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.
Houstonians (and fans who made the drive) are still buzzing from the two-day H-Town homecoming (read our review here) that near-capacity crowds pack NRGStadium for the often breathtaking, three-hour shows that featured a cameo by fellow Houston-born superstar Megan Thee Stallion.
ASSOCIATED PRESS ... And Love reaped some of the rewards in free agency ... Paul J ... BRIEFLY ... Watt was inducted into Houston's Ring of Honor on Sunday, bringing the defensive end back to the place where he became a superstar ... Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett sustained a knee injury in the third quarter Sunday against the Houston Texans and did not return.
A Film By Beyoncé. The five-month-long tour began in May with the film understood to be primarily featuring footage from her homecoming shows in Houston, Texas. She is following fellow superstar Taylor Swift in releasing a concert movie, a little over a month after Taylor's announcement of her venture ...Cinematic extravaganza ... Thankful ... Renaissance ... .
When ... The reason is that they had an abysmal effort against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday, only getting a field goal on 94 yards of total offense, the lowest the team has produced since the franchise’s days in Houston. Their superstar running back, DerrickHenry, was held to just 20 yards on the ground, while Ryan Tannehill threw for just 104 ... ....
Celebrating its 50th anniversary as a once-controversial, now-beloved super-hit, “Jesus ChristSuperstar” is back on the road with music-driven buzz ... “I think about superstars like Michael Jackson or WhitneyHouston, and how their adoration by fans may have led to their untimely passing,” he said.
Superstar trade requests are nothing new, as the latest coming from Damian Lillard and even James Harden has thrown the summer into an exciting one for fans and a daunting one for the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers. Of course, we have seen even more superstar trade requests in recent seasons involving other top players in the world.