. . Main article: Geology of Texas German 0.33% As of 2018 there are over 60 law enforcement agencies operating in the county. They include: the Harris County Sheriff's Office the Harris County Constable Office the Houston Police Department METRO Police Department other municipal police departments and school district police departments. The Museum District's cultural institutions and exhibits attract more than 7 million visitors a year. Notable facilities include the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Museum of Natural Science the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston the Station Museum of Contemporary Art Holocaust Museum Houston and the Houston Zoo. . Houston has been called the Lightning Capital of Texas as its density of lightning strikes is higher than it is in other parts of the state This area of unusually high lightning activity stretches from Houston eastward into Southwest Louisiana Much of this can be explained by the natural occurrence of thunderstorms in the region which form almost daily during the wet season However the unusual clustering of lightning around the developed areas of Houston the Golden Triangle and Lake Charles Louisiana have led many researchers to believe that some combination of urban heat islands and air pollution are responsible for increasing the number of lightning strikes beyond even the already-high natural levels, The English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological and based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile" the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements a 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River close to the site of modern Crockett.
Jacinto City (36) 88 In 1509 the Portuguese under Francisco de Almeida won a critical victory in the battle of Diu against a joint Mamluk and Arab fleet sent to counteract their presence in the Arabian Sea the retreat of the Mamluks and Arabs enabled the Portuguese to implement their strategy of controlling the Indian Ocean, The National Museum of Funeral History is located in Houston near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport the museum houses the original Popemobile used by Pope John Paul II in the 1980s along with numerous hearses embalming displays and information on famous funerals. . Total 100 In 2009 the U.S Department of Homeland Security estimated 1.68 million illegal immigrants lived in Texas. While the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S has declined since 2009 in Texas there was no change in population between 2009 and 2014.