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HOUSTON

Population 1,657,504

Altitude 55

General

Named after Sam Houston, general of Texas army that won independence from Mexico, and ;president of Republic of Texas. The city, largest in Texas and fourth largest in nation, has experienced ;phenomenal growth since a small riverboat landing was established on Buffalo Bayou by Allen brothers in August 1836. Today the metropolis is industrial and financial hub for much of the state. it is one of the nation's largest seaports, and headquarters of Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Houston lies on I-10, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Institutions of higher learning include Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Baptist University, Rice University, South Texas College of Law, South Texas Junior College, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, University of Houston Junior College, Texas Southern University, University of Houston Downtown, University of St. Thomas and University of Texas Health and Science Center.

Major annual events include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in late Feb. and early Mar., largest livestock exposition in the state with championship cowboys and popular entertainers.

Houston International Festival each April celebrates the performing and visual arts with 20 day outdoor festival of multicultural music, dance, arts and crafts, and food.

ALKEK VELODROME

ALLEN'S LANDING; OLD MARKET SQUARE

ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY TOUR

ASTRODOME CONVENTION CENTER

ASTROWORLD/WATERWORLD

BAYOU BEND COLLECTION

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

CIVIC CENTER

CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

CYNTHIA WOOD MITCHELL PAVILION

FAME CITY WATERWORKS

FUNERAL SERVICE MUSEUM, AMERICAN

FUNPLEX

HOUSTON ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER

HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM

HOUSTON GARDEN CENTER

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

HOUSTON UNDERGROUND

HOUSTON ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

JAPANESE GARDEN

MENIL MUSEUM

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

OIL RANCH

ORANGE SHOW

PORT OF HOUSTON

RAILROAD TRAIN MUSEUM

ROTHKO CHAPEL

SAM HOUSTON HISTORICAL PARK

SAN JACINTO BATTLEGROUND STATE HISTORIC PARK

TEXAS LIMITED

TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

Attractions

Schools

J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston, Texas.

 

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10/16/09