Houston Texas was founded in 1836 by J.K. & A.C. Allen. It was named after General Sam Houston who was responsible for winning Texas’s independence from Mexico. In 1837 Texas became The Republic of Texas and incorporated. Texas became the 28th State in 1846. It is located on Galveston Bay. The average temperature in Houston is 70F. Houston has many nicknames, Bayou City, City of Syrup, Space City, Humidity City, and The Big Heart.
Everything is bigger in Texas. Texans love their BBQ. The Annual Houston BBQ Festival features “All Things Houston BBQ.” Be sure to bring your appetite. Unique cuisines to Houston include fried cauliflower, Cajun crawfish, seafood gumbo, and chicken fried steak with gravy, smoked brisket and “burnt ends”. Some historic restaurants that have been part of Houston’s landscape for close to one hundred years are Gaido’s, James Coney Island and Molina’s Cantina just to name a few.
Popular Activities in Houston
White Oak Music Hall, Johnson Space Center Houston, Houston’s Museum District (comprised of 19 attractions) & 11 of the 19 are free! Asia Society Texas Center, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, The Children’s Museum of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Czech Cultural Center Houston, DiverseWorks, The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Center for Photography, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston Zoo, Jung Center of Houston, Lawndale Art Center, The Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Rice University Art Gallery and Rothko Chapel.
Professional Sports Teams
Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Texans and the Houston Rockets.
Nearby Towns & Major Cities
Apodaca, Austin, Clear Lake/Bay Area, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Friendswood, Galveston, Garland, General Escobedo, Guadalupe, Harris County, Irving, Katy, Laredo, League City, Manvel, Matamoros, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Oak Ridge North, Pearland, Plano, Reynosa, Richmond, San Antonio, San Nicolas De Los Garza, Santa Catarina, Stafford, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.
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