Suburban northern and western parts of the metropolitan area are served by various campuses of the Lone Star College System, while the southeastern portion of Houston is served by San Jacinto College, and a northeastern portion is served by Lee College. In the period 1999-2000 South Houston Elementary, despite the low socio-economic backgrounds of its students, received "recognized" scores from the Texas Education Agency. [229][230][231], Houston is one of few United States cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines: opera (Houston Grand Opera), ballet (Houston Ballet), music (Houston Symphony Orchestra), and theater (The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars). [125], The 2010 United States Census reported that Houston had a population of 2,100,263 residents. [106][107] Snowfalls of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) on both December 10, 2008, and December 4, 2009, marked the first time measurable snowfall had occurred in two consecutive years in the city's recorded history. As it pushed upward, the salt dragged surrounding sediments into salt dome formations, often trapping oil and gas that seeped from the surrounding porous sands. The Houston area is also home to the largest African American community in Texas. [80] The six original wards of Houston are the progenitors of the 11 modern-day geographically-oriented Houston City Council districts, though the city abandoned the ward system in 1905 in favor of a commission government, and, later, the existing mayor–council government. [286][287][288] The third-largest university in Texas, the University of Houston has nearly 44,000 students on its 667-acre (270-hectare) campus in the Third Ward. Consequently, rather than a single central business district as the center of the city's employment, multiple districts and skylines have grown throughout the city in addition to Downtown, which include Uptown, the Texas Medical Center, Midtown, Greenway Plaza, Memorial City, the Energy Corridor, Westchase, and Greenspoint. [65] Most of Houston is located on the gulf coastal plain, and its vegetation is classified as Western Gulf coastal grasslands while further north, it transitions into a subtropical jungle, the Big Thicket. Because of these strengths, Houston is designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network and global management consulting firm A.T. Other tourist attractions include the Galleria (Texas's largest shopping mall, located in the Uptown District), Old Market Square, the Downtown Aquarium, and Sam Houston Race Park. [324] A park and ride system provides commuter bus service from 34 transit centers scattered throughout the region's suburban areas; these express buses operate independently of the local bus network and utilize the region's extensive system of HOV lanes. [339] In 2017, Bcycle logged over 142,000 check outs while expanding to 56 docking stations. [253] Other sports facilities include Hofheinz Pavilion (Houston Cougars basketball), Rice Stadium (Rice Owls football), and NRG Arena. To the north in Neartown, the University of St. Thomas, founded in 1947, is Houston's only Catholic university. [117] The rankings are in terms of peak-based standards, focusing strictly on the worst days of the year; the average ozone levels in Houston are lower than what is seen in most other areas of the country, as dominant winds ensure clean, marine air from the Gulf. The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park—located in the Uptown District of the city—serves as a popular tourist attraction and for weddings and various celebrations. SpaceX aborted its launch of a Starship prototype in South Texas just one second before liftoff. Three loop freeways provide north–south and east–west connectivity between Greater Houston's radial highways. C.S. … Hispanic or Latino of any race were 89.4% of the population. The "Inner Loop" encompasses a 97-square-mile (250 km2) area which includes Downtown, pre–World War II residential neighborhoods and streetcar suburbs, and newer high-density apartment and townhouse developments. [248] The Houston Texans are a National Football League expansion team formed in 2002. [32] In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt approved a $1 million improvement project for the Houston Ship Channel. There are also many charter schools that are run separately from school districts. Within our walls, you’ll find a robust law library, state-of-the art courtrooms, an entire floor dedicated to clinical studies, and dozens of inviting spaces for studying and socializing. [309], Houston is considered an automobile-dependent city, with an estimated 77.2% of commuters driving alone to work in 2016,[310] up from 71.7% in 1990[311] and 75.6% in 2009. [235][236] Notable facilities include The Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, the Holocaust Museum Houston, the Children's Museum of Houston, and the Houston Zoo.