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  Houston Astros History - Major League Baseball Tickets
Houston Astros, professional baseball team, one of six teams in the Central Division of the National League (NL).
Houston first baseman Jeff Bagwell earned the NL rookie of the year award in 1991 and the NL most valuable player (MVP) award in 1994.
Houston lost to the New York Mets in the NL Championship Series.
www.tickets-mlb-baseball.com /houston_astros/history.htm   (548 words)

 Houston Texans History - NFL Football
Houston Texans, professional football team, which will begin play in the National Football League (NFL) during the 2002 season.
The Houston, Texas, franchise will be a member of South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) and play its home games in Houston’s new Reliant Stadium.
The NFL accepted Houston’s proposal for a team after a competing bid from Los Angeles, California, fell apart in 1999.
www.nflhistoryguide.com /ht/history.htm   (142 words)

 History of Houston Chinatown
Houston has never had a traditional Chinatown similar to those in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where there are centers of both commercial and residential activities.
Houston does have a small commercial Chinatown along Chartres Street on the eastern edge of the downtown area.
Houston Chinatown is a place of good food, Chinese groceries, films, souvenirs, and the offices of the Chinese Merchants’ Association.
www.chinatownconnection.com /houston_chinatown_history.htm   (748 words)

 Houston Hotels | The History of Houston, TX
Houston got its start in 1836, when brothers Augustus and John Allen set up a trading post on the Buffalo Bayou, a river that now meanders through the heart of the city.
When oil reached a barrel in 1981, Houston was awash in money as scores of happy Texans got rich quick; four years later, the price of oil plummeted to single digits and Houstonians got poor even faster.
The outpouring of city, state and private aid was remarkable and many of the evacuees chose to relocate to Houston permanently.
www.houstonhotels.dealsonhotels.com /local-history   (478 words)

 Houston Texas History, Houston Old Photos
Houston was founded on the edge of Buffalo Bayou in 1836 by John and Augustus Allen, real estate brokers and brothers.
By 1900, Houston's population was 45,000 and it was the 85th largest city in the United States.
Although energy is still a major component of Houston’s economy, biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing and aerospace industries are important factors in Houston’s continuing growth and prosperity.
www.hellohouston.com /History.Cfm   (313 words)

 Houston Texans History: Texans History @ nfl-history.com
The Houston Texans are the first expansion team of National Football League (NFL) history to open the seasons consecutively.
The Houston Texans were founded in 1999 as the thirty second National Football League (NFL) franchise team.
The Houston Texans are one of four teams that play in the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC).
www.nfl-history.com /texans.php   (520 words)

 Houston Travel Guide - Houston Travel
Founded by the Allen brothers in 1836, Houston boasts an interesting and extensive history, even serving as the temporary capital of the Republic of Texas after the War of Independence from Mexico.
Today, Houston covers over 540 square miles and is the fourth largest city in the United States of America.
The Houston Ship Channel is the third largest deepwater port in the United States with access to shipping the world over.
www.houstoncitytourist.com   (409 words)

 Historic Houston: Cover and Timeline Credits
The "171 Years of Houston History" web site is a non-commercial collective work consisting of the following authors and is only for the purpose of presentation and to be used as an educational and information archive about the history of Houston.
Ball was the booster of Houston Port while a U.S. Congressman and later.
The best history of Houston, it emphasizes social, economic and cultural themes and has fine bibliography.
www.houstonhistory.com /credits/hhcredits.html   (1833 words)

 Houston History
When tighter budgets forced the library to suspend publication of the journal in the late 1990s, the Center for Public History at the University of Houston stepped in, giving this important outlet for Houston's history a new home.
The Center for Public History at the University of Houston, which for more than twenty years has served as a focal point for the study of Houston's history, will provide administrative support for the magazine.
Critical financial support for launching Houston History in its new format comes from a generous grant from Ben Love, a long-time civic leader and a lover of history.
www.history.uh.edu /public_history/houston_history_project/houston_review/index.html   (272 words)

