“Texas Rising”

22 Jun


I hope you had a chance to watch “Texas Rising” on the History Channel over the last month and a half.  It was entertaining.  I know that some characters in the series were fictional or their stories were highly fictionalized, so this summer I will try to find the real stories of their lives, starting with Emily D. West, Jack Hays and Erastus (Deaf) Smith.  I was also intrigued by Juan Seguin and the other Hispanic residents of Texas who fought with Houston against the Mexican Army.  These were my takeaways from “Texas Rising.”  I am grateful to the History Channel for the project, but the armchair historian in me always appreciates the real stories behind the fictional ones.


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2 responses to ““Texas Rising”

  1. Ernesto E. Carrasco, M.C.Ed.

    June 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I enjoyed the series. Having grown up in Texas most of my life, I took Texas history in the 7th grade, and I remembered a lot of it. For the most part, the series got it right, but the fictionalized parts are understandable — there are a lot of details left out of history books. I have also been enjoying the “A.D.” series on NBC — it does a lot of adlibbing too, but generally it gets it right.

    Anyway, I liked “Texas Rising.” I might like to get the DVD set to add to my dust collecting collection. 🙂

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    • Texoso

      June 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

      I have enjoyed it too, Ernie. I don’t mind the way the History Channel fictionalized it, either. After all, it wasn’t a documentary. =]

      I hope you are going to comment on “A.D.” if you are not working on it already.


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