alamo. We've got this little speck this airport. And they've surrounded it. And they control everything. And then they tell us having done this to ourselves and to well, what would you have us do the Taliban control? We've got to deal with somebody. We have to trust some you created the entire scenario. You created the entire scenario. And now we have our military spending enormous resources on Not just evacuation, but settlement. And you'll be glad to know That The proper meals are being fed to the refugees. The proper meals. We're building soccer fields and so forth. Don't hold anything against the refugees. They say they're being vetted. Pray to God. They are I pray to God they are. We have a different situation. Now. Have you noticed the numbers of American citizens keep coming down, Mr Producer? 15,000 or more. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. 11,000 Wait a minute. 5500 wait a minute. Only 500 now want to get out. Only 500. I want to get out. Okay, 500. Want to get out How you're going to get him out. We're going to ask our friends, the Taliban there on the list. Please let them out. Please. Pretty please let them

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"alamo" Discussed on The Experiment

The Experiment

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"alamo" Discussed on The Experiment

"Happens at the alamo monument. Every day journalist brian burrow is a texan who writes books about texas history and he says people pay tribute to that history all the time at the alamo monument in san antonio texas it's like maca everybody in texas goes to the alamo generally multiple times. This is the jerusalem of texas. This is a secular holy place to texas. it's holy because in eighteen thirty six. The story goes that it was the site of an epic battle to make texas independent from mexico story for going on two hundred years. It's always been that. You know. Jim buoy davy. Crockett all went down in texas to fight. This dashed her mexican dictator. Santa ana course. Everybody was surrounded and killed. Texans lost at the alamo but that battle was said to be a turning point those men who died there were martyrs because after that taxes was finally able to defeat mexico texan colonists were fighting for liberty they were fighting against oppression and they chose to give up their lives at the alamo so that we could what has become the modern american state of texas. That's why some texans still repeat the famous battlecry. Remember the alamo to honor the martyrs who died. There and texans are fiercely protected of this history. I'm eighty miles north. I rallied down. To the alamo plaza. Every time there was a protest that threatened to turn angry. It's all i would do. And so this past june. Brian heard about a protest at the alamo. He didn't think much of it. I

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The Significance of the Alamo

The Experiment

01:58 min | 1 year ago

The Significance of the Alamo

"Happens at the alamo monument. Every day journalist brian burrow is a texan who writes books about texas history and he says people pay tribute to that history all the time at the alamo monument in san antonio texas it's like maca everybody in texas goes to the alamo generally multiple times. This is the jerusalem of texas. This is a secular holy place to texas. it's holy because in eighteen thirty six. The story goes that it was the site of an epic battle to make texas independent from mexico story for going on two hundred years. It's always been that. You know. Jim buoy davy. Crockett all went down in texas to fight. This dashed her mexican dictator. Santa ana course. Everybody was surrounded and killed. Texans lost at the alamo but that battle was said to be a turning point those men who died there were martyrs because after that taxes was finally able to defeat mexico texan colonists were fighting for liberty they were fighting against oppression and they chose to give up their lives at the alamo so that we could what has become the modern american state of texas. That's why some texans still repeat the famous battlecry. Remember the alamo to honor the martyrs who died. There and texans are fiercely protected of this history. I'm eighty miles north. I rallied down. To the alamo plaza. Every time there was a protest that threatened to turn angry. It's all i would do. And so this past june. Brian heard about a protest at the alamo. He didn't think much of it. I

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New Bill Allows Texans to Carry Handguns Without Permit

Michael Berry

00:12 sec | 1 year ago

New Bill Allows Texans to Carry Handguns Without Permit

"Will no longer need a permit or training to carry a handgun Governor Abbott signing permanently carry into law Today at the Alamo goes into effect September 1st. You'll still have to go through the background check, though, to purchase a handgun.