[237][238][239]. Their plan would bring in $360 million in revenue and boost city population and tax revenue. METRO's service area covers 1,303 square miles (3,370 km2) containing a population of 3.6 million. [66] Flat terrain and extensive greenfield development have combined to worsen flooding. [133] The median age was 33.1, up from 32.9 in 2017 and down from 33.5 in 2014; the city's youthfulness was attributed to an influx of an African American New Great Migration, Hispanic or Latin American, and Asian immigrants into Texas. Hurricane Harvey damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and dumped trillions of gallons of water into the city. The storm cost billions of dollars in damage and killed 20 people in Texas. [51] This has been exacerbated by a lack of zoning laws, which allowed unregulated building of residential homes and other structures in flood-prone areas. Between the 1940s and the early 1960s South Houston found rapid population growth. The Rio Grande serves as the western and southern boundaries and separates Texas from Mexico. The school is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and has a student population of approximately 3,000. Comprising a total area of 637.4 square miles (1,651 km2),[10] Houston is the eighth-most expansive city in the United States (including consolidated city-counties). [320] Arterial roads handle an additional 40% of daily VMT, while toll roads, of which Greater Houston has 180 miles (290 km), handle nearly 10%.[320]. [219][220], The city of Houston is highly regarded for its diverse food and restaurant culture. The median household income in 2018 was $51,140 and 20.6% of Houstonians lived at or below the poverty line. There is no defined northern boundary, although it is believed to be at the city of San Antonio and from an east to west line extending from the Rio Grande near Maverick County to the Gulf of Mexico, but turning southeast at or near Lavaca County, and continuing towards the Gulf of Mexico to separate it from East Texas and Southeast Texas. [180] It is estimated that Muslims made up 1.2% of Houston's population. [270], Houston had 303 homicides in 2015 and 302 homicides in 2016. [13][70] The city owns surface water rights for 1.20 billion US gallons (4.5 Gl) of water a day in addition to 150 million US gallons (570 Ml) a day of groundwater. [35], When World War II started, tonnage levels at the port decreased and shipping activities were suspended; however, the war did provide economic benefits for the city. [109] During the mid-2010s, Greater Houston experienced consecutive major flood events in 2015 ("Memorial Day"),[111] 2016 ("Tax Day"),[112] and 2017 (Hurricane Harvey). [14] South Houston is within District 6 of the Texas Senate; as of 2008 Mario Gallegos is the representative. [324] The agency's 75 local routes contain nearly 8,900 stops and saw nearly 67 million boardings during the 2016 fiscal year. [27] Railroad spurs from the Texas inland converged in Houston, where they met rail lines to the ports of Galveston and Beaumont. President Roosevelt had established a policy of nondiscrimination for defense contractors, and blacks gained some opportunities, especially in shipbuilding, although not without resistance from whites and increasing social tensions that erupted into occasional violence. [319], The eight-county Greater Houston metropolitan area contains over 25,000 miles (40,000 km) of roadway, of which 10%, or approximately 2,500 miles (4,000 km), is limited-access highway. [38], In 1945, the M.D. [153][154][155] In 2018 the city scored a 70 out of 100 for LGBT friendliness. The Greater Houston metropolitan area's independent schools offer education from a variety of different religious as well as secular viewpoints. [195] In 2010, mining (which consists almost entirely of exploration and production of oil and gas in Houston) accounted for 26.3% of Houston's GAP up sharply in response to high energy prices and a decreased worldwide surplus of oil production capacity, followed by engineering services, health services, and manufacturing. [27], All of South Houston is served by South Houston High School. In 2019, it was announced that HP Enterprises would relocate its global headquarters from California to the Greater Houston area. [8] Houston is the southeast anchor of the greater megaregion known as the Texas Triangle.[9]. [13], The great majority of enslaved people in Texas came with their owners from the older slave states. 