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 club has also been a hub for rockabilly and Latino artists from the city and in a fitting reflection of this, Houston’s own The Flamin’ Hellcats will perform with special guests Shame On Me on Saturday, April 24 ... The Flamin' Hellcats will perform with Shame On Me Saturday, April 24 at The Continental Club, 3700Main.
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The Shock's defense was solid, not allowing the Outlaws to complete the first point, but Houston held stronger, led by a timely clutch Earthshatter from JJANGU and a standout performance from DPS Jung-woo "Happy" Lee, who played well all series ... Houston Outlaws (West), 2-0, 2.
The top 12 contestants performed Oscar-nominated songs from the past hoping to land a spot in the top 9 with voting in real-time ... They did not get to perform on stage last season because of the pandemic. Now, the performances... The youngest remaining contestant took a turn at practice driving before performing "City of Stars" from "La La Land."
Well, MLS is back for 2021, and the opening weekend saw no shortage of drama, superb goals and big results ... 1 ... HoustonDynamo ... Saturday, April 24 vs Houston, 10.30 p.m ... San Jose's poor first half in their 2-1 loss to Houston was reminiscent of some of its nightmare performances last year, but the Quakes grew into the game as the second half progressed.
While a plurality of Texans approve of the overall job Biden is doing as president (48%-41%), a slight majority — 52% — disapprove of his performance at handling immigration at the border ... She defended Abbott’s performance on the winter storm that left millions without power and factored into the deaths of at least 133 people.
After the tournament championship game against HoustonAcademy was stopped by torrential rain in the second inning tied at 1-1, Long, the only team to go unbeaten at the event, was declared the tournament champion off its 5-4 pool-play win over HA earlier in the week ... Houston Academy (29-4) went 4-1 in finishing runner-up.
SAN ANTONIO — Sam Houston completed its third undefeated regular season as a Division I program and first since 2016 on Saturday with a blowout victory over No ... Sam Houston's defense held UIW — which entered the game ranked No.
Candidates in the race for one of the Waco Independent School District board's at-large seats agreed on the need to pay increased attention to student performance and outcome if elected May 1. The board appointed TrusteeRobinHouston to the seat in June 2019 to fill the unexpired term of Trustee Pat Atkins who resigned the month before.
HOUSTON --- The EnidOutlaws improve to 3-0 on the season with a 107-98 to HoustonPush on Friday behind a 36-point performance from ChanceComanche... A fourth quarter run by Houston made it close with just three minutes remaining in the game but Enid was able to pull it out for their third win in their third game in The BasketballLeague.