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"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"Remember the alma and it was it gave them a purpose it gave them a cause gave them a feeling that as much as force of arms carry them to victory and we also need to that in the united states in new orleans in cincinnati in every port the dealt with cotton. This message flu like wildfire. I mean within another seventy two hours. Every newspaper in the united states was reporting the massacre and the death of davy crockett. By what at the time they called mongol hordes there was a thick racist element to the messaging on this. And you've got these newspapers in the south calling. For every able bodied young man to go prove their courage in taxes to go fight for their fellow white man in texas and it worked this whole idea of the spartan thir- mop ally no sacrifice at the alamo led to thousands of young men started flowing towards texas. They were still arriving weeks. After the mexican army was defeated at san jacinto so it was truly one of the great pieces of psychological warfare in history. And is that happened when and they oh well by the time. Most of them had arrived including an entire expedition for matches in mississippi. The fighting was over. Most of them ended up either getting a job or most of just went home and at that point texas became an independent country and for nine and a half ten years. It remained so at the end of which joined the united states. By which point the what we call the hero heroine anglo narrative of the texas revolt of the alamo was being built they were not professional historians buying large at that point the myth was promulgated initially by amateur historians very few of which wrote about the alamo itself because they knew so little about there are no americans veivers. Mexican accounts would not be seen for years. And so you get diane beginning in the eighteen thirties and continuing into civil war times. You get just this free flow of literature of it. Pulp novels pulp fiction. That uniformly trumpets the anglo victory over the mongrel mexican hordes. It's amazing and yet it..

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"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"Could not get away. And for all the legend of the alamos bravery. It's hard to say that it wasn't like they had a choice to stay in fine. They got trapped there and they fought until they kill. What did the album a look like that. The in eighteen thirty six well. It was a huge compound today. We think the alamo as the church with the hump facade. That facade was not there back then that was added in. The eighteen forties had a horizontal roof line. The spanish priests had abandoned it because they miscalculated and the roof had collapsed on the church so the church was basically just a place where you kept goats and sheep and maybe your horses at night. The main building was the old convent the old housing that that the priests and missionaries have lived in. It was a two story structure thick stone walls and that is actually where everyone stay. That was the center of the of the fortures. Then around it. You have this very low. You know maybe twelve foot wall. Wear native american converts to christianity. Had set up little grotto's to live then as they work the field for the priests and went to went to mass every day and she had this huge compound of hard pan dirt in the middle with fifteen hundred graves. Because that's where the Native american converts were buried after they died and two hundred men base. Great you know. Almost a bryner two-mile parameters like the elmo is like a mile around and even travis an amateur commander who who did realize that. It was almost impossible to defend there. Were no gun. Men up on the walls or clearly sell silhouetted. There was nothing really to hide behind about the best thing that the texans had going for them is they had captured in a ruthless battle. In december in the battle of san antonio they had captured the city. And the alamo. In so doing picked up i want to say twenty one twenty four pieces of mexican artillery. So they have lots of artillery but they barely had enough men to make them work and they seriously did not have enough men to adequately defend a compound. That was never sit. Set up to be fortress in the first place. I want to go back for a minute about these converts to christianity among the natives there was there an active recruitment on the part of the americans who were in texas to recruit them to christianity at no. That was that was all done by spanish missionaries. So the alamo was was established in seventeen nineteen. The structure was built a hundred years before the battle and the spanish missionaries had abandoned it for the four other missions around san antonio thirty years earlier but now the there was no missionary purpose from the perspective. By the time the americans began settling the catholic. Churches were well. Established and missionary. Work can moved on ted farther outside the city so it sounds as though when santana's sent in his troops it was at the gate it was and yet you fake with mexicans having six thousand soldiers portrayals having maybe one hundred and eighty on a good day that they would have just run over the in fact as adept a commander as saying anna could be many battles. He had a bad day that day. The key to getting over the wall so they had planned was a bunch.

