6.3 Seating capacity In 1901 the Democratic-dominated state legislature passed a bill requiring payment of a poll tax for voting which effectively disenfranchised most blacks and many poor whites and Latinos in addition the legislature established white primaries ensuring minorities were excluded from the formal political process the number of voters dropped dramatically and the Democrats crushed competition from the Republican and Populist parties the Socialist Party became the second-largest party in Texas after 1912 coinciding with a large socialist upsurge in the United States during fierce battles in the labor movement and the popularity of national heroes like Eugene V Debs the Socialists' popularity soon waned after their vilification by the United States government for their opposition to US involvement in World War I. Axis forces employed biological and chemical weapons the Imperial Japanese Army used a variety of such weapons during its invasion and occupation of China (see Unit 731) and in early conflicts against the Soviets. Both the Germans and Japanese tested such weapons against civilians and sometimes on prisoners of war, In June 1943 the British and Americans began a strategic bombing campaign against Germany with a goal to disrupt the war economy reduce morale and "de-house" the civilian population the firebombing of Hamburg was among the first attacks in this campaign inflicting significant casualties and considerable losses on infrastructure of this important industrial centre. . 1880 16,513 76.0% 9 Further reading 3.1 Early Portuguese period Harris County elected officials In early 1917 the War Department ordered two military installations to be built in Harris County: Camp Logan and Ellington Field the Army deployed a battalion of the all-black 24th Infantry Regiment to guard the construction site at Camp Logan Racial tension in the city rose as the black soldiers received hostile treatment in the racially segregated city Tensions flared into a full-blown riot in August 1917; the Camp Logan Riot resulted in the deaths of 15 whites (including 4 policemen) and 4 black soldiers and scores of additional injuries. Beginning in 1949 Texas was hit with a devastating drought that extended until 1957 Rainfall decreased 30 to 50 percent while temperatures rose killing crops livestock and triggering a rise of dust storms As a result the number of Texas farms and ranches declined by nearly 100,000 and Texas experienced a period of mass urbanization as the rural population moved to the city to rebuild their livelihoods the state's rural population declined from more than a third of the population to a quarter. As a result the Texas Water Development Board was created in 1957 and the state began a period of building a diverse system of water conservation plans This included increasing access to groundwater and creating lakes by damming rivers.
There are frequent "red tide" algae blooms that kill fish and marine mammals and cause respiratory problems in humans and some domestic animals when the blooms reach close to shore This has especially been plaguing the southwest and southern Florida coast from the Florida Keys to north of Pasco County Florida; The Consultation finally convened on November 3 in San Felipe with 58 of the 98 elected delegates. After days of bitter debate the delegates voted to create a provisional government based on the principles of the Constitution of 1824 Although they did not declare independence the delegates insisted they would not rejoin Mexico until federalism had been reinstated the new government would consist of a governor and a General Council with one representative from each municipality Under the assumption that these two branches would cooperate there was no system of checks and balances, Per the American Community Survey's 2013-2017 estimates Houston's age distribution was 569,656 under 18; 1,697,680 aged 18 to 20; 1,611,185 aged 21 to 61; 288,654 aged 62 to 64; and 228,460 aged 65 and older the median age was 32.9 down from 33.5 in 2014; the city's youthfulness has been attributed to an influx of an African American New Great Migration Hispanic or Latin American and Asian immigrants into Texas for every 100 females there were 100.3 males. . Texas 225.svg State Highway 225 a.k.a - La Porte Freeway, Brownsville 94/76 34/24 70/51 21/11 There are frequent "red tide" algae blooms that kill fish and marine mammals and cause respiratory problems in humans and some domestic animals when the blooms reach close to shore This has especially been plaguing the southwest and southern Florida coast from the Florida Keys to north of Pasco County Florida, As of the colonial period Texas was largely divided between 6 culture groups the Caddoan peoples occupied the area surrounding the entire length of the Red River Upon contact with Europeans they formed four collective confederacies known as the Natchitoches the Hasinai the Wichita & the Kadohadocho (Caddo) All four of them held some land in what is now Texas. Along the Gulf Coast region were the Atakapa tribes with at least one Coahuiltecan tribe (a culture group primarily from Northeast Mexico) a little further west on the Rio Grande Largely between the Rio Grande & Peco River were the Puebloan peoples part of an extensive civilization of tribes that lived in what are now the states of Texas New Mexico Colorado & Utah While the northern-most groups faced a cultural collapse due to a drought many of the southern tribes survive to the present North of the Pueblos were the Apachean tribes Although commonly referred to as one single nation they are actually a culture group. North of the Apacheans in the Northern Panhandle region were the Comanches. Houston Texas Business Directory Main article: Battle of Gonzales, The Harris County Sheriff's Office operates jail facilities and is the primary provider of law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county the sheriff is the conservator of the peace in the county the Harris County jail facilities are in northern downtown on the north side of the Buffalo Bayou the 1200 Jail the 1307 Jail (originally a TDCJ facility leased by the county) and the 701 Jail (formed from existing warehouse storage space) are on the same site.