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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'. Wilson ran to her car to fetch a tire iron to beat the creature with and flagged down passerby, SharonHouston, who had a PVC pipe and some pepper spray. The creature finally let go after Houston doused it with a blast of chemical mace and ran off. Erin Wilson is pictured with her dog Eva before the horrific cougar attack ... Pictured ... PICTURED ... .
(Reuters) – Top U.S ... environmental regulators questioned it ... Their permit was one of more than a dozen filed with the U.S ... (Reporting by Liz Hampton in Denver and SabrinaValle in Houston; Editing by David Gregorio). The exterior of Schlumberger headquarters building is pictured in the Galleria area of Houston. .
Kehlani has announced details of a UK, European and North American tour that will run from July through to December. READ MORE. Kehlani. “I’m really in a lighter, more mature, happy, fun space” ... Check out Kehlani’s upcoming tour schedule below. JULY. 30 – Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC ... 30 – Bayou MusicCenter, Houston, TX Kehlani (Picture ... .
Warren couldn’t better his mark on the final two attempts and settled for the silver by just a half-inch but was able to see the big picture in the aftermath. “I got a second medal and I’m headed to Sam HoustonState in the fall for track, so I’m still excited about that,” Warren ...
In March Sheletta Brundidge, her three youngest children, (pictured) took a trick to 'Sensory Friendly Day' at Houston's LivestockShow and Rodeo...Brandon, (pictured) who was completely unaware of the politics behind the phrase, told his mom that to him 'Let's Go Brandon' 'means to have courage and try your best'.
The deadly incident took place during Scott's performance set on the evening of Friday, November 5, in his hometown of Houston, Texas... The deadly incident took place during Scott's performance set on the evening of Friday, November 5, in his hometown of Houston, Texas (pictured).