. Arts and theatre 17 External links The Harris County Courthouse in Houston in 1913, To test what effect the enclosed air-conditioned environment might have on the delivery of breaking balls Satchel Paige in full Astros uniform threw the first pitches at the Astrodome on February 7 1965. He later concluded that it was a "pitcher's paradise" as the lack of wind allowed for sensitive pitches to maneuver more easily. . 4 Media Houston's third municipal airport is Ellington Airport used by the military government (including NASA) and general aviation sectors. The Texas State Capitol at night, The late 1970s saw a population boom thanks to the Arab Oil Embargo People from the Rust Belt states moved into Houston at a rate of over 1,000 a week mostly from Michigan and are still moving to Houston to this day, Western Gulf of Mexico which is located between Veracruz to the south and the Rio Grande to the north.
The San Jacinto Monument is a memorial to the men who died during the Texas Revolution, Houston with a customer base of more than 3 million is AT&T's largest service city the city's telecommunications infrastructure completes more than 70 million Houston telephone connections daily the Texas Public Utilities Commission has certified more than 400 additional local exchange carriers to provide service statewide or specifically within Houston More than 1,600 interexchange carriers have registered with the commission to provide long distance service. ; 3.1 Music Dayton ISD Alicia (1983) Constable Precinct 3 Sherman Eagleton Democratic The primary network-affiliated television stations are KPRC-TV (NBC) KHOU (CBS) KTRK-TV (ABC) KRIV (Fox) KIAH (The CW) and KTXH (MyNetworkTV) KTRK-TV KRIV and KTXH operate as owned-and-operated stations of their networks. . . . Main article: Economy of Houston, Houston has been called the Lightning Capital of Texas as its density of lightning strikes is higher than it is in other parts of the state This area of unusually high lightning activity stretches from Houston eastward into Southwest Louisiana Much of this can be explained by the natural occurrence of thunderstorms in the region which form almost daily during the wet season However the unusual clustering of lightning around the developed areas of Houston the Golden Triangle and Lake Charles Louisiana have led many researchers to believe that some combination of urban heat islands and air pollution are responsible for increasing the number of lightning strikes beyond even the already-high natural levels, Reconstruction through 1900 Seabrook (some water surface in Chambers County). Features Main article: Sports in Houston 2 Background 3.1 Hurricanes and tropical storms.