. ; Further information: Legacy of the Battle of the Alamo 4.3 Tennis Unlike Dallas Houston is not in Tornado Alley; however smaller tornadoes can occur during severe weather They are most likely to be found along frontal boundaries of an air mass during the spring months Tornadoes in Houston usually measure a weak F1 on the older Fujita scale and cause light to moderate damage to well-constructed buildings the strongest recorded tornado in Houston history was an F4 on November 21 1992 part of a large outbreak of tornadoes in Harris County. .
The Golden Triangle is an area of extreme Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border the "triangle" is formed by Beaumont Port Arthur and Orange which are the largest cities in the area "Golden" refers to the wealth that came from the Spindletop oil strike near Beaumont in 1901 in an attempt to distance the area from the petrochemical industry some area interests attempted to rename the Golden Triangle as the "Triplex." This name change did not catch on and local residents still refer to it as the Golden Triangle Some residents of the Golden Triangle do not consider the Greater Houston area to be part of Southeast Texas and place the western boundary of the region approximately at the Trinity River which is roughly 30 miles from downtown Houston. . Colleges and universities When news of the Emancipation Proclamation arrived in Galveston on June 19 1865 freed slaves rejoiced creating the celebration of Juneteenth the State had suffered little during the war but trade and finance had been disrupted Angry returning veterans seized state property and Texas went through a period of extensive violence and disorder Most outrages took place in northern Texas; outlaws based in the Indian Territory plundered and murdered without distinction of party. . .