Rod Paige became superintendent of Houston Independent School District in 1994; during his seven-year tenure the district became very well known for high test scores and in 2001 Paige was asked to become Secretary of Education for the new George W Bush administration Lee P Brown Houston's first African-American mayor was elected in 1997. . Just after midnight on February 27 Urrea's men surprised Johnson's forces Six Texians including Johnson escaped; the remainder were captured or killed. After learning of Grant's whereabouts from local spies Mexican dragoons ambushed the Texians at Agua Dulce Creek on March 2. Twelve Texians were killed including Grant four were captured and six escaped. Although Urrea's orders were to execute those captured he instead sent them to Matamoros as prisoners. ; The median income for a household in the county was $42,598 and for a family was $49,004 Males had a median income of $37,361 versus $28,941 for females the per capita income for the county was $21,435 About 12.1% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over; Since the 1549 arrival to Kagoshima (Kyushu) of a group of Jesuits with St Francis Xavier missionary and Portuguese traders Spain was interested in Japan in this first group of Jesuit missionaries were included Spaniards Cosme de Torres and Juan Fernandez. The University of Houston located in the Third Ward is a tier-one public research university and the third-largest institution of higher education in Texas, Large building with three segmented tower setbacks each with a steeply pitched roof line topped with a series of spires, At the beginning of the 1980 play off series between the Astros and the Phillies KILT AM radio announced that the Astros number one fan "Astroman" would live on top of the Domed stadium and would not come down until the Astros won the World Series Over the next 10 days Astroman played by KILT salesman Denver Griffith lived on top of the Astrodome in a six-man tent on top of the Astrodome was also a telephone hot line back to KILT radio where Griffith as Astroman would give interviews throughout the day Astroman was completely cut off and could only get food and drink by lowering a rope with a basket the 18 stories from the top of the Astrodome to the center of the playing field at one point Griffith got so desperate for food and drink that his mother had to intervene and interrupt an Oilers practice so that the needed supplies could be delivered Every night a local TV station would sign off with a shot of Astroman on top of the Astrodome waving to a circling news chopper. .
. . 127 Dan Huberty Republican 2010 Humble Kingwood Lake Houston Atascocita Crosby Wallisville 11 Media After the failed plans of past years the Astrodome Revitalization Project was proposed in September 2016 This plan would turn the dome into a massive underground parking garage Specifically the first step would raise the dome floor and use the space underneath that as parking leaving the floor above for other uses on September 27 2016 the Harris County Commissioners approved the first part of the plan This marked a major turning point for the dome as some feared if the plan wasn't approved the building would be demolished on January 27 2017 the Texas Historical Commission voted unanimously to designate the dome a State Antiquities Landmark. Under the designation the Astrodome may no longer be removed altered damaged salvaged or excavated without a permit from the commission the Harris County Commissioners voted to approve a $105 million renovation plan on February 13 2018 This plan keeps the parking garage from the Revitalization Project Construction is set to start in October 2018 and will be completed sometime in 2020 the construction start date was later moved to early 2019 and is expected to finish in 2020, Voter turnout (voting age population) Long oceanic voyages led to larger ships "Nau" was the Portuguese archaic synonym for any large ship primarily merchant ships Due to the piracy that plagued the coasts they began to be used in the navy and were provided with cannon windows which led to the classification of "naus" according to the power of its artillery the carrack or nau was a three- or four-masted ship it had a high rounded stern with large aftcastle forecastle and bowsprit at the stem it was first used by the Portuguese and later by the Spanish They were also adapted to the increasing maritime trade They grew from 200 tons capacity in the 15th century to 500 in the 16th century they usually had two decks stern castles fore and aft two to four masts with overlapping sails in India travels in the sixteenth century used carracks large merchant ships with a high edge and three masts with square sails that reached 2,000 tons. Other famous and notable East Texans 3 Information technology.