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.
A victory over the visiting HoustonDynamo on Saturday night... Houston equalized in the 58th minute when forward Fafa Picault split LAFC defenders Jesus Murillo and MarcoFarfan to setup Maxi Urruti, who scored for the fourth time in his last five games for Houston ... LAFC (2-3-3) entered the game sitting outside the MLS playoff picture.
An MS-13 gang member was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Friday in Houston in connection with his role in the killing of a 16-year-old witness in 2016 ... MS-13 gang member Jose Guerra Sibrian, 37, (pictured) was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Friday in Houston in connection with his role in the killing of a 16-year-old witness in 2016 ... .
Unvaccinated employees at HoustonMethodist hospital system say they plan to bring their lawsuit against their employer to the U.S ... In a stinging defeat, a federal judge bluntly ruled over the weekend that if employees of Houston Methodist, they can go work elsewhere ... Pictured ... Pictured ... More than 170 employees at Houston Methodist hospital are...
As the soft Cornish sun shone on Carbis Bay and G7 leaders enjoyed their far-from socially distanced beach barbecue, the setting was so glorious that any American looking on might almost have been tempted to holiday in Britain this summer. I say almost ... Pictured. Fans cheer as the US play against Jamaica in a soccer match in Houston, Texas on June 13.
All staff at HoustonMethodist healthcare settings have been ordered to get a vaccine (Picture...People gather to protest Houston Methodist Hospital system’s rule of firing any employee who is not immunized by Monday, June 21 (Picture ... The protestors marched at the Houston Methodist ...
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 employees without pay last week over their refusal to get vaccinated.
All staff at HoustonMethodist have been ordered to get a vaccine (Picture...People gather to protest Houston Methodist Hospital system’s rule of firing any employee who is not immunized by Monday, June 21 (Picture ... The protestors marched at the Houston Methodist BaytownHospital to show their objection to the vaccine mandate (Picture.
HoustonCity Council approved a 6-month extension on the plan which allows members of the Houston Fire Department to call and send pictures and videos to an offsite police officer at the scene of a freeway accident.
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A 5-year-old Houston boy whose body authorities say was kept hidden in a storage unit before being discovered in an East Texas motel has been officially identified and his cause of death has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Tuesday ...Picture of missing 5-year-old Samuel Olson ... Houston Police Department).
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The woman arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Houston boy whose body authorities say was kept hidden in a storage unit for weeks before being discovered in a tote bag at an East Texas motel will likely face additional charges in the case, a prosecutor said Monday ... Houston Police Department).
Fast-food's biggest players are letting the robots right in through the front door as they seek out ways to overcome rising wages and worker shortages. ... "And this is could we do automated fryers, could you do automated grills ... The deal saw the launch of autonomous pizza delivery (via the machine pictured above) in Houston ... Chick-fil-A ... .
A young Pastor Kevin 'Mad Dog' Mudford, an evangelist who was among the first to learn of the allegations that FrankHouston had abused a seven-year-old boy ... Houston is pictured above with wife Hazel. Brett Sengstock - pictured as a boy - was assaulted by Frank Houston as a boy, the royal commission was told.