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE GREAT CITY OF The Sloane collection contains images of Houston from the early 1900's thru the 1980's.
The emphasis will be on fl and white photography created during the building boom era of mid 1920 - 1936.
www.sloanegallery.com /houston_history_vintage_and_hist.htm   (189 words)

 ClutchFans - Houston Rocket History
Choose any Rocket season since the beginning of the franchise, and get full numbers on that team's roster, how the team fared, overall NBA standings, how the team did against each individual team in the league as well as a playoff history report.
Every single player to lace them up in a Rocket uniform -- from San Diego to Houston to red and gold and pinstriped jammies.
Full stats on each season they played in Houston as well as total career numbers as a Rocket.
www.clutchfans.com /stats_home.cfm   (152 words)

  George Aldrich Papers
George Aldrich was the first County Surveyor of Houston County, serving in that capacity from 1839 to 1843.
George Aldrich was the brother of Collin Aldrich, first Chief Justice of Houston County, who fought at San Jacinto and who was born May 2, 1801 in Mendon, Mass.
Apr. 16, 1838 D. Campbell, Houston Co. 2 p.
www.sfasu.edu /libweb/etrc/collections/manuscript/personal/Aldrich/index.asp   (478 words)

  History of Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city to be was named after Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto, whom the Allen brothers admired and anticipated to be the first President of the Republic of Texas.
Houston became the largest city in Texas in terms of population in 1939.
Suburban Houston came to be in the period from 1946 to 1950.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Houston   (3262 words)

 Houston, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Houston (pronounced [hju:stən]) is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States by population.
Houston is located in the gulf coastal biome plains, and its vegetation is classified as temperate grassland.
Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines: opera (Houston Grand Opera), ballet (Houston Ballet), music (Houston Symphony Orchestra), and theatre (The Alley Theatre).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Houston,_Texas   (7278 words)

 American History - Sam Houston
Samuel Houston was born in Rockbridge County VA in 1793.
Houston become a drifter and came westward and for six years was a trader among the Cherokees.
Houston was strongly criticized for his actions and military strategy of the Battle of the Alamo.
www.electricscotland.com /HISTORY/america/houston.htm   (654 words)

Houston was a city plagued by yellow fever and devastating annual floods.
Houston Heights, with an elevation 23 feet higher than downtown Houston, a natural sandy soil, rich vegetation, mature trees, and artesian water sources, promised a sanctuary of health and well-being.
Houston Heights' dry ordinance, which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in large portions of the community, was passed on September 25, 1912.
www.houstonheights.org /founders.htm   (846 words)

 Dates in Houston History
Sam Houston practiced law in Liberty prior to the War for Texas Independence and some of the towns residents fought in the Alamo and at San Jacinto.
Texas General Sam Houston defeats and captures Mexican leader General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, winning independence for Texas on April 12 at the confluence of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou.
In April, Houston is made capitol of the Republic of Texas through October 1839, when the official administration is relocated to Waterloo (renamed Austin).
www.houstonculture.org /vc/htime.html   (689 words)

Houston Ballet Academy was established that same year under the leadership of Tatiana Semenova, a former dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Houston Ballet Foundation has seen the fulfillment of its goals: an internationally acclaimed ballet company which is now America’s fifth largest and an academy which supplies over 40 percent of the company's dancers.
Houston Ballet's endowment stands at over $53 million, as of June 2006, making it one of the largest endowments of any dance company in the United States.
www.houstonballet.org /Inside_Houston_Ballet/History   (687 words)

 Houston Astros History
The Houston Astros were born in 1962 as the Colt.45’s and owner Roy Hofheinz made them wear cowboy clothes on road trips before the players mutinied due to the strange looks from travelers at airports.
It would not be until 1979, however, before Houston was a serious title contender as pitcher JR Richard led an Astro team to within a game and a half of the playoffs.
Houston lost a special division playoff to LA in the strike shortened 1981 season.
www.sbgglobal.com /sportsbook/mlb-team-listings/Houston-Astros/history   (438 words)

 Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
When the capital was moved to Austin, Houstonians who remained were determined to keep the town alive, and hit upon the idea of developing a port for shipping of livestock and crops.
The Houston Ship Channel opened in 1914, snaking its way to the Gulf of Mexico just in time to help Houston profit from the war in Europe.
New landmarks for the city include Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros), the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Reliant Stadium (home of the Houston Texans football team), the 1,200-room downtown convention center hotel, and The Toyota Center, the downtown arena for the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros.
www.visithoustontexas.com /visitors/fast_facts/history   (304 words)

 About Houston > City Government > History of City Hall
From 1841 to 1939, Houston municipal government was headquartered at Old Market Square, on a site donated to the City by Houston's founder, the Allen brothers.
Colors of dusty pink, saffron and rosy red were used to blend with the marble and the soft lighting in the lobby.
The centerpiece of the mural is a plaster relief of the Western hemisphere, with the star of Houston in the center.
www.houstontx.gov /abouthouston/cityhallhistory.html   (1493 words)

 Houston - History
Shortly thereafter, in 1837, General Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas, signed an act that authorized Houston to incorporate.
From 1837 to 1840, Houston became the capital of the Republic.
Houston became one of the leading centers for the slave trade in Texas.
www.uwec.edu /freitard/GroupAndMinority/Houston/History/history.html   (863 words)

 Houston, Tex.
The present city of Houston was incorporated in 1837 and named after Sam Houston; it was the Republic's first capital.
Houston is outstanding in oil and natural-gas production and is the energy capital of the world.
University of Houston - Houston, University of, at Houston, Tex.; coeducational; est.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0108527.html   (360 words)

 Houston History
Houston was capital of the Republic from 1837 to 1840.
Houston and New York were the first cities to build electric power plants.
Spindletop, and later discoveries of oil at Humble in 1905 and Goose Creek in 1906, put Houston in the center of new oil and oilfield equipment development.
www.texasbest.com /houston/history.html   (703 words)

 Houston Astros History
The Houston Astros made their debut as The Houston Colt.45s on April 10, 1962.
It is regarded as one of the most exciting playoff series in baseball history.
In the year 2000, the Houston Astros debuted their new stadium, the Minute Maid Park.
www.geocities.com /houstonastrosa   (439 words)

 UNA-Houston | Our History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 1985, Dr. Louis Kestenberg, an early supporter of Houston's efforts to organize a support group for the then young United Nations, compiled a 66-page book chronicling the history of the UNA Houston Chapter up through the 1970s.
The value of this work to the City of Houston goes beyond the recital of the Chapter’s history, for in his early pages, Dr. Kestenberg gives an absorbing account of the political and social climate which poisoned the city in the fifties and early sixties.
If you are interested in more of our history or would like to view a copy of Dr. Kestenberg's book, please contact us.
www.unahouston.org /history.html   (161 words)

 History of Houston, Pa.
The land on which this town stands was part of a tract purchased from John Haft on January 24, 1827.
by Daniel Houston, a near relative of Gen. Sam Houston, leader of the Texans in their war for independence from Mexico.
In 1897 W. Houston donated two lots, and in October the church was dedicated.
history.rays-place.com /pa/wash-houston.htm   (524 words)

 Houston Engineering, Inc. - History
Houston Engineering, Inc. was founded in Fargo, North Dakota in 1968 by George T. Houston.
Houston opened an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to provide civil, water quality, water resources, and environmental services to southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and Iowa.
As our growth continued, Houston established a Bismarck, North Dakota, office to provide civil engineering, surveying, environmental, and GIS services to central and western North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota.
www.houstonengineeringinc.com /about/history.htm   (264 words)

 Rich political history in Houston-Rice house   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John and Betty Wagner are proud of the history of their home, which is one of two Somerville buildings listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey.
He was one of the first settlers and early leaders in the community, active in the Presbyterian Church and serving as both postmaster and Circuit Court clerk.
Green Pryor Rice was the son of Joel Rice, a native of Hanover County, Va., who was a Revolutionary War soldier and served as justice of the peace of Davidson County, Tenn., before moving to Alabama.
www.decaturdaily.com /decaturdaily/livingtoday/041130/history.shtml   (417 words)

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