. The State of Texas concluded that since 2000 the Manchester neighborhood in eastern Houston had the highest annual averages of 1,3-butadiene of any area in Texas. Houston's air quality has often been compared to Los Angeles and Beijing. . . District 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2004 Northwest The Sabine Trinity Neches Angelina and Sulphur Rivers are the major rivers in East Texas but the Brazos River and Red River also flow through the region the Brazos cuts through the southwest portion of the region while the Red River forms its northern border with Oklahoma and a portion of Arkansas in East Texas and the rest of the South small rivers and creeks collect into swamps called "bayous" and merge with the surrounding forest Bald cypress and Spanish moss are the dominant plants in bayous the most famous of these bayous are Cypress Bayou and Buffalo Bayou Cypress Bayou surrounds the Big Little and Black Cypress Rivers around Jefferson They flow east into Caddo Lake and the adjoining wetlands cover the rim and islands of the lake, Bammel 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).
Also in the Museum District is the non-denominational Rothko Chapel founded by John and Dominique de Menil designed by Mark Rothko and Philip Johnson and completed in 1971 the interior serves not only as a chapel but also as a major work of modern art on its walls are 14 black but color-hued paintings by Mark Rothko who greatly influenced the shape and design of the chapel Rothko was given creative control and he clashed with Philip Johnson over the plans Rothko continued to work first with Howard Barnstone and then with Eugene Aubry but he did not live to see the chapel's completion in September 2000 the Rothko Chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Waller (partly in Waller County) Houston Texas Business Directory. 1950 7,711,194 20.2% (15.7) 63.6 An expedition commanded by Pizarro and his brothers explored south from what is today Panama reaching Inca territory by 1526. After one more expedition in 1529 Pizarro received royal approval to conquer the region and be its viceroy the approval read: "In July 1529 the queen of Spain signed a charter allowing Pizarro to conquer the Incas Pizarro was named governor and captain of all conquests in New Castile" the Viceroyalty of Peru was established in 1542 encompassing all Spanish holdings in South America. Don't know/refused answer 0.5 Nowhere were the wartime effects greater than in Houston which in 1940 was a city of 400,000 population dependent on shipping and oil the war dramatically expanded the city's economic base thanks to massive federal spending Energetic entrepreneurs most notably George Brown James Elkins and James Abercrombie landed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal wartime investment in technologically complex facilities Houston oil companies moved from being refiners and became sophisticated producers of petrochemicals Especially important were synthetic rubber and high octane fuel which retained their importance after the war the war moved the natural gas industry from a minor factor to a major energy source; Houston became a major hub when a local firm purchased the federally-financed Inch pipelines Other major growth industries included steel munitions and shipbuilding. Historical population In 2010 49 percent of all births were Hispanics; 35 percent were non-Hispanic whites; 11.5 percent were non-Hispanic blacks and 4.3 percent were Asians/Pacific Islanders. Based on Census Bureau data released on February 2011 for the first time in recent history Texas's white population is below 50 percent (45 percent) and Hispanics grew to 38 percent Between 2000 and 2010 the total population growth by 20.6 percent but Hispanics growth by 65 percent whereas non-Hispanic whites only grew by 4.2 percent. Texas has the fifth highest rate of teenage births in the nation and a plurality of these are to Hispanics. Houston Texas Business Directory County facilities Houston's current Chinatown and the Mahatma Gandhi District are two major ethnic enclaves reflecting Houston's multicultural makeup Restaurants bakeries traditional-clothing boutiques and specialty shops can be found in both areas, In 1690 Spanish authorities concerned that France posed competitive threat constructed several missions in East Texas. After Native American resistance the Spanish missionaries returned to Mexico. When France began settling Louisiana mostly in the southern part of the state in 1716 Spanish authorities responded by founding a new series of missions in East Texas. Two years later they created San Antonio as the first Spanish civilian settlement in the area.