1920 4,663,228 19.7% The entire Reliant Park complex was scheduled to be emptied of hurricane evacuees by September 17 2005 Originally the Astrodome was planned to be used to house evacuees until December However the surrounding parking lots were needed for the first Houston Texans home game Arrangements were made to help Katrina evacuees find apartments both in Houston and elsewhere in the United States by September 16 2005 the last of the hurricane evacuees living in the Astrodome had been moved out either to the neighboring Reliant Arena or to permanent housing north of Houston as of September 20 2005 the remaining Katrina evacuees were relocated to Arkansas due to Hurricane Rita; Red Army soldiers on the counterattack during the Battle of Stalingrad February 1943 17 External links Welcome to Praha Texas "Czech Capital of Texas" The Spanish flag of Burgundy. Main articles: Portuguese India and Portuguese India Armadas Energy and oil (19 companies); 6.5 Commerce 1950s Texas drought Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center NASA's largest research and development facility employing nearly 3,000 federal civil service workers and more than 14,000 contract personnel. Program offices for Project Constellation Orion and other new space vehicle projects will create new jobs at the center.[needs update] the city's burgeoning aerospace industry heralded its second growth spurt which solidified with the 1973 oil crisis the majority of the contractor work force related to the projects will also be located at the center. Texas Governor Rick Perry recently announced a $7.5 million Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant to Lockheed Martin which will bring about 1,000 jobs to the Houston area the grant ensures that Lockheed Martin will create these jobs in the Houston area after they earned a multibillion-dollar contract from NASA to build the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Houston is also home to the United Space Alliance which employs well over 10,000 people! . .
. Harris-Fort Bend ESD #100 Dual Community FD 1% .07951 Top 10 Non-English languages spoken in Texas Jacinto City A Portuguese caravel; Houston Texas Business Directory, 13 See also 3.4 Deep East Texas, 1970 11,196,730 16.9% Historically Harris County voted Republican at the presidential level from the mid-20th century until 2008; Barack Obama was the first Democrat to win the county since Texas native Lyndon Johnson in 1964 Democratic strength is found in the city of Houston Suburban areas such as Cypress Spring and Katy in the county's western and northern areas tend to be strongly Republican in 2016 Hillary Clinton won the county by the largest margin for a Democrat since 1964 the Democratic Party performed very strongly in the county during the 2018 elections; Basketball Chambers (east) Further information: Runaway Scrape While technological superiority and cultural factors played an important role in the victories of the conquistadors in the Americas their conquest was greatly facilitated by old world diseases: smallpox chicken pox diphtheria typhus influenza measles malaria and yellow fever the diseases were carried to distant tribes and villages This typical path of disease transmission moved much faster than the conquistadors so that as they advanced resistance weakened. Epidemic disease is commonly cited as the primary reason for the population collapse the American natives lacked immunity to these infections. Chamberlain Daladier Hitler Mussolini and Ciano pictured just before signing the Munich Agreement 29 September 1938, Matthew McConaughey Longview Gregg County Bridgeland Occurrences of freezing rain also known as ice storms are more common than snow in Houston Some of the most recent ice storms occurred in 1997 2007 February 4 2011 and January 16 2018 an overnight event occurred from January 23 2014 to January 24 another significant icing occurred a few days later on January 28 and a third event took place on March 4 These storms can be very disruptive since road crews are not equipped to handle such rare events over the city's expansive size. When ice occurs roads and schools are usually closed the city's Office of Emergency Management encourages driver's to "avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. if roadways are at risk of icing." Typically such ice storms affect mainly the northern/western areas of the metro while the southern/eastern areas are left with just cold rain the ice storm that occurred on January 16 2018 started as cold rain for several hours before changing to a wintry mix and then eventually sleet and snow Temperatures started in the low-mid 30s and quickly dropped to the 20s in the afternoon and before dipping into the teens by the evening/overnight hours which caused all the rain to turn to ice accumulating a thickness up to 1' on some roads bridges overpasses making it one of the worst winter storms in the history of the state. 9 Plains All American Pipeline 99, Texas has made a strong mark on national and international pop culture the entire state is strongly associated with the image of the cowboy shown in westerns and in country western music the state's numerous oil tycoons are also a popular pop culture topic as seen in the hit TV series Dallas, 7.1 Ethnicity Houston Baptist University located in Sharpstown is a private Baptist university. .