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"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"And it was travis really who's raid on anawak eighteen thirty five really. Got this all this going and as luck would have it. He ends up with bowie as the co commander of the alamo in early eighteen thirty six and that's kind of the groundwork that a lead them to so chris. What actually happened at well. There was a lot of hubris and a lot of miscalculation they had managed to capture the alamo from the mexican army in october many anglos. Are we talking now. That's one of the most hotly debated topics out there. You know we probably may be one hundred. Eighty anglos maybe maybe thirty to fifty two hana's i. There were a lot of women. Children teenage boys who were helpers. Were at least three. Slaves travis brought his slave joel and they're still enormous debate. Who fought who was just stare. Who is anglo to tejano. But generally accepted. They were one hundred and eighty nine so-called'defenders heroic defenders and what was their goal. You know. that's that's what we still don't completely understand. Sam houston jim. Billy down to blow up the alamo. Gather up all the troops and bring them up to gonzales or washington on the brazos because he had no army and he couldn't afford to let two hundred guys you know. Sit on a crossroads. In san antonio he had no way to reinforce than and he actually needed to form an army and get everything organized gymboree from san antonio he lived there he had romantic ideas about it and so he decided to stay. Travis went down. You know the understanding was that travis was supposed to assess the situation. He got convinced to stay. Davy crockett just wandered in and they didn't expect santana to come for another two months. They thought we need the reins to come. The rains will turn the grass green. Then the cavalry have plenty of fodder for their animals and only then will santa ana come up. Well santana surprised. Everyone arrives and does not. Even you know doesn't really give them a chance to run away and they probably should have and they probably would've they could have but they were caught by surprise trapped inside and the numbers dan yet to keep in mind. We're just overwhelming. I mean for all the overall strategic surprise of santa anna's advancement within the two weeks leading up to santa anna's rival the texans absolutely what knew what was coming and encinas six thousand shoulders with two hundred texans. Why on earth did traffic buoy decide to stay the logical answer is they believed reinforcements which they were believing writing letters every day houston into the into the texas government. They believed would come. I think there's also probably. This is entirely speculative at william barrett travis had never commanded anything in the world and he had quite an ego and one gets a sense. He was eager to give up his first posting. I've always kind of believe that. We don't even advance that in the book i should say it's entirely speculative but the fact is they shouldn't have stayed. The animal had some strategic value. But there was no talk about. Let's delay these guys so houston kellyanne holds an army that all came up much later as a justification over wrestles ation but what santa ana showed up..

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"alamo" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"alamo" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"Thirty five at the time of revolution was kind of a figure of fun and san antonio the tejano called jim bowie. The braggart drank a lot. We embarrassed travis. The third member of the trinity was similarly came to texas. Like a lot of texans. Because things had not gone his way in alabama he fled alabama leaving behind a raft of debts a wife and children and came to texas and immediately successfully set up a little law practice and fell in with a bunch of southern bread malcontents many of them lawyers and land speculators. Who wanted rid of the mexican government. And it travis really who's raid on and in eighteen thirty five really got this all this going and his luck would have it. He ends up with bowie as the co commander of the alamo in early eighteen thirty six and that's kind of the groundwork that fate led so chris. What actually happened at the alamo. Well there was roddy hubris and a lot of miscalculation they had managed to capture the alamo from the mexican army in october many anglos. Are we talking about you. Know that's one of the most hotly debated topics out there. You know we probably maybe one hundred eighty anglos maybe maybe thirty to fifty two hana's either a lot of women children teenage boys who were helpers. They were least three slaves travis. He brought his slave. Joe and there's still enormous debate. Who fought. who was just there. Who's anglo to who has tejano but generally it's accepted there were one hundred and eighty nine so called defenders defenders and what was their goal. You know. that's that's what we still don't completely understand sam. Houston had sent. Jim billy down to blow up the alamo. Gather up all the troops and bring them up to gonzales or washington on the brazos. Because he had no army and he couldn't afford to let two hundred guys sit on a crossroads in san antonio he had no way to reinforce them and he actually needed to form an army. Get everything organized. Gymboree was from san antonio he lived there. He had a romantic ideas about it and so he decided to stay. Travis went down the understanding. Was that travis supposed to assess the situation. He got convinced to stay davy. Crockett just wandered in. And they didn't expect santana come for another two months. They thought we need the reins to calm. The rains will turn the grass green. Then the cavalry will have plenty of fodder for their animals and then will santa ana come up. Well santana surprised. Everyone arrives and does not. Even you know doesn't really give them a chance to run away and they probably should have and they probably would have if they could have but they were caught by surprise trapped inside nine and the numbers dan yet to keep in mind. We'll just overwhelming for all the overall strategic surprise of santa anna's advancement within the two weeks leading up to san hose rival the texans absolutely no one knew what was coming and insane was pretty six thousand shoulders with two hundred texans while earth did travis buoy decide to stay the logical answer is they believed reinforcements which they were believing writing letters..

