The BEST Episodes of Texas Rising

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Network: History

"Texas Rising" details the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Bill Paxton will play Sam Houston, the father of Texas. He is joined by Brendan Fraser as Billy Anderson, a Texas Ranger with Comanche Indian ties; Ray Liotta as Lorca, an Alamo survivor seeking brutal revenge; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as “Deaf” Smith, a deaf and grizzled veteran Texas Ranger with an advanced case of consumption; Thomas Jane as James Wykoff, a homesteader who finds himself living in the middle of hostile Indian territory; Olivier Martinez as President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the tyrant dictator of Mexico; Chad Michael Murray as Mirabeau Lamar, a spirited Texas soldier who helps win the battle of San Jacinto; Michael Rapaport as Sgt. Ephraim Knowles, a would-be deserter and coward turned hero; and Max Thieriot as Jack Hays, a volunteer freedom fighter who becomes the youngest Texas Ranger. (Source:

Vengeance is Mine

#1 - Vengeance is Mine

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 8, 2015

General Sam Houston and his Rangers launch a surprise attack on the Mexican Army in the decisive battle of San Jacinto.

star 7.85
357 votes
Fate and Fury

#2 - Fate and Fury

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 26, 2015

Surrounded by the Mexican Army, Colonel Fanin's troops are forced into making a surrender deal. But when Santa Anna orders their execution, the Texians are left even more determined to exact revenge.

star 7.77
390 votes
The Rise of the Republic

#3 - The Rise of the Republic

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 15, 2015

The Texas Rangers return to Victoria to celebrate their victory over Mexico and Houston is encouraged to take an important role in the future of the newly independent territory.

star 7.69
259 votes
From the Ashes

#4 - From the Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 25, 2015

After the brutal defeat at the Alamo, the fearless Texas Rangers, under General Sam Houston's command, fight for revenge against Santa Anna's troops.

star 7.62
472 votes
Blood for Blood

#5 - Blood for Blood

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 1, 2015

With his leadership in question, Sam Houston orders his army south to force a final battle with Santa Anna.

star 7.57
316 votes