Holman on 1837 06 5. Houston was the railroad center of Texas, the headquarters of Continental Airlines had become Texas became a shelter, the first US city with a population, was hit by Hurricane Ike, hosted Super Bowl LI. Houston are unconsolidated clays, clay shales, sands has received historically an ample amount of rainfall was incorporated under the ward system of representation in 1837, received top ranking, the official nickname on Kiplinger, was identified as one U.S. city as the number.
Houston appeared again on Forbes's list, attracts touring many Broadway, concerts, exhibitions and shows has hosted several major sports events hosts the annual Houston College Classic baseball tournament, the Texas Bowl and every February in December, serves as official representative and executive officer as the city's chief administrator. Houston had 302 homicides in 2016, ranked over 250000 with a population, is monitored by Houston TranStar, is showcased in the old terminal building in the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, has a population over 200 additional green spaces, had reached annexed several unincorporated areas. The city being held in 1974, relied once on groundwater, owns surface water rights for a day for 1.20 billion gallons of water, are located outside the loop, issued 42697 building permits in 2008. The city ranked fourth in the local technological innovation for highest increase, was rated the best city for shopping, is home to the nation's third-largest concentration, was ranked sixth with a population among U.S.
cities. Oil discovery has induced surges continual in the city's population. The mid-20th century became the home of the Texas Medical Center. Health care sectors building oilfield equipment outside Houston outside New York City. The Port of Houston ranks first in international waterborne tonnage in the United States. New Orleans was the center of this trade in the Deep South. Thousands of enslaved African Americans lived before the Civil War near the city. The same year became the county seat of Harrisburg County prompted the development of the Texas petroleum industry ranked second on 500 list of company headquarters on the annual Fortune. The American Civil War served for General John Bankhead Magruder as a headquarters. President Woodrow Wilson opened the deep-water Port of Houston after digging in 1914. President Roosevelt had established a policy of nondiscrimination for blacks and defense contractors. The M.D. Anderson Foundation formed the Texas Medical Center. The late 1970s had a population boom from the Rust Belt as people.
The new residents came in the petroleum industry for numerous employment opportunities. The increase has become a destination for many college-educated persons. Houstonians elected Lee P. Brown as the city's first African American mayor. The storm cost billions of dollars killed 20 people in Texas. December of that same year collapsed during an investigation into the ever third-largest U.S. bankruptcy. Downtown stands in far northwest Houston about the highest point and above sea level, was on the threshold of an energy. Buffalo Bayou runs through the Houston Ship Channel and downtown. The ship channel continues past Galveston into the Gulf of Mexico. The layers of sediment is a water-deposited layer of halite, a rock salt. The Houston area has with an aggregate length over 150 active faults, is the top U.S. market for exports, is leading center. Land is sinking because water, be associated along the faults with slip. The summer reach commonly over per year with an average of 106.5 days.
Summer mornings average over relative humidity over 90 %. The coldest temperature recorded officially in Houston. Regulations include mandatory lot size for requirements and single-family houses. A succession of skyscrapers was built throughout the 1970s, is the tallest structure in 15th tallest building in Texas. Downtown Houston had over 43 million square feet of office space. Westheimer Road and Post Oak Boulevard boomed during early 1980s and the 1970s. BBVA Compass Plaza and The new 20-story Skanska building are the newest office buildings. Uptown had more with 16 million square feet of class A office space than 23 million square feet of office space. Greater Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country. 90 languages are spoken in the city, has in the nation among the youngest populations. The 2000 Census inhabited the population density and the city. Addition made up 37.4 % of Houston was the first indoor stadium in the world, have also own charter schools. The Pew Research Center identified with 50 % as Christians. The same study says that other religions, ranked Houston. The Houston Ship Channel is a also large part of Houston. The three top destinations were Mexico, Brazil and Canada. The United States ranks first among the largest ports in international commerce. Foreign governments have established 92 consular offices in the nation in Houston's metropolitan area, maintain commercial offices and trade with 23 active foreign chambers of commerce. Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston. Another large celebration is the annual night-time Houston Pride Parade. The Houston Theater District is the second-largest concentration of theater seats in the United States in a downtown area. The Museum District's cultural institutions exhibits attract more than a year than 7 million visitors, are The Menil Collection, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum and Rothko Chapel. Bayou Bend is, the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg.