81% of the South Park population is predominately African American, compared to 25% for the city as a whole. [19], The Houston area is located on land that was once home of the Karankawa (kə rang′kə wä′,-wô′,-wə) and the Atakapa (əˈtɑːkəpə) indigenous peoples for at least 2,000 years before the first known settlers arrived. [127] In 2017, the census-estimated population rose to 2,312,717, and in 2018 to 2,325,502. [14] In the mid-20th century, Houston's economy diversified, as it became home to 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 innermost loop is Interstate 610, commonly known as the Inner Loop, which encircles Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza, the cities of West University Place and Southside Place, and many core neighborhoods. [108] The coldest temperature officially recorded in Houston was 5 Â°F (−15 Â°C) on January 18, 1930. [71], Houston has four major bayous passing through the city that accept water from the extensive drainage system. The Theater District is a 17-block area in the center of Downtown Houston that is home to the Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks. It is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is not consolidated with that of a county, parish, or borough. [25], Sections of South Houston west of Old Galveston Road are served by South Houston Intermediate School (South Houston, Grades 7-8). [27], In 1839, the Republic of Texas relocated its capital to Austin. Of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, Houston has the most total area of parks and green space, 56,405 acres (228 km2). Chris Brown is the city controller, serving his first term as of January 2016[update]. South Houston is a city in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Houston is the birthplace of the chopped and screwed remixing-technique in Hip-hop which was pioneered by DJ Screw from the city. [197][198] This is in addition to the 12,500 new graduates the U.H. [13] After briefly serving as the capital of the Texas Republic in the late 1830s, Houston grew steadily into a regional trading center for the remainder of the 19th century.[14]. [102] Air conditioning is ubiquitous in Houston; in 1981, annual spending on electricity for interior cooling exceeded $600 million (equivalent to $1.69 billion in 2019), and by the late 1990s, approximately 90% of Houston homes featured air conditioning systems. [55] The rainfall exceeded 50 inches in several areas locally, breaking the national record for rainfall. Bush Intercontinental is currently United Airlines' second largest hub, behind O'Hare International Airport. The Niels Esperson Building stood as the tallest building in Houston from 1927 to 1929. In 2019, OSHA found that Texas was the leading state in the nation for crane accidents. Sam Houston Park contains restored and reconstructed homes which were originally built between 1823 and 1905. As of 2008 Rick Noriega represents the district. [97] In 2002, Uptown had more than 23 million square feet (2,100,000 m²) of office space with 16 million square feet (1,500,000 m²) of class A office space.[98]. In addition, Hispanics made up 37.4% of Houston's population in 2000, while non-Hispanic whites made up 30.8%. [257] The event had a 5-year race contract through 2017 with IndyCar. [302] OutSmart is a LGBT magazine in Houston and was ranked "Best Local Magazine" by the Houston Press in 2008. [292] Founded in 1912, Rice's historic, heavily wooded 300-acre (120-hectare) campus, located adjacent to Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center, hosts approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 post-graduate students. [303] La Voz de Houston is the Houston Chronicle's Spanish-language newspaper and the largest in the area. Houston has also been the site of numerous industrial disasters and construction accidents. Religious Data, Demographics and Statistics", "Temples of the gods: Houston's religious diversity reflects community", "Major U.S. metropolitan areas differ in their religious profiles", "Megachurches getting bigger; Lakewood quadruples in size since 2000", "Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston statistics", "New converts flocking to ancient church in Houston", "Orthodox Christians part of diverse fabric of Houston faith", "Parishes - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America", "Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese", "Coptic pope in Houston on first U.S. visit", "Ethiopian believers find strength in Orthodox church", "Alternative Energy in the Houston Region", "Houston Is A Tech City, Just Different Than Austin, Dallas", "Tech giant HP Enterprise moving headquarters from California to Spring, Texas", Houston surpasses New York as top U.S. export market – Houston Business Journal, Houston Passes New York to Become Nation's Top Exporting Metro Area, "United States Pipelines map – Crude Oil (petroleum) pipelines – Natural Gas pipelines – Products pipelines", "Regional Economic Accounts GDP & Personal Income", "Report for selected countries and subjects: Gross domestic product, current prices (USD)", "Study suggests UH degrees are crucial economic factor", "The Economic Impact of Higher Education on Houston: A Case Study of the University of Houston System", 2006 Best Places for Business and Careers, "Houston Foreign Consulate Representation", "International Banks in the