The Spanish discovery of what they thought at that time was India and the constant competition of Portugal and Spain led to a desire for secrecy about every trade route and every colony As a consequence many documents that could reach other European countries included fake dates and faked facts to mislead any other nation's possible efforts for example the Island of California refers to a famous cartographic error propagated on many maps during the 17th and 18th centuries despite contradictory evidence from various explorers the legend was initially infused with the idea that California was a terrestrial paradise peopled by black women Amazons, Globe Life Park in Arlington home of the Texas Rangers. Members of the oil and gas industry are representatives of most of the boards of Houston's arts bodies charities and museums the energy companies spent funds in order to make Houston a more attractive community for their employees to live in.
. . Germany lost a quarter of its pre-war (1937) territory Among the eastern territories Silesia Neumark and most of Pomerania were taken over by Poland and East Prussia was divided between Poland and the Soviet Union followed by the expulsion to Germany of the nine million Germans from these provinces as well as three million Germans from the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia By the 1950s one-fifth of West Germans were refugees from the east the Soviet Union also took over the Polish provinces east of the Curzon line from which 2 million Poles were expelled; north-east Romania parts of eastern Finland and the three Baltic states were incorporated into the Soviet Union. Houston Press headquarters in Midtown Houston, Throughout East Texas black family growth and dissolution came more rapidly than in peacetime; blacks were more mobile as an adjustment to employment opportunities There was a more rapid shift to factory labor higher economic returns and a willingness of whites to tolerate the change in black economic status so long as the traditional "Jim Crow" social relations were maintained. 12.2 Cities Harris County ESD #46 Dual Atascocita VFD 1% .08 Minute Maid Park (home of the Astros) and Toyota Center (home of the Rockets) are located in Downtown Houston Houston has the NFL's first retractable-roof stadium with natural grass NRG Stadium (home of the Texans). Minute Maid Park is also a retractable-roof stadium Toyota Center also has the largest screen for an indoor arena in the United States built to coincide with the arena's hosting of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. BBVA Compass Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium for the Houston Dynamo the Texas Southern Tigers football team and Houston Dash located in East Downtown Aveva Stadium (home of the SaberCats) is located in south Houston in addition NRG Astrodome was the first indoor stadium in the world built in 1965. Other sports facilities include Hofheinz Pavilion (Houston Cougars basketball) Rice Stadium (Rice Owls football) and NRG Arena TDECU Stadium is where the University of Houston's Cougars football team plays! Texans took advantage of the lack of oversight to agitate for more political freedom resulting in the Convention of 1832 Among other issues the convention demanded that U.S citizens be allowed to immigrate into Texas and requested independent statehood for the area the following year Texians reiterated their demands at the Convention of 1833 After presenting their petition courier Stephen F Austin was jailed for the next two years in Mexico City on suspicion of treason. Although Mexico implemented several measures to appease the colonists President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's measures to transform Mexico from a federalist to a centralist state provided an excuse for the Texan colonists to revolt, Texas also permits the creation of "special districts" which provide limited services the most common is the school district but can also include hospital districts community college districts and utility districts (one utility district near Austin was the plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case involving the Voting Rights Act). 1890 2,235,527 40.4% Media Architecture The Astrodome was joined by a new neighbor in 2002 the retractable-roofed Reliant Stadium (now known as NRG Stadium) which was built to house Houston's new NFL franchise the Houston Texans the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo moved to the new venue in 2003 leaving the Astrodome without any major tenants the last concert at the Astrodome was George Strait & the Ace in the Hole Band during the 2002 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo before a record crowd of 68,266; the performance was recorded in For the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome. 1910 78,800 76.6% Barker 4.6 Earlier 20th century 4.3 Encroachment The Consulate-General of Pakistan in Houston in an unincorporated area of Harris County.