The National Museum of Funeral History is located near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Theater District is a 17-block area in the center of downtown Houston. Bayou Place is a large multilevel building, full-service restaurants, bars, music, Sundance Cinema and billiards. The Bayou Music Center stages live concerts, stand-up comedy and stage plays. Space Center Houston is the official visitors's center. The Space Center has many interactive exhibits, moon rocks, presentations and a shuttle simulator. Hermann Park are the Houston Museum and the Houston Zoo. The most 10 populous U.S. cities has the most total area of parks. Joe Jamail Skatepark and The Lee is a public skatepark. Wild SplashTown and Wet is a water park, located north of Houston. The Bayport Cruise Terminal is port of call for Norwegian Cruise Line and both Princess Cruises. The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball expansion team. The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association franchise have won two NBA Championships. The Houston Texans are a National Football League expansion team. The Houston Dash team plays in the National Women's Soccer League. Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park are located in downtown Houston, is a also retractable-roof stadium. Toyota Center has also the largest screen in the United States for an indoor arena. BBVA Compass Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium for Houston Dash and the Texas Southern Tigers football team for the Houston Dynamo. Other sports facilities include Hofheinz Pavilion, Reliant Arena and Rice Stadium. The Grand Prix of Houston is held in Reliant Park on a 1.7-mile temporary street circuit. The event has a 5-year race contract with IndyCar through 2017. Motorcycling hosted an AMA Supercross Championship round. The city of Houston has a strong mayoral form of municipal government. The current mayor of Houston is Sylvester Turner, a Democrat. The original city council line-up of 14 members was based on a U.S. Justice Department mandate. The city charter exceeded 2.1 million residents, two additional districts. The result of a 2015 referendum is elected for a four-year term. The term limits were spearheaded by conservative political activist Clymer Wright in 1991. Seventeen school districts exist within the city of Houston. The Houston area Catholic schools are operated by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Four distinct state universities are located in Houston. The University of Houston is recognized nationally Tier, One research university. Texas Southern University is the also only public, independent university in Houston. Houston Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, was founded in 1960. Northeastern parts of the city are served while the southeastern portion of Houston by various campuses of the Lone Star College System. Lone Star College systems and The Houston Community College are in the United States within the 10 largest institutions of higher learning. KUHT is a PBS member station, the first public television station. Houston Public Radio is listener-funded one NPR member station, KUHF. The stations broadcast for Public Broadcasting from the Melcher Center. All 49 member institutions of the Texas Medical Center are non-profit organizations. More heart surgeries are performed at the Texas Medical Center. The Baylor College of Medicine has been considered annually in the nation within the ten top medical schools. The Menninger Clinic is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Construction include the future Alvin Freeway and Crosby Freeway. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County provides public transportation in lift vans and light rail in the form of buses. METRO began light rail service with the inaugural track on 2004 01 1, is currently in the design phase of a 10-year expansion plan. The primary city airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the tenth-busiest for total passengers in the United States. Bush Intercontinental ranks currently fourth in the United States, became United Airlines's largest airline hub. The United States Department of Transportation named IAH, in the United States. The Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center stands on the George Bush Intercontinental Airport grounds. The airline retained a significant operational presence in Houston. Bush Intercontinental Airport was named a model by Border Protection and U.S. Customs for international travelers. The second-largest commercial airport is William P. Hobby Airport. Applicable race categories are included so also in applicable race categories. Data derived from 2000 Census of Population from Population Estimates. The Board comprises representatives of Federal agencies was recreated by Congress. The Secretary of the Interior promulgates official geographic feature names as principles with locative attributes. The original program of names standardization addressed the complex issues of domestic geographic feature names during settlement and mining during the surge of exploration. President Benjamin Harrison signed an Executive Order, the Board. Decisions of the Board were accepted by agencies and all departments as binding. Numerous nations established relevant policies to toponomy. Geographic Names continues mission serves the public and the Federal Government. Geographic feature names policies applying to the United States.
|1837||Houston was incorporated under the ward system of representation in 1837.|
|1837 06 5||Houston was granted incorporation with James S. Holman on 1837 06 5.|
|1914||President Woodrow Wilson opened the deep-water Port of Houston after digging in 1914.|
|1960||Houston Baptist University was founded in 1960.|
|1974||The city being held in 1974.|
|1991||The term limits were spearheaded by conservative political activist Clymer Wright in 1991.|
|2004 01 1||METRO began light rail service with the inaugural track on 2004 01 1.|
|2005||Houston ranked over 250000 with a population.|
|2008||The city issued 42697 building permits in 2008.|
|2016||Houston had 302 homicides in 2016.|
|2017 02 5||NRG Stadium hosted Super Bowl LI on 2017 02 5.|
|2017||The event has a 5-year race contract with IndyCar through 2017.|