[29], South Houston Police Department front entrance, For a complete listing, see list of cities and towns in Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land MSA, ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties [234] Facilities in the Theater District include the Jones Hall—home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Society for the Performing Arts—and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. From historical sites to unique festivals and celebrations, there is always something to see and do in South Texas. It is bordered by the cities of Houston and Pasadena, and geographically located southeast of Houston. [19], In 2006 H-E-B opened the "Mi Tienda" ("My Store") Hispanic-themed store in South Houston. Chris Brown is the city controller, serving his first term as of January 2016[update]. There is no defined northern boundary, although it is believed to be at the city of San Antonio and from an east to west line extending from the Rio Grande near Maverick County to the Gulf of Mexico, but turning southeast at or near Lavaca County, and continuing towards the Gulf of Mexico to separate it from East Texas and Southeast Texas. [84][86] The city issued 42,697 building permits in 2008 and was ranked first in the list of healthiest housing markets for 2009. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) provides public transportation in the form of buses, light rail, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, and paratransit to fifteen municipalities throughout the Greater Houston area and parts of unincorporated Harris County. Bayou Bend is a 14-acre (5.7 ha) facility of the Museum of Fine Arts that houses one of America's most prominent collections of decorative art, paintings, and furniture. The central region of Texas lies in between the state's three largest metropolitan areas - Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and San Antonio - and along its three largest interior … [198], In 2006, the Houston metropolitan area ranked first in Texas and third in the U.S. within the category of "Best Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes magazine. The region's geology developed from river deposits formed from the erosion of the Rocky Mountains. [83][84] Regulations include mandatory lot size for single-family houses and requirements that parking be available to tenants and customers. The first South Houston library opened in 1927. [335] Houston City Council approved the Houston Bike Plan in March 2017, at that time entering the plan into the Houston Code of Ordinances. [24], Sections of South Houston west of Old Galveston Road are served by Rick Schneider Middle School (Houston, Grades 5-6). [dubious – discuss][123], In a recent case testing these regulations, near the Brickhouse Gulley, an old golf course that long served as a floodplain and reservoir for flood waters, announced a change of heart toward intensifying development. In 2015, 8.3 percent of Houston households lacked a car, which was virtually unchanged in 2016 (8.1 percent). [citation needed], In 1840, the community established a chamber of commerce, in part to promote shipping and navigation at the newly created port on Buffalo Bayou. ±Former community annexed by Missouri City, ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties. It is bordered by the city of Houston and the city of Pasadena. [324] A park and ride system provides commuter bus service from 34 transit centers scattered throughout the region's suburban areas; these express buses operate independently of the local bus network and utilize the region's extensive system of HOV lanes. [193], The Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metro area's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016 was $478 billion, making it the sixth-largest of any metropolitan area in the United States and larger than Iran's, Colombia's, or the United Arab Emirates' GDP. [316] Harris County is one of the largest consumers of gasoline in the United States, ranking second (behind Los Angeles County) in 2013. It is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is not consolidated with that of a county, parish, or borough. Thi… Highways that follow the location convention include Interstate 10 west of Downtown (Katy Freeway), Interstate 69 north of Downtown (Eastex Freeway), Interstate 45 south of Downtown (Gulf Freeway), and Texas State Highway 225 (La Porte or Pasadena Freeway). Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. [188], The Houston area is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. The ship channel continues past Galveston and then into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston is the seat of the Texas Medical Center, which describes itself as containing the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions. "[25], The Allen brothers ran their first advertisement for Houston just four days later in the Telegraph and Texas Register, naming the notional town in honor of President Sam Houston. The only other major publication to serve the city is the Houston Press—which was a free alternative weekly newspaper before the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey resulted in the publication switching to an online-only format on November 2, 2017. The Houston Community College System (HCC) serves most of