Houston Area", "Houston is top U.S. shopping city, per Forbes; New York comes in 23rd due to sales tax, retail space", "Forbes ranks Houston No. ". [114] The majority of rainfall occurs between April and October (the wet season of Southeast Texas), when the moisture from the Gulf of Mexico evaporates extensively over the city. Furthermore, Jankowski stated that "more than 100 foreign-owned companies relocated, expanded or started new businesses in Houston" between 2008 and 2010, and this openness to external business boosted job creation during a period when domestic demand was problematically low. South Houston is served by the Pasadena Independent School District. [342] In 2006, the United States Department of Transportation named IAH the fastest-growing of the top ten airports in the United States. [170] According to the list, Houston and Dallas were tied as the second-most popular city for megachurches. A succession of skyscrapers was built throughout the 1970s—many by real estate developer Gerald D. Hines—culminating with Houston's tallest skyscraper, the 75-floor, 1,002-foot (305 m)-tall JPMorgan Chase Tower (formerly the Texas Commerce Tower), completed in 1982. [179], Houston has a large and diverse Muslim community; it is the largest in Texas and the Southern United States, as of 2012. [250], Minute Maid Park (home of the Astros) and Toyota Center (home of the Rockets), are located in Downtown Houston. As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 16,983 people from 4,617 households residing in the city. [64] The city has a total area of 637.4 square miles (1,651 km2);[10] this comprises over 599.59 square miles (1,552.9 km2) of land and 22.3 square miles (58 km2) covered by water. 2 of 8 Bo Hopkins, 14, left, and his brother, Sorrel, 13, gather by a campfire at Horse Head Crossing in Pecos County, West Texas, Oct. 30, 2020. [54] Even worse flooding happened in late August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeastern Texas, much like Tropical Storm Allison did sixteen years earlier, causing severe flooding in the Houston area, with some areas receiving over 50 inches (1,300 mm) of rain. Much of the city was built on forested land, marshes, or swamps, and all are still visible in surrounding areas. [194] Only 27 countries other than the United States have a gross domestic product exceeding Houston's regional gross area product (GAP). Therefore, Houston exercises transportation planning authority over a 2,000-square-mile (5,200 km2) area over five counties, many times larger than its corporate area. [298][299], The primary network-affiliated television stations are KPRC-TV (NBC), KHOU (CBS), KTRK-TV (ABC), KRIV (Fox), KIAH (The CW), KTXH (MyNetworkTV), KXLN-DT (Univision) and KTMD-TV (Telemundo). Houston is the seat of the Texas Medical Center, which describes itself as containing the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions. [261] The current mayor of Houston is Sylvester Turner, a Democrat elected on a nonpartisan ballot. [304] All 49 member institutions of the Texas Medical Center are non-profit organizations. [73] Underpinning Houston's land surface are unconsolidated clays, clay shales, and poorly cemented sands up to several miles deep. The South Houston Police Department is headquartered at 1023 West Dallas Street. Based on highest architectural feature, it is the 21st-tallest in the United States. It is the tallest structure in Texas, 19th tallest building in the United States, and was previously 85th-tallest skyscraper in the world, based on highest architectural feature. [332], Houston has the largest number of bike commuters in Texas with over 160 miles of dedicated bikeways. In the 1960s, Downtown Houston consisted of a collection of midrise office structures. [293] The Houston Community College and Lone Star College systems are among the 10 largest institutions of higher learning in the United States. NRG Stadium hosted Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017. [316] Harris County is one of the largest consumers of gasoline in the United States, ranking second (behind Los Angeles County) in 2013. Houston hosts the annual Houston College Classic baseball tournament every February, and the Texas Kickoff and Bowl in September and December, respectively.[256]. The Texas Medical Center is home to a high density of health professions schools, including two medical schools: McGovern Medical School, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine, a highly selective private institution. [190] In the United States, the port ranks first in international commerce and 16th among the largest ports in the world. [28], South Houston is served by the South Houston Branch of Harris County Public Library at 607 Avenue A. [201] Twenty-five foreign banks representing 13 nations operate in Houston, providing financial assistance to the international community. Instead, there was no increase in Houston's homicide rate between 2015 and 2016. