. For years Mexican authorities used the reconquering of Texas as an excuse for implementing new taxes and making the army the budgetary priority of the impoverished nation. Only sporadic skirmishes resulted. Larger expeditions were postponed as military funding was consistently diverted to other rebellions out of fear that those regions would ally with Texas and further fragment the country.[Note 17] the northern Mexican states the focus of the Matamoros Expedition briefly launched an independent Republic of the Rio Grande in 1839 the same year the Mexican Congress considered a law to declare it treasonous to speak positively of Texas in June 1843 leaders of the two nations declared an armistice, 1 Conquest Houston Texas Business Directory Pennzoil Place designed by Philip Johnson and built in 1976 is Houston's most award-winning skyscraper and is known for its innovative design the 46-story One Houston Center which was built in 1978 is 207 m (678 ft) tall and was designed by S.I Morris Associates Caudill Rowlett Scott and 3D/International; ! Houston Texas Business Directory Chronological 8 Mythic lands Asian Americans are a sizable minority group in Texas Americans of Asian descent form 3.8 percent of the population with those of non-Hispanic descent making up 3.7 percent of the populace They total more than 808,000 individuals Non-Hispanic Asians number over 795,000 Just over 200,000 Indian Americans make Texas their home Texas is also home to over 187,000 Vietnamese and 136,000 Chinese in addition to 92,000 Filipinos and 62,000 Koreans there are 18,000 Japanese Americans living in the state Lastly over 111,000 people are of other Asian ancestry groups such as Cambodian Thai and Hmong Sugar Land a city within the Houston metropolitan area and Plano within the Dallas metropolitan area both have high concentrations of ethnic Chinese and Korean residents the Houston and Dallas areas and to a lesser extent the Austin metropolitan area all contain substantial Vietnamese communities. .
. Houston Texas Business Directory 6 References 7 Government and politics Houston Texas Business Directory Members of the oil and gas industry are representatives of most of the boards of Houston's arts bodies charities and museums the energy companies spent funds in order to make Houston a more attractive community for their employees to live in. 7 Legacy The gulf's warm water temperature can feed powerful Atlantic hurricanes causing extensive human death and other destruction as happened with Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in the Atlantic a hurricane will draw up cool water from the depths and making it less likely that further hurricanes will follow in its wake (warm water being one of the preconditions necessary for their formation) However the Gulf is shallower; when a hurricane passes over the water temperature may drop but it soon rebounds and becomes capable of supporting another tropical storm. In the county the population was distributed as 29.00% under the age of 18 10.3% from 18 to 24 33.4% from 25 to 44 19.8% from 45 to 64 and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older the median age was 31 years for every 100 females there were 99.2 males for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 97.0 males. County facilities Main article: Education in Houston, Census-designated places (41) Tropical Storm Allison dumped up to 37 inches (940 mm) of rain on parts of the city over a five-day period in 2001 and was the most destructive and costly natural disaster in Houston history prior to Hurricane Harvey Area flooding was catastrophic and widespread the storm completely overwhelmed the flood control system and caused 22 deaths in Houston and $6.05 billion (2006 USD) in damage It is the only tropical storm in history to have its name retired, Obesity prevention Texas State University 3 Refurbishment plans.