Houston proper; its main campus and headquarters are located in Midtown. Locations in Houston are generally classified as either being inside or outside the Interstate 610 loop. [131][132], Per the American Community Survey's 2014-2018 estimates, Houston's age distribution was 486,083 under 15; 147,710 aged 15 to 19; 603,586 aged 20 to 34; 726,877 aged 35 to 59; and 357,834 aged 60 and older. Official records for Houston were kept at the Weather Bureau in downtown from July 1888 to May 1969, and at Intercontinental since June 1969. [169] The same study says that area residents identifying with other religions (including Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism) collectively made up about 7% of the area population. [248] The Houston Texans are a National Football League expansion team formed in 2002. Venues across Houston regularly host local and touring rock, blues, country, dubstep, and Tejano musical acts. [246], Houston has sports teams for every major professional league except the National Hockey League. The region is serviced by four spoke tollways: a set of managed lanes on the Katy Freeway; the Hardy Toll Road, which parallels Interstate 45 north of Downtown up to Spring; the Westpark Tollway, which services Houston's western suburbs out to Fulshear; and Fort Bend Parkway, which connects to Sienna Plantation. In 2012, the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land area recorded $110.3 billion in merchandise exports. [324] The agency's 75 local routes contain nearly 8,900 stops and saw nearly 67 million boardings during the 2016 fiscal year. South Houston is adjacent to Pasadena, two miles southeast of the intersection of Interstate Highway 45 and State Highway 3, in southeastern Harris County. [178], Houston's Jewish community, estimated at 47,000 in 2001, has been present in the city since the 1800s. [265] The term limits were spearheaded in 1991 by conservative political activist Clymer Wright. Pitmaster Lance Eaker of the Eaker Barbecue food truck in Houston bills his barbecue as “South Texas style,” referring to his influences growing up in Uvalde, where mesquite is the wood of choice. The crane that collapsed was one of the largest cranes in the nation, possessing a 400-foot boom that could lift more than a million pounds. The council members are Irene Tamayo, Bill Kelly, Albert Hernandez, Robert Garcia, and Amy Burnett. 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The city had 7,523 inhabitants in 1960. [168], According to a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center, 73% of the population of the Houston area identified themselves as Christians, about 50% of whom claimed Protestant affiliations and about 19% claimed Roman Catholic affiliations. There were 976,745 housing units in 2018 and 849,105 households. [336] In August 2017, Houston City Council approved spending for construction of 13 additional miles of bike trails. In addition, NRG Astrodome was the first indoor stadium in the world, built in 1965. [219][220], The city of Houston is highly regarded for its diverse food and restaurant culture. A post office appeared in 1910. A third, 180-mile (290 km) loop with a radius of approximately 25 miles (40 km), State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway), is currently under construction, with six of eleven segments completed as of 2018[update]. The Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area is served by one public television station and one public radio station. Nineteen school districts exist within the city of Houston. Crime Report Table 4 ". [172], A variety of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches can be found in Houston. Within Montrose, new gay bars began to open. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 removed the quotas, allowing for the growth of other religions. As of 2008 the mayor is Joe Soto. Sam Houston Park contains restored and reconstructed homes which were originally built between 1823 and 1905. Three loop freeways provide north–south and east–west connectivity between Greater Houston's radial highways. Houston's violent crime rate was 8.6% percent higher in 2016 from the previous year. [266] During 1991–2015, the city controller and city council members were subjected to a two-year, three-term limitation–the 2015 referendum amended term limits to two four-year terms. [26] South Houston Intermediate opened on property acquired by PISD in 1947; it previously housed the Asgard College for Girls, a prison for delinquent boys, a psychiatric hospital, a transit house for the federal government, and a National Youth Association Camp. [181] The Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist communities form a growing sector of the religious demographic after Judaism and Islam. Paul Broussard was murdered in Montrose in 1991. [48] One month later, about 2.5 million Houston-area residents evacuated when Hurricane Rita approached the Gulf Coast, leaving little damage to the Houston area. [151] Blacks or African Americans made up 22.5% of Houston's population, American Indians made up 0.3% of the population, Asians made up 6.9% (1.7% Vietnamese, 1.3% Chinese, 1.3% Indian, 0.9% Pakistani, 0.4% Filipino, 0.3% Korean, 0.1% Japanese) and Pacific Islanders made up 0.1%. The school is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and has a student population of approximately 3,000. Houston Public Radio is listener-funded and comprises one NPR member station, KUHF (News 88.7). Houston is the most diverse metropolitan area in Texas and has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the U.S.