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.
At that same moment, the LadyCats trailed 13-8 in the bottom of the seventh ... Led by seniors Jayden Caira, Bryce Cox and LoganHead, the Red Devils took the regular season District 9-A title and played for the tournament crown against HoustonCounty ... The Lady Devils faced Houston County twice during the regular season and came up short both times.
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The LadyEagles have had consecutive shutout streaks of 13 and 12 games this season with the tandem of Landry and University of Texas signee SophiaSimpson... Kaylee Hornberger added a two-run single in the inning to give the Lady Eagles a 5-0 lead ... Hornberger was the only Lady Eagle with multiple hits, delivering two singles and two RBIs.
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marshals arrested Alan Williams in Houston on May 13 ...Williams, 39, is charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Darius Houston ... The funeral was for Tamara Houston's godson ... "This is what made me want to watch him because he pulled his gun out on a random lady driving down the street," Marcus Houston said ... Darius Houston died at a hospital.
This year the GrangerLadyLions softball team swung for the fences finishing district runner-up with the team’s best season in a decade ... Her success at Granger now takes her to the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) where she will be playing softball for the Lady Jaguars next spring ... “I’ve loved watching Cat Osterman pitch since I was younger ... ....