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Flooding Texans have historically had difficulties traversing Texas due to the state's large size and rough terrain Texas has compensated by building both America's largest highway and railway systems in length the regulatory authority the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintains the state's immense highway system regulates aviation and public transportation systems. Texas has 3,700 named streams and 15 major rivers with the Rio Grande as the largest Other major rivers include the Pecos the Brazos Colorado and Red River While Texas has few natural lakes Texans have built over 100 artificial reservoirs, 4.3 Republic (2) 23 Main article: Demographics of Texas, Asian: 3.8 percent (1.0 percent Indian 0.8 percent Vietnamese 0.6 percent Chinese 0.4 percent Filipino 0.3 percent Korean 0.1 percent Japanese 0.6 percent other Asian); Some of Houston's oldest and most distinctive architecture are found in the northern sections of downtown as the city grew around Allen's Landing and the Market Square historic district where several representations of 19th-century urban architecture still stand, chlorine - respiratory effects Lakewood Church in Houston led by Pastor Joel Osteen is the largest church in the United States a megachurch it had 44,800 weekly attendees in 2010 up from 11,000 weekly in 2000. Since 2005 it has occupied the former Compaq Center sports stadium in September 2010 Outreach Magazine published a list of the 100 largest Christian churches in the United States and inside the list were the following Houston-area churches: Lakewood Second Baptist Church Houston Woodlands Church Church Without Walls and First Baptist Church. According to the list Houston and Dallas were tied as the second most popular city for megachurches. The judiciary of Texas is one of the most complex in the United States with many layers and overlapping jurisdictions Texas has two courts of last resort: the Texas Supreme Court for civil cases and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Except for some municipal benches partisan elections select judges at all levels of the judiciary; the governor fills vacancies by appointment. Texas is notable for its use of capital punishment having led the country in executions since capital punishment was reinstated in the Gregg v Georgia case (see Capital punishment in Texas). Cabral's voyage to Brazil and India 1500 When the United States purchased Louisiana from France in 1803 American authorities insisted the agreement also included Texas the boundary between New Spain and the United States was finally set at the Sabine River in 1819 at what is now the border between Texas and Louisiana. Eager for new land many United States settlers refused to recognize the agreement Several filibusters raised armies to invade the area west of the Sabine River in 1821 the Mexican War of Independence included the Texas territory which became part of Mexico. Due to its low population Mexico made the area part of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, Unionism In 1900 after Galveston was struck by a devastating hurricane efforts to make Houston into a viable deep-water port were accelerated the following year the discovery of oil at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont prompted the development of the Texas petroleum industry in 1902 President Theodore Roosevelt approved a $1 million improvement project for the Houston Ship Channel by 1910 the city's population had reached 78,800 almost doubling from a decade before African Americans formed a large part of the city's population numbering 23,929 people which was nearly one-third of Houston's residents. Texas descended into anarchy for two months between the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia and the assumption of authority by Union General Gordon Granger Violence marked the early months of Reconstruction. Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston by General Gordon Granger almost two and a half years after the original announcement. President Johnson in 1866 declared the civilian government restored in Texas. Despite not meeting reconstruction requirements Congress resumed allowing elected Texas representatives into the federal government in 1870 Social volatility continued as the state struggled with agricultural depression and labor issues. . Houston Texas Business Directory One Shell Plaza and Two Shell Plaza were completed in 1971 One Shell Plaza was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.