. When Mexico was again threatening Texas President Sam Houston moved the capital to Houston on June 27 1842 However the Austin residents wanted to keep the archives in their city This would be known as the Archive Wars the capital was then moved to Washington on-the-Brazos on September 29 Austin became capital again in 1845 just before Texas gained statehood. . . . .
. . 11 Transportation In 2000 1,961,993 residents of Harris County spoke English only the five largest foreign languages in the county were Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,106,883 speakers) Vietnamese (53,311 speakers) Chinese (33,003 speakers) French including Cajun and Patois (33,003 speakers) and Urdu (14,595 speakers) Among those who spoke other languages 46% of Spanish speakers 37% of Vietnamese speakers 50% of Chinese speakers 85% of French speakers and 72% of Urdu speakers said that they spoke English at least "very well".