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Nvidia to Directly Challenge Intel With Arm-Based Server Chip

CNBC's Fast Money

01:55 min | 1 year ago

Nvidia to Directly Challenge Intel With Arm-Based Server Chip

"For we start off tonight with a semi smackdown the gloves coming off in the battle of the giants. Invidia fires of direct shot at intel. Let's get straight to. Josh lipton with all the details josh so melissa ceo jensen wong is transformed into a true powerhouse. With that companies graphics chips these are processors that generate images and accelerate. Now video plans to make its own servers. Cpu to those are the primary brains in most computing devices in video. Also saying t. That's first quarter. Revenue is tracking above its previous outlook of five point. three billion. And that's doc posted. Its best day here over a month. Some investors clearly saw in announcement as a direct shot at intel with reported twenty six billion in revenue permits data center group in two thousand and twenty. That was a jump eleven percent. that's doctors had. Its worst day since late february. So how bad is this news. Though for pat gelsinger techy. Patrick moore had capturing that his copy still does both certain advantages invidia with his new service is targeting more of a niche market. Patrick says and intel's still the giants dominates about ninety percent of this market. No response from intel on that invidia news. There was also that big one chip summit today remember. President binds infrastructure plan does include fifty billion dollars to the american chip industry. Melissa back to you josh. Quick question on the niche market point. How big is this market. Or how profitable is this to make the such a big deal that they're going after specifically this narrow part of the market. You're going after what it's called the hp hp mortgage so that is a market that would include things like national lab laboratories like los alamos. That's why patrick moorhead. In his point was saying one. These are different. Intel as dominating about ninety percent of that service you market and patrick's point is that intel's focus is different. It's really targeting. More general business uses and cloud providers. But we'll see how it plays out and listen

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Texas Museum Removes Wax Trump Figure After Visitors Attacked It

Doug Stephan

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Texas Museum Removes Wax Trump Figure After Visitors Attacked It

"A San Antonio museum removed its wax figure of former President Trump. Visitors kept punching it in the face. The figure had been featured at the Louis to SOS waxworks attraction across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio, the company told the San Antonio Express News While it is a problem trumps not the only president to have received damage in San Antonio. Barack Obama had his ears ripped off six times and George W. Bush had his nose punched in the couple's two other trump wax figures in the Dallas area and in Canada, Niagara Falls. Have not been subjected to the same battle wounds. Ripley's, which owns these wax museums, tells ABC News that encourages visitors to get up close and personal with their displays. These kinds repairs are just part of the business. And it's full. The ABC

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Dine-in cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy

Houston Matters

02:59 min | 2 years ago

Dine-in cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy

"On wednesday. Alamo draft house cinema declared bankruptcy and closed its three most underperforming theaters. the texas based chain's location katie remains open as ella reorganizes as part of an asset purchase agreement with former investor altamont capital partners and a new backer fortress investment group. Alamo founder. tim. League is part of the lender group buying the assets and is remaining part of the company. This latest news plays out of course as another houston theater struggles to remain open. Houston's river oaks theatre. The last of the city's still functioning deco era movie houses which screens independent and foreign language films. It's an a dispute with its landlord. Weingarten realty. That's happened before. But this time weingarten might be reacting of course to a bleak outlook for the movie theater industry can the houston landmark negotiated survival. This time here to talk about the fate of river oaks and houston cinema industry are doug harris president of the houston film critics society and houston area film critic and regional correspondent for variety and writer for cowboys and indians magazine. Joe layden doug joe welcome. Good morning joe. Let me start with this. Latest news just breaking yesterday that alamo draft house reorganizing and being sold under chapter eleven bankruptcy protection if anything. Are you surprised. This did not happen sooner. Well i think alamo draft house has fought the good fight all during the lockdown But you know you can only hold out for so long and i. I have my hopes. Up that alamo will be able to keep the doors open but again you know you and i had this discussion near the beginning of the lockdown. And you know like people ask me. We'll movie theaters reopened. And i forget. We'll all movie theaters reopened. No doug of course. This is an industry wide decline. A massive one as the pandemic has led most folks to to watch movies at home. We've seen major studios and streaming services an independent producers alike focusing their attention on trying to recoup their investments by releasing films primarily through streaming. Does this put river oaks in an even more precarious situation than in past lease disputes. Absolutely but at the same time. This is slightly different. I have to say that. The alamo draft house was one of my favorite movie watching experiences. I love everything. they've done. Landmark just has a little bit of an edge here when you take in the history. The architecture the setting. It's just a different vibe to it. And and everybody can't have a home could either and people should not see movies on their phones and laptops when there are other so certainly things are slightly different. They the glaring lumine. Doom of the pandemic is is making it tougher. But that makes it all the more worth fighting. For

