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Topic: Houston Metropolitan Area


  
  Greater Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh largest and most diverse metropolitan area in the United States and consists of ten counties within the state of Texas.
The area is colloquially referred to as either the "Houston metropolitan area" or the "greater Houston area" and is situated in the region of East Texas.
The population of the metropolitan area grew 25.2 percent between the 1990 and 2000 censuses while the nation's population increased 13.2 percent over the same period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Houston_Metropolitan_Area   (467 words)

  
 Southeast Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is geographically centered around two metropolitan areas strung along coast of the Gulf of Mexico the Houston Metropolitan Area in the west and the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area to the east near the state border with Louisiana.
Houston, Sugar Land and Baytown in the Houston Metropolitan Area, the Huntsville area and Jasper are also major cities within the region.
However, the unusual clustering of lightning around the developed areas of Houston, the Golden Triangle, and Lake Charles, Louisiana have led many researchers to believe that some combination of urban heat islands and air pollution are responsible for increasing the number of lightning strikes beyond their already high natural levels.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Southeast_Texas   (878 words)

  
 GREATER HOUSTON: THE REGIONAL DILEMMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Houston aggressively used its expansive authority under its home-rule charter and liberal annexation powers to annex new suburban growth and thwart the emergence of municipal rivals in the region.
Houston became a highly elastic city able to reshape its boundaries as the metropolitan area changed and grew.
Houston city leaders worry that Houston could go the way of St. Louis or Detroit in the 21st Century - declining into a poorer, under populated, mostly minority urban core abandoned by all who are able to leave.
www.chron.com /content/interactive/special/GHP/section2.html   (2706 words)

  
 Texas article - Texas Flag Texas State nickname Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Led by Sam Houston, the Texians won their independence in one of the most decisive battles in history when they defeated the Mexican forces of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Houston stands the center of the petrochemical and NASA trades while Dallas functions as the center of the agricultural and information technology labor market in Texas.
The Houston Oilers, formerly based in Texas, moved to Memphis and later to Nashville, Tennessee, and became the Tennessee Titans.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Texas   (2300 words)

  
 Houston, Texas at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Though the area is between Downtown and the Uptown District, this neighborhood boasts of mansions, as opposed to the surrounding area's highrise apartments and lofts.
Uptown Houston is primarily anchored by the Houston Galleria.
Because Houston and Dallas are both the major economic centers of the state, the two cities enjoy a friendly rivalry which causes many of the assets of one city to be compared to the assets of the other city.
wiki.tatet.ru /en/Houston.html   (4383 words)

  
 The New Metropolitan Area: Welcome to Houston–Baytown–Sugar Land - Houston Business, Jan. 2005 - FRB Dallas
Houston and the surrounding web of smaller cities, towns and suburbs have been slowly knit together by urbanization to form what is commonly referred to as a metropolitan area.
An urban area can be a census-defined urbanized area or an urban cluster, and the existence of a large urban area of 50,000 or more is the core around which metropolitan areas are built.
Urbanized areas are defined by the Census Bureau as consisting of a central place and an adjacent urban fringe that together have a minimum population of 50,000 and that meet specific population density requirements.
www.dallasfed.org /research/houston/2005/hb0501.html   (3294 words)

  
 FDIC: Bank Trends - Houston's Downturn Comes Later but Will Linger Longer
A principal reason why Houston's economy has deteriorated since mid-year 2001, and may lag the national economy in 2002, is the shift in the energy outlook.
However, area banks lend to employees, smaller businesses and proprietors that work for or are tied to these large companies and their industry sectors.
Provision expenses as a share of average assets for Houston area banks as of September 30, 2001 were less than one-third the average for all banks in the nation.
www.fdic.gov /bank/analytical/bank/030702bt.html   (1330 words)

  
 List of metropolitan areas by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas of the world, listed by population.
The data for this list was compiled from the 2005 metropolitan population figures from the United Nations 2003 World Urbanization Prospects Report [1].
These figures include suburban areas immediately surrounding a major city and sometimes multiple major cities which may be close enough together to function essentially as one area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_by_population   (291 words)

