(8) 61 In the science-fiction movie 2010: the Year We Make Contact the 1984 sequel to 2001: a Space Odyssey Dr Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) and the spaceship Discovery's designer Walter Curnow (John Lithgow) discuss their favorite sports stadium hot dogs; Curnow says he likes the hot dogs at the Astrodome while Floyd prefers those at Yankee Stadium. See also: List of films set in Houston, The Kellum-Noble House in a 1936 photograph, Americans with origins from the Pacific are the smallest minority in Texas According to the survey only 18,000 Texans are Pacific Islanders; 16,400 are of non-Hispanic descent There are roughly 5,400 Native Hawaiians 5,300 Guamanians and 6,400 people from other groups Samoan Americans were scant; only 2,920 people were from this group the city of Euless a suburb of Fort Worth contains a sizable population of Tongan Americans at nearly 900 people over one percent of the city's population Killeen has a sufficient population of Samoans and Guamanian and people of Pacific Islander descent surpass one percent of the city's population; Religion Big Tex presided over every Texas State Fair since 1952 until it was destroyed by fire in 2012, The Williams Waterwall is a multi-story sculptural fountain which sits at the south end of Williams Tower in Uptown it and its surrounding park were built as an architectural amenity to the adjacent tower. Both the fountain and tower were designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Philip Johnson. Completed in 1983 the semi-circular fountain is 64-foot (20 m) tall and sits among 118 Texas Live Oak trees Approximately 11,000 gallons of water per minute cascades down vast channeled sheets on both sides from the narrower top rim of the circle to the wider base below, The JPMorgan Chase Tower is the tallest building in Texas and the tallest 5-sided building in the world. Jewish 1 According to the 2010 United States census the racial composition of Texas was the following:, Fishing boats in Biloxi, Two-thirds of all Texans live in a major metropolitan area such as Houston the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area is the largest in Texas While Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is larger than Houston. 12.2 Cities Houston contains few naturally-formed lakes Lake Houston an 11,854-acre (4,797-hectare) reservoir located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Downtown was created by damming the San Jacinto River in the 1950s to create a dependable long-term supply of drinking water the lake is owned and operated by the City of Houston. Besides supplying water to the city the lake is also a central feature of the Kingwood community and serves as a recreational destination. ; On May 29 2018 the dome received a Texas State Historical Marker from the Texas Historical Commission. Houston has four major bayous passing through the city: Buffalo Bayou which runs into downtown and the Houston Ship Channel; and three of its tributaries: Brays Bayou which runs along the Texas Medical Center; White Oak Bayou which runs through the Heights and near the northwest area; and Sims Bayou which runs through the south of Houston and downtown Houston the ship channel goes past Galveston and into the Gulf of Mexico.
1930 5,824,715 24.9% Houston Texas Business Directory, Harris County along with other Texas counties has one of the nation's highest property tax rates in 2007 the county was ranked in the top 25 at 22nd in the nation for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner-occupied housing the list only includes counties with a population over 65,000 for comparability. 23 Apache Corporation 206 6.3 Occupation One of Houston's most recent downtown landmarks is Discovery Green a large public park designed by Page Southerland Page with Hargreaves Associates, Big Bend National Park While far from the major battlefields of the American Civil War Texas contributed large numbers of men and equipment to the rest of the Confederacy. Union troops briefly occupied the state's primary port Galveston Texas's border with Mexico was known as the "backdoor of the Confederacy" because trade occurred at the border bypassing the Union blockade the Confederacy repulsed all Union attempts to shut down this route but Texas's role as a supply state was marginalized in mid-1863 after the Union capture of the Mississippi River the final battle of the Civil War was fought near Brownsville Texas at Palmito Ranch with a Confederate victory. . Harris County ESD #13 Fire Cypress Creek FD .08826. . .