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.
Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season is nearly halfway through. Some fantasy assets have a chance to kick off December with a bang thanks to timely injuries, and rotation adjustments could bring new opportunities to others to close out the year ... The HoustonRockets are beat up, and Tate's latest performance has undoubtedly put him in the spotlight ... .
The Houston native also performed at Astroworld Festival in 2019. Megan would have been one of the first dozen performers to break in the 713 Music Hall venue that is part of Post Houston, formerly the site of the Barbara JordanPost Office... Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”.
Megan Thee Stallion 's Houston fans will have to wait a bit longer to see the rapper perform in the city. The 26-year-old rapper said on Tuesday that she will no longer be playing at Houston's 713 Music Hall "out of respect" for those who died in the Astroworld tragedy, as per the Houston Chronicle...Getty Images, People, Houston Chronicle .
December is here, Houston! I hope you’re enjoying the weather and getting as much time outside as you can ... Fortunately, fans of one of Houston’s most beloved soul/funk/R&B outfits won’t have to live stream Kam Franklin’s soulful vocals any longer, because The Suffers are performing tonight at Bayou MusicCenter ... KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE...
Megan Thee Stallion has cancelled her upcoming concert in Houston "out of respect" for the victims of the Astroworld tragedy. The 26-year-old hitmaker says her home city in Texas is "still grieving" after 10 people lost their lives in a crowd surge during the festival's founder Travis Scott's performance last month ... She told The Houston Chronicle.
HOUSTON (AP) — Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones' funeral costs ... Peña’s family, who is from Laredo, Texas, traveled to Houston on Monday to visit a memorial site near where the concert was held.
Attorneys for both John Hilgert and Daniel Baig’s families confirmed to TMZ that they won’t accept money from the rapper after the deadly crowd surge at his concert in Houston last month ... 5, which occurred during Scott’s headlining performance ... Scott, who is from Houston, has vowed to refund the 50,000 people who attended the festival ... ———. .
At the time, there were about 50,000 people attending the festival at Houston's NRGPark complex ... "Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community ... The Houston native performed at a previous edition of Scott's festival in 2019.
DALLAS — The family of the Astroworld Festival’s youngest victim rejected rapper Travis Scott’s offer to pay for his funeral, the family’s lawyer said ... 23 in Dallas ... 5 performance in Houston ... “Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community,” Petrocelli wrote ... .
A triple-double compiled by HoustonRockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night won't stand, despite the best efforts of his teammates ... Check out the play below. ... On the season, he's averaging 13.3 points, 6.1 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per performance for Houston. Our Latest Stories. Wizards vs ... Q&A ... .