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Abbott ends Texas mask mandate, opens businesses '100 percent'

The Michael Berry Show

02:42 min | 2 years ago

Abbott ends Texas mask mandate, opens businesses '100 percent'

"Me giving update from texas yesterday one thirty in the afternoon central standard time. Our governor greg. Abbott made the following statement. I'm issuing a new executive order that resents most of the earlier executive orders effective next wednesday. All businesses of any type are allowed to open one hundred percent that includes any type of entity in texas. Also i'm ending. The statewide mask mandate now immediately. The mayors in the county judges of the liberal counties like houston harris county. They have had one hell of a year. They've been on the news every day. They wear their masks and they say these are bad times. The end is coming. But we're we're protected you and it's been a great time for them. I mean we've got a black mayor. We've got a woman hispanic county judge and the national media is just loving it. They've wanted to win over texas and look at look at this. They even look right. We got every all the boxes checked. Aw and every day they hide behind that mask. Close the businesses down. We're all in this together and people are just furious. Well instead of getting applauded for his statement. Greg grab it our governor. Who's a power grabber. He's been insulted because he could only give us back that which we already had. Any should've never locked us down in the first place. We're not vermont. We're not grateful for whatever government gives us isn't california or new york. We're texans were texans and one hundred eighty five years ago. Texas were under siege. At the alamo. And we never forget that fiber of our being our sense of independence. Government is not our friend. It's not our comforter. It's an impediment on the way to where going so when he made that announcement. I didn't cheer. I didn't thank him. It was about time

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy

Sean Hannity

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy

"At the Alamo Drafthouse Theater chain has filed for bankruptcy. Austin based Alamo Drafthouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as its assets were being sold off to Altamont Capital Partners and Fortress Investment Group. Alamo Drafthouse has around 40 locations across the country in some underperforming locations will be closed and Lisa's restructured. Meanwhile, operations will continue as normal as they proceed through chapter 11, which will give them capital to survive. Alamo Drafthouse is the latest theater chain to declare

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

Colleen and Bradley

00:17 sec | 2 years ago

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

"Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Movie theater chain has become has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said that operations air going to continuous normal and that the process is going to give it money to continue operating during the cove in 19 pandemic and Alamo. Drafthouse operates a movie theater here in the twin cities and would

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How to Fill a Few Seats At The Cinema? Rent Them to Gamers

Business Wars Daily

04:03 min | 2 years ago

How to Fill a Few Seats At The Cinema? Rent Them to Gamers

"March in the early throes of the coronavirus pandemic. We brought you a story about how a devastated movie theater industry found a glimmer of hope by turning to that old american classic the drive in movie theater that hope was short. Lived though as many drive ins were forced to close because of stay at home orders in some cities and cold weather and others. But now there's another small light at the end of the tunnel for an industry. That's been gutted by the pandemic this time. The story starts in south korea with movie theaters around the country closed or operating at a limited capacity and film releases largely on hold due to covid south korea's largest cinema chain. Cg v had a bright idea. the company started renting out. It's largely empty theaters to folks who might enjoy the use of a big screen and surround sound. You know video gamers gamers. Pay up to a hundred and thirty five. Us dollars to rent out a theater. Video games consoles and controllers not included and renters. Told the bbc that gaming in theaters pretty cool the sound quality is top notch and the graphics are almost lifelike turns out a. Us theater chain was already on the gaming in the theater trend after a gutting year for the cinema industry most us movie theaters shut down in march early on in the covid. Nineteen pandemic and while some chains opted to carefully reopen some locations. Last summer those were shuttered again. In the fall when cases spite put simply putting up two hundred people in a room while they sit on coke munch on popcorn at the screen. Well you know. It's just not safe so malka theaters which operates thirty-six cinemas in the southern. Us rolled out. Its malko select gaming at several locations. Last november up to twenty gamers can book a theater for one hundred and fifty dollars in play until they drop or until three hours is up. Whichever comes first. i'm thinking it might be. The latter malko also allows customers to book private film screenings for up to twenty people and sells food and beverage packages alongside the reynolds malkhaz twenty twenty revenue down ninety percent from twenty nineteen thanks to the covid nineteen pandemic and while renting out theaters to gamers film. Buffs is one way to avoid closing down completely. It's not making the chain much money. Karen melton malkhaz vice president and director of marketing told the bbc quote. It's gaining traction and becoming popular but nothing is adding to our profitability at this point on quote and that's the harsh reality for many theater chains. Amc theaters has spent much of the pandemic on the edge of bankruptcy after revenue fell ninety one percent. The chain managed to raise over nine hundred million in new equity and debt capital rap reported. The injection allows the chain defend off bankruptcy for now. Amc started renting private theatres last fall at around ninety nine dollars a pop for screenings though not for gaming although for an extra hundred bucks you can score a microphone to welcome your guests. Meanwhile screen rental from rival cinemark costs around one hundred dollars another chain. Alamo draft house offers private screening starting at three hundred dollars which includes tickets and food when you think of the average pre virus movie screening with around two hundred customers paying an average of a little over nine dollars for a ticket. That's eighteen hundred dollars that the theater brings end before even popping a single popcorn kernel at the often pricey concession stand private screenings and video game parties just can't cut into all that red still on the horizon for cinemas is. Well what is that. Hope as a million americans received the covid nineteen vaccination each day some theater chains are cautiously reopening at diminished capacity. Of course most amc theater locations are open in accordance with state and local guidelines and malka reopened several theaters in late january and earlier. This month of course strict guidelines are in place for one you can say goodbye to endless soda and popcorn refills and in theater service but still after the year that the cinema industry has had anything is better than nothing. Even if at anything involves a little. Mario kart

