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.
The LadyBears (22-12, 3-3) will only have a day to rest since their doubleheader against the Sooners was moved up a day to Tuesday at 4 p.m ... Holman-Mansell showed some good signs in Wednesday’s 8-0 win over Sam HoustonState at Getterman Stadium as she allowed two hits and a walk in 4.2 innings to snap the Lady Bears’ seven-game losing streak.
She was the first lady mail carrier in Rochester, NY and she worked for the postal service until her retirement ...HoustonPeggy A. Houston ... Houston, 71, of Franklin, N.C., went to her eternal heavenly home on Saturday, April 17, 2021 ... She was also preceded in death by her mother in-law and father-in-law, Bernice Bradley Houston, and Garfield Houston.
Cowboys cornerback suspended for PEDs ... Sam Houston. The Baylor softball team will try to break a seven-game losing streak when it hosts Sam Houston State at 6 p.m ... The LadyBears (21-12) haven’t won since sweeping a three-game series against Texas Tech on March 26-28 in Lubbock ... Baylor took a 7-3 win over Sam Houston State on March 23 in Huntsville.
Baseball... Seton LaSalle 11, Chartiers-Houston 1 ... Union 11, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 0 ... Mt ... Chartiers-Houston at Seton LaSalle, 4 p.m ... Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at Union, 4 p.m ... Chartiers-Houston 15, South Side7 ... Chartiers-Houston at Carlynton, 4 p.m ... Sto-Rox at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 5.15 p.m ... Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at Hopewell, 7 p.m.
Back in the spring of 2019, top-seeded Chartiers-Houston faced Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the first round of the WPIALClass 2A playoffs and won easily to advance to the district quarterfinals ... Chartiers-Houston grabbed early leads in the first and third innings.