As of U.S Census figures current as of 1997 9% of residents in Harris County did not own automobiles This figure does not include people who own cars but do not have enough money to repair the automobiles As of that year while the average income of all residents of the county was $41,000 (equivalent to $64,000 in 2018) the average income of households without cars was $13,000 (equivalent to $20,300 in 2018). Main articles: History of Houston and Timeline of Houston, On June 1 1836 Santa Anna boarded a ship to travel back to Mexico For the next two days crowds of Texian soldiers many of whom had arrived that week from the United States gathered to demand his execution Lamar by now promoted to Secretary of War gave a speech insisting that "Mobs must not intimidate the government We want no French Revolution in Texas!" but on June 4 soldiers seized Santa Anna and put him under military arrest. According to Lack "the shock of having its foreign policy overturned by popular rebellion had weakened the interim government irrevocably" a group of soldiers staged an unsuccessful coup in mid-July in response Burnet called for elections to ratify the constitution and elect a Congress the sixth set of leaders for Texas in a twelve-month period. Voters overwhelmingly chose Houston the first president ratified the constitution drawn up by the Convention of 1836 and approved a resolution to request annexation to the United States. Houston issued an executive order sending Santa Anna to Washington D.C and from there he was soon sent home, Southeast Texas is vulnerable to hurricanes Major hurricanes that have severely affected the area in the 21st century include Hurricane Rita in 2005; Hurricane Ike which passed over much of Houston and surrounding areas in 2008; and Hurricane Harvey which inundated Southeast Texas in 2017 Weaker storms strike the area routinely Some like Tropical Storm Allison and Tropical Storm Claudette have caused considerable damage. As news of the Alamo's fall spread volunteer ranks swelled reaching about 1,400 men on March 19. Houston learned of Fannin's defeat on March 20 and realized his army was the last hope for an independent Texas Concerned that his ill-trained and ill-disciplined force would only be good for one battle and aware that his men could easily be outflanked by Urrea's forces Houston continued to avoid engagement to the immense displeasure of his troops by March 28 the Texian army had retreated 120 miles (190 km) across the Navidad and Colorado Rivers. Many troops deserted; those who remained grumbled that their commander was a coward, In July 2015 BP reached an $18.7bn settlement with the US government the states of Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi and Texas as well as 400 local authorities to date BP's cost for the clean-up environmental and economic damages and penalties has reached $54bn, Cities (multiple counties) The United States provided about two-thirds of all the ordnance used by the Allies in terms of warships transports warplanes artillery tanks trucks and ammunition. Though the Allies' economic and population advantages were largely mitigated during the initial rapid blitzkrieg attacks of Germany and Japan they became the decisive factor by 1942 after the United States and Soviet Union joined the Allies as the war largely settled into one of attrition. While the Allies' ability to out-produce the Axis is often attributed to the Allies having more access to natural resources other factors such as Germany and Japan's reluctance to employ women in the labour force Allied strategic bombing and Germany's late shift to a war economy contributed significantly Additionally neither Germany nor Japan planned to fight a protracted war and were not equipped to do so to improve their production Germany and Japan used millions of slave labourers; Germany used about 12 million people mostly from Eastern Europe while Japan used more than 18 million people in Far East Asia. ; In 1762 France finally relinquished their claim to Texas by ceding all of Louisiana west of the Mississippi River to Spain as part of the treaty to end the Seven Years' War. Spain saw no need to continue to maintain settlements near French outposts and ordered the closure of Los Adaes making San Antonio the new provincial capital the residents of Los Adaes were relocated in 1773 After several attempts to settle in other parts of the province the residents returned to East Texas without authorization and founded Nacogdoches, District Clerk Marilyn Burgess Democratic Atheist 2 16 Further reading. (17.6) 70.9 The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building; it has been sold and demolished, Houston Texas Business Directory The Fall of the Alamo depicts Davy Crockett swinging his rifle at Mexican troops who have breached the south gate of the mission.
Lucas Gusher Spindletop near Beaumont Texas Gulf beach near Sabine Pass. Jehovah's Witnesses 1 Houston is home to 337 parks including Hermann Park Terry Hershey Park Lake Houston Park Memorial Park Tranquility Park Sesquicentennial Park Discovery Green Buffalo Bayou Park and Sam Houston Park Within Hermann Park are the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sam Houston Park contains restored and reconstructed homes which were originally built between 1823 and 1905 a proposal has been made to open the city's first botanic garden at Herman Brown Park. . !