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.
The Sam HoustonState UniversityNatural HistoryCollections is spreading its wings with a new ornithology exhibit opening today ... A display of three preserved eagles, including a mature bald eagle, an immature bald eagle and a gold eagle that were salvage-collected by SHSU ornithologist Dr.
HOUSTON (AP) — The top two elected officials in the Houston area on Wednesday expressed rare public criticism of the region’s largest chamber of commerce and canceled plans to hold high profile speeches before the group, citing its silence on GOP efforts to restrict voting access in Texas... The Houston Chronicle first reported about the decision.
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This story contains mild spoilers through Season 2 of For All Mankind... The competence displayed in those previous works is typically a product of selflessness and teamwork. In Apollo 13 , for example, you have all of Houston, it seems, working to engineer a solution that will save three astronauts from the consequences of a mechanical failure ... disco.
She gradually discovered her own style but wasn’t until after school when she was in Houston, Texas that she fully embraced her talent ... “An artist saw my work and suggested that I display it in a gallery ... I was extremely nervous before it was displayed ... She has sold her designs internationally, including in Dubai, Kuwait, Houston and Saudi Arabia ... ....
For the past three semesters, University of Houston sculpture artists have been forced to work in virtual isolation ...SITEGallery Houston at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St., is displaying the exhibit through Aug ... SITE Gallery Houston, maybe one of the most unusual exhibit spaces in Houston, is situated inside the massive grain silos at Sawyer Yards.
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