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.
Houston vs ... Houston Christian vs ... Lindenwood (Mo.) at GrandCanyon, 4.30 p.m ... Mary's (Texas) at Sam Houston St., 3 p.m ... Texas A&M-CC at Texas Rio Grande Valley, 1 p.m ... at Grand Canyon, 9 p.m ... Sam Houston St ... Texas Rio Grande Valley at Houston Christian, 6 p.m ... Texas-Arlington at Houston, 8 p.m ... Sam Houston St ... UMKC at Grand Canyon, 4 p.m.
The championship game of the Phil KnightLegacy was supposed to be Duke vs. Gonzaga in a preferred Sunday afternoon window ... ET on ABC ... Texas Sir'Jabari Rice finished with 19 points and five assists in Saturday's 91-54 win over UT Rio Grande Valley ... HoustonMarcus Sasser finished with 19 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 49-44 win over Kent State ... .
North Carolina entered this season with understandable hype after returning four starters from a team that played in the title game of the 2022 NCAA Tournament...Final score ... Otzelberger ... 20 ... The Longhorns' next game is Saturday against UT Rio Grande Valley ... HoustonMarcus Sasser finished with 16 points and three steals in Sunday's 66-56 win at Oregon ... N.
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