[18] It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. [124] A nation-wide developer, Meritage Homes, bought the land and planned to develop the 500-year floodplain into 900 new residential homes. Beneath the layers of sediment is a water-deposited layer of halite, a rock salt. In the 1960s, Downtown Houston consisted of a collection of midrise office structures. Best Dining in South Houston, Texas Gulf Coast: See 116 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 34 South Houston restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. Employing more than 73,600 people, institutions at the medical center include 13 hospitals and two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and virtually all health-related careers. [36] Ellington Field, initially built during World War I, was revitalized as an advanced training center for bombardiers and navigators. Parrott and widow of John Austin, the south half of the lower league [2,214-acre (896 ha) tract] granted to her by her late husband. [185] Major technology and software companies within Greater Houston include Cybersoft, Houston Wire & Cable, and HostGator. South Texas county and city issue COVID-19 travel advisory for Houston area The city of Alice and Jim Wells County both want residents to be careful if they visit here. [203] The city ranked fourth for highest increase in the local technological innovation over the preceding 15 years, according to Forbes magazine. [196], The University of Houston System's annual impact on the Houston area's economy equates to that of a major corporation: $1.1 billion in new funds attracted annually to the Houston area, $3.13 billion in total economic benefit, and 24,000 local jobs generated. [180] It is estimated that Muslims made up 1.2% of Houston's population. [183][184] The city and area have also been growing centers for technology. [289] The University of Houston–Clear Lake and the University of Houston–Downtown are stand-alone universities within the University of Houston System; they are not branch campuses of the University of Houston. In addition, Hispanics made up 37.4% of Houston's population in 2000, while non-Hispanic whites made up 30.8%. [258] In motorcycling, the Astrodome hosted an AMA Supercross Championship round from 1974 to 2003 and the NRG Stadium since 2003. Major freeways in Greater Houston are often referred to by either the cardinal direction or geographic location they travel towards. During the American Civil War, Houston served as a headquarters for General John Magruder, who used the city as an organization point for the Battle of Galveston. [26] About a dozen persons resided in the town at the beginning of 1837, but that number grew to about 1,500 by the time the Texas Congress convened in Houston for the first time that May. This prototype, an early version of the spacecraft that the company hopes will carry humans to … During the late 1970s, Houston had a population boom as people from the Rust Belt states moved to Texas in large numbers. The Texas Medical Center is home to a high density of health professions schools, including two medical schools: McGovern Medical School, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine, a highly selective private institution. [143] Houston's diversity, historically fueled by large waves of Hispanic or Latino and Asian immigrants, has been attributed to its relatively low cost of living, strong job market, and role as a hub for refugee resettlement. [52] During the floods in 2015 and 2016, each of which dropped at least a foot of rain,[53] parts of the city were covered in several inches of water. In 1980 South Houston had 11,782 inhabitants and 303 businesses. [303] La Voz de Houston is the Houston Chronicle's Spanish-language newspaper and the largest in the area. Houston merchants profited from selling staples to farmers and shipping the farmers' produce to Galveston. New Orleans was the center of this trade in the Deep South, but slave dealers were in Houston. ", "BBVA Compass Plaza opens new building on Post Oak", "Genesis Laying Down Plans for Newest Uptown Condo Highrise", "Rising Land Costs Boost Houston's Mid-Rise Market", "Living the High Life. [19][232] Houston is also home to folk artists, art groups and various small progressive arts organizations.[233]. The stations broadcast from the Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting, located on the campus of the University of Houston. [158] By 1985, the flavor and politics of the neighborhood were heavily influenced by the LGBT community, and in 1990, according to Hill, 19% of Montrose residents identified as LGBT. Hurricane Harvey damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and dumped trillions of gallons of water into the city. The National Museum of Funeral History is located in Houston near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. This was the stimulus for the development of the city's aerospace industry. [323] Notable arterial roads in the region include Westheimer Road, Memorial Drive, Texas State Highway 6, Farm to Market Road 1960, Bellaire Boulevard, and Telephone Road. [325], METRO began light rail service in 2004 with the opening of the 8-mile (13 km) north-south Red Line connecting Downtown, Midtown, the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center, and NRG Park. [169], Lakewood Church in Houston, led by Pastor Joel Osteen, is the largest church in the United States. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located 23 miles (37 km) north of Downtown Houston between Interstates 45 and 69, is the eighth busiest commercial airport in the United States (by total passengers and aircraft movements) and forty-third busiest globally. [138] The median monthly owner costs with a mortgage were $1,598, and $524 without a mortgage. [309], Houston is considered an automobile-dependent city, with an estimated 77.2% of commuters driving alone to work in 2016,[310] up from 71.7% in 1990[311] and 75.6% in 2009. [20][21][22] These tribes are almost nonexistent today; this was most likely caused by foreign disease, and competition with various settler groups in the 18th and 19th centuries. Houston is a majority-minority city. [215] Another large celebration is the annual night-time Houston Gay Pride Parade, held at the end of June. [213] Additionally, more than one in five foreign-born residents are from Asia. 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[267] As a result, the city is often a contested area in statewide elections. Furthermore, Jankowski stated that "more than 100 foreign-owned companies relocated, expanded or started new businesses in Houston" between 2008 and 2010, and this openness to external business boosted job creation during a period when domestic demand was problematically low. Their plan would bring in $360 million in revenue and boost city population and tax revenue. SpaceX aborted its launch of a Starship prototype in South Texas just one second before liftoff. City council meets during the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the South Houston Municipal Court; meetings begin at 7:30 PM; it is open to members of the public. [55] The rainfall exceeded 50 inches in several areas locally, breaking the national record for rainfall. The per capita income for the city was $15,611. [272] In 2010, the city's murder rate (per capita rate of 11.8 murders per 100,000 population) was ranked sixth among U.S. cities with a population of over 750,000 (behind New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, and Philadelphia) according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Houston City Council passed this regulation in 2018 with a vote of 9–7. Some other notable Hip-hop artists from the area include Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Bun B, Geto Boys, Trae tha Truth, Kirko Bangz, Z-Ro, South Park Mexican, Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion.[242]. [35], Houston is home to one of the largest LGBT communities and pride parades in the United States. Due to the boom in defense jobs, thousands of new workers migrated to the city, both blacks and whites competing for the higher-paying jobs. It may be associated with slip along the faults; however, the slippage is slow and not considered an earthquake, where stationary faults must slip suddenly enough to create seismic waves. The population was 16,983 at the 2010 census. Petrochemical refineries and manufacturing plants were constructed along the ship channel because of the demand for petroleum and synthetic rubber products by the defense industry during the war. [273], Murders fell by 37 percent from January to June 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. [189] Much of its success as a petrochemical complex is due to its busy ship channel, the Port of Houston. Houston averaged 1.59 cars per household in 2016, compared to a national average of 1.8. [209][210], In 2013, Houston was identified as the number one U.S. city for job creation by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics after it was not only the first major city to regain all the jobs lost in the preceding economic downturn, but also after the crash, more than two jobs were added for every one lost. In the 2000s, the Baylor College of Medicine was annually considered within the top ten medical schools in the nation; likewise, the MD Anderson Cancer Center had been consistently ranked as one of the top two U.S. hospitals specializing in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report since 1990. The University of Houston (UH) is a nationally recognized tier one research university and is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. [99] Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, which bring heat and moisture from the nearby Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. Economic gains of blacks who entered defense industries continued in the postwar years. [342] The four-runway, 1,304-acre (528-hectare) facility is located approximately 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Downtown Houston. In 2019, OSHA found that Texas was the leading state in the nation for crane accidents. [332], Houston has the largest number of bike commuters in Texas with over 160 miles of dedicated bikeways. Houston is considered to be a politically divided city whose balance of power often sways between Republicans and Democrats. [15], South Houston is within Texas's 29th congressional district; as of 2008 Gene Green is the representative. The original city council line-up of 14 members (nine district-based and five at-large positions) was based on a U.S. Justice Department mandate which took effect in 1979. In the city, the population was spread out, with 34.1% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. According to the 2000 Census, the community has a population of 22,282. For most public hunting areas in South Texas, dove access closed at the end of the first stint. [134][135][136] For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males.