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Houston. Pop. 2,016,582. State – Texas TX. Currency – US Dollar, Language – English. Time Zone – GMT minus 5 hours. Main Airport – George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH. Average Temperatures 11°C (Jan), 28°C (Jul). Best time to go – autumn and spring. Houston is the 4th largest city in the USA and the largest city in the state of Texas. The city was founded in 1836 by the Allen brothers and named after General Sam Houston in 1837. Houston grew as a result of oil discovery in the early 1900s and the city also grew as a large port and railroad hub. In more recent times Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. The city is now home to many Fortune 500 companies, only New York has more, and it has a wide base of different industries. The Post of Houston is the number 1 harbor in the US for international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has also attracted a diverse multicultural population and the Museum District is home to a number of cultural institutions and exhibits. There is much to see and do in Houston with a large list of attractions including - Houston Chinatown, Space Center Houston, Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Battleground Monument, Toyota Center (Home of the Houston Rockets NBA team), Former Enron Building, Rice University, The Galleria Shopping Mall, Highland Village Shopping District, Williams Tower, Downtown Aquarium, and Discovery Green. However, arguably the most famous attraction is the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - The world's largest rodeo which includes rodeo events, calf scramble, and music concerts. It is known for its big-name music acts as much as it is for the rodeo. The livestock show attracts professional breeders who bring in their world-class livestock to be judged and given prizes.

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Houston Hotel Room Reservations

Houston Hotels Reservation including - Sofitel Houston Hotel, Westin Galleria & Oaks Hotel, Crowne Plaza Downtown Hotel, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sheraton Suites Houston near the Galleria Hotel, Embassy Suites Houston - Near the Galleria, InterContinental Hotel, Westin Oaks Hotel, and Holiday Inn Select Greenway Plaza.

Cheap Hotels in Houston Texas TX near Downtown Galleria Convention Center map NASA Rockets Airport

St Regis Hotel - City Center Houston Texas

St. Regis Houston offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Business amenities at this 5 star property consist of a business center, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. In addition to a full-service spa, St. Regis Houston features an outdoor pool, a health club, and a fitness facility. Event facilities include conference rooms, a ballroom, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups.

St Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Street City Center Houston TX Texas United States for Weddings Spas

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greater Houston offers everything from breathtaking museum exhibits to vibrant downtown entertainment. Explore the wonder of space or spend the day shopping in The Galleria. Houston Texas is home to the world's largest concentration of medical professionals, world's largest rodeo, NASA, Grand Prix of Houston, Shell Houston Open, Rotary Lombardi Award,world-renowned museum and theater districts, Houston Rockets (NBA) Basketball, Houston Astros (MLB) baseball, Houston Texans (NFL) football and Houston Dynamo (MLS) soccer.

Houstan Texans NFL

Official team site with audio and video clips, team news, depth charts, transactions, statistics, and player profiles.

Houston Live

All about Houston, Texas area resources including business, tourism, education, and more.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is the heartbeat of the Southwest, beating powerfully with approximately 18,000 volunteers who annually contribute their time, resources and talent as part of the world's largest livestock exhibition, world's largest rodeo and premier entertainment event.

Houston Rockets NBA - wikipedia

The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Houston Texas - wikipedia

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and fourth-largest in the United States. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate, Houston had a population of more than 2 million. The city covers more than 600 square miles (1,600 km˛). Houston is the county seat of Harris County and part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of more than 5.2 million.


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