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  Houston, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States.
Houston is located in the gulf coastal plains biome, 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   (7211 words)

  
 Sam Houston a Texas Hero
Sam(uel) Houston, governor of two states, president of the Republic of Texas, U.S. senator, and military hero, was one of the most colorful figures of 19th-century America.
In March 1836, Houston was a delegate to the convention that declared Texas an independent republic.
Houston served as the first president of the new republic from 1836 to 1838 and was later elected to a second term (1841-44).
www.lone-star.net /mall/texasinfo/shouston.htm   (1204 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
The consolidated metropolitan population of Houston, which encompassed Galveston, Fort Bend, Harris, Brazoria, Liberty, Waller, and Montgomery counties, amounted to 3,711,000, ranked tenth in the nation, and was second in Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth.
The legislature first met in Houston on May 1, 1837, and, despite the efforts of Masons who greeted one another in 1837 and the Presbyterians and Episcopalians who formed churches in 1839, the town remained infamous for drunkenness, dueling, brawling, prostitution, and profanity.
Houston thus became a world energy capital in the 1970s, expanded with the rise in oil prices, and suffered with the downturn during the 1980s.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/HH/hdh3.html   (2880 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
Houston, also known as Fort Houston, was in the curve of Town Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, on Farm Road 1990 and U.S. Highway 79, two miles west of the site of present Palestine in southwestern Anderson County.
In 1835 the town was platted, complete with a public burial ground, public square, wagonyards, a watering place near the local spring, and 500 acres of donated farmland to be assigned to the first twenty town residents.
In 1842 the settlement, by then known as Fort Houston, became the county seat of the judicial county of Burnet.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/HH/hvhac.html   (301 words)

  
 Moving to Houston? Houston Texas Relocation, Houston Relocation, Free Houston Relocation Package, Relocating to Houston
Houston is a bustling waterfront community that is home to the Port of Houston, which is among the top three ports, in America.
Houston is a city that loves sports, from professional to college to interscholastic to personal.
Houston educators and the community as a whole are working toward creating a high-quality educational environment to serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
www.houston-online.com   (659 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   (511 words)

  
 Houston - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States.
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_(Texas)   (4005 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   (263 words)

  
 Texas Treasures - Sam Houston - Texas State Library
He entered Texas in December 1832 and was immediately swept into the ferment of political activity.
Houston served as president of Texas from October 1836 to December 10, 1838, and from December 13, 1841 to December 9, 1844.
The Texas Secession Convention replaced him with Lt. Governor Edward Clark on March 16, 1861, when Houston refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States of America.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /treasures/giants/houston-01.html   (458 words)

  
 Houston, Texas
The port of Houston is one of the ten busiest ports in the world and one of the busiest ports in the United States.
Houston is ranked as the 32nd "Most Fun U.S City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors.
Houston is located only 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and all of its beaches and associated water sports.
www.citytowninfo.com /places/texas/houston   (1273 words)

  
 Houston & Texas news, photos and forums | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
A string of killings and rapes in north Houston draws a community together and prompts an investigation.
Death and Doubt — Did Texas execute an innocent man? The case of Ruben Cantu.
Texas City explosion — The deadly BP blast of March 2005.
www.chron.com /news/houston   (669 words)

  
 Houston, Texas
After 3 years of construction, Houston and Harris County welcomed the starter Red Line, a $324 million, 7.5-mile route connecting downtown Houston with the southern portion of the city on January 1, 2004.
Houston's trendy restaurant district is located on adjacent blocks west and south of Preston Station.
Texas Medical Center Transit Center Station is next, and there is a pedestrian overpass for passengers connecting between trains and buses.
world.nycsubway.org /us/houston   (1439 words)

  
 City of Houston
Participants are Houston employers who are interested in improving productivity and mobility to improve business in Houston and able to adopt an additional flex option that eliminates at least one peak commute between September 18 — 29.
To complement the artistic endeavors of the private sector, the City of Houston's ongoing vision to emphasize public art continues to expand the opportunities for citizens to enjoy art in public spaces.
In 1999, the City of Houston established an ordinance mandating that 1.75% of qualified Capital Improvement Project monies be set aside for civic art.
www.houstontx.gov   (558 words)

  
 Houston Texas
Houston, home to NASA Johnson Space Center, is Texas' largest city, the largest in the South and fourth largest in the U.S. It is a vibrant and vital city with a multitude of things to see and do.
The Port of Houston, located 50 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, is the second largest in the nation and the seventh largest in the world in both foreign and total tonnage.
Houston's central location in the United States makes it a distribution hub for domestic as well as international markets.
www.newway.cc /texasrealestatelinks/houston/default.htm   (210 words)

