. Houston Texas Business Directory Texas flag map.svg Terminal E at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, 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 Hispanics the city's African-American community emboldened by their newfound prosperity increased its agitation for civil rights; they backed and funded the legal case of Smith v Allwright (1944) in which the Supreme Court ruled against the latest version of the white primary in support of voting rights; Symbols Over the next several hours two brief skirmishes occurred Texians won the first forcing a small group of dragoons and the Mexican artillery to withdraw. Mexican dragoons then forced the Texian cavalry to withdraw in the melee Rusk on foot to reload his rifle was almost captured by Mexican soldiers but was rescued by newly arrived Texian volunteer Mirabeau B Lamar. Over Houston's objections many infantrymen rushed onto the field As the Texian cavalry fell back Lamar remained behind to rescue another Texian who had been thrown from his horse; Mexican officers "reportedly applauded" his bravery. Houston was irate that the infantry had disobeyed his orders and given Santa Anna a better estimate of their strength; the men were equally upset that Houston hadn't allowed a full battle. . Catholic 23 Three federally recognized Native American tribes reside in Texas: the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas. a remnant of the Choctaw tribe in East Texas still lives in the Mt Tabor Community near Overton Texas.. . During the late 1970s Houston had a population boom as people from the Rust Belt states moved to Texas in large numbers the new residents came for numerous employment opportunities in the petroleum industry created as a result of the Arab oil embargo With the increase in professional jobs Houston has become a destination for many college-educated persons most recently including African Americans in a reverse Great Migration from northern areas, Contents On May 30 1922 George Hermann a millionaire donated land to the city that later became the Hermann Park September of the same year saw the start of the Houston Zoo the zoo was started when Houston schoolchildren bought two ostriches the zoo was later moved from Sam Houston Park to Hermann Park September 26 saw the first international-bound ship in the port During the Roaring Twenties more specifically 1927 the state highway to Houston was built Bus and truck operations also fell into swing Houston Junior College opened its doors that same year which later became the University of Houston August 1929 saw the entry of the first Sears into Houston Then Black Tuesday threw a devastating blow to the economy of the entire United States Houston's growth was much smaller but the city still grew Mexican Americans no longer found it as easy to obtain jobs yet several were successful by catering to the Anglo market in the city.
. Map of the five major oceanic gyres, Many (estimate of about 1 in 70 (1.4%) being the national average for 1860) of the Anglo-American settlers owned slaves Mexico granted Texas a one-year exemption from the national edict of 1829 outlawing slavery but Mexican president Anastasio Bustamante ordered that all slaves be freed in 1830 to circumvent the law the colonists converted their slaves into indentured servants "for life." by 1836 there were 5,000 enslaved African Americans in Texas, Germans The Mississippi River Watershed is the largest drainage basin of the Gulf of Mexico Watershed. . The Astrodome was designed by architects Hermon Lloyd & W B Morgan and Wilson Morris Crain and Anderson (Morris Architects) Structural engineering and structural design was performed by Walter P Moore Engineers and Consultants of Houston Credit for the design work on the dome roof structural goes to Dr G.R Kiewitt and Mr Louis O Bass of Roof Structures Inc it was constructed by H A Lott Inc for Harris County it stands 18 stories tall covering 9.5 acres (3.8 ha) the dome is 710 feet (220 m) in diameter and the ceiling is 208 feet (63 m) above the playing surface which itself sits 25 feet (7.6 m) below street level, Houston Texas Business Directory Brutus oil spill See also: Healthcare in Texas and List of hospitals in Texas. . Distribution of the main Native-American groups in Texas in the early 1500s, Houston 16.2 Geography and environment Houston Texas Business Directory. . At least five million Chinese civilians from northern China and Manchukuo were enslaved between 1935 and 1941 by the East Asia Development Board or Koain for work in mines and war industries After 1942 the number reached 10 million in Java between 4 and 10 million romusha (Japanese: "manual labourers") were forced to work by the Japanese military About 270,000 of these Javanese labourers were sent to other Japanese-held areas in South East Asia and only 52,000 were repatriated to Java!