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 Texas Legislature appears ready to pass legislation that would severely restrict public access to the ballot box. Gov ... For example, heavy flooding in recent years has left many parts of the Rio Grande Valley impassible for days. Houston has had similar problems, including two “100-year” floods just a couple of years apart ... ....
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We are excited to be a part of Greentown Labs' launch in Houston." ... The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, will speak, among other elected officials and partners.� Located in the city's InnovationDistrict, Greentown Houston will provide an opportunity for SolarFi to showcase its initiatives during the grand opening.
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BASEBALL. BIG NINE CONFERENCE ...Carr fanned four and walked five ... THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE ... Ramthun hit a 2-run homer in the first inning and Lee had a grand slam in the second ... • Lucas Heusinkveldt tossed a five-inning no-hitter and went 2-for-2 at the plate as Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland beat Houston 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader ... .
Jarrod Malagiese hit a grand slam and Luke Price had three hits for Blackhawk (8-0, 4-0) ... Seton LaSalle 11, Chartiers-Houston 1 – Gio Lonero hit a grand slam and Evan Henke went 3 for 4 as Seton LaSalle (8-1, 5-0) broke open a close game in Section 4-2A with a 10-run seventh ... Jimmy Sadler doubled for Chartiers-Houston (7-3, 5-2).