7.2 Colleges and universities Main article: Sports in Houston A birth is considered preterm when it takes place more than 3 weeks before the estimated due date. Preterm birth rates in Texas are consistently higher than the nationwide rate in 2016 10.4% of live births in Texas were preterm the rate for Black mothers specifically was elevated - 13.6%. Numerous factors have been associated with premature birth including lack of prenatal care race obesity smoking and even air pollution! . . Houston Texas Business Directory, Harris County ESD #2 EMS South Lake Houston EMS 1% .0280120, In January 2010 Annise Parker became the first openly gay mayor of a large American city upon her inauguration as Houston's mayor. Sam Houston The Spanish discovery of what they thought at that time was India and the constant competition of Portugal and Spain led to a desire for secrecy about every trade route and every colony As a consequence many documents that could reach other European countries included fake dates and faked facts to mislead any other nation's possible efforts for example the Island of California refers to a famous cartographic error propagated on many maps during the 17th and 18th centuries despite contradictory evidence from various explorers the legend was initially infused with the idea that California was a terrestrial paradise peopled by black women Amazons! Mexico in 1824 Coahuila y Tejas is the northeastern-most state, See also: Deregulation of the Texas electricity market Houston Texas Business Directory. .
. Houston Texas Business Directory Houston Texas Business Directory, East Texans also enjoy collegiate athletic competition Most residents support collegiate teams located in other regions of the state; the Texas A&M Aggies Texas Longhorns Texas Tech Red Raiders Baylor Bears TCU Horned Frogs etc Due to proximity to neighboring states East Texas has a substantial number of fans of the LSU Tigers Arkansas Razorbacks Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners the Battle of the Piney Woods is a fiercely contested sports rivalry between the Bearkats of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and the Lumberjacks of Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches Both compete in the FCS level of NCAA athletic competition as members of the Southland Conference the Cardinals of Lamar University in Beaumont also compete with Stephen F Austin and Sam Houston State in the Southland Conference. December 4 2009: Broke the earliest accumulating snowfall record, The University of Texas at Austin, Thunderstorms strike Texas often especially the eastern and northern portions of the state Tornado Alley covers the northern section of Texas the state experiences the most tornadoes in the United States an average of 139 a year These strike most frequently in North Texas and the Panhandle. Tornadoes in Texas generally occur in the months of April May and June. Infrastructure Further information: List of colleges and universities in Texas, 11.5 World War II, Affiliation % of Texas population. Houston Texas Business Directory (24.8) 72.8, While there are a few examples in the Heights of the columned Colonial Revival the most popular "elite" house type in the 1910 era other upscale houses were adapted from specific historical models popular in the 1920s such as the Shefer House with its Dutch Colonial gambrel roof and the stucco-surfaced Mediterranean villa-type Tibbott House on Harvard Street with French doors opening the interior of the house to its site and an east side loggia replacing the old-fashioned front porch. Since deed-restriction enforcement is mandated in the Heights area a majority of the houses built at the start of the 20th century and early 20th century still retain the old Heights character; A large stone complex several stories high Two crosses top the structures in the foreground. Homes in the Heights have varied architectural styles including Victorian Craftsman and Colonial Revival the neighborhood is composed of several large homes and many smaller cottages and bungalows many built in the late 19th and early 20th century. After 1905 Victorian cottages tended to be replaced by bungalows. 16 External links Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport Texas very early on August 26 2017 by August 30 Houston was flooded due to torrential rainfall from the hurricane.