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5 facts on how Texas began

March 2 - Texas Independence Day :: The San Jacinto Monument on the Houston Ship Channel marks where Sam Houston defeated Mexico in 1836.

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And who can forget Kitirik? When KTRK-TV channel 13 was just starting out in Houston, Texas, and needing a mascot, they came up with a black cat since they were the unlucky 13. Bunny Orsak answered an ad for the fledgling station in 1954. A contest won by a viewer gave her the name by putting "i's" between the station's call letters, KTRK.

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“Airport expansion could mean big business for Conroe area” ABC News Channel 13 Houston (KTRK).

KTRK channel 13 Houston TX mid 60's

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Ice House Interview: Pledging Ourselves to Allegiance We sit down with Tom Abrahams, author and Channel 13 reporter, to discuss his new book set in Houston.