  
 Nat' Academies Press, Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area: ...
Had Houston not been one of the great magnets for the new immigration of the last 20 years, this city would have suffered the same fate as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Detroit—major metropolitan areas that have lost population in the last 20 years, said Klineberg.
Whereas Houston Area Survey (HAS) respondents were preoccupied with the economy in the 1980s and with crime in the 1990s as the biggest problems facing the people of Houston, they are now citing issues such as mobility, air quality, health care, and education (www.houstonareasurvey.org).
Houston appears to be accepting this premise while bucking the alleged national trend; although they might phrase it differently, most residents agree that the metropolitan area’s stock of social capital has grown appreciably in recent years.
www.nap.edu /books/0309094429/html/31.html   (3003 words)

  
 Greater Houston in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 'Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area', a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh largest and most diverse metropolitan area in the United States and consists of ten counties within the state of Texas.
Among the largest United States metropolitan areas, the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown MSA ranks fifth in Hispanic population and 10th in Asian and Pacific Islander.
The area's economic activity is centered in Houston, the county seat of Harris County.
www.tutorgig.com /ed/Houston_Metropolitan_Area   (676 words)

  
 MetroStudy
The University of Houston and Rice University are receiving numerous inquiries from research organizations (including the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.) about using the Houston case study as part of their comparative studies with other "major league" cities within and outside of the United States.
Overall, the outlook for Houston is positive with high marks for its diverse population and history of public investment in infrastructure.
Areas of concern include education required to produce a highly skilled workforce (primarily, secondary schools and junior colleges), need for investments in high technology infrastructure, and development of effective government that addresses needs while avoiding the hazards of city-suburb conflicts.
www.uh.edu /cpp/MetroStudy.htm   (475 words)

  
 USGS SIM 2874
Faults in the Houston metropolitan area are not a surficial phenomenon, but are part of a deep and complex overall geologic structure of the upper Texas Gulf Coast (Verbeek and others, 1979).
A Lidar-derived DEM map with the principal faults expressed at the surface in the Houston metropolitan area superimposed is shown in figure 2.
Faults in northern and western parts of the metropolitan area tend to occur either individually or in pairs with little tendency to cluster in high-density groups.
pubs.usgs.gov /sim/2005/2874/sim2874.htm   (1897 words)

  
 Asian Life in Houston | Asian American Poll | GoldSea
As far as best areas in Houston for Asian Americans, the municipalities of Sugar Land and Katy are 11.20% Asian American--that's even more than the City of Houston (5.70%), which makes those areas the areas in Texas with the highest Asian concentration as a percentage, while Houston has the highest raw numbers.
However, Houston does reing as the supreme city and Metropolitan area in Texas in size, diversity and Asian Population.
Houston is bar none the largest city in Texas in land mass and in area, as well as in population.
goldsea.com /Poll/Houston/houston_20613.html   (644 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Houston Metropolitan Area
The metro area is comprised of Harris County, where Houston is based, and all seven counties surrounding it.
Texas' second largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is located in the north area of the city of Houston.
The south of Houston has William P. Hobby Airport.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Houston-Metropolitan-Area   (201 words)

  
 Houston Metropolitan Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The metro area is comprised of County where Houston is based and all counties surrounding it.
Houston is a major port and center for oil companies.
Hydrologic data for urban studies in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area (SuDoc I 19.2:H 81/)
www.freeglossary.com /Houston_Metropolitan_Area   (212 words)

  
 Houston, TX PMSA - 2001 OES Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Houston, TX PMSA - 2001 OES Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Houston, TX PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in Texas.
These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files.
www.bls.gov /oes/2001/oes_3360.htm   (211 words)

  
 Houston Metropolitan Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Houston same-sex couples and families speak from the heart about...
According to the US Census, there are 9,784 same-sex couples in the Houston metropolitan area, with a total of 42,912 same-sex couples in the state of Texas.
If you live near a metropolitan area big enough to have a Gap, most of the...
www.wikiverse.org /houston-metropolitan-area   (292 words)

  
 Houston Metropolitan Area Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Among the largest United States metropolitan areas, the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown MSA ranks fifth in Hispanic population and 10th in Asian and Pacific Islander.
www.quiltplace.com /search/encyclopedia/Houston_Metropolitan_Area   (650 words)

  
 Department of Sociology at Univ. of Houston Homepage
Dworkin’s teaching and research have been in the areas of the sociology of education and race/ethnic relations, as well as sociological theory and quantitative research methods.
He is a co-founder of the Sociology of Education Research Group (SERG), which conducts analyses of the factors that affect standardized test performance of public school students in Texas and assesses school climate factors for school districts.
Dworkin and his colleagues at SERG have received grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency, the Houston Endowment, the Annenberg and Carnegie Foundations, and several school districts in the Houston metropolitan area.
www.sociology.uh.edu /profile_Dworkin.htm   (348 words)

