Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto25 miles (40km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
The present Houston station, which opened on October 26, 1959, was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad to replace Grand Central Station, which was just east of the present station. That station operated from September 1, 1934 until the property was sold to the U.S. Government in 1959 to become the site of the Houston main post office. Grand Central Station had replaced the original Houston & Texas Central depot of 1886. When Amtrak was created it was one of two stations in Houston that served Amtrak trains, the other being Union Station, now part of Minute Maid Park. All Amtrak trains moved to Southern Pacific Station by the end of July 1974, and all trains were canceled or rerouted out of Houston except the Sunset Limited. This station continued to be owned and operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad after the creation of Amtrak, and has been owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad since the merger of Southern Pacific and Union Pacific.
"Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)" is a song written by Larry Gatlin and recorded by American country music group Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band. It was released in September 1983 as the first single from the album "Greatest Hits Vol. II" then included to first track of "Not Guilty" (1984). "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)" was the group's third and last number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for two weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 19 points, J’Wan Roberts added 11 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 2Houston held on to beat Kent State 49-44 on Saturday and give itself an opportunity to take over the No ... Houston (6-0) shot 32% from the floor and was 2 of 17 on 3s ... BIGPICTURE ... Houston ... Houston.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 19 points, J’Wan Roberts added 11 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 2Houston held on to beat Kent State 49-44 on Saturday and give itself an opportunity to take over the No ... Houston (6-0) shot 32% from the floor and was 2 of 17 on 3s ... BIGPICTURE ... Houston.
The Bodyguard was released back in 1992 (Picture... It has been 30 years since the release of smash-hit romantic drama thriller The Bodyguard, starring WhitneyHouston and Kevin Costner ... Houston gave strong acting performance in the film, but is best remembered for her songs on the iconic soundtrack (Picture ... Houston perfroming in 2009 (Picture.
...Houston itself ... The problem was the fact that the video presented an intentionally incomplete picture, as noted by rival railroad Union Pacific, which showed “only a sliver of the KCS train’s run through the Houston area.” ... Delays in Houston are far from the only traffic concerns.
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Speaking to TMZ, law enforcement sources said that Jason, 49, from Houston, a father-of-four, and Tammie had checked into separate rooms at the hotel last Friday ... Speaking to TMZ , law enforcement sources said that Jason, 49, from Houston, pictured, a father-of-four, and Tammie had checked into separate rooms at the hotel last Friday ... Pictured.