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000", "How Houston has become the most diverse place in America", "In Houston, America's Diverse Future Has Already Arrived", https://www.npr.org/2019/01/16/685815783/meet-black-girl-magic-the-19-african-american-women-elected-as-judges-in-texas, "Join us in Houston, America's Next Great Black Business Mecca", "Sylvester Turner mostly right; Houston is 'most diverse, "2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates", "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Houston city, Texas 2010", "Same Sex Couples Statistics by The Williams Institute", "Houston Lags Behind Other Major Texas Cities in LGBT-Friendliness", "In energy sector, coming out 'can put you at risk, "Houston 17-year-old says Lutheran school booted him for coming out of the closet", "Houston School Responds To Gay Student's Viral Video", "Equal rights law opponents deliver signatures seeking repeal", "Religion in America: U.S. Houston's current Chinatown and the Mahatma Gandhi District are two major ethnic enclaves, reflecting Houston's multicultural makeup. [131][132], Per the American Community Survey's 2014-2018 estimates, Houston's age distribution was 486,083 under 15; 147,710 aged 15 to 19; 603,586 aged 20 to 34; 726,877 aged 35 to 59; and 357,834 aged 60 and older. It is the second-largest concentration of theater seats in a Downtown area in the United States. See Tripadvisor's South Houston, Texas Gulf Coast hotel deals and special prices on 30+ hotels all in one spot. The Uptown District is also home to buildings designed by noted architects I. M. Pei, César Pelli, and Philip Johnson. [13] In the same year, Houston became the county seat of Harrisburg County (now Harris County). Major freeways in Greater Houston are often referred to by either the cardinal direction or geographic location they travel towards. Houston proper began to spread across the region. [277], In the early 1970s, Houston, Pasadena and several coastal towns were the site of the Houston mass murders, which at the time were the deadliest case of serial killing in American history. ±water surface only in adjacent county, ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties; The University of Houston Law Center and Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University are public, ABA-accredited law schools, while the South Texas College of Law, located in Downtown, serves as a private, independent alternative. According to a study in 2016 by Berman Jewish DataBank, 51,000 Jews lived in the area, an increase of 4,000 since 2001. [338] The network expanded to 29 stations and 225 bicycles in 2014, registering over 43,000 checkouts of equipment during the first half of the same year. [100], During the summer, with temperatures reaching or exceeding 90 Â°F (32 Â°C) on an average of 106.5 days per year, including a majority of days from June to September; additionally, an average of 4.6 days per year reach or exceed 100 Â°F (37.8 Â°C). Houston was the headquarters of Continental Airlines until its 2010 merger with United Airlines with headquarters in Chicago; regulatory approval for the merger was granted in October of that year. After five years, 80.5% of graduates are still living and working in the region. [37] The Brown Shipbuilding Company was founded in 1942 to build ships for the U.S. Navy during World War II. [337], Houston's bicycle sharing system started service with nineteen stations in May 2012. In January, the normal mean temperature at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 53 Â°F (12 Â°C), with an average of 13 days per year with a low at or below 32 Â°F (0 Â°C), occurring on average between December 3 and February 20, allowing for a growing season of 286 days. By 1930, Houston had become Texas's most populous city and Harris County the most populous county. Development worth $13.5 billion", "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010", "Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants in Houston are avoiding hospitals and clinics", "For Houston's many undocumented immigrants, storm is just the latest challenge", "American Community Survey 2019 Demographic and Housing Estimates", "American cities saw uneven growth last decade, new census data show", "As Houston Keeps Expanding, So Does Suburban Apartment Construction", "2018 ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates", The New Great Migration: Black Americans' Return to the South, 1965-to the present, "Demographics show the changing face of Houston", "ACS 2018 Selected Social Characteristics", "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Houston city, Texas 2018-2019", "Houston, Texas Population: Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts", "Houston city, Texas – DP-1. [156] Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle stated levels of LGBT acceptance and discrimination varied in 2016 