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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

Thu
Dec 18
PM Showers
 
High:70
Low:57
Fri
Dec 19
T-Storms
 
High:59
Low:48
Sat
Dec 20
AM Clouds/PM Sun
 
High:59
Low:48
Sun
Dec 21
AM Clouds/PM Sun
 
High:59
Low:50
Mon
Dec 22
Partly Cloudy
 
High:71
Low:57

 

 

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