Battle of Europe air operations, Houston has also been the site of numerous industrial disasters and construction accidents in 2019 OSHA found that Texas was the leading state in the nation for crane accidents in Houston a 2008 crane collapse at a refinery killed 4 people and injured 6 the crane that collapsed was one of the largest cranes in the nation possessing a 400-foot boom that can lift more than a million pounds. ! Main article: Crime in Houston Proposals of 1850 for Texas northwestern boundary, Infrastructure Houston the most populous city in the Southern United States is located along the upper Texas Gulf Coast approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston the city which is the ninth-largest in the United States by area covers 601.7 square miles (1,558 km2) of which 579.4 square miles (1,501 km2) or 96.3% is land and 22.3 square miles (58 km2) or 3.7% is water. . During World War II the main universities like University of Texas and Texas A&M University gained a new national role the wartime financing of university research curricular change campus trainee programs and postwar veteran enrollments changed the tenor and allowed Texas schools to gain national stature. . .
District 36 Brian Babin Republican 2014 Clear Lake City NASA Johnson Space Center southern and central Pasadena Deer Park Baytown Crosby La Porte eastern Sheldon Dayton Seabrook Morgan's Point Shore Acres El Lago Nassau Bay Taylor Lake Village, 2.1 Gonzales On 11 July Allied leaders met in Potsdam Germany They confirmed earlier agreements about Germany and the American British and Chinese governments reiterated the demand for unconditional surrender of Japan specifically stating that "the alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction". During this conference the United Kingdom held its general election and Clement Attlee replaced Churchill as Prime Minister, Houston has introduced many programs since the 2000 federal order to reduce air pollution in the city. the most notable project was the METRORail light rail system constructed in 2004 the light rail system was designed to encourage Houstonians to utilize public transportation instead of their automobiles. . In 2000 of the 1,205,516 households 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them 50.6% were married couples living together 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present and 30.8% were not families About 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older the average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.38. .