. Houston hosted Super Bowl VIII in 1974 Super Bowl XXXVIII 30 years later in 2004 and Super Bowl LI in 2017 (making it the only Texas city to host the Super Bowl three times) the 1989 NBA All-Star Game the 1981 1986 1994 and 1995 NBA Finals (The hometown Houston Rockets winning the latter 2) 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 2005 World Series the 2005 Big 12 Conference championship game the 2006 NBA All-Star Game and the Tennis Masters Cup in 2003 and 2004 and the annual Shell Houston Open. the city hosts the NCAA College Baseball Minute Maid Classic every February Houston formerly hosted the NCAA football's Houston Bowl in December but now hosts the Texas Bowl in January, The war in Europe concluded with an invasion of Germany by the Western Allies and the Soviet Union culminating in the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops the suicide of Adolf Hitler and the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945 and the refusal of Japan to surrender under its terms the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August respectively With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent the possibility of additional atomic bombings the Soviet entry into the war against Japan and its invasion of Manchuria Japan announced its intention to surrender on 15 August 1945 cementing total victory in Asia for the Allies Tribunals were set up by the Allies and war crimes trials were conducted in the wake of the war both against the Germans and the Japanese. . (40) 97 Texas 146.svg State Highway 146; The Community Services Department provides community services the department maintains the 20 acres (8.1 ha) Oates Road Cemetery (also known as the Harris County Cemetery) for indigents in eastern Houston near the former Southern Bible College in March 2010 the county adopted a cremation first policy meaning that the default preference for most indigents is to have them cremated instead of buried As of 2010 the county authorized the Community Services Department to purchase about 50 acres (20 ha) of land in the Huffman area so the county will have additional spaces for indigent burials.
. Houston Texas Business Directory 1 Real estate and corporate location Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston the largest and longest-running is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held over 20 days from early to late March and is the largest annual livestock show and rodeo in the world. Another large celebration is the annual night-time Houston Gay Pride Parade held at the end of June. Other notable annual events include the Houston Greek Festival Art Car Parade the Houston Auto Show the Houston International Festival and the Bayou City Art Festival which is considered to be one of the top five art festivals in the United States.