About Houston, Texas

Houston

Houston is a extend across metropolis in Texas, expand to Galveston Bay. It’s closely connected with the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training, the Space Center Houston and flight control complex. The city’s Downtown includes the Houston Grand Opera, Theater District, and the Historic District, which pairs 19th-century architecture with trendy restaurants.

Houston is the fourth-largest city of nation. Divers cultures, a dynamic community of world-class art, food, entertainment and attractions.The city’s geographic location on the Gulf Coast and advanced airport system make Houston a gateway to Latin America and the globe. Houston is a prime destination for entrepreneurs and people who are looking for new opportunities. A diverse economy, coupled with a “can do” attitude has made it happen. Chinatown

  • Clear Lake/Bay Area Houston
  • Downtown
  • EaDo/East End
  • Galleria/Uptown
  • Galveston
  • Greenspoint/IAH
  • Houston Heights
  • Medical Center/NRG Park
  • Memorial Park/Washington Corridor
  • Memorial/Energy Corridor
  • Midtown
  • Montrose
  • Museum District
  • River Oaks
  • Hobby Airport/Third-Ward
  • Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza
  • West University/Rice Village

1836
Brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen found Houston

1845
Texas becomes the 28th state in the Union

1870
Congress designates Houston a port

1899
Houston’s first park opens. The site, now Sam Houston Park, contains several of Houston’s earliest buildings

1948
Voters first reject proposed zoning ordinance. It’s rejected again in 1962 and 1993.

1932
First Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held

1943
Texas Medical Center founded

1947
Alley Theatre established

1969
“Houston” is first word spoken from the lunar surface

1971
Shell Oil Co. relocates corporate headquarters to Houston. More than 200 major firms move headquarters, subsidiaries and divisions here in the years following.

2000
Census finds Houston MSA has no racial or ethnic majority

2004
First modern light rail line-7.5 miles-begins operations.