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.
If the Houston Texans think they’ll eventually give in and trade quarterback Deshaun Watson, there is no better time than the present ... Houston Texans (via Jets) ... Maybe the Jets have to include Quinnen Williams, but however they pull it off Joe Douglas has enough juice to get it done if Houston actually picks up the phone ... Houston Texans (via Jets).
The Nets have enough offensive weapons to border on unfair, one superstar poached from the Rockets, another just as electrifying as Houston’s former MVP, and a third that has been out 12 of Brooklyn’s last 13 games due to both the league’s health and safety protocols and a hamstring injury that’s lingered longer than expected.
“I will answer the call if it’s made," Douglas said ... “There’s a reason why he was the third overall pick. Just watch the tape ... The Jets have long been linked to a deal with Houston Texans superstar quarterback, Deshaun Watson, who wants a change of scenery and reportedly has listed Gang Green as one of his preferred trade destinations ... ....
Another LA-based superstar swingman rounds out the Top 5 this week ...Coming up this week, Harden travels to Houston to face the team that helped make him a superstar, the Rockets ... That was just the warm-up, with the former MVP making his highly anticipated return to Houston on Wednesday.
Up next provides a return to the 31-year-old's old stomping grounds in Houston as the Nets visit the Rockets on Wednesday night (7.30 p.m ...Yeah, I’m pretty excited.” Harden spent eight-plus seasons with the Rockets, developing from super-sub with the Oklahoma City Thunder to superstar in Houston.
Harden said he’s excited to go back to Houston, where he morphed from Sixth Man into superstar and averaged about 30 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two steals per game and won Most Valuable Player of the Year in 2018 ... “Yeah I think the Houston game means a lot to James,” said Nets head coach Steve Nash.
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> ...Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Feb ... SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported on Feb. 11 that the Jets would be in on any potential Wilson sweepstakes should they occur ... 2, or attempt to swing a trade for a superstar such as Wilson or Deshaun Watson -- though the Houston Texans continue to maintain that the unhappy Watson is not available ... 1 ... 2 ... .
Megan Thee Stallion continues to make her mark in music. The Houston Hottie took her superstar status to new heights last year with a number of guest features and two Hot 100 chart-topping songs ...Adam Levine dropped a snippet of the song and video as well ... .