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PASADENA

Population 122,805

Altitude 35

General

Name is Spanish for Land of Flowers, chosen for blooming meadows along Vince's Bayou. Bayou figured prominently in Battle of San Jacinto. Now a residential community closely tied to the petrochemical and shipping industries along the Houston Ship Channel. town became a rural post office n 1900, and mushroomed into a bustling residential suburb and continued to grow with the rise of Houston. Home of San Jacinto Junior College and Texas Chiropractic College. northeast is site of capture of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at Battle of San Jacinto.

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