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The Council had neglected to provide specific instructions on how to structure the February vote for convention delegates leaving it up to each municipality to determine how to balance the desires of the established residents against those of the volunteers newly arrived from the United States. Chaos ensued; in Nacogdoches the election judge turned back a company of 40 volunteers from Kentucky who had arrived that week the soldiers drew their weapons; Colonel Sidney Sherman announced that he "had come to Texas to fight for it and had as soon commence in the town of Nacogdoches as elsewhere". Eventually the troops were allowed to vote. With rumors that Santa Anna was preparing a large army to advance into Texas rhetoric degenerated into framing the conflict as a race war between Anglos defending their property against in the words of David G Burnet a "mongrel race of degenerate Spaniards and Indians more depraved than they", The coffee companies of Houston formed the Greater Houston Coffee Association in fall 2000 the industry then tried to make Houston a major coffee shipping port Coffee sold through futures contracts may only be shipped to a New York Board of Trade-certified port and Texas's ad valorem tax on warehouse inventories made it impossible for Houston to get such a certification the tax was written into the Constitution of Texas so the Greater Houston Coffee Association asked State Representative Joe E Moreno and State Senator Mario Gallegos to present a constitutional amendment bill to exempt cocoa and coffee stored in Harris County warehouses from the tax Voters approved the amendment in 2001 Since then Houston's role as a coffee port increased After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans much of the traffic switched to Houston. The Rice Lofts (formerly the Rice Hotel) Stephen F Austin was the first American empresario given permission to operate a colony within Mexican Texas. District Clerk Marilyn Burgess Democratic Privately owned public use In the Soviet Union both the Germans and the Soviets spent the spring and early summer of 1943 preparing for large offensives in central Russia on 4 July 1943 Germany attacked Soviet forces around the Kursk Bulge Within a week German forces had exhausted themselves against the Soviets' deeply echeloned and well-constructed defences and for the first time in the war Hitler cancelled the operation before it had achieved tactical or operational success. This decision was partially affected by the Western Allies' invasion of Sicily launched on 9 July which combined with previous Italian failures resulted in the ousting and arrest of Mussolini later that month. 12 Sister cities Hitler believed that the United Kingdom's refusal to end the war was based on the hope that the United States and the Soviet Union would enter the war against Germany sooner or later. He therefore decided to try to strengthen Germany's relations with the Soviets or failing that to attack and eliminate them as a factor in November 1940 negotiations took place to determine if the Soviet Union would join the Tripartite Pact the Soviets showed some interest but asked for concessions from Finland Bulgaria Turkey and Japan that Germany considered unacceptable on 18 December 1940 Hitler issued the directive to prepare for an invasion of the Soviet Union. Houston City Council approved the Houston Bike Plan in March 2017 at that time entering the plan into the Houston Code of Ordinances.