What is Houston?

  • (noun): United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863).
    Synonyms: Sam Houston, Samuel Houston
    See also — Additional definitions below

Houston

Houston ( /ˈhjuːstən/) is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America, and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 656.3 square miles (1,700 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with over 6 million people.

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Houston, Pennsylvania - Notable People
... The Timko sisters of Houston, Pennsylvania became the first girls to win a WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Title ...
Houston (disambiguation)
... Houston is the most populous city in the U.S ... state of Texas ...
Houston Zoo
... The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre (22 ha) zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States ... The Houston Zoo's mission statement is "The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for ...
Spring, Texas - Economy
... In January 2010 the Houston Business Journal reported that real estate officials said that ExxonMobil planned to build a corporate campus in unincorporated Harris County along Interstate 45 ... plans to consolidate thousands of employees from Houston and Fairfax County, Virginia into the facility employees from over two dozen locations in Greater Houston are expected to be consolidated ...
Houston Museum District
... The Houston Museum District is an association of museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to promoting the arts, sciences, and ... The Houston Museum District currently includes 19 museums that recorded a collective attendance of over 7 million in 2011 ... Project by the mid-80s but changed into the Museum District Development Association of Houston (MDDAH) shortly thereafter ...

More definitions of "Houston":

  • (noun): The largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Famous quotes containing the word houston:

    In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946)

    When your dreams tire, they go underground
    and out of kindness that’s where they stay.
    —Libby Houston (b. 1941)