! . . Texas 146.svg State Highway 146, Tens of thousands of new migrants streamed in from rural areas straining the city's housing supply and the city's ability to provide local transit and schools For the first time high-paying jobs went to large numbers of women blacks and Hispanics the city's African-American community emboldened by their newfound prosperity increased its agitation for civil rights; they backed and funded the legal case of Smith v Allwright (1944) in which the Supreme Court ruled against the latest version of the white primary in support of voting rights, Located near the Museum District are the Menil Collection Rothko Chapel and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum. When World War II started tonnage levels at the port decreased and shipping activities were suspended; however the war did provide economic benefits for the city Petrochemical refineries and manufacturing plants were constructed along the ship channel because of the demand for petroleum and synthetic rubber products by the defense industry during the war. Ellington Field initially built during World War I was revitalized as an advanced training center for bombardiers and navigators the Brown Shipbuilding Company was founded in 1942 to build ships for the U.S Navy during World War II Due to the boom in defense jobs thousands of new workers migrated to the city both blacks and whites competing for the higher-paying jobs President Roosevelt had established a policy of nondiscrimination for defense contractors and blacks gained some opportunities especially in shipbuilding although not without resistance from whites and increasing social tensions that erupted into occasional violence Economic gains of blacks who entered defense industries continued in the postwar years, (21.6) 78.0 This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed (June 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). After the failed bond election of 2013 the county went back to the drawing board and in August 2014 the County Commissioners Court announced a new plan to save and rejuvenate the Astrodome the new concept centered around leaving the Dome's roof intact and converting the Astrodome's vast central space into a covered semi-climate-controlled city park that could have flexible uses for both public recreation and gatherings such as festivals and concerts the remainder of the complex would have been redeveloped over time using a combination of public and private funds and include elements such as an educational exploration area to encourage students to learn about the sciences and engineering and possibly meeting exhibition and restaurant areas that would not only serve the general public but could also add value to the Houston Texans' Game Day Experiences and be used by the Rodeo a key element of this proposal centered around the ability for the county to proceed with the initial phases of the project using existing funds without having to seek voter approval for an expensive bond referendum. However this plan failed as well, On 11 July Allied leaders met in Potsdam Germany They confirmed earlier agreements about Germany and the American British and Chinese governments reiterated the demand for unconditional surrender of Japan specifically stating that "the alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction". During this conference the United Kingdom held its general election and Clement Attlee replaced Churchill as Prime Minister, The Third Ward became the center for the African-American community in the city by 1979 African Americans were elected to the City Council for the first time since Reconstruction During the time period five African Americans served on city council!
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates some correctional facilities in Harris County including:, In April 1940 Germany invaded Denmark and Norway to protect shipments of iron ore from Sweden which the Allies were attempting to cut off. Denmark capitulated after a few hours and Norway was conquered within two months despite Allied support British discontent over the Norwegian campaign led to the appointment of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister on 10 May 1940, 3.3 Astrodome Revitalization Project Exterior of Rothko Chapel; 6.3 Energy 11 Larry Taylor Republican 2013 Southeast Commissioner Precinct 3 Steve Radack Republican 6 References When the United States purchased Louisiana from France in 1803 American authorities insisted the agreement also included Texas the boundary between New Spain and the United States was finally set at the Sabine River in 1819 at what is now the border between Texas and Louisiana. Eager for new land many United States settlers refused to recognize the agreement Several filibusters raised armies to invade the area west of the Sabine River in 1821 the Mexican War of Independence included the Texas territory which became part of Mexico. Due to its low population Mexico made the area part of the state of Coahuila y Tejas.