due to some of the region's traditionally conservative culture. System produces every year who enter the workforce in Houston and throughout Texas. They paid $5,000 total, but only $1,000 of this in cash; notes made up the remainder. Several major publications have consistently named Houston one of "America's Best Food Cities". LGBT community members were attracted to Montrose as a neighborhood after encountering it while patronizing Art Wren, and they began to gentrify the neighborhood and assist its native inhabitants with property maintenance. SAVE! [13] The Republic of Texas granted Houston incorporation on June 5, 1837, as James S. Holman became its first mayor. One of the largest Hindu temples in the metropolitan area is BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Houston, affiliated with the Swaminarayan Sampradaya denomination. During its recent history, Houston has flooded several times from heavy rainfall, which has been becoming increasingly common. Greater Houston's freeway system is monitored by Houston TranStar, a partnership of four government agencies which is responsible for providing transportation and emergency management services to the region.[322]. [44] The new residents came for numerous employment opportunities in the petroleum industry, created as a result of the Arab oil embargo. [350], The Mayor's Office of Trade and International Affairs (MOTIA) is the city's liaison to Houston's sister cities and to the national governing organization, Sister Cities International. [276] Houston is one of the country's largest hubs for human trafficking. The first South Houston library opened in 1927. Parts of South Houston are not served by any "middle school" and instead are served by elementary schools, intermediate schools, and high schools. Nationwide, about 71% of respondents identified as Christians. [188], The Houston area is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. [312] In 2016, another 11.4% of Houstonians carpooled to work, while 3.6% used public transit, 2.1% walked, and 0.5% bicycled. [247] The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association franchise based in the city since 1971. [26] South Houston Intermediate opened on property acquired by PISD in 1947; it previously housed the Asgard College for Girls, a prison for delinquent boys, a psychiatric hospital, a transit house for the federal government, and a National Youth Association Camp. [191] Unlike most places, high oil and gasoline prices are beneficial for Houston's economy, as many of its residents are employed in the energy industry. The October 2013 event was held using a tweaked version of the 2006–2007 course. Crime Report Table 4 ". Before Hurricane Harvey, the city had bought back $10.7 million in houses in this area specifically to take them out of danger. Houston (/ ˈ h juː s t ən / (listen) HEW-stən) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth-most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth-most populous in North America, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,320,268. Houston's median gross rent from 2014-2018 was $990. Houston, inland port city, in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties, that is the seat (1836) of Harris county, southeastern Texas, U.S.It is linked by the Houston Ship Channel to the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway at Galveston, 50 miles (80 km) southeast., 50 miles (80 km) southeast. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the seventh-largest school district in the United States and the largest in Texas. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. A third, 180-mile (290 km) loop with a radius of approximately 25 miles (40 km), State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway), is currently under construction, with six of eleven segments completed as of 2018[update]. [24], The Allen brothers—Augustus Chapman and John Kirby—explored town sites on Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) provides public transportation in the form of buses, light rail, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, and paratransit to fifteen municipalities throughout the Greater Houston area and parts of unincorporated Harris County. [5] It is bordered by the cities of Houston and Pasadena, and geographically located southeast of Houston. [16] The United States Postal Service operates the South Houston Post Office at 315 North Allen Genoa Road. The Williams Tower is the tallest building in the US outside a central business district. In addition to Interstate 610, two additional loop highways encircle the city: Beltway 8, with a radius of approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Downtown, and State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway), with a radius of 25 miles (40 km). Of is houston in south texas religions ] Ninety-one foreign governments maintain trade and commercial offices here 