Two brass plates depicting a bearded Portuguese soldier before 1500 on top and Benin warriors at the bottom, White 86.8% 75.2% 71.0% 70.4% Former United States Senators:, Voter turnout (voting age population). In August 2017 Houston experienced record flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey the damages due to flash flooding are estimated at or above $50 billion making it one of the worst and costliest natural disasters in the United States Relief efforts are currently underway and are expected to last for years to come, Agnostic 3 2 Background Politics Homes in the Heights have varied architectural styles including Victorian Craftsman and Colonial Revival the neighborhood is composed of several large homes and many smaller cottages and bungalows many built in the late 19th and early 20th century. After 1905 Victorian cottages tended to be replaced by bungalows.
These attacks led the United States United Kingdom China Australia and several other states to formally declare war on Japan whereas the Soviet Union being heavily involved in large-scale hostilities with European Axis countries maintained its neutrality agreement with Japan. Germany followed by the other Axis states declared war on the United States in solidarity with Japan citing as justification the American attacks on German war vessels that had been ordered by Roosevelt. . ; Main article: John F Kennedy Assassination, Further information: Pre-Columbian Mexico The city of Houston has a strong mayoral form of municipal government. Houston is a home rule city and all municipal elections in the Texas are nonpartisan the city's elected officials are the mayor city controller and 16 members of the Houston City Council the current mayor of Houston is Sylvester Turner a Democrat elected on a nonpartisan ballot Houston's mayor serves as the city's chief administrator executive officer and official representative and is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. In the northern part of East Texas awareness of the native and historical Caddo Mississippian culture remains significant Cherokee County is home to the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Patrons can also view the "Caddo Indian Collection" at the Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview in the mid-19th century East Texas cities such as Marshall and Jefferson constituted a sphere of influence that led the entire state into the Confederacy and during the Mexican and Republic periods Nacogdoches and San Augustine were the most developed and influential cities in East Texas. Map of northern part of Gulf of Mexico On 3 September 1943 the Western Allies invaded the Italian mainland following Italy's armistice with the Allies. Germany with the help of fascists responded by disarming Italian forces that were in many places without superior orders seizing military control of Italian areas and creating a series of defensive lines. German special forces then rescued Mussolini who then soon established a new client state in German-occupied Italy named the Italian Social Republic causing an Italian civil war the Western Allies fought through several lines until reaching the main German defensive line in mid-November. As of 2013 37% of non-Hispanic Whites in Harris County had college or postgraduate degrees and 36% of them had annual incomes over $75,000 As of 2013 19% of Blacks in Harris County had college or postgraduate degrees as did 13% of U.S.-born Latinos and 7% of Latino immigrants, The Uptown District located on Interstate 610 West (referred to locally as the "West Loop") between U.S Highway 59 and Interstate 10 boomed along with Houston during the 1970s and early 1980s During that time the area grew from farm land in the late 1960s to a collection of high-rise office buildings residential properties and retail establishments including the Houston Galleria the area is an example of what architectural theorists call the edge city in the late 1990s Uptown Houston saw construction of many mid- and high-rise residential buildings of the tallest being about 30 stories.