. . 2 Climate Texas is a "tax donor state"; in 2005 for every dollar Texans paid to the federal government in federal income taxes the state got back about $0.94 in benefits to attract business Texas has incentive programs worth $19 billion per year (2012); more than any other US state. 1990 16,986,510 19.4% 6.3 Foreign relations As of 2015 the largest grocers in the Houston market by the number of locations were Kroger with 107 stores and 5 planned stores; H-E-B with 90 stores and 8 planned stores; Walmart with 78 stores and one planned store; Target with 35 stores; Fiesta Mart with 34 stores; Lewis Food Town with 32 stores; Randalls Food Markets with 30 stores; Aldi with 21 stores; Sam's Club with 20 stores; Sellers Bros with 11 stores; Foodarama and Whole Foods Market with 10 stores each; Costco Wholesale and Sprouts Farmers Market with six stores each; and the Fresh Market and Trader Joe's with four stores each as of 2007 the largest grocers in the Houston market were Wal-Mart Kroger H-E-B Safeway Inc (as Randalls Food Markets) Grocers Supply Company (as Fiesta Mart) Target Lewis Food Town Gerlands Food Fair Brookshire Brothers and Sellers Bros. Prior to the mid-20th century Texas was essentially a one-party state and the Democratic primary was viewed as "the real election" the Democratic Party had conservative and liberal factions which became more pronounced after the New Deal. Additionally several factions of the party briefly split during the 1930s and 40s, In late December at Santa Anna's behest the Mexican Congress passed the Tornel Decree declaring that any foreigners fighting against Mexican troops "will be deemed pirates and dealt with as such being citizens of no nation presently at war with the Republic and fighting under no recognized flag." in the early nineteenth century captured pirates were executed immediately the resolution thus gave the Mexican army permission to take no prisoners in the war against the Texians. This information was not widely distributed and it is unlikely that most of the American recruits serving in the Texian army were aware that there would be no prisoners-of-war! . . The following professional sports venues are located in Houston.
East Texas is a distinct cultural geographic and ecological area in the U.S state of Texas, Other tourist attractions include the Galleria Texas' largest shopping mall located in the Uptown District; Old Market Square; Tranquility Park; and Sam Houston Historical Park which contains restored homes (built between 1824 and 1868) and reconstructed buildings the San Jacinto Battlefield is in the nearby city of Deer Park. Don't know/refused answer 0.5 Other former governors of Texas: Texans have historically had difficulties traversing Texas due to the state's large size and rough terrain Texas has compensated by building both America's largest highway and railway systems in length the regulatory authority the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintains the state's immense highway system regulates aviation and public transportation systems; ; Houston Texas Business Directory Houston Press headquarters in Midtown Houston. Texas A&M University The Allen brothers ran their first advertisement for Houston just four days later in the Telegraph and Texas Register naming the notional town in honor of President Sam Houston. They successfully lobbied the Republic of Texas Congress to designate Houston as the temporary capital agreeing to provide the new government with a capital building. About a dozen persons resided in the town at the beginning of 1837 but that number grew to about 1,500 by the time the Texas Congress convened in Houston for the first time that May. Houston was granted incorporation on June 5 1837 with James S Holman becoming its first mayor in the same year Houston became the county seat of Harrisburg County (now Harris County). Tourist attractions in the Houston area include Space Center Houston and the original La Casida and Ninfa's Previous attractions included tours of the Houston Astrodome and Gilley's the Houston Bay Area and Galveston also have many other tourist attractions including a Schlitterbahn Water Park Kemah Boardwalk Moody Gardens beaches fishing pleasure boats and many local seafood restaurants the Houston Museum District Houston Theater District in Downtown and the Galleria are also heavily visited tourist attractions.. . Big Tex presided over every Texas State Fair since 1952 until it was destroyed by fire in 2012, 14 Halliburton 144 Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes, Houston Texas Business Directory Banking and financial services are vital to the region Forty foreign governments maintain trade and commercial offices here and the city has 23 active foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations. Twenty-two foreign banks representing 12 nations operate in Houston and provide financial assistance to the international community in 1997 Houston had offices of 84 subsidiaries of Japanese companies.