Greater Houston's freeway system is monitored by Houston TranStar a partnership of four government agencies which is responsible for providing transportation and emergency management services to the region, 1.3 Opening and reception Mass transit Geology, (123) 5.17 Pearland (mostly in Brazoria County and a small part in Fort Bend County). Texas has a "low taxes low services" reputation. According to the Tax Foundation Texans' state and local tax burdens rank among the lowest in the nation 7th lowest nationally; state and local taxes cost $3,580 per capita or 8.4 percent of resident incomes. Texas is one of seven states that lack a state income tax! . Houston Ship Channel, 3.2 Greenhouse gases 12 Communities (as of 2010), Early Spanish exploration Houston's topography is further defined by a large number of creeks and ditches Overall this intricate system of waterways is essential to flood control; Houston is well known as one of the most flood-prone cities in the United States. Since the mid-20th century the United States Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the city and Harris County Flood Control District has channelized paved widened and deepened extensive sections of all of the five major bayous specified above with the notable exception of some parts of the Buffalo near Memorial the Buffalo Bayou watershed also features two flood control reservoirs Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir which retain large amounts of water after extreme rainfall events.
Houston Texas Business Directory, The 70,000-seat Rice Stadium designed in 1950 by Hermon Lloyd & W.B Morgan and Milton McGinty is of reinforced concrete with 30-inch (760 mm) diameter columns supporting the upper decks. Architecturally the stadium is an example of modernism with simple lines and an unadorned functional design the entire lower seating bowl is located below the surrounding ground level Intended solely for football games the stadium has excellent sightlines from almost every seat, In popular culture In October 2001 Enron a Houston-based energy company got caught in accounting scandals ultimately leading to collapse of the company and its accounting firm Arthur Andersen and the arrest and imprisonment of several executives. 20 National Oilwell Varco 202, The Texas Medical Center in Houston holds the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions with 47 member institutions. Texas Medical Center performs the most heart transplants in the world the University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is a highly regarded academic institution that centers around cancer patient care research education and prevention, On November 22 1963 President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Matthew McConaughey Longview Gregg County Houston Police Department Memorial George Tyler Wood second governor of Texas settled near Point Blank in Liberty County and San Jacinto County.