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.
“They make me so proud.” ... “I met a young lady who was a brown belt in the discipline and just started training down in Austin,” he said. “I took a contract over in Houston and taught at inner city schools there and actually completed the black belt.” ... About 25 years ago I had a couple of ladies start my class and trained with me for a while ... ....
The LadyRangers (9-6) led 35-32 at halftime ... The Lady Pioneers (13-3) outscored FortCherry in the fourth quarter, 22-14, for the win ... Raney Staub paced the Lady Rangers with 21 points ... Chartiers-Houston 48, Carmichaels 22 — The Lady Bucs knocked off the visiting Lady Mikes in a non-section contest.
The money will be up for grabs at Sam Houston Jan. 30 as two undercard races to the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (G3), the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3T) and $200,000 Texas Turf Mile drew full fields void of any clear-cut favorites ... .
The ladies started off the ... Now with a record of 12-3 and only losing two conference games, one to the Houston Cougars and another in a close and hard-fought battle against South Florida, these ladies seem to have clicked under the guidance of first year head coach Angie Nelp.
I mean, you sit in a comfy chair, a nice lady cleans your teeth while you listen to WhitneyHouston on some headphones, the dentist feels around in your mouth for about three seconds, and then you get a toy on your way out the door ... Ain’t nothing getting past this lady!” And then ...
Carmichaels 67, Chartiers-Houston 61 -- Chris Barrish scored a game-high 19 points as the Mikes held off the Bucs in a non-section game ...Lucas Myers had 17 points for Chartiers-Houston (6-10) and Jonathan O’Reilly added 10 points ... Chartiers-Houston 48, Carmichaels 22 -- The Lady Bucs knocked off the visiting Lady Mikes in a non-section contest.
But the LadyPanthers are hoping a big district win can get them headed in the right direction ...Perkins has scored at least 20 points in 17 of the Lady Panthers' 23 games this season while grabbing double-digit rebounds in every contest. The Lady Panthers were shooting for a second consecutive win Wednesday against HoustonIncarnate Word Academy.
HOUSTON. The DickinsonLady Gators followed up the program’s first-ever win over Clear Springs with a romp on the road Saturday afternoon over Clear Lake... Up next, the Lady Gators (3-3 in district) meet another red-hot team as they make the short trip to Clear Falls (4-2) at 7 ...
SIMPSON — The HicksLadyPirates opened defense of its District 3-C title on Tuesday with an easy win over the Hornbeck Lady Hornets, 60-26 ... Sam Houston Lady Broncos..50 ... LEESVILLE — Despite building a big early lead, the Leesville Lady Cats fell just short of the visiting Sam Houston Lady Broncos on Tuesday night in non-district play, 50-48.
The WesternKentucky women's basketball team used a dominant second half to top Conference USA rival Rice 78-61 to improve to 11-4 on the season and 4-0 in Conference USA play on Thursday in Houston. The LadyToppers have won six straight games and 10 of their last 11 ... The Lady Toppers closed out the fourth quarter, topping the Owls 25-13.