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					Houston
                The city of Houston



MAYOR: Annise Parker



                       Barbara Charline Jordan –
                       was the first African-American
                       woman to be elected to the Texas
                       Senate.
Learn more about Houston in the
           Texaplex!
Houston Museums

    Houston Children’s Museum
    Holocost Museum
    Health Museum
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Museum of Natural History
    Houston Zoo

    And MANY more!
 Visit the
museums!
   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
           Houston Universities
•   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




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
•   Beyonce
•   Dan Rather
    Houston Celebrations
Chinese New Year –
 celebrated in January with a parade, firecrackers, and
special meals.

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
wears green.
 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.

 Juneteenth –
celebrated in June with a festival which includes music and
art.

Thanksgiving –
celebrated in November with a parade in the downtown area.

				
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