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  Houston, Texas
Houston’s leaders are also focusing their attention on making their city not only a great place to live, but a great place to visit as well.
Houston is a vibrant international city that heartily enjoys its tradition of being a place of firsts.
Houston, the city, was the first word spoken from the surface of the moon and the first to build an air-conditioned sports stadium.
www.houston-guide.com   (342 words)

 Greater Houston Partnership | Primary advocate of Houston's business community
"Houston's Greatest" Award is the premier annual event honoring regional leaders who have advanced the greater Houston region as a business magnet.
Purchase Houston Facts and discover the Houston region with information from over 300 sources.
The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston's business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity.
www.houston.org   (389 words)

 EarthCam - Houston Cam
Located at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the camera captures multiple views of the Houston skyline, the Museum's famous Sundial, Greenway Plaza and the Galleria area.
Houston is the largest city in Texas and the 4th-largest in America.
Houston is the biggest cultural and economic center of the Gulf Coast and is known throughout the world for its energy (particularly oil) and aeronautics industries.
www.earthcam.com /usa/texas/houston/museum   (303 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: HOUSTON, SAMUEL
Sam Houston, one of the most illustrious political figures of Texas, was born on March 2, 1793, the fifth child (and fifth son) of Samuel and Elizabeth (Paxton) Houston, on their plantation in sight of Timber Ridge Church, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Houston impressed the Frenchman as an individual of great physical and moral energy, the universal American in perpetual motion; Houston undoubtedly served as an example for Tocqueville's composite description of the "nervous American," the man-on-the-make so pervasive in the United States during the Age of Jackson.
Houston warned Texans that civil war would result in a Northern victory and destruction of the South, a prophecy that was borne out by future events.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/HH/fho73.html   (3245 words)

 Houston News
Houston police are investigating a traffic accident that seriously injured a 3-year-old boy at 1500 Texas 6 South about 1:20 p.m.
A former wrecker driver wanted in connection with the death of a Houston couple surrendered Thursday morning nearly a week after he was indicted by a grand jury, KPRC Local 2 reported.
The ex-boyfriend of a missing Texas A&M student was charged with murder Wednesday after leading investigators and community activist Quanell X to a garbage bin where he said he dumped her body.
www.topix.net /houston   (601 words)

 Houston Apartments
The city of Houston, covering nearly 9,000 square miles and home to more than 2 million people, is a perfect microcosm of the qualities that make the state of Texas great.
Houston also hosts many annual events, including a rodeo and the Houston International Festival, a 10-day celebration held downtown to celebrate the citizens' many cultures.
Houston's largest employers are the service industry, trade sector and government, in that order.
www.rent.com /rentals/texas/houston-and-vicinity/houston   (547 words)

 Houston City Guide and Yellow Pages at SuperPages.com
Houston's earliest industry was cotton, which led to the city's emergence as a commercial and railroad hub by 1860.
Houston hosts a variety of events celebrating its culture, from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to the annual Houston Pride Parade in June.
Houston is also recognized as a major performance and cultural center, being one of only five cities in the U.S. to offer year-round resident companies in all of the major performing arts through the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and Alley Theatre.
www.superpages.com /cities/Houston-TX.html   (868 words)

 Houston Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Hot, humid and flat, Houston may not be Texas' prime destination, but it has a great museum district and NASA's Johnson Space Center, and Galveston beaches aren't far.
Houston dominates southeast Texas thanks to a near manic commitment to growth, unfettered by zoning restrictions.
The Greater Houston area covers more ground than any other city in America, and is as large as the entire country of El Salvador.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/usa/houston   (337 words)

 Houston Texas : Hotels : Restaurants : Houston Real Estate
Houston hosts a horde of nightlife haunts beyond the traditional country western honky-tonks and Latino Tejano clubs.
Houston has several venues to check out live music most nights of the week at clubs like The Warehouse or Numbers and there's a booming gay and lesbian nightclub scene to be found at joints like JR’s and South Beach in the popular Montrose neighborhood.
Houston also hosts a variety of museums, many located in Houston’s Museum District with fine choices like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural Science, and both the Health Museum and the National Museum of Funeral History.
www.houston.com   (811 words)

