SAN ANTONIO — Blazing guns, tough talk, cowboys riding into the sunset — the Monday night premiere of Texas Rising at a red carpet Alamo event was vintage Texas with a bit of Hollywood flair.
A Lone Star-studded audience including Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Cecilia Abbott, the first lady of Texas, got a sneak preview of the new miniseries about the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers. (Gov. Greg Abbott reportedly got hung up in Austin.)
“It’s one thing to play a hero in a movie. It’s quite another to be a hero in real life,” said Bill Paxton, who plays his ancestor Sam Houston in the series.