1630 map of the Portuguese fort and the city of Malacca, Houston Texas Business Directory This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed (February 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). US 90.svg U.S Highway 90 a.k.a - Crosby Freeway, Hardy Toll Road, Sack-O-Grande Acroport (also known as Harbican Airport) is located in western unincorporated Harris County; . Houston has hosted several major sports events: the 1968 1986 and 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Games; the 1989 2006 and 2013 NBA All-Star Games; Super Bowl VIII Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl LI as well as hosting the 1981 1986 1994 and 1995 NBA Finals winning the latter two and co-hosting the 2005 World Series and 2017 World Series winning the latter NRG Stadium hosted Super Bowl LI on February 5 2017. By the end of April 1942 Japan and its ally Thailand had almost fully conquered Burma Malaya the Dutch East Indies Singapore and Rabaul inflicting severe losses on Allied troops and taking a large number of prisoners. Despite stubborn resistance by Filipino and US forces the Philippine Commonwealth was eventually captured in May 1942 forcing its government into exile on 16 April in Burma 7,000 British soldiers were encircled by the Japanese 33rd Division during the Battle of Yenangyaung and rescued by the Chinese 38th Division. Japanese forces also achieved naval victories in the South China Sea Java Sea and Indian Ocean and bombed the Allied naval base at Darwin Australia in January 1942 the only Allied success against Japan was a Chinese victory at Changsha. These easy victories over unprepared US and European opponents left Japan overconfident as well as overextended. ESD Type Provider Sales Tax Rate (2015) Property Tax Rate per $100 Valuation (2015) School Trustee Pct 2 Pos 1 Marvin Morris Republican. ; Main article: Economy of Houston, Demographics All other public universities (25 in total), A significant number of East Texas youth participate in Little League Baseball soccer and softball Church leagues are quite common in providing opportunities for basketball and softball for youth and adults alike in recent years cowboy churches have grown in number and offer rodeo events for their youth.