General Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas and another great Texas hero. He was responsible for the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. There is a quote by Sam Houston that effectively captures the mood in Texas today: "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."
Huntsville, TX features the largest statue of an American hero. A fitting tribute to our great Sam Houston! Read the blog... http://blog.tourtexas.com/blog/the-texas-travelin-man-2/sam-houston-a-giant-among-men
Sam Houston's statue points toward the Houston Zoo and the Medical Center, astride his loyal steed in Hermann Park. A fun place to take family photos, there is a light rail stop nearby serving Hermann Park, the Zoo, and Rice University - Parking can be tough, so I would park on the rail line somewhere and take the train to the park for the day.