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.
This week marks the 12th week of COVD-19 vaccine distribution in Texas, and thousands more first-shot doses are headed to providers in Brazoria County and nearby vaccine hubs. The closest of the mega-hubs is the ongoing FEMA-administered site at NRGStadium in Houston. That location received 42,120 doses of the Pfizer version of the vaccine ... ....
HOUSTON — PresidentJoe Biden heard firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month’s brutal winter weather on Friday as he and his wife made their first trip to a major disaster area since he took office ... Before leaving Houston, Biden also planned to visit a mass coronavirus vaccination center at NRGStadium that is run by the federal government.
Water to be loaded into vehicles is stacked at a City of Houston water distribution site Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston. The drive-thru stadium location was setup to provide bottled water to individuals who need water while the city remains on a boil water notice or because they lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes.
They are en route to Houston to survey damage caused by severe winter weather and encourage people to get their coronavirus shots ... They are en route to Houston to survey damage caused by severe winter weather and encourage people to get their coronavirus shots ... PresidentJoe Biden talks with a volunteer at the Houston FoodBank, Friday, Feb.
PresidentJoe Biden and first lady Jill Biden meet with troops at a FEMA COVID-19 mass vaccination site at NRGStadium, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Houston... President Joe Biden speaks at a FEMA COVID-19 mass vaccination site at NRG Stadium, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Houston ... 26, 2021, in Houston.
"Our prayers are with you in the aftermath of this winter storm," Biden said in remarks at NRGStadium in Houston... relief plan MORE later toured the Houston FoodBank, where they met with local volunteers ... Biden spoke at NRG Stadium, a mass vaccination site in the state of Texas.
Mr Biden toured the HoustonFoodBank, the largest food bank in the nation ... "You're doing God's work," Mr Biden told emergency workers in Houston ... Houston - the most populous city in Texas - experienced over one million power outages ... Mr Biden addressed troops at the NRGStadium in Houston.
Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined the President in Houston, as did GOP Sen ... Speaking at a federal vaccination site at NRGStadium, where the Houston Texans play, Biden sought to reassure Texans that his administration would be there for them as they recover ... The Houston site opened this week and aims to provide 6,000 vaccinations a day.
HOUSTON, Texas – TheTexas snowstorm earlier this month was one of the most difficult weeks of Anthony Pegues’ life ... Pegues, 24, now lives in Houston, where temperatures dropped to record lows last week and many people had to deal with the loss of power and water ... (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) Brett Coomer.