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. ; Houston Texas Business Directory, Many (estimate of about 1 in 70 (1.4%) being the national average for 1860) of the Anglo-American settlers owned slaves Mexico granted Texas a one-year exemption from the national edict of 1829 outlawing slavery but Mexican president Anastasio Bustamante ordered that all slaves be freed in 1830 to circumvent the law the colonists converted their slaves into indentured servants "for life." by 1836 there were 5,000 enslaved African Americans in Texas, Census-designated places As early as 1837 the Republic made several attempts to negotiate annexation with the United States. Opposition within the republic from the nationalist faction along with strong abolitionist opposition within the United States slowed Texas's admission into the Union Texas was finally annexed when the expansionist James K Polk won the election of 1844 on December 29 1845 Congress admitted Texas to the U.S as a constituent state of the Union. On July 1 2013 the North Forest Independent School District closed and its territory became a part of Houston ISD 6.5 Commerce Seasonal observation. I-69 (TX).svgUS 59.svg Interstate 69/U.S Highway 59 a.k.a - Eastex Freeway going NE or Southwest Freeway going SW, Main article: Religion in Houston, The three additional East Texas counties that join with other regional government councils are Chambers County (Anahuac) Liberty County (Liberty) and Walker County (Huntsville) all three in geographic proximity to the Houston metropolitan areas. 2010 Census Contents London seen from St Paul's Cathedral after the German Blitz 29 December 1940. Ever since the discovery of oil at Spindletop energy has been a dominant force politically and economically within the state. If Texas were its own country it would be the sixth largest oil producer in the world.