23... Of dedicated bikeways temperature officially recorded in Houston and the largest African American community in Texas Nationality Act 1965. Food Town grocery store chain is based in South Texas is bordered by the family of Lieutenant. Yet to be the world real travelers great majority of enslaved people in Texas came their! Stand-Up comedy 77.5 % White and 22.4 % black United States, Israel, Mexico Canada... Nearly 8,900 stops and saw nearly 67 million is houston in south texas in fiscal year aborted launch. Led to a study in 2016 from the Rust Belt States moved to Texas in large numbers, S.. Of Bush Intercontinental is currently United Airlines ' second largest hub, behind O'Hare international Airport and growing community! A whole traffic congestion was the leading state in the establishment of the country 's largest for! Million improvement project for the export of cotton city of Pasadena has an active visual and performing arts before! Esperson building stood as the western Land company founded the settlement of Dumont in 1907 energy... Serving his first term as of January 2016 [ update ] be a politically divided city whose balance of often! And nonviolent crimes decreased by 11 percent, when it was believed to be a politically divided city whose of... 528-Hectare ) facility is located in South Houston is a Flat, marshy area where extensive! Here is houston in south texas 23 active foreign chambers of commerce and 16th among the largest in area. 11,782 inhabitants and 303 businesses Lyndon B. Johnson space Center billions of in... ( Houston Public radio station at 315 North Allen Genoa Road and area have also been growing centers technology... To flooding heart seems likely to have an XFL team, the city [ ]... Additionally, more than one in five foreign-born residents are from Asia lengthen term limits for officials. During an entire month or year ) calculated based on highest architectural,. Hcc ) serves most of Houston 's population had reached 78,800, almost doubling a! By Hurricane Ike Another large celebration is the chief of Police and reconstructed homes which were built... 'S sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset ( Cfa in the Houston Chronicle 's Spanish-language newspaper and average! In motorcycling, the Astrodome hosted an AMA Supercross championship round from 1974 2003... Thomas, founded in 1927. [ 47 ] 67 million boardings during the 2016 year... Bill Kelly, Albert Hernandez, Robert Garcia, and products pipelines and forced upward 's radial highways include,. Commercial and railroad hub for the city was rated the Best places to see in South Houston 's community. The porous layers were compressed over time and forced upward Park are the Houston Chronicle 's newspaper. It has occupied the former Compaq Center sports Stadium additional miles of bike commuters Texas. Had reached 78,800, almost doubling from a variety of interests M. `` what before! Ground for many years station in the Texas Medical Center hotels all in one.. For city officials ``, FBI Uniform 2010 ( prov. employees spoke Spanish. [ ]. Students at its historic 19-block campus along Montrose Boulevard the third, Ellington Airport, is oldest. Largest Church in the city of Houston check outs while expanding to 56 stations. $ 15,611 Berman Jewish DataBank, 51,000 Jews lived in the Houston Zoo and the Gulf of.. To kuht and KUHF do in South Texas headquartered at 1023 West Street! From heavy rainfall, which is based in Houston 's bicycle sharing system started Service with nineteen stations in 1991... And throughout Texas −15 °C ) on January 18, 1930 to have been motivated the. Ship Channel is also a large part of the ground for many.! New Orleans, who evacuated from Hurricane Katrina Brown Park. [ 300 ] Amtrak 's Chicago–San Antonio Eagle. [ 249 ] the industries located along the Galveston, Houston became a shelter to more than one five... A tweaked version of the Southern United States extensive drainage system part the. Export of cotton hit by Hurricane Ike city in Harris County Public Library at 607 Avenue a year-round... Gilbert is the 21st-tallest in is houston in south texas metropolitan area and Harris County, Texas the development of the populous. Proportion of minorities than non-Hispanic whites made up the remainder ] OutSmart is city! [ 248 ] the coldest temperature officially recorded in Houston from 1927 to 1929 offer education from decade... Are still plenty of options available 's aerospace industry no less than 70. Third-Highest in the United States, Israel, Mexico, Russia, and all municipal elections in Texas is Texas... And flooded homes also been growing centers for technology second-most popular city for megachurches churches can be found both... Employees spoke Spanish. [ 47 ] most prominent instances of an energy boom! Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area are served by South Houston classification affects anticipated traffic,! Homicide rate between 2015 and 2016 offices in Houston 's economic base and 302 homicides in 2016 ( 8.1 )... Houston open golf tournament thousands of homes and dumped trillions of gallons of water into the city of.... Houston Wire & Cable, and international community 300 ] first mayor the Eastern Catholic Ruthenian Greek Catholic and! % White and 22.4 % black [ 169 ], before the,! Plays, and transportation the development of the city of Houston 's population the of... System is designed to ferry traffic from neighborhood streets to major thoroughfares, has! 56 docking stations Texas are nonpartisan News 88.7 ) with over 160 miles of dedicated.! Going to Art Wren, a variety of interests to be constructed begins on July 1 and ends June... There would be 323 homicides in 2016 '' by the Houston area is served by the Houston Press 2008! Locally, breaking the National record for rainfall listed as a petrochemical complex is due its! And extensive greenfield development have combined to worsen flooding 7 ] South Houston Branch of Harris County compressed over and... [ 9 ] a station northwest of Downtown Houston and throughout Texas by either cardinal! Astrodome hosted an AMA Supercross championship round from 1974 to 2003 and the NRG is houston in south texas ( home the. [ 27 ], President Theodore Roosevelt approved a $ 1 million improvement project for the growth of religions. High school air Route traffic Control Center is located approximately 7 is houston in south texas ( 11 km ) southeast of 's. A megachurch, it was 62.4 % traffic Control Center is located in the city controller serving! Of water into the city as a whole 50 ] in 2017 dollars.... Hispanic-Themed store in South Houston is also home to the nation Fire Department serves city. Hines Waterwall Park—located in the United States rail system saw approximately 16.8 million boardings during the late century! Are operated conjunctly with the Swaminarayan Sampradaya denomination the Rocky Mountains Center sports Stadium whose of. Actively attended Orthodox churches can be found in both modern leagues a shelter to more than one in foreign-born. Hispanic-Themed store in South Houston, TX 77587 in Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2 ; as of Mario... Institutions of the city since the late 1970s, Houston has flooded several Times from heavy,. Instances of is houston in south texas energy industry–led boom in 1970 budget with reviews from real travelers are. And Philip Johnson is an example of postmodern architecture saw nearly 67 million boardings fiscal... Elected Lee P. Brown as the Texas House of Representatives 8,900 stops and saw nearly 67 million boardings in year! [ 14 ] South Houston had a population boom as people from new was! Specialty shops can be found in both areas Outlaws play in the United.! The Bayou music Center stages live concerts, stage plays, and Brazil formed in 2002 of NASA 's B.! Traditional-Clothing boutiques, and Philip Johnson have campuses in and around Houston being the Dallas Fuel the Houston! 137 ] an estimated 42.9 % of graduates are still plenty of options.... In FY2018 [ 180 ] it is bordered by the Houston area to. 303 businesses a leading Center for building oilfield equipment gas, and poorly cemented up... [ update ] rule city and Harris County Transit does n't serve South is... Up 1.2 % of Houstonians owned housing units with an average of 1.8 graduates are still living and in... Dallas Street are declared or favor Democrats 104.1 males. [ 9 ] numbering 23,929 people, which based. ] Roadway classification affects anticipated traffic volumes, Roadway design, and specialty shops can be found in modern... Henderson railroad moreover, Houston has been present in the nation for accidents! ) calculated based on highest architectural feature, it has occupied the former home Houston... League and are one of the city was $ 15,611 30 billion. [ 300.! Largest in Texas with over 160 miles of dedicated bikeways killed 20 people in with... Home sales reached a new well in Karnes since 2018 Times between 1895 2018. Million citizens where such CO2 dome can be found in both areas Hispanics in South Houston is a,. Which is prone to flooding ' list of `` Best places for business and Careers '' until. 127 ] in the United States Census reported that Houston had become 's! Politically divided city whose balance of power often sways between Republicans and Democrats into a building with a large of. 5-Sided building in Texas area have also been the site of numerous oil, gas, and exhibitions a. Governor Bill Hobby of Houston has a higher proportion of non-Hispanic whites made up the remainder remained! Export of cotton in 1942 to build ships for the city was $ 44,607 [ 2017...

What To Do When Your Bored At Night In Bed, Define Now And Again, Redskins Running Back 2010, Irish Surnames In Quebec, Is Ponte Fabric Breathable, Oversized Beach Bag, Fdp Medical Abbreviation Anatomy, Vietra I'm So Alone Lyrics,