  
 Flooding in Houston Metropolitan Area: Past - Present - Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Review flooding history in the Houston area, using Tropical Storm Allison as an example.
Founded in 1948, ECH is an umbrella organization for a number of engineering, science, and technology societies in Houston.
The "Houston in the 21st Century" program was recently created to educate the public on technical issues that affect the Houston metropolitan community.
www.eih.uh.edu /calendar/events/seminar.htm   (432 words)

  
 Press release: Top Performing Nursing Homes in Houston Metropolitan Area
To receive CareScout's "AAA" current state rating, nursing homes must meet exceptional quality of life and care requirements, maintaining full compliance with all eldercare laws and regulations, and be free of any health deficiencies as noted by state and federal officials during the nursing home's most recent unannounced inspection survey.
Each government certified facility in the Houston Metropolitan area is evaluated and compared based upon objective, resident-focused inspections that monitor the quality of life and care of its residents.
Violations and standards are weighted and the scope and severity of infractions are considered to distinguish their relative effect on the quality of hands-on care provided to residents.
www.carescout.com /company/houston.htm   (600 words)

  
 United States metropolitan area - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries (except in New England, where cities and towns are more significant than counties as geographical and political units.) These are referred to as "Metropolitan Statistical Areas" (MSAs).
If an MSA is large enough and can be subdivided into meaningful sub-metropolitan areas, then the MSA is considered a "Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area" (CMSA), with each subdivision called a "Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area" (PMSA).
In 2003, further adjustments were made to the definition of metro areas, information about it is available on the core based statistical area entry.
www.infosearchpoint.com /wiki.php?title=_United_States_metropolitan_area&printable=yes   (228 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Waco, Texas Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prior to its founding, Neil McLennan had settled in an area near the South Bosque River in 1838.
On April 19, 1993 a standoff between federal agents and Branch Davidians ended in a fire that destroyed their compound located in a rural area two miles outside of the city's limits, and killed many of the cult's members.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 247.4 km² (95.5 mi²).
www.ipedia.com /waco__texas.html   (1141 words)

  
 IOM Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment, The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Workshop Summary
At a workshop sponsored by the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine in January 2004, titled Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, representatives from a variety of fields worked together to address issues of health and environment specific to the area.
This workshop, one in a series of regional workshops sponsored by the Roundtable, was initiated based on the view that for a long time the world of environment, environmental regulation, environmental control, and engineering had moved in one direction, while the world of health had moved in another.
The greater Houston metropolitan area was chosen to be the site of this workshop because it represents a region that is facing the common challenges of urbanization, elevated pollutant emissions, and traffic congestion, as well as major demographic changes.
www.iom.edu /report.asp?id=24821   (358 words)

  
 TAAB Press Release 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Turkish American Association for Business, Houston, Texas, a non-profit organization composed primarily of Turkish/American professionals and businesspeople located in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area today announced that TAAB’s Annual Dinner will be held at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa on February 3, 2005, located 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas, 77024.
This is TAAB’s 3rd Annual Dinner where the two previous keynote speakers included Port of Houston Commissioner, James T. Edmonds at the Petroleum Club and the President and CEO of Sterling Bancshares, J. Downey Bridgewater at the Houstonian which were attended by 200 professionals respectively.
Turkish Americans have been a vital part of the economy in Houston for decades and this belated but much needed structure will try to improve the business relations between two countries as well as creating a better network between professionals within the Metropolitan Houston area and the vicinity.
www.taab-texas.org /pr01.htm   (592 words)

  
 Mailgate: gov.us.topic.info.abstracts.print: Effects of urban development on stormwater runoff characteri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Subject: Effects of urban development on stormwater runoff characteristics for the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area /.
Effects of urban development on stormwater runoff characteristics for the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area /.
<245a> Effects of urban development on stormwater runoff characteristics for the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area / <245c> by Fred Liscum ; in cooperation with the Harris County Flood Control District and the city of Houston.
mailgate.supereva.it /gov/gov.us.topic.info.abstracts.print/msg17074.html   (187 words)

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