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.
But don’t worry, there are some outdoor activities for those brave souls that want to tempt the Houston weather gods. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is always the place to be on Thursdays, when general admission is free, the museum stays open late (until 9 p.m.), and parking is free after 5 p.m ...Adventures in MotionPictures.
Kerry Katona thinks the deaths of Amy Winehouse and WhitneyHouston were a wake-up call (Picture... Kerry Katona has revealed that watching the headlines about Whitney Houston’s death was ‘the biggest wake-up call’ to her about her own drug use ... Cocaine was ruled a contributing factor in Whitney Houston’s death (Picture.
Moment of reflection ... LEFT ... RIGHT ... Share ... Pictured, a long-exposure photo taken at Big Bend National Park in Texas. Houston-based Safataj puts his stunning photos on his Instagram account - @safatajphoto - where he has 36.5k followers ... Houston-based Safataj puts his stunning photos on his Instagram account - @safatajphoto - where he has 36.5k followers ... .
That’s just the Texas way, particularly in Houston, where Jermell was raised and bred into one of the most exciting fighters in boxing today. ... Hailing from Houston, Texas, his appreciation for the culture is palpable the moment he begins to discuss his favorite artists and songs and how they help fuel him to stay at the top of his game.
...Houston July 13, 2020 to purchase drugs. The arrest affidavit states that pictures on SnapChat and Facebook both show Duhon, Langham, Dunn and Reed traveling to Houston to buy drugs, showing a large amount of money and coming back from Houston showing the drugs they had purchased.
From breezy animal print dresses to the quintessential leaf printed kaftan, Meera Nandan’s vacation wardrobe looks amazing but seems like the biggest struggle she is having during her first solo trip is clicking pictures! “HelloHouston! As I’m travelling solo for the first time, the main challenge I face is there’s no one to click my pictures ... .
One state senator, Gene Jones, left the hive to see his granddaughter, prompting the Rangers to find him at his Houstonhome...A man who looked a lot like the picture opened the door ... to certain compromises, said University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus.