The U.S and Texas flags at the Texas State Capitol (27.1) 71.2 Sam Houston former president of the Republic of Texas former governor of Texas retired in Huntsville Walker County. . . . Black church 6 4.3.2 Texas House of Representatives Average precipitation inches (mm) 5.35 Historical population Casualties and war crimes Main article: Spanish Civil War.
Squat concrete building with large drive-through under a wing a roof for the entrance is attached to the building by angled poles. 11.3 Ports Because Houston is on the Gulf of Mexico the city has a small chance of being hit by hurricanes or tropical storms every hurricane season (June through November), 4 Higher education The early isolation of the region and its links to the Deep South have resulted in its well-known pine woods being described as a 'curtain' that demarcates a certain cultural enclave or bubble that distinguishes East Texas from the rest of the state Former residents describe leaving behind the 'Pine Curtain' as a form of escape, In the aftermath of the Galveston disaster action proceeded on building the Houston Ship Channel to create a more protected inland port Houston quickly grew once the Channel was completed and rapidly became the primary port in Texas Railroads were constructed in a radial pattern to link Houston with other major cities such as Dallas-Fort Worth San Antonio and Austin. (123) 5.17 Three community college districts have campuses in and around Houston the Houston Community College System (HCC) serves most of Houston proper; its main campus and headquarters are located in Midtown Suburban northern and western parts of the metropolitan area are served by various campuses of the Lone Star College System while the southeastern portion of Houston is served by San Jacinto College and a northeastern portion is served by Lee College the Houston Community College and Lone Star College systems are among the 10 largest institutions of higher learning in the United States, The Republic of Texas including the disputed territory. US 290.svg U.S Highway 290 a.k.a - Northwest Freeway, Beginning around the mid-20th century Texas began to transform from a rural and agricultural state to one urban and industrialized the state's population grew quickly during this period with large levels of migration from outside the state. As a part of the Sun Belt Texas experienced strong economic growth particularly during the 1970s and early 1980s. Texas's economy diversified lessening its reliance on the petroleum industry by 1990 Hispanics overtook blacks to become the largest minority group in the state, See also: List of people from Texas and List of Texas symbols. Birth of the Spanish Kingdom Designed by architect Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston's City Hall) the Houston Municipal Airport Terminal was constructed in 1940 to meet Houston's growing role as a center for air commerce in the 1930s the terminal building is an example of classic art deco airport architecture from the 1940s the terminal served as the primary commercial air terminal for Houston until 1954 the terminal located at William P Hobby Airport houses the 1940 Air Terminal Museum which currently exhibits several collections focusing on Houston's aviation history. 3.4 Deep East Texas Water pollution of the Houston Ship Channel became notorious in 1972 Work on the Texas Commerce Tower now the JPMorgan Chase Tower began in 1979. . Timeline Elvis Presley gave six performances there between February and March 1970 setting an attendance record with 200,000 over the six shows He performed there again on March 3 1974 setting a single day attendance record, Aircraft were used for reconnaissance as fighters bombers and ground-support and each role was advanced considerably Innovation included airlift (the capability to quickly move limited high-priority supplies equipment and personnel); and of strategic bombing (the bombing of enemy industrial and population centres to destroy the enemy's ability to wage war). Anti-aircraft weaponry also advanced including defences such as radar and surface-to-air artillery the use of the jet aircraft was pioneered and though late introduction meant it had little impact it led to jets becoming standard in air forces worldwide. Although guided missiles were being developed they were not advanced enough to reliably target aircraft until some years after the war.