Houston has occasional severe weather mostly flooding Hurricanes that have the potential to landfall bring severe damage to the area Seven major hurricanes have hit the Galveston and Houston areas in the past 100 years Four have done significant damage to Houston. . 16 Further reading Not all Texans favored secession initially although many of the same would later support the Southern cause Texas's most notable Unionist was the state Governor Sam Houston Not wanting to aggravate the situation Houston refused two offers from President Lincoln for Union troops to keep him in office After refusing to swear an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy Houston was deposed as governor. . In 2001 the wreck of U-166 was found in 5,000 feet (1,500 m) of water less than two miles from where it had attacked the Robert E Lee an archaeological survey of the seafloor before construction of a natural gas pipeline led to the discoveries by C & C Marine archaeologists Robert A Church and Daniel J Warren the sonar contacts consisted of two large sections lying approximately 500 feet apart at either end of a debris field that indicated the presence of a U-boat, Demographics Farmers and ranchers were especially hard hit as prices for cotton and livestock fell sharply Beginning in 1934 and lasting until 1939 the Dust Bowl an ecological disaster of severe wind and drought caused an exodus from Texas and the surrounding plains in which over 500,000 Americans were homeless hungry and jobless. Thousands left the region forever to seek economic opportunities in California For the majority of farmers who remained the New Deal's Agricultural Adjustment Act was a crash program started in 1933 that in two weeks signed up cotton growers even as agents and committeemen faced poor roads bureaucratic delays inadequate supplies balking mules and language barriers it brought recovery by the mid-1930s raising cotton prices by controls on how much farmers could plant. After the American Revolution many tribes were being consistently moved to migrate further west and give up their lands to American citizens This may have been due to the unusual circumstance that the United States still considered many of these tribes as foreign nations but outwardly claimed the land they stood on That being said the main push was for new rich farmland as the plantation-style farming on the east coast soon damaged the native soil Many tribes in the early 19th century became fed up with these practices choosing to migrate to Texas which was still a part of New Spain at the time These tribes include the Mingo Seneca the Lenape the Kickapoo and the Muscogee They were initially welcomed by the locals ignored by the Spanish and played a major role in the Texas Revolution the Native Americans also had a heavy influence in early cowboy culture in terms of dress cuisine & the introduction of the Lasso. However after Texas became part of the United States most of the native people of Texas who had not integrated into White-styled culture were pushed into Indian Territory or moved further west, (28) 87 Diplomacy Houston Texas Business Directory. 11.3 Ports Germans Jewish 1 Welcome to Praha Texas "Czech Capital of Texas", Hilshire Village Main article: Council of the Indies, In 1853 the first execution in Houston took place in public at Founder's Cemetery in the Fourth Ward; initially the cemetery was the execution site but post-1868 executions took place in the jail facilities.
. . 10 Corporate involvement in culture As with other parts of Texas and/or the South other popular sporting activities in East Texas include rodeo (including PRCA) hunting and fishing Prominent rodeos in East Texas are held in Beaumont Nacogdoches Paris Longview Gladewater Huntsville Lufkin Athens Palestine Lindale etc East Texas contains several award-winning lakes for sport fishing including Toledo Bend Reservoir Lake Sam Rayburn Lake Livingston Lake Fork Reservoir Lake Tawakoni etc East Texans have a long tradition in outdoors sporting and observe the opening day of deer season as a near religious holiday; According to the Energy Information Administration Texans consume on average the fifth most energy (of all types) in the nation per capita and as a whole following behind Wyoming Alaska Louisiana North Dakota and Iowa. . . 10.3.1 Alcohol policy 10.5.2.1 Vaccination policy Three exterior pedestrian ramp towers were demolished on December 8 2013 Around that time the ramp bridges were disconnected from the main structure and the surrounding grass berms were lowered the ticket booths were also removed along with the interior seats the demolition was planned prior to the referendum; .