2.1 Geology Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center NASA's largest research and development facility employing nearly 3,000 federal civil service workers and more than 14,000 contract personnel. Program offices for Project Constellation Orion and other new space vehicle projects will create new jobs at the center.[needs update] the city's burgeoning aerospace industry heralded its second growth spurt which solidified with the 1973 oil crisis the majority of the contractor work force related to the projects will also be located at the center. Texas Governor Rick Perry recently announced a $7.5 million Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant to Lockheed Martin which will bring about 1,000 jobs to the Houston area the grant ensures that Lockheed Martin will create these jobs in the Houston area after they earned a multibillion-dollar contract from NASA to build the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Houston is also home to the United Space Alliance which employs well over 10,000 people, See also: Timeline of World War II. . 8.1 Colleges and universities 1920 4,663,228 19.7% An expedition commanded by Pizarro and his brothers explored south from what is today Panama reaching Inca territory by 1526. After one more expedition in 1529 Pizarro received royal approval to conquer the region and be its viceroy the approval read: "In July 1529 the queen of Spain signed a charter allowing Pizarro to conquer the Incas Pizarro was named governor and captain of all conquests in New Castile" the Viceroyalty of Peru was established in 1542 encompassing all Spanish holdings in South America, (16) 63 Religious affiliation in Texas (2014) The master-planned community of Kingwood was forcibly annexed in 1996 angering many of its residents the annexation put Kingwood in the jurisdiction of Houston's fire and police services but it did not alter school district boundaries nor did it change postal addresses and postal services. Government and politics Hindu 0.5, The University of Texas at Arlington, Tens of thousands of new migrants streamed in from rural areas straining the city's housing supply and the city's ability to provide local transit and schools For the first time high-paying jobs went to large numbers of women blacks and Hispanics the city's African-American community emboldened by their newfound prosperity increased its agitation for civil rights; they backed and funded the legal case of Smith v Allwright (1944) in which the Supreme Court ruled against the latest version of the white primary in support of voting rights. . ! La Porte ISD Background The land surface in and around the city of Houston is composed of alternating layers of red gray sandy brown and black organic clay; these strata generally dip to the southeast at a slope of 0.06% (3 feet (0.91 m) of vertical change for every 1 mile (1.6 km) of distance traveled). These soils were deposited by tributaries of local waterways particularly the Brazos and Trinity rivers. There is a considerable contrast in soil composition to the north around Cypress Creek; most of the surface there consists of tan-colored sand with small amounts of gray clay the north and northwestern regions of Houston and Harris County feature a slightly steeper slope than other parts of the city with occasional escarpments caused by faulting or erosion.
. . KHOU-TV's investigative team "The 11 News Defenders" began an investigation into the failure of Firestone Wilderness at tires on several vehicles (including the Ford Explorer) These reports garnered the station and the team of Anna Werner investigative producer David Raziq and investigative photojournalist/editor Chris Henao several national awards including the Edward R Murrow George Foster Peabody and Columbia University DuPont Award. Among the journalists who have worked for KHOU the best known are former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather Linda Ellerbee and Jessica Savitch.