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 Chinese embassy in Washington has protested to the US over the deportation of a Chinese student, accusing law ... The embassy said a Chinese student had been interrogated for more than two days and deported by US law enforcement at HoustonAirport.
StephenHouston, a professor of anthropology at Brown University said ... Stephen Houston ... “The architectural complex we found very much appears to have been built for people from Teotihuacan or those under their control,” Houston said ... in mass graves,” Houston said ... Stephen Houston.
Houston said their lidar analysis, coupled with a subsequent excavation by a team of Guatemalan archaeologists led by Edwin Román Ramírez, has prompted new insights on, and big questions about, Teotihuacan's influence on the Maya civilization...Tikal and Teotihuacan were radically different cities, Houston said.
Houston / Antiquity Publications Ltd ) ... Houston explained in an Antiquity press release ... Houston said. “Perhaps it was something like an embassy complex, but when we combine previous research with our latest findings, it suggests something more heavy-handed, like occupation or surveillance ... Houston said.
HHC) of three hospitality assets located in The Woodlands®, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community in the greater Houston area ...Embassy Suites by Hilton, The Woodlands at Hughes Landing ... Lowe plans to refresh guest rooms and upgrade some building systems to maintain its best-in-class position within the Embassy Suites brand.
The FO spokesman said the PakistanEmbassy in Washington DC as well as Consulate General in Houston immediately took up the matter with the US authorities concerned ... He added that both the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC and the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston ...
Our embassy in Washington DC as well as our Consulate General in Houston immediately took up the matter with the concerned US authorities," he said ... The FO spokesperson said both the embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC and the Consulate General in Houston continued to make every ...
“Our embassy in Washington DC as well as our Consulate General in Houston immediately took up the matter with the concerned US authorities,” he said ... The FO spokesperson ensured that both the embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC and the Consulate General in Houston made every ...