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NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

Morning Edition

03:34 min | 2 years ago

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

"Good morning, Scientists from Planet Earth will land another mission on Mars today. NASA calls the rover perseverance. NPR's science correspondent Joe Palka has been following this one. Good morning, Joe. Morning, Noel, Can we talk about the logistics of this? They have to get a hurtling projectile toe land safely on Mars. How is this done? Yeah. What's the big trick? It's going 12,000 MPH, and they have two landed it two MPH. No problem. Well, what happens is they're overs packed up into something called the Aero Shell, which hits the top of the atmosphere on Mars and Atmosphere slows the craft down and it's friction heats up. That's why there's a heat shield, but that does slow it down quite a bit. But then there's a giant. Parachute that slows it down further and then finally, there's something called the Sky Crane, which is a jet pack that flies over the landing site to the landing site, then lowers the rover down on a tether and then cuts the cord and flies away. But the interesting thing is, this is the same landing system that the last rover used called curiosity. But it's been made more up to date by the fact that it's got this smart landing system so that you can actually look for Ah, good place to land. If it doesn't like the first place it picks the confide to the next one. What is modern is all the computers and navigation systems are on this new rover. The design of the rocket engines on the sky Crane is actually 50 years old. Believe it or not, those engines all trace their way back to the Viking Landers. That's Joe Cassidy, He's executive director for space at Arrow Jet Rocket die in the company that makes the rocket engine. The Viking missions landed on Mars in the mid seventies, and Cassidy says the rocket designed depended on a special valve that made it possible to vary the Rockets thrust. Funny part is back in the seventies, We had a supplier that actually developed that forest with J. P L came back to us in the latter part of the first decade of the 21st century and said, We want you to do that again. That supplier was no longer in business. But luckily they were able to find an alternate supplier who would make the valve for them. Very luckily, what is perseverance looking for on Mars? Well, it's landing in a place called Jez zero Crater, which was they think a lake bed 3.5 or Lake 3.5 billion years ago, And the idea is there might might might have been microbes in the lake. So there'll be cameras on the rover that will study the appearance of rocks looking for things like stromatolites, which are structures left behind by mats of bacteria. They're also instruments on the rover that will measure the chemical and mineral composition of the rocks at the landing site, and Nina Lanza is a geologist at Los Alamos National Lab and the scientists on one of those instruments called super Camp. See, this is the kind of thing that a geologist needs right. We need both chemistry. What's in Iraq and mineralogy how it's arranged. So knowing those things tells a lot about the conditions under which the rock form then whether or not those conditions were conducive to life. I asked this excitedly. Could we be getting news soon, saying that there was life on Mars? Well, it's one of those news stories where people get very excited, but they will also say I'm from Missouri proof show me so that's actually the idea of this. They may see things that look like there might have been life there. But they say to confirm that they have to bring the rocks back to Earth. And in fact, that's what this mission is going to do. It's going to collect samples that a future mission will return to Earth. Okay. NPR Mars correspondent Joe Palka.

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