Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto25 miles (40km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
The present Houston station, which opened on October 26, 1959, was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad to replace Grand Central Station, which was just east of the present station. That station operated from September 1, 1934 until the property was sold to the U.S. Government in 1959 to become the site of the Houston main post office. Grand Central Station had replaced the original Houston & Texas Central depot of 1886. When Amtrak was created it was one of two stations in Houston that served Amtrak trains, the other being Union Station, now part of Minute Maid Park. All Amtrak trains moved to Southern Pacific Station by the end of July 1974, and all trains were canceled or rerouted out of Houston except the Sunset Limited. This station continued to be owned and operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad after the creation of Amtrak, and has been owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad since the merger of Southern Pacific and Union Pacific.
"Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)" is a song written by Larry Gatlin and recorded by American country music group Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band. It was released in September 1983 as the first single from the album "Greatest Hits Vol. II" then included to first track of "Not Guilty" (1984). "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)" was the group's third and last number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for two weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.
But because there is more capacity (American is operating six of their seven weekly flights with mainline Airbus A319s and UnitedHouston flights will be operating Wednesday-Saturday-Sunday through the entire month), load factors for March are pacing slightly behind February,” said Tomcich in a follow-up e-mail this week.
A group of doctors who saved a woman from dying during a flight back to Southern California are sharing their incredible story ... The trio quickly jumped into action when a passenger on their return flight to Los Angeles started having chest pains ... The plane made an emergency landing in Houston after Dr.
... or they could make Deshaun Watson happy and figure out a way to pry him away from the Houston Texans, or they could simply opt to roll with a developing Tagovailoa and instead get him a top-flight offensive weapon to help the former fifth-overall pick truly find his NFL legs.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Three local doctors saved a woman’s life on an airplane as they were heading from Tampa Bay, Florida back to Los Angeles ... Dr ... The flight made an emergency landing in Houston, where medics were waiting to rush the woman to a nearby emergency room. The L.A.-bound flight finished its trip, landing at 3 a.m.MORE NEWS ... .
On the flight to Houston, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Biden's deputy national security adviser, told reporters there is a need going forward for the federal government, states and the private sector to incentivize building the "kind of resilient infrastructure that we can truly depend on in the future."
El Campo police are on the hunt for suspects in the shooting death of a Wharton man ...Resident of Wharton inside ... El Campo EMS were summoned to the scene and worked to stabilize Singleton while a Flight helicopter was called. Flown to the trauma center at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Singleton reportedly died the next day ... 19 ... ....
Cruz, his wife Heidi and their daughters Caroline and Cathryn were seen boarding a United Airlines flight out of Houston at 4 pm last Wednesday while millions of Texans struggled on without heat or water for the fourth day in a row.
Only 67% of seats were sold on its flights, allowing all rows to have at least the middle seat open ... Our flight to Houston was operated by the airline's smallest plane, the Boeing 737-700 ... With Southwest's seat blocking policy no longer in place, I had to hope that nobody would sit next to me for the two-hour flight to Houston.