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.
1 Sam Houston football is ready to face a tough Jacksonville State team in what could be a deciding game towards claiming the WAC-ASUN automatic bid to the FCSPlayoffs... “We’ve played 15 games already, since February we have played 15 games,” Sam Houston head coach K.C ...BowersStadium for this game ... It’s also the 200th game at Bowers Stadium.
East Carolina @ Houston... East Carolina 3-3; Houston 5-1What to Know. The East Carolina Pirates and the Houston Cougars have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. The Pirates will hit the road for the second straight week as they head to TDECU Stadium at 4 p.m ... TDECU Stadium -- Houston, TexasTV.
Nicholls football will travel to play Houston Baptist at HuskyStadium in Houston on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN+, 105.9 FM). This is the second Southland Conference meeting between Nicholls (2-4, 1-2 Southland) and Houston Baptist (0-6, 0-3) ... The Colonels have won the last six meetings and are 2-1 at Husky Stadium ... Nicholls 45, Houston Baptist 14.
Saturday inside TurpinStadium must be the same as it is every week ... “It’s been more about us finding our rhythm (in the second half),” said wide receiver Robbie WilliamsIII, who hauled in his first career touchdown at Houston Baptist on Oct ... 5 Sam Houston (April 1).
DJ Shafer-Game Day Photos. MONTGOMERY — Huntsville football got back on track Thursday with a 40-28 win over Lake Creek. After the Hornets went down 14-0 in the first quarter, they didn’t panic and scored 23 unanswered first-half points to gain the advantage and never yielded ... IN PHOTOS ... BowersStadium on the campus of Sam HoustonState University ....