JFK assassination 4 See also In June 2013 a comprehensive plan was unveiled that would have seen the aging structure undergo an almost $200 million renovation into a multi-purpose event/convention facility the measure would have to have been approved first through a bond election in Harris County for the publicly funded project to go forward or else officials warned the iconic structure would be demolished. Voters ended up rejecting the measure on November 5 2013. On March 2 1836 Texans signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos effectively creating the Republic of Texas the revolt was justified as necessary to protect basic rights and because Mexico had annulled the federal pact the majority of the colonists were from the United States; they said that Mexico had invited them to move to the country but they were determined "to enjoy" the republican institutions to which they were accustomed in their native land, The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Roman Catholic Church (4,673,500); the Southern Baptist Convention (3,721,318); the United Methodist Church with (1,035,168); and Islam (421,972), 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. . . . Constable Precinct 1 Alan Rosen Democratic, Texas has made a strong mark on national and international pop culture the entire state is strongly associated with the image of the cowboy shown in westerns and in country western music the state's numerous oil tycoons are also a popular pop culture topic as seen in the hit TV series Dallas.
. Asia and Oceania colonization and the Pacific exploration Environmental factors play a large role in obesity rates. Studies have shown that people who live in the same socioeconomic contexts in Texas regardless of race tend to have similar rates of obesity. Generally speaking encouraging healthy habits raising awareness and educating people about portion sizes and nutritious requirements can help prevent obesity. Childhood prevention is key - a child who was overweight at 12 years of age has a 75% chance of being overweight as an adult, The front of a brick building; the top of the building appears torn off Around the arched doorway are four niches now empty There are two small square windows. Germany had been de facto divided and two independent states the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic were created within the borders of Allied and Soviet occupation zones the rest of Europe was also divided into Western and Soviet spheres of influence. Most eastern and central European countries fell into the Soviet sphere which led to establishment of Communist-led regimes with full or partial support of the Soviet occupation authorities As a result East Germany Poland Hungary Romania Czechoslovakia and Albania became Soviet satellite states Communist Yugoslavia conducted a fully independent policy causing tension with the Soviet Union, 2.9 1990s Weather Texas has a plural executive branch system limiting the power of the governor which is a weak executive compared to some other states Except for the Secretary of State voters elect executive officers independently; thus candidates are directly answerable to the public not the governor. This election system has led to some executive branches split between parties and reduced the ability of the governor to carry out a program When Republican President George W Bush served as Texas's governor the state had a Democratic lieutenant governor Bob Bullock the executive branch positions consist of the Governor Lieutenant Governor Comptroller of Public Accounts Land Commissioner Attorney General Agriculture Commissioner the three-member Texas Railroad Commission the State Board of Education and the Secretary of State! ! .