 Houston travel guide - Wikitravel
Houston's culture is not limited to diverse population - it boasts a world class symphony and theatre district that includes a full-time ballet company and opera.
Houston has outstanding dining options, and is widely considered the most restaurant-oriented city in the United States, with a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, superb Tex-Mex, a great number of steakhouses, fine dining, as well as chains.
Houston Natives have a tendency to park along the rail line or the south side lot to go into downtown or medical center as it's easier to get in and out of those areas with the train without the hassle of parking and traffic.
wikitravel.org /en/Houston   (4736 words)

 City of Houston eGovernment Center
Through Houston Hope, the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) is working with experienced builders and community development corporations to build new affordable homes.
Houston Hope is Mayor Bill White’s initiative to reinvest in Houston’s established neighborhoods.
The goal of Houston Hope is to build strong communities that meet the needs of current residents and are attractive to new and returning families.
www.houstontx.gov   (453 words)

 Metroblogging Houston
StartupWeekend Houston kicked off Friday at Stag's Head Pub and has continued nearly nonstop through the entire weekend at the offices of The Method Agency.
PETA said Houston was picked for the commercial's launch because it is often high on lists of cities with unhealthy eating habits.
Houston was named the sixth fattest city in the nation by Men's Fitness magazine this year.
houston.metblogs.com   (1625 words)

 Houston Independent Media Center
On the last stop of their Houston speaking tour, members of Journey of Hope spoke at Rice University on October 16th to share their powerful stories of healing and forgiveness.
People from ACORN, the Coalition in Defense of the Community, CRECEN, FIEL, Students from the University of Houston and TSU, and the board of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, who happend to be in town for a meeting all gathered at the small campsite, roped off by yellow caution tape.
The students, many of who seemed to have limited expierience with formal activism were overwhelmed by the amount of support (and possible the lack of food) [read the full story with photos] [Interview with Angie of Thurgood Marshall LULAC from the IMC Radio Show].
houston.indymedia.org   (2755 words)

 Visit Houston: Travel and Visitors Guide - Houston City Guide
Houston is considered to have one of the best culinary scenes in the country, with cuisine from around the world.
The rich diversity of Houston's population is visible through the many cultural organizations.
Houston's world-class museums offer everything from fine art to folk art.
www.visithoustontexas.com /visitors   (292 words)

 Houston Texans Team Page
In the five games Johnson has missed with a sprained knee, the Texans have completed more passes (132) than any team in the NFL and their 1,426 yards passing in that span rank second in the league.
Kris Brown's career day was enough for the Houston Texans to slip past the hapless Miami Dolphins.
Kubiak returns to Houston to start his head coaching career after spending 20 of the past 23 years in the Denver area, first as a player and then later as an assistant coach.
www.nfl.com /teams/news/HOU   (657 words)

 houston: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
She said that after learning experiences first hand from her broken family, she was determined not to indulge in drugs.
Houston Alexander: Rising UFC star on top of his parental game
This was written after Houston Nutt called Trev Alberts a goofball and Alberts said Nutt was not Nebraska’s choice even though there was a plane from Nebraska waiting in northwest Arkansas.
www.technorati.com /tag/houston   (593 words)

 Houston Real Estate - Houston Homes, Houston Home Value and Houston Relocation
Houston Real Estate, Houston Home Value, Houston Homes and Houston Relocation: Houston Real Estate information, Houston Home Value and Houston homes are available on HAR.com, a site of Houston MLS.
In addition, we display Houston commercial properties, Houston commercial real estate information, international and world real estate, international listing and properties.
Disclaimer: HAR makes no representations or warranties of any nature with regard to the privacy and/or business practices of the websites linked from or to HAR.com nor with regard to their use of any information they may collect.
www.har.com   (311 words)

 Houston attractions, tours and fun things to do | Guide to Houston, Texas
Especially clever and sly, Wicked (the prequel to Oz) lampoons all those supposed Technicolor truths: that the Emerald City is the tra-la-la-liest ducky place on earth; that the Munchkins are just the cutest things; that there’s nothing creepier than a thousand flying monkeys.
The mummified remains of a priest, Nesperennub, have remained unopened since they were sealed on the West Bank at Thebes almost 3,000 years ago.
The biggest free spooktacular for kids in Houston features continuous live musical entertainment and activities and monster-sized trick-or-treating.
www.houston-guide.com /guide/attract/frameattract.html   (860 words)

 Houston news, entertainment, search and shopping | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Four year later, the Galveston judge was reprimanded.
Buy, sell, and research new and used cars using Houston’s best source for vehicle information.
Chron.com/homes is the best source for Houston and Southeast Texas real estate and relocation.
www.chron.com   (527 words)

