2000 to present-day, Harris County ESD #8 EMS Northwest EMS .10, Petrochemicals Horace Chilton born near Tyler Smith County. 4.4 Stadia Several private institutions of higher learning are located within the city Rice University the most selective university in Texas and one of the most selective in the United States is a private secular institution with a high level of research activity. Founded in 1912 Rice's historic heavily wooded 300-acre (120-hectare) campus located adjacent to Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center hosts approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 post-graduate students to the north in Neartown the University of St Thomas founded in 1947 is Houston's only Catholic university St Thomas provides a liberal arts curriculum for roughly 3,000 students at its historic 19-block campus along Montrose Boulevard in southwest Houston Houston Baptist University (HBU) founded in 1960 offers bachelor's and graduate degrees at its Sharpstown campus the school is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and has a student population of approximately 3,000. . Hernando de Soto and Spanish conquistadors seeing the Mississippi River for the first time Evangelical Protestant 31 Ornamental oil derricks in Kilgore! ; . ESD Type Provider Sales Tax Rate (2015) Property Tax Rate per $100 Valuation (2015), Houston has more than 1,000 computer-related companies. Since its inception in 1999 Houston Technology Center has become the center of technology entrepreneurship in Houston the center has helped more than 150 emerging technology companies raise more than $400 million in capital and create about 1,000 new jobs Information technology developed in Houston affects many entities including the region's traffic and emergency response efforts at Houston TranStar a centralized transportation management and regional emergency management center, Education Portuguese sent military expeditions to the Amazon Rainforest and conquered British and Dutch strongholds founding villages and forts from 1669 in 1680 they reached the far south and founded Sacramento on the bank of the Rio de la Plata in the Eastern Strip region (present-day Uruguay).
Mexican authorities became increasingly concerned about the stability of the region the colonies teetered at the brink of revolt in 1829 after Mexico abolished slavery in response President Anastasio Bustamante implemented the Laws of April 6 1830 which among other things prohibited further immigration to Texas from the United States increased taxes and reiterated the ban on slavery. Settlers simply circumvented or ignored the laws by 1834 an estimated 30,000 Anglos lived in Coahuila y Tejas compared to only 7,800 Mexican-born residents. By the end of 1835 almost 5,000 enslaved Africans and African Americans lived in Texas making up 13 percent of the non-Indian population. Small single-story structure with pitched roof a center door is flanked by a window on each side Wide stairs lead to a wide front porch with wood railing. Located near the Museum District are the Menil Collection Rothko Chapel and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, KXLN Houston's Spanish language Univision and its "En Su Defensa" (in your defense) segments have garnered regional acclaim, and "En Su Defensa" month was proclaimed by Mayor Bill White in 2004 Led by Investigative reporter Patricio Espinoza the segment generated strong community following and historic ratings along with several Emmy awards through 2005.. World War II had a dramatic effect on Texas as federal money poured in to build military bases munitions factories POW detention camps and Army hospitals; 750,000 young men left for service; the cities exploded with new industry; the colleges took on new roles; and hundreds of thousands of poor farmers left for much better-paying war jobs never to return to agriculture. Texas needed more farm workers the Bracero Program brought in 117,000 Mexicans to work temporarily, The NRG Astrodome also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome is the world's first multi-purpose domed sports stadium located in Houston Texas Construction on the stadium began in 1962 and it officially opened in 1965 it served as home to the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) from its opening in 1965 until 1999 and the home to the Houston Oilers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 until 1996 and also the part-time home of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1971 until 1975 Additionally the Astrodome was the primary venue of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from 1966 until 2002 When opened it was named the Harris County Domed Stadium and was nicknamed the "Eighth Wonder of the World", Aircraft were used for reconnaissance as fighters bombers and ground-support and each role was advanced considerably Innovation included airlift (the capability to quickly move limited high-priority supplies equipment and personnel); and of strategic bombing (the bombing of enemy industrial and population centres to destroy the enemy's ability to wage war). Anti-aircraft weaponry also advanced including defences such as radar and surface-to-air artillery the use of the jet aircraft was pioneered and though late introduction meant it had little impact it led to jets becoming standard in air forces worldwide. Although guided missiles were being developed they were not advanced enough to reliably target aircraft until some years after the war. The City of Houston designated its first Poet Laureate in April 2013 naming Gwendolyn Zepeda to the post in April 2015 Dr Robin Davidson became Houston's second Poet Laureate in April 2017 Deborah Mouton became Houston's third Poet Laureate in April 2019 Leslie Contreras Schwartz became Houston's fourth Poet Laureate, 6 Carol Alvarado Democratic 2013 Houston Ship Channel eastern portions of Houston Jacinto City Galena Park northern Pasadena western portion of Baytown, Etymology Concrete building in two sections each with a five-sided tower on the ends One is a curved and windowless the other looks like a theater entrance with rounded marquee shapes and glassed entrance.