The First Congress of the Republic of Texas established Harrisburg County on December 22 1836 the original county boundaries included Galveston Island but were redrawn to its current configuration in May 1838! 336 Calpine Main articles: German-occupied Europe Resistance during World War II Collaboration with the Axis Powers and Nazi plunder! As of 2011 69.8% of the population of Texas younger than age 1 were minorities (meaning they had at least one parent who was not non-Hispanic white)! .
10 Financing and governance Houston's topography is further defined by a large number of creeks and ditches Overall this intricate system of waterways is essential to flood control; Houston is well known as one of the most flood-prone cities in the United States. Since the mid-20th century the United States Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the city and Harris County Flood Control District has channelized paved widened and deepened extensive sections of all of the five major bayous specified above with the notable exception of some parts of the Buffalo near Memorial the Buffalo Bayou watershed also features two flood control reservoirs Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir which retain large amounts of water after extreme rainfall events, 4.2 Difficulties with the Native Americans, Prenatal care is the best way to prevent preterm births and low birth weight babies. Unfortunately in 2016 only 65% of pregnant women in Texas had access to prenatal care in their first trimester. Women being unaware of their pregnancies economic hardship due to inability to work during pregnancy lack of knowledge or access to health services and difficulty finding transportation are contributing factors to this alarmingly low rate. Texas has also seen significant disparities in who receives prenatal care - 75% of White women and only 55% of Black women received prenatal care during their first trimester. Although women covered by Medicaid are supposed to automatically transition into the Healthy Texas Women program for postpartum coverage this transition does not always take place. . Farmers and ranchers were especially hard hit as prices for cotton and livestock fell sharply Beginning in 1934 and lasting until 1939 the Dust Bowl an ecological disaster of severe wind and drought caused an exodus from Texas and the surrounding plains in which over 500,000 Americans were homeless hungry and jobless. Thousands left the region forever to seek economic opportunities in California For the majority of farmers who remained the New Deal's Agricultural Adjustment Act was a crash program started in 1933 that in two weeks signed up cotton growers even as agents and committeemen faced poor roads bureaucratic delays inadequate supplies balking mules and language barriers it brought recovery by the mid-1930s raising cotton prices by controls on how much farmers could plant, Largest cities or towns in Texas Besides the county judge and commissioners the other elective offices found in most counties include the county attorney county and district clerks county treasurer sheriff tax assessor-collector justices of the peace and constables As a part of the checks and balances system counties have an auditor appointed by the district courts.