11.3 Ports On March 31 Houston paused his men at Groce's Landing roughly 15 miles (24 km) north of San Felipe.[Note 13] Two companies that refused to retreat further than San Felipe were assigned to guard the crossings on the Brazos River. For the next two weeks the Texians rested recovered from illness and for the first time began practicing military drills While there two cannons known as the Twin Sisters arrived from Cincinnati Ohio. Interim Secretary of War Thomas Rusk joined the camp with orders from Burnet to replace Houston if he refused to fight Houston quickly persuaded Rusk that his plans were sound. Secretary of State Samuel P Carson advised Houston to continue retreating all the way to the Sabine River where more volunteers would likely flock from the United States and allow the army to counterattack.[Note 14] Unhappy with everyone involved Burnet wrote to Houston: "The enemy are laughing you to scorn You must fight them You must retreat no further the country expects you to fight the salvation of the country depends on your doing so." Complaints within the camp became so strong that Houston posted notices that anyone attempting to usurp his position would be court-martialed and shot. Houston Police Department Memorial, 142 Harold Dutton Jr. Democratic 1984 East Houston and Northshore area Map of Houston 1913 Houston has sports teams for every major professional league except the National Hockey League the Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball expansion team formed in 1962 (known as the "Colt .45s" until 1965) that won the World Series in 2017 and previously appeared in 2005 It is the only MLB team to have won pennants in both modern leagues the Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association franchise based in the city since 1971 They have won two NBA Championships one in 1994 and another in 1995 under star players Hakeem Olajuwon Otis Thorpe Clyde Drexler Vernon Maxwell and Kenny Smith the Houston Texans are a National Football League expansion team formed in 2002 the Houston Dynamo is a Major League Soccer franchise that has been based in Houston since 2006 winning two MLS Cup titles in 2006 and 2007 the Houston Dash team plays in the National Women's Soccer League the Houston SaberCats are a rugby team that plays in Major League Rugby; Houston Texas Business Directory, Beginning in 1949 Texas was hit with a devastating drought that extended until 1957 Rainfall decreased 30 to 50 percent while temperatures rose killing crops livestock and triggering a rise of dust storms As a result the number of Texas farms and ranches declined by nearly 100,000 and Texas experienced a period of mass urbanization as the rural population moved to the city to rebuild their livelihoods the state's rural population declined from more than a third of the population to a quarter. As a result the Texas Water Development Board was created in 1957 and the state began a period of building a diverse system of water conservation plans This included increasing access to groundwater and creating lakes by damming rivers. (25.6) 85.2 Consequences of obesity 438 Apache Corporation. . Infant health Air pollution In October 2001 Enron a Houston-based energy company got caught in accounting scandals ultimately leading to collapse of the company and its accounting firm Arthur Andersen and the arrest and imprisonment of several executives. In the Soviet Union both the Germans and the Soviets spent the spring and early summer of 1943 preparing for large offensives in central Russia on 4 July 1943 Germany attacked Soviet forces around the Kursk Bulge Within a week German forces had exhausted themselves against the Soviets' deeply echeloned and well-constructed defences and for the first time in the war Hitler cancelled the operation before it had achieved tactical or operational success. This decision was partially affected by the Western Allies' invasion of Sicily launched on 9 July which combined with previous Italian failures resulted in the ousting and arrest of Mussolini later that month, 1970 1,232,802 31.4% World War I homecoming parade (Main Street at Rusk Avenue), 9 Plano Collin 286,057 District 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Downtown Houston Bush IAH northwest and northeast Houston inner portions of Houston's Southside.
On 8 September German troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw the Polish counter offensive to the west halted the German advance for several days but it was outflanked and encircled by the Wehrmacht Remnants of the Polish army broke through to besieged Warsaw on 17 September 1939 after signing a cease-fire with Japan the Soviets invaded Eastern Poland under a pretext that the Polish state had ostensibly ceased to exist on 27 September the Warsaw garrison surrendered to the Germans and the last large operational unit of the Polish Army surrendered on 6 October Despite the military defeat Poland never surrendered; instead it formed the Polish government-in-exile and a clandestine state apparatus remained in occupied Poland a significant part of Polish military personnel evacuated to Romania and the Baltic countries; many of them would fight against the Axis in other theatres of the war. . Waller-Harris ESD #200 Other Multiple Fire/EMS Agencies .0995, Smith County (209,714), The Texas State Capitol at night Presidential elections results. Aerospace Electronic Data Systems headquarters in Plano, Texas has known petroleum deposits of about 5 billion barrels (790,000,000 m3) which makes up about one-fourth of the known U.S reserves the state's refineries can process 4.6 million barrels (730,000 m3) of oil a day the Port Arthur Refinery in Southeast Texas is the largest refinery in the U.S. Texas also leads in natural gas production producing one-fourth of the nation's supply. Several petroleum companies are based in Texas such as: Occidental Petroleum ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil Halliburton Marathon Oil Tesoro Valero Energy and Western Refining. . 1.4 Spring Native Americans and early Europeans 12.1 Navigation. . .