. 5.1 Air pollution Summer Vaccination policy In 1973 the United States Environmental Protection Agency prohibited the dumping of undiluted chemical waste by manufacturing interests into the Gulf and the military confessed to similar behavior in waters off Horn Island. . Infant health As of 2010 65.8% (14,740,304) of Texas residents age 5 and older spoke only English at home while 29.2% (6,543,702) spoke Spanish 0.75 percent (168,886) Vietnamese and Chinese (which includes Cantonese and Mandarin) was spoken by 0.56% (122,921) of the population over the age of five. East Texans enjoy many Texas state parks including Caddo Lake Atlanta Daingerfield Lake Bob Sandlin Tyler Mission Tejas in Grapeland Cooper Lake Lake Tawakoni Martin Creek Huntsville Lake Sam Rayburn Lake Livingston and Sea Rim among others East Texas is also home to the Angelina National Forest Sam Houston National Forest Sabine National Forest Big Thicket National Preserve Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, Main articles: Demographics of Houston and Religion in Houston, Main article: Galveston Bay.
During 1942 Allied officials debated on the appropriate grand strategy to pursue All agreed that defeating Germany was the primary objective the Americans favoured a straightforward large-scale attack on Germany through France the Soviets were also demanding a second front the British on the other hand argued that military operations should target peripheral areas to wear out German strength leading to increasing demoralisation and bolster resistance forces Germany itself would be subject to a heavy bombing campaign an offensive against Germany would then be launched primarily by Allied armour without using large-scale armies. Eventually the British persuaded the Americans that a landing in France was infeasible in 1942 and they should instead focus on driving the Axis out of North Africa, Water pollution 5 See also 8 Notes Mexico launched two small expeditions into Texas in 1842 the town of San Antonio was captured twice and Texans were defeated in battle in the Dawson massacre Despite these successes Mexico did not keep an occupying force in Texas and the republic survived the republic's inability to defend itself added momentum to Texas's eventual annexation into the United States. Hostile native tribes and distance from nearby Spanish colonies discouraged settlers from moving to the area it was one of New Spain's least populated provinces in 1749 the Spanish peace treaty with the Lipan Apache angered many tribes including the Comanche Tonkawa and Hasinai the Comanche signed a treaty with Spain in 1785 and later helped to defeat the Lipan Apache and Karankawa tribes. With more numerous missions being established priests led a peaceful conversion of most tribes By the end of the 18th century only a few nomadic tribes had not converted to Christianity, Top publicly traded companies, 11.1 Roadways The United States provided about two-thirds of all the ordnance used by the Allies in terms of warships transports warplanes artillery tanks trucks and ammunition. Though the Allies' economic and population advantages were largely mitigated during the initial rapid blitzkrieg attacks of Germany and Japan they became the decisive factor by 1942 after the United States and Soviet Union joined the Allies as the war largely settled into one of attrition. While the Allies' ability to out-produce the Axis is often attributed to the Allies having more access to natural resources other factors such as Germany and Japan's reluctance to employ women in the labour force Allied strategic bombing and Germany's late shift to a war economy contributed significantly Additionally neither Germany nor Japan planned to fight a protracted war and were not equipped to do so to improve their production Germany and Japan used millions of slave labourers; Germany used about 12 million people mostly from Eastern Europe while Japan used more than 18 million people in Far East Asia. Houston As part of the Cotton Kingdom planters depended on slave labor in 1860 30% of the total state population of 604,215 were enslaved in the statewide election on the secession ordinance Texans voted to secede from the Union by a vote of 46,129 to 14,697 (a 76% majority) the Secession Convention immediately organized a government replacing Sam Houston when he refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. US President Franklin D Roosevelt and British PM Winston Churchill seated at the Casablanca Conference January 1943 Total and unconditional surrender in Europe was signed on 7 and 8 May to be effective by the end of 8 May. German Army Group Centre resisted in Prague until 11 May. Germans 1.6 Hurricane Katrina The 18-story Prudential Building designed by Kenneth Franzheim was constructed in 1952 in the Texas Medical Center the ground level walls of the Prudential Building were clad with deep red polished Texas granite; the upper floors on the northwest and northeast sides were clad in Texas limestone the southwest and southeast sides though were faced with full-height aluminum arrangements to "utilize solar rays and air circulation to effect economies in air conditioning." the building was the first local corporate high rise office building in Houston to be located outside of the central business district the Prudential Building was demolished January 8 2012. . Fort Bend Toll Road, 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, (15.7) 63.6 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 2004 Far west Houston Alief unincorporated portions of Katy area east of Fry Rd Barker Reservoir.