[133]. In order to meet the new floodplain regulations, the developers needed to elevate lowest floors two feet above the 500 year floodplain, equivalent to five or six feet above the 100-year base flood elevation, and build a channel to direct stormwater runoff toward detention basins. [103][104] The record highest temperature recorded in Houston is 109 Â°F (43 Â°C) at Bush Intercontinental Airport, during September 4, 2000, and again on August 27, 2011. Here's a region with a flavor of its own. After five years, 80.5% of graduates are still living and working in the region. The third, Ellington Airport, is home to the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. [119], Because of Houston's wet season and proximity to the Gulf Coast, the city is prone to flooding from heavy rains; the most notable flooding events include Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 and Hurricane Harvey in 2017, along with most recent Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019. Ultimately, the system is designed to ferry traffic from neighborhood streets to major thoroughfares, which connect into the limited-access highway system. [170] Since 2005, it has occupied the former Compaq Center sports stadium. Texas was always, at most, an outlying state in the South, and large enough to encompass many different cultures, something most of the rest of the South can't really claim. Houston and its metropolitan area are served by the Houston Chronicle, its only major daily newspaper with wide distribution. South Houston is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Harris County. [247] The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association franchise based in the city since 1971. [151], At the 2000 U.S. census, the racial makeup of the city in was 49.3% White, 25.3% Black or African American, 5.3% Asian, 0.7% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.5% from some other race, and 3.1% from two or more races. They paid $5,000 total, but only $1,000 of this in cash; notes made up the remainder. A SpaceX prototype launched to roughly 40,000 feet, flipped itself around in midair and then landed vertically but hard, and in a ball of flames, in South Texas on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to Interstate 610, two additional loop highways encircle the city: Beltway 8, with a radius of approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Downtown, and State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway), with a radius of 25 miles (40 km). [139] Individuals from two or more races made up 2.1% of the city. Through their official city-to-city relationships, these volunteer associations promote people-to-people diplomacy and encourage citizens to develop mutual trust and understanding through commercial, cultural, educational, and humanitarian exchanges. It is where one of the first—and still the largest—air emergency service, Life Flight, was created, and an inter-institutional transplant program was developed. On January 31, 2018, the Houston City Council agreed to forgive large water bills thousands of households faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, as Houston Public Works found 6,362 homeowners' water utility bills had at least doubled.[58][59]. Houston is located 165 miles (266 km) east of Austin,[62] 88 miles (142 km) west of the Louisiana border,[63] and 250 miles (400 km) south of Dallas. Moreover, Houston is the only metropolitan area with less than ten million citizens where such CO2 dome can be detected by satellites. [13], The great majority of enslaved people in Texas came with their owners from the older slave states. [101] Houston's characteristic subtropical humidity often results in a higher apparent temperature, and summer mornings average over 90% relative humidity. [229][230][231], Houston is one of few United States cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines: opera (Houston Grand Opera), ballet (Houston Ballet), music (Houston Symphony Orchestra), and theater (The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars). According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 579 square miles (1,500 km2). The Space Center has many interactive exhibits including moon rocks, a shuttle simulator, and presentations about the history of NASA's manned space flight program. ][334] In 2015, Downtown Houston added a cycle track on Lamar Street, running from Sam Houston Park to Discovery Green. The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park—located in the Uptown District of the city—serves as a popular tourist attraction and for weddings and various celebrations. 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