The 70,000-seat Rice Stadium designed in 1950 by Hermon Lloyd & W.B Morgan and Milton McGinty is of reinforced concrete with 30-inch (760 mm) diameter columns supporting the upper decks. Architecturally the stadium is an example of modernism with simple lines and an unadorned functional design the entire lower seating bowl is located below the surrounding ground level Intended solely for football games the stadium has excellent sightlines from almost every seat. The Bank of America Center Playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007 Mexico and United States: Treaty to resolve pending boundary differences and maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the international boundary of November 23 1970; Treaty on maritime boundaries between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean) of May 4 1978 and Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States on the delimitation of the continental shelf in the Western Gulf of Mexico beyond 200 nautical miles (370 km) of June 9 2000. Aerial view of central Houston showing Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods March 2018, Main article: Spanish Civil War Census-designated places Asian 0.2% 1.9% 2.7% 3.8% Houston Texas Business Directory. The Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) is a governmental nonprofit corporation which addresses the need for quality affordable housing the HCHA has been recognized by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development as the highest performing housing authority in the region and was recently named one of America's 10 best Public Housing Authorities. Guy R Rankin IV is Chief Executive Officer of Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA), 202 Waste Management Ezekiel W Cullen Building at the University of Houston Don Pedro de Alvarado. Benito Mussolini inspecting troops during the Italo-Ethiopian War 1935 The late 1970s saw a population boom thanks to the Arab Oil Embargo People from the Rust Belt states moved into Houston at a rate of over 1,000 a week mostly from Michigan and are still moving to Houston to this day. In 1534 the explorer French Jacques Cartier described and mapped the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River The state's two most widely recognized flagship universities are the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University ranked as the 52nd and 69th best universities in the nation according to the 2014 edition of U.S News & World Report's "Best Colleges" respectively Some observers also include the University of Houston and Texas Tech University as tier one flagships alongside UT Austin and A&M the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) ranks the state's public universities into three distinct tiers:. .
. Laporte Texas emits the most greenhouse gases in the U.S the state emits nearly 1.5 trillion pounds (680 billion kg) of carbon dioxide annually As an independent nation Texas would rank as the world's seventh-largest producer of greenhouse gases. Causes of the state's vast greenhouse gas emissions include the state's large number of coal power plants and the state's refining and manufacturing industries in 2010 there were 2,553 "emission events" which poured 44.6 million pounds of contaminants into the Texas sky. In early 2006 the Champ Car auto racing series returned to Houston for a yearly race held on the streets of the Reliant Park complex the city had previously been home to a Champ Car round from 1998 to 2001.! The Basques were fur trading fishing cod and whaling in Terranova (Labrador and Newfoundland) in 1520 and in Iceland by at least the early 17th century. They established whaling stations at the former mainly in Red Bay and probably established some in the latter as well in Terranova they hunted bowheads and right whales while in Iceland they appear to have only hunted the latter the Spanish fishery in Terranova declined over conflicts between Spain and other European powers during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, The 1992 Republican National Convention was held at the Astrodome in August of that year the Astros accommodated the convention by taking a month-long road trip! Obesity treatment Beginning around the mid-20th century Texas began to transform from a rural and agricultural state to one that was urban and industrialized the state's population grew quickly during this period with large levels of migration from outside the state. As a part of the Sun Belt Texas experienced strong economic growth particularly during the 1970s and early 1980s. Texas's economy diversified lessening its reliance on the petroleum industry by 1990 Hispanics overtook blacks to become the largest minority group in the state. . The Astrodome was the setting for the filming of an exhibition game with the fictional Houston Toros in the 1977 movie the Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl dealt a double blow to the state's economy which had significantly improved since the Civil War Migrants abandoned the worst hit sections of Texas during the Dust Bowl years Especially from this period on blacks left Texas in the Great Migration to get work in the Northern United States or California and to escape the oppression of segregation in 1940 Texas was 74 percent Anglo 14.4 percent black and 11.5 percent Hispanic. .