 University of Houston Law Center
Houston Mayor Bill White praised the University of Houston and the Law Center for exceptional work in the environmental and energy arenas, and noted how EENR Center could play a key role in improving Houston’s environment and reinforcing the city’s future prosperity as a leader in the worldwide energy industry.
Victor B. Flatt, A.L. O’Quinn Chair in Environmental Law, outlined the core elements of EENR Center, including the Environmental and Energy Law and Policy Journal’s 2008 symposium on climate change legislation, which will be co-hosted with Baker Institute at Rice University.
Disclaimer: This website is maintained by the University of Houston Law Center and published for our students, alumni, faculty, staff and other interested parties.
www.law.uh.edu   (415 words)

 University of Houston Cougars - Official Athletic Site Men's Basketball
University of Houston head basketball coach Tom Penders announced that junior college transfers Oliver Lafayette, Richard Young and Tristian Martin, along with high school stars Lamar Roberson and Corey Bloom have signed to play with the Cougars in 2005-06.
University of Houston head basketball coach Tom Penders announced that junior-college standout Jahmar Thorpe of Western Oklahoma College has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cougars in 2005-06.
Houston senior registers 16 points, six rebounds and five assists at the only college postseason tournament for seniors before the Chicago Draft Camp in June.
uhcougars.collegesports.com /sports/m-baskbl/hou-m-baskbl-body.html   (344 words)

 Houston Texans | NFL Football at CBS SportsLine.com
The Houston Texans waived quarterback David Carr, the first draft pick in franchise history five years ago, and running back Domanick Williams.
The Houston Texans introduced quarterback Matt Schaub at a news conference on Thursday, raising doubts about David Carr's future with the team.
Quarterback David Carr's base salaries of $5.5 million this year and $6 million in 2008 are making it difficult for the Texans to trade the quarterback, according to the Houston Chronicle.
www.sportsline.com /nfl/teams/page/HOU   (472 words)

 TWU Houston Center - Home
Located at 6700 Fannin, in the heart of Houston’s world renowned Texas Medical Center, the new Houston Center is a 10-story, 202,000 square-foot “campus in one building” that was funded at no cost to the state through an innovative public/private partnership that has raised nearly $40 million for the new building.
TWU’s College of Nursing is the largest in Texas and the fifth-largest in the U.S. TWU’s nursing doctoral program is the largest in the country.
The OT Program at TWU's Houston Center is largest in the nation.
www.twu.edu /houston   (167 words)

 Visit Houston Texas - Tourism, Houston Events, Special Offers, Info & More! - Greater Houston CVB
Houston • Dallas • Chicago • Washington, DC • Mexico City, Mexico • Hanover, Germany • Tokyo, Japan
At the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau GHCVB, we are proud to represent Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the U.S. and a leader in business, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Houston Texas is home to the world's largest concentration of medical professionals, world's largest rodeo, NASA, Grand Prix of Houston, Shell Houston Open, Rotary Lombardi Award,world-renowned museum and theater districts, Houston Rockets (NBA) Basketball, Houston Astros (MLB) baseball, Houston Texans (NFL) football and Houston Dynamo (MLS) soccer.
www.visithoustontexas.com   (271 words)

 City of Houston eGovernment Center
The BlueCross BlueShield Care Van is giving free childhood vaccinations to children, birth to 18 years at select Houston Fire Stations.
In an effort to reduce the number of costly apartment complex fires, the HFD has recently created a compact disc with valuable safety tips...
Houston Fire Department Emergency Medical Services encourages parents and passengers to keep some simple safety tips in mind when a child is in the vehicle.
www.houstontx.gov /fire   (238 words)

Houston is the Home of NASA, the Astos, Rockets, and Texans.
It is a highly industrious area with MD Anderson Medical Research Center, the Houston Ship Channel, and heavy oil and gas and chemical processing industries.
For a free consultation as to what type of attorney you may need from car wreck lawyers to a toxic tort asbestos attorney or for additional information on any of the directory's attorneys E-mail TexasLawyers.com.
www.texaslawyers.com /houston.htm   (131 words)

 abc13.com: Houston's news leader
Nearly one in five Texans questioned by Sam Houston State University researchers say they'd been stalked during a recent two-year period.
Now, another young doctor is fighting the same battle, but she may benefit from the research that Marnie Rose's parents began.
Houston Texans officially release David Carr and Domanick Williams
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