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Houston

(Encyclopedia) Houston, city (1990 pop. 1,630,553), seat of Harris co., SE Tex., a deepwater port on the Houston Ship Channel; inc. 1837. Economy The fourth largest city in the nation and t...

South Houston

(Encyclopedia) South Houston, city (1990 pop. 14,207), Harris co., SE Tex., an industrial suburb of Houston ; inc. 1911. Manufactures include transportation equipment, machinery, and asphalt. ...

Houston, University of

(Encyclopedia) Houston, University of, at Houston, Tex.; coeducational; est. 1927 as a junior college, became a four-year institution in 1934, became a state-supported university in 1963. Campuses at Clear La...

Fort Sam Houston

(Encyclopedia) Fort Sam Houston, U.S. army base, 3,300 acres (1,335 hectares), S Tex., in San Antonio; headquarters of the Fifth Army. San Antonio, long a military center, donated land in 1870 for the site of...

Houston, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Houston, Samuel, 1793–1863, American frontier hero and statesman of Texas, b. near Lexington, Va. Early Life He moved (c.1806) with his family to Tennessee and lived much o...

Houston Symphony Orchestra

(Encyclopedia) Houston Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1913 with 33 players, the orchestra reorganized in 1930 and presented its first full season of concerts in 1931. Among its important conductors have been ...

Houston, David Franklin

(Encyclopedia) Houston, David Franklin hyo͞o´stən [key], 1866–1940, American cabinet officer and educator, b. Monroe, N.C., grad. South Carolina College, 1887, M.A. Harvard, 1892. He taught political sc...

Sam Houston

Sam Houston was a flamboyant leader of Texas independence, the first president of the Republic of Texas and the namesake of the city of Houston. As a member of the U.S. Army, Houston w…

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was one of the biggest female pop music stars of the 1980s and 1990s, thanks to hit singles like "Saving All My Love For You" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." The dau…

Houston Landmarks

by Dana J. Quigley photos by Carol M. Highsmith Home to over 2.2 million people, Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city. This bustling commercial an…