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.
Freddie Freeman’s RBI single in the 10th drove in the only run of the game in a 1-0 Dodgers victory Wednesday night, their franchise-record 107th of the season. Coupled with a loss by the HoustonAstros, the Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the best overall record and secure home-field advantage through the World Series dropped to one.
There was understandable excitement around the battle of the bays on Sunday, bringing together as it did two of the greatest quarter-backs of all time for what could be the final time ...There is no better match-up than the Houston Texans who are shipping an average of 159 rush yards per game. Thursday NightFootball ... .
Residents across Houston will celebrate a longstanding event meant to foster connections between law enforcement and the communities it serves, and several local organizations are hosting events in the area. The Houston HeightsOdd Fellows Lodge No.
Put it all together, and you have a fun, energetic team that should be worth watching pretty much every single night, even if they often come out on the losing side ... "Building winning habits is through the work and playing hard and being super, super hard to play against to where when people come into Houston, it's not an easy night.
There was AnthonySantander clobbering his sixth home run in his last four games and fourth in two nights ... “Houston, everything was working for me ... “With the last two games [against] Houston where we used the bullpen, and the way the game went last night, it was going to be hard to finish the game,” Hyde said.
Jose Altuve hit two of Houston’s five home runs to lead the Astros to a 10-2 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night in a game where Yordan Alvarez left with an ankle injury. The Astros, who have already won the ... .
ST. PAUL — As Emanuel Reynoso enters his prime, the creative Argentine playmaker has committed to Minnesota. Emanuel Reynoso ... “The truth is since the first day I arrived, they treated me very well ... Paul ... Pro ... HOUSTON — Bongokuhle Hlongwane had a goal and an assist Saturday night as Minnesota United FC grabbed a 2-1 victory over the host HoustonDynamo ... .