17 External links (17.4) 53.5 By the early 20th century the Democratic Party in Texas started using a "white primary." Restricting the Democratic primary to white voters was another way of closing minorities out of politics as the primary was the only competitive contest for office in the one-party state by 1906 the number of black voters had dropped from more than 100,000 in the 1890s to 5,000 the state also passed a law for white primaries in 1896 86.6% of all voters in Texas voted in the presidential election; following disenfranchisement voter turnout in 1904 was 29.2% and in 1920 was 21.6%. Educational attainment the civilizations of Mesoamerica centered south of Texas Influence of Teotihuacan in northern Mexico peaked around AD 500 and declined over the 8th to 10th centuries, The Consulate-General of Pakistan in Houston in an unincorporated area of Harris County. Conquest Land warfare changed from the static front lines of trench warfare of World War I which had relied on improved artillery that outmatched the speed of both infantry and cavalry to increased mobility and combined arms the tank which had been used predominantly for infantry support in the First World War had evolved into the primary weapon in the late 1930s tank design was considerably more advanced than it had been during World War I and advances continued throughout the war with increases in speed armour and firepower. At the start of the war most commanders thought enemy tanks should be met by tanks with superior specifications. This idea was challenged by the poor performance of the relatively light early tank guns against armour and German doctrine of avoiding tank-versus-tank combat This along with Germany's use of combined arms were among the key elements of their highly successful blitzkrieg tactics across Poland and France. Many means of destroying tanks including indirect artillery anti-tank guns (both towed and self-propelled) mines short-ranged infantry antitank weapons and other tanks were used. Even with large-scale mechanisation infantry remained the backbone of all forces and throughout the war most infantry were equipped similarly to World War I the portable machine gun spread a notable example being the German MG34 and various submachine guns which were suited to close combat in urban and jungle settings the assault rifle a late war development incorporating many features of the rifle and submachine gun became the standard postwar infantry weapon for most armed forces, 6.4 Technology Harris County ESD #28 Fire Ponderosa VFD 1% .10, Eastern Orthodox 0.5 Sam Houston former president of the Republic of Texas former governor of Texas retired in Huntsville Walker County. . Located near the Museum District are the Menil Collection Rothko Chapel and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, The Germans were the largest group immigrating directly from Europe. According to the Handbook of Texas :; See also: Tex-Mex cuisine in Houston The conquistador borrowed as little as possible preferring to invest all their belongings Sometimes every soldier brought his own equipment and supplies other times the soldiers received gear as an advance from the conquistador, Energy This article is part of a series on the. Map of the Colorado & Southern Railroad lines including the Fort Worth and Denver City lines in Texas, 7 Trade The outlying areas of Houston the airports and the city's suburbs and enclaves are outside the Loop Another ring road Beltway 8 (also known simply as the "Beltway" or as the "Sam Houston Tollway") encircles the city another 5 miles (8 km) farther out Parts of Beltway 8 are toll roads but for most of the route motorists can drive in the adjacent "feeder" or service roads at no charge. Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) forms a semicircle in northern Houston and is another dividing line the third ring road State Highway 99 (also known as the Grand Parkway) is under construction. Long stated that most of the wealthier Houston suburbs are west and north of the central city while to the southeast the Clear Lake/NASA "[represents] another burgeoning concentration of largely aerospace-related prosperity", 1.3 Galveston Bay The recorded history of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region of North America now known as Texas in 1519 who found the region occupied by numerous Native American tribes the Native Americans' ancestors had been there for more than 10,000 years as evidenced by the discovery of the remains of prehistoric Leanderthal Lady During the period of recorded history from A.D 1519 to 1848 all or parts of Texas were claimed by five countries: France Spain Mexico the Republic of Texas and the United States of America as well as the confederacy during the the civil war. Ethylene dibromide - cancer, Main article: Architecture of Houston, Bayou Bend is a 14-acre (5.7 ha) facility of the Museum of Fine Arts that houses one of America's most prominent collections of decorative art paintings and furniture Bayou Bend is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg.
Houston's murder rate ranked 46th of U.S cities with a population over 250,000 in 2005 (per capita rate of 16.3 murders per 100,000 population) in 2010 the city's murder rate (per capita rate of 11.8 murders per 100,000 population) was ranked sixth among U.S cities with a population of over 750,000 (behind New York City Chicago Detroit Dallas and Philadelphia) according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). . Terminal E used exclusively by United Airlines at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, According to the National Response Center the oil industry has thousands of minor accidents in the Gulf of Mexico every year; Air pollution Educational attainment Harris County ESD #60 Fire Sheldon VFD 1% .05, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Germans Information technology 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.