A little Texas history for the morning…
When the Spanish-American war broke out, Teddy Roosevelt secured permission to organize a volunteer cavalry regiment. He would serve as second in command under Leonard Wood, a doctor and Medal of Honor recipient in the Apache campaign.
Oddly, Roosevelt was also the Secretary of the Navy at the time.
He raised “the Rough Riders” while headquartered at a bar in San Antonio. Roosevelt was made of stronger stuff than today’s politicians.
Texas bars on the other hand, are still pretty much the same.
More detail at Texas Monthly.