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All About Houston, Texas

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Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city within the state of Texas. As of the 2008 U.S. Census estimate, the city has a population of 2.2 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km²). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of the metropolitan area—the metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population over 5.7 million. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of . The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston—who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established.

 

 

Weather Forecast for Houston

Wed
Oct 01
PM T-Storms
 
High:89
Low:76
Thu
Oct 02
PM T-Storms
 
High:88
Low:73
Fri
Oct 03
Partly Cloudy
 
High:85
Low:63
Sat
Oct 04
Sunny
 
High:80
Low:61
Sun
Oct 05
Sunny
 
High:83
Low:68

 

 

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