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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Moments after Sam Houston completed a 21-point comeback to stun James Madison and secure the program’s third trip to the FCSNational ChampionshipGame, head coach K.C ... Sam Houston senior defensive lineman Jahari Kay was asked about a hypothetical asterisk surrounding the spring champion during a press conference earlier this week.
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4-ranked Sam HoustonState (8-0) for a Saturday afternoon matchup in the FCS semifinals ...Despite the higher ranking in the FCS media poll, JMU will travel this round because of the seeding in the FCS playoff bracket, with Sam Houston State No ... Sam Houston State coach K.C ... JMU at Sam Houston St.
With seven games remaining, the Blazers still face daunting matchups against Utah, Phoenix and Denver to close the season while having just two remaining games against teams out of the playoff picture, Cleveland on Wednesday and Houston on Monday ...Next up will be the Spurs (31-33) on Saturday ... Then comes Houston on Monday ... “There’s highs and lows ... 12 ... .
Alderson became known as “The Queen of No-Hitters’” as a legendary pitcher at Chartiers-HoustonHigh School... She was a catalyst in Chartiers-Houston’s playoff march ... Chartiers-Houston was upended in the PIAA quarterfinals in 1988, making it a difficult end to the four-year run ... Alderson succeeded Ross as coach at Chartiers-Houston.
A nurse is suing a Houston hospital after it made coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for all of its 26,000 employees ... Houston MethodistPresident and CEO Dr ... JenniferBridges (pictured) is suing a Houston hospital after it made coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for all of its 26,000 employees ... News of Bridges' lawsuit comes after the U.S ... .