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 – Two years ago, Chartiers-Houston went 7-3 and missed the playoffs ...Maybe Chartiers-Houston coach Terry Fetsko was due for some good fortune. Lady Luck was sweet on the Bucs on SeniorNight ... With McGuffey coming into the night 3-0 in conference play and Chartiers-Houston 3-1, whoever won would punch their ticket to the playoffs.
Jose Altuve was the heart, Carlos Correa was the soul, and Dusty Baker, for all the criticism of his ability to handle the small chess moves in postseasons past, was again the brains, as he pushed all the right buttons again on Friday night, as the HoustonAstros took a 1-0 need ...
HOUSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox loaded the bases in the first inning of Game 1 of the ALCS against the HoustonAstros, but didn’t get anything out of it ... night, and unloaded them in a hurry ... Houston owns a 1-0 series lead after Friday night’s 5-4 victory in Game 1.
Behind turnovers and a stifling defense that provided the offense with great field position throughout the game, homecoming night proved to be one to remember for the SouthsideSharks as they rolled past the Sam Houston Broncos 44-21 in District 3-5A action Friday.What happened.
HOUSTON — Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr ... He is listed as being part of Houston's taxi squad for the ALCS. Replacing him on the roster was right-hander Jake Odorizzi, who was left off the division series roster after a disappointing first season in Houston ... Game 1 was Friday night in Houston.
HOUSTON — Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate and tapped the spot on his wrist where a watch would be. “It’s my time!” the HoustonAstros shortstop screamed ... Correa, who has been with the Astros since being selected first overall in 2012, becomes a free agent at season’s end and it seems likely that he won’t remain in Houston.