The city of Houston
MAYOR: Annise Parker
Barbara Charline Jordan –
was the first African-American
woman to be elected to the Texas
Learn more about Houston in the
Houston Children’s Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Natural History
And MANY more!
Houston Symphony Orchestra
• Ima Hogg –
established the Houston Symphony Orchestra
and donated money to help Houston families.
Houston has professional sports teams
Houston Medical Center
• University of Houston
• Texas Southern University
• Rice University
• University of St. Thomas
• Houston Baptist University
• Westwood College
• Baylor College of Medicine
William Marsh Rice –
gave money to Houston to build Rice University.
Sam Houston –
elected the first President of the Republic
of Texas and the person for whom the city
of Houston is named.
Houston – 1800’s
The original Houston plans:
Augustus and John Allen –
founded and named the city of Houston.
Houston is home to many companies:
Trader’s Village shopping and festivals!
Hermann Park - video
George Henry Hermann –
gave money to Houston to build a park, a hospital,
and the City Hall.
Famous people from Houston
• Mary Lou Retton
• Patrick Swayze
• ZZ Top
• Clint Black
• Chandra Wilson
• Dan Rather
Chinese New Year –
celebrated in January with a parade, firecrackers, and
Livestock Show and Rodeo –
celebrated in February with a parade, rodeo, midway,
Famous performers, and exhibits of animals.
St. Patrick’s Day –
celebrated in March with a parade where everyone
International Festival –
celebrated in April with food, crafts, bands, and
entertainment which highlight a different culture each year.
Cinco de Mayo –
celebrated in May with a festival which includes music, folk
dancing, and Mexican food.
celebrated in June with a festival which includes music and
celebrated in November with a parade in the downtown area.