Winner of Four Golden Glove National Titles
James Anthony "Bubba" Busceme
Olympian and Golden Glove boxer, James Anthony "Bubba" Busceme graduated from South Park High School in 1970,
where he lettered in track.
He began boxing in Beaumont and entered his first Golden Gloves competition in 1959 at the age of seven. Busceme eventually became a five-time state Golden
Gloves champion (1968-1972) and a four-time Golden Gloves national champion. He also won a bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Columbia.
Texas History - 175 Years Ago
175 Years Ago the United States Annexed the Lone Star Republic
The Lone Star Republic became the 28th state in America when, 175 years ago on December 29, 1845, U.S. President
James K. Polk signed the resolution admitting Texas into the union.
“Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Texas shall be one, and is
hereby declared to be one, of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States in all respects
whatever,” stated the resolution.
The road to the annexation of the Lone Star Republic was fraught with political turmoil, especially in the U.S. Congress where the question of slavery was
brewing ahead of the Civil War that would begin in 1861.
After Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836, Texans supported annexation to the United States, but U.S. President Martin Van Buren opposed the move.
St. Louis Cardinal Football
Gary Hammond Set An NFL Record On This Day
In 1974, the fifth game of the NFL season, the St. Louis Cardinals hosted the Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback,
Jim Hart of the Cardinals, goes back to pass, instead laterals to Wide Receiver Gary Hammond. Gary sees a wide open Jackie Smith and throws
a pass to him for 83 yards. This became the longest pass play from scrimage by a non quarterback.
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