  
 Texas Children's Hospital - Houston, TX - Pediatric patient care, education and research, children's medical hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital has been named among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation and the best children's hospital in the Southwest
From health and immunizations to nutrition and safety, Texas Children's specialists have the information parents need to help kids of all ages make a smooth transition from summer fun to classroom learning.
Texas Children's is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine
www.texaschildrenshospital.org   (161 words)

  
 Houston Guide | The Ultimate Insiders Guide
Houston Area officials welcome you to a space of infinite possibilities in their own personal way.
Houston has been one of the world’s most innovative cities, a work in progress.
The eastern boundary of the county borders Galveston Bay and the western portion of the county is a quiet Texas countryside.
www.houston-guide.com /guide/welcome.html   (1620 words)

  
 Pride Houston
Pride Houston announced the winners of the 2006 Houston Pride Parade at an awards ceremony at Blur Bar on Sunday, June 25.
Pride Houston is looking for individuals interested in performing throughout the nighttime Pride Parade in June.
Pride Houston is an energetic group of committed volunteers who meet year-round to develop, organize, coordinate and promote the Pride Parade and Festival and other annual events for our community.
www.pridehouston.org   (1270 words)

  
 Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Division Home Page
The FBI Houston Division is the regional center for the Texas coastal bend area from the Texas - Louisiana border to South Texas.
The region includes the cities of Houston, Beaumont, Bryan, Corpus Christi, Conroe, Texas City and Victoria in addition to many other towns and municipalities.
The Houston Division is one of the ten largest in the FBI, covering a 40 county region with a population of roughly 16 million inhabitants.
houston.fbi.gov   (211 words)

  
 Houston Independent Media Center
There was a beat up red pickup truck with a giant canvas banner written in spanish talking announcing a Houston event with the Otra Campaña or other campaign, being waged by the EZLN of Chiapas building a network of social movements from below and to the left...
Houston has some of the weakest historic preservation laws in the country.
From the open publishing newswire: The City of Houston is proposing a nighttime youth curfew of 10 pm on weekdays and 11 pm on weeknights for those under 17 years old.
houston.indymedia.org   (2281 words)

  
 Houston Texas Cosmetic Dentistry
When people come to our Houston dental office looking for ways to improve or enhance their smile and ways to enjoy a lifetime of dental health, words can only do so much.
Welcome to the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry, one of Houston's most high tech dental practices, including BriteSmile tooth whitening, dental implants and TMJ dental care.
Houston Texas Cosmetic Dentistry Disclaimer: Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas has provided this website about cosmetic dentistry for informational purposes only.
www.konigdds.com   (327 words)

  
 Houston, Texas city guide and Houston Meeting Planners Guide | Tourist, tourism, hotels and convention information
Whether it's your first time as a tourist in Houston or your first time back in years, Houston-Guide.com is your ticket to dining, attractions, the arts, hotels, entertainment, shopping, fashion, sports, real estate, relocation, map, special events, weather, tourism and visitor information in the Houston area.
Look no further; Houston, Texas has what it takes not only to deliver a glitch-free meeting, but one that inspires as well.
With major convention venues, Houston has accommodated some of the convention industry’s largest and most prestigious conventions.
www.houston-guide.com   (218 words)

  
 Houston | Greater Houston Partnership
The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston's business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity.
What makes Houston a great city to live in.
Why Houston is a great global city to live in
www.houston.org   (140 words)

  
 National Weather Service Forecast Office - Houston/Galveston, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Remember...the last major hurricane to strike the upper Texas coast was Alicia...a mid-August hurricane back in 1983.
August climate normals, means and extremes are available for Houston, Galveston and College Station.
The Top Ten wettest, driest, warmest, and coolest Augusts are available for Houston, Galveston and College Station.
www.srh.noaa.gov /hgx   (295 words)

  
 Houston, Texas
Sam Houston, The popular General of the Texas Army that won independence from Mexico, and also the former president of the former Republic of Texas.
Houston has experienced phenomenal growth since a small riverboat landing was established on the Buffalo Bayou by the Allen Brothers in August of 1836.
The port is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 50 mile long ship channel.
www.lnstar.com /mall/txtrails/houston.htm   (185 words)

  
 Houston Film Commision
The Texas Filmmaker's Showcase is a special screening event consisting of the best of Texas short films and videos under 45 minutes in length, presented to studio executives, agents and producers in the Hollywood film community.
The project may originate on video or film, must be under 45 minutes in length and must also had to have been completed in the three years prior to the closing deadline of April 1.
By presenting this showcase, the Houston Film Commission continues the commitment to the local and state film industry, while at the same time giving talented and enthusiastic Texas filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime.
filmhouston.texaswebhost.com /showcase_main.htm   (656 words)

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