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.
And they’re always together ... died ... The two-part series delves into his tumultuous life and times, including his battle with addiction, his ill-fated marriage to superstar WhitneyHouston, as well as his deepest sadness ... .
The two-part series delves into his tumultuous life and times, including his battle with addiction, his ill-fated marriage to superstar WhitneyHouston, as well as his deepest sadness ... in which her mother Whitney Houston was found inside her Beverly Hills hotel room in 2011.
It was expected that he would bring his scoring punch and playmaking to complement superstar center Joel Embiid ...Morey empowered Harden in Houston and always took his side as several superstars came and went out the Rockets front door.
It sounds like there's a frontrunner for the Hornets' head coach opening ... Would D'Antoni be the right head coach for the Hornets? ... D'Antoni had similar success in Houston with James Harden. Harden blossomed into a superstar when D'Antoni took over as head coach, earning one MVP award while leading the league in scoring three times and assists once ... .
We are officially more than a month into the season, and a number of standouts have begun to separate themselves from the pack ...AL MVP ... Jeremy Peña, HoustonAstros. While allowing superstar shortstop Carlos Correa to walk in free agency seemed like a huge mistake from the outside, rookie Jeremy Peña has made the Astros look like geniuses ... AL Cy Young ... .
In all the nooks and crannies of BeatlesScholarship, the Fabs’ relationship to and time spent in India is one of the most interesting ...Screen grab ... “There was no superstar behavior ... KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the HoustonPress, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way ... .
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Right now, Houston rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion is coming off of a couple of triumphant Coachella performances, an emotionally intense TV interview, and the release of her excellent new single “Plan B.” Today, she’s also getting her own day in her hometown.
Whether it’s his troublesome left hamstring or still getting used to his new teammates in Philly, the 32-year-old Harden has not been the scoring machine he was in Houston, where he was known as the best isolation scorer in basketball ... in Houston and Brooklyn in a 13-month span.
Dothan fire claims woman's life Monday morning HA seventh grader Dismuke shines as Raiders, Eagles make sub-state Grammy-winning Naomi Judd has died at 76 Abbeville man charged with rape Dothan's Braswell shines as Wallace sweeps CVCCHoustonCounty real estate transfers April 18-21, 2022. “I deserve to be a superstar, so that’s what I gotta do.”.