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					Houston, Texas
The fourth largest city in the United States

About Houston
Located in Southeast Texas.  The third most populous in the country.  The population is 2,167,460 with total area of 1,558,4 km and 3,70% of it is water.
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History of Houston
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In the 1836, two New York real estate promoters, John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen purchased 6,642 acres that they hoped could begin building “a great center of government and commerce.” The city to be was named after Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto, whom the Allen brothers admired and anticipated to be the first President of the Republic of Texas.

Sam Houston

Historical Features
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This is the San Jacinto Battleground State Park. The Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution, took place on April 21, 1836. On that day, Texas forces led by General Sam Houston ambushed General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican forces in the area. Hundreds of Mexican soldiers died, while very few Texan soldiers died.

Social Demographics
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As of the census of 2000, there are 1,953,631 people, 717,945 households, and 457,330 families residing in the city. Variation of the people are:
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49.27% White 25.31% Black/African American 0.44% Native American 5.31% Asian 0.06% Pacific Islander 19.61% from other races 37.41% are Hispanic or Latino

Social Demographic
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Population below the poverty line  19.2% of the population and 16.0% of families  Out of the total population, 26.1% of those under the age of 18 and 14.3% of those 65 and older. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.8 males. The majority religion in Texas are:  Protestant – 66%  Roman Catholic – 23%  Other Christian – 1%  Other Religions – 1%  Non-Religious – 6%

Transportation
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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, or METRO, provides public transportation in the form of buses, trolleys, and lift vans. Uptown, METRO provides free service on the Uptown Shuttle. The other transportation is mostly car, bicycle, motorcycle.

Climate in Houston
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Houston's climate is classified as being humid subtropical. On summer, daily temperatures are in the 90 to 105 °F. Winters in Houston are cool and temperate. Snow is almost unheard. In December 24, 2004, there was snow in Houston after about 14 years.

Reliant Stadium
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There are over 17 colleges and university that are available in Houston. The most famous is the Rice University because the Rice Stadium was the home to the Super Bowl VIII, and Super Bowl XXXVIII was played at Houston's Reliant Stadium in February 2004.

Crime Rates in Houston
Houston TX Crime Statistics (2002 - New Crime Data)
Crime Type Overall Houston Crime Index Houston Murders Forcible Rapes Houston Robberies Aggravated Assaults 2002 Total Per 100,000 People National per 100,000 People

149247
256 892 11212 12598

7313.94
12.55 43.71 549.45 617.37

4118.8
5.6 33 145.9 310.1

Houston Burglaries
Houston Larceny Motor Vehicle Thefts Houston Arsons

26905
73445 23939 1696

1318.5
3599.22 1173.15 83.11

746.2
2445.8 432.1 N/A

Overview the city of Houston.
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The city also has the third largest skyline in the U.S. after New York City and Chicago. The Museum District are  Holocaust Museum  Houston Children's Museum  Houston Museum of Health and Medical Science  Museum of Contemporary Arts  Museum of Fine Arts Houston  Museum of Natural Science

Space Center in Houston
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The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center ("JSC") is the NASA installation wherein is located the Mission Control Center. JSC is located in Clear Lake City, which since 1977 has been a part of Houston, Texas. The land occupied by the space center was donated to NASA by Rice University. JSC's location is the reason that the first word spoken from the Moon's surface was "Houston".

My Opinion about Houston!
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Houston is a great city to visit especially for people who loves sports. The museums are great, the Galleria mall is awesome (it’s one of the biggest mall in the U.S.), but the downtown is so small. I don’t think I could live in Houston because it’s just too quiet and no cool activities compared to New York! This picture was taking on the The Williams Waterwall, located in the Uptown District of Houston

Sources
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston http://www.houstontx.gov/ http://www.houston-guide.com/


				
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