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    (1836- )
    Named after General Sam Houston
    Capital of the Republic of Texas (1837-1839)
    Fourth largest city in the U.S.
    Largest city in Texas
    Population listed at 1,953,631 as of 2000 census
    Home of the NBA's Houston Rockets and NFL's Houston Texans
    Known as the 'Space City'
    Augustus C. Allen and John K. Allen paid $1.40 per acre for 6,642 acres for the land that became Houston.
    Many residents of Houston say it's name as if it wasn't spelled with an 'y' instead of an 'h' (youston).
    More people are sent to death row from Houston than any other city in the U.S.
    It's plagued by floods, hurricanes and tornadoes.
    Referenced in 'Houston, we got a problem' taken from the Apollo 13 situation.
    In addition to being known as the 'Space City,' it's also been called the 'Fastest Growing City in America' and the 'Most Popular City to Relocate to.'
    The U.S. gets much of its domestic oil from the Houston area.
    It's been the home to one National Democratic Convention (1928) and one Republican National Convention (1992).
    NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center was relocated to Houston (1962).
    The first word said on the moon was 'Houston.'
    It was the home to one of the worlds most famous sporting locations, the Astrodome.
    They named their airport after President George H. W. Bush.
    It's been the home to two Super Bowl's.

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