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A city of southeast Texas near Galveston Bay. Founded in 1836 and named for Sam Houston, the city developed as a cotton market in the 1800s. It is now a major port and commercial center known for its aerospace and petroleum industries.

Hous·to′ni·an (hyo͞o-stō′nē-ən) n.
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(Placename) an inland port in SE Texas, linked by the Houston Ship Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: capital of the Republic of Texas (1837–39; 1842–45); site of the Manned Spacecraft Center (1964). Pop: 2 009 690 (2003 est)
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(ˈhyu stən)

1. Sam(uel), 1793–1863, U.S. soldier: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38 and 1841–44.
2. a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, connected with the Gulf of Mexico. 1,744,058.
Hous•to′ni•an (-ˈstoʊ ni ən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Houston - the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
2.Houston - 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)Houston - 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)
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Outside the family John had early attached himself (much as a dog may follow a marquis) to the steps of Alan Houston, a lad about a year older than himself, idle, a trifle wild, the heir to a good estate which was still in the hands of a rigorous trustee, and so royally content with himself that he took John's devotion as a thing of course.
"A wretched little strip of country like Florida to dare to compare itself to Texas, who, in place of selling herself, asserted her own independence, drove out the Mexicans in March 2, 1846, and declared herself a federal republic after the victory gained by Samuel Houston, on the banks of the San Jacinto, over the troops of Santa Anna!-- a country, in fine, which voluntarily annexed itself to the United States of America!"
Not very long ago I was making a journey between Dallas (Texas) and Houston. In some way it became known in advance that I was on the train.
ISLAMABAD -- The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner has invited Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Houston in September.
In a video message posted on twitter, by the Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, the mayor can be heard saying: 'This is Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas.
Editor's note: The following is a letter submitted by Dennis and Kay Houston following event which occurred at the Monday, May 13 council meeting.
After overnight storms from Tuesday to Wednesday morning dumped 10-12 inches of rainfall across different parts of Texas, a new spell of showers accompanied by hail washed over Houston and other adjacent regions Thursday, flooding the streets.
Wuthrich Named Executive Director of Houston Independent Agents Group
Howard Safe & Lock Co, a trusted locksmith shop in Houston, Texas, aims to offer the most comprehensive locksmith services in the region.
KARACHI -- Houston Mayor will visit Karachi this year to sign agreements on cooperation in public welfare works, environment, health and fire brigade.

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