In 1940 Houston was a city of 400,000 population dependent on shipping and oil the war dramatically expanded the city's economic base thanks to massive federal spending Energetic entrepreneurs most notably George Brown James Elkins and James Abercrombie landed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal wartime investment in technologically complex facilities Houston oil companies moved from being mere refiners and became sophisticated producers of petrochemicals Especially important were synthetic rubber and high octane fuel which retained their importance after the war the war moved the natural gas industry from a minor factor to a major energy source; Houston became a major hub when a local firm purchased the federally-financed Inch pipelines Other major growth industries included steel munitions and shipbuilding Tens of thousands of new migrants streamed in from rural areas straining the city's housing supply and the city's ability to provide local transit and schools For the first time high paying jobs went to large numbers of women blacks and Mexican Americans the city's African American community emboldened by their newfound prosperity became a hotbed of civil rights agitation; the Smith v Allwright Supreme Court decision on voting rights was backed and funded by local blacks in this period.[page needed], The Kroger supermarket in the River Oaks Shopping Center, Sandy Duncan Henderson Rusk County and Tyler Smith County Texas Beltway 8.svg Beltway 8 a.k.a - Sam Houston Parkway east of I-45 in north Houston and north of I-10 east of Houston or Sam Houston Tollway west of I-45 in north Houston and south of I-10 east of Houston. Lindsey Nelson an announcer for the visiting New York Mets broadcast a game on April 28 1965 while perched in a gondola suspended from the roof above second base, (145) 4.50 Texas Medical Center As of 2014 the Houston area has relatively fewer national chain restaurants compared to other U.S metropolitan areas due to the number of established local restaurant operations Famous restaurateurs include Jim Goode and Ninfa Laurenzo as well as the families of Molina's Pappas Restaurants Carrabbas and the Mandola's restaurants. . . . One of the largest crowds in the Astrodome's history more than 66,746 fans came on Sunday February 26 1995 to see Tejano superstar Selena and her band Los Dinos perform for a sell-out crowd during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Selena y Los Dinos performed two consecutive times before at the Astrodome breaking previous attendance records each time This was Selena's last televised concert before she was fatally shot on March 31 1995 by her fan club president.
. Deer Park ISD "Surrender of Santa Anna" by William Henry Huddle shows the Mexican president and general surrendering to a wounded Sam Houston battle of San Jacinto. January 11 1973: 2.0 inches (5.1 cm) of snow Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Geography Historical population The combined yearly sum spent by these agencies circa 2018 was $1.6 billion That year the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research released a report advocating for consolidating several of these agencies as a way of saving taxpayer money, 2.7 1970s and integration Dallas 96/77 36/25 57/37 16/3 Memorial Bend is made up of 1950s and early 1960s homes built in the modern (contemporary) ranch and traditional styles the neighborhood is considered to have the highest concentration of mid-century modern homes in Houston. Architects who designed homes in this neighborhood include William Norman Floyd William R Jenkins William F Wortham and Lars Bang Many of the homes in Memorial Bend were featured in national architecture and design magazines like American Builder House & Home Practical Builder Better Homes & Gardens and House Beautiful.