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Robertson: My 10 worst memories of covering Houston sports  Houston Chronicle

Dale Robertson's career retrospective series continues with his 10 worst memories from covering Houston sports from 1972 to 2019.

Houston Chronicle
'IT'S PRETTY BIG': Tiger rescue at vacant Houston home began with anonymous tip  KTRK-TV

As a Texas sanctuary restores a tiger's health and safety, a 311 call transcript reveals how a tipster encountered the caged animal at a run down vacant home in ...

KTRK-TV
Mayor backs Travis Scott's idea to bring new amusement park to Houston  KTRK-TV

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner brought up plans for bringing an amusement park back to Houston during the Travis Scott concert.

KTRK-TV
The best master-planned communities in southwest Houston  Chron.com

For residents living in some of Houston's southwest master-planned communities, there is almost no need to leave the neighborhood. Houstonians calling ...

Chron.com
Explore the 4 newest businesses to debut in Houston  KTRK-TV

Want to check out the newest restaurant and retail additions to Houston? From a brewery to a New American eatery, read on for the newest businesses to open ...

KTRK-TV
Asurion to double its Houston workforce to more than 800 employees  Houston Chronicle

Asurion, a company that offers tech support, smartphone insurance and extended warranty for a host of technologies, is doubling its Houston workforce to more ...

Houston Chronicle
Houston police open criminal probe of Catholic priest  Chron.com

The Houston Police Department's Special Victims Division has opened a criminal investigation of a Catholic priest after two alleged victims accused the cleric of ...

Chron.com
Houston venue announces new VIP lounge after old space destroyed by Hurricane Harvey  KPRC Click2Houston

A downtown Houston space that was deemed a complete loss following Hurricane Harvey will reopen -- and it looks stunning.

KPRC Click2Houston
Tiger Who Greeted Intruder In Houston House Is On His Way To New Home  NPR

A tiger alarmed a woman who was sneaking into a seemingly abandoned Houston home to smoke marijuana on Monday. Now it has found a new home of its ...

NPR
Things to Do: Upcoming Food & Drink Events in Houston this Winter 2019  Houston Press

We bring you a list of the best upcoming food and drink events in Houston.

Houston Press
UConn gameday: No. 9 Houston at UConn  New Haven Register

No. 9 HOUSTON at UCONN. When: Thursday, 7 p.m.. Where: XL Center. Records: Houston 23-1 (10-1 AAC), UConn 13-11 (4-7 AAC). TV: ESPN.

New Haven Register
'Prolific' serial killer sketched 16 alleged victims from memory, including one from Houston  Chron

New images have been released in the case of Samuel Little, a 78-year-old man who the FBI says may be among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

Chron
Houston police searching for 12-year-old girl last seen a week ago  KTRK-TV

Emily Gonzalez, 12, was last seen a week ago leaving the 5600 block of Chimney Rock.

KTRK-TV
Houston home sales fall for third straight month  Houston Chronicle

Home sales fell for the third straight month in January, with buyers closing on 362 fewer homes than they did last year at the same time, according to a monthly ...

Houston Chronicle
UConn men’s basketball vs. No. 9 Houston: time, how to watch, broadcasters, preview - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

The UConn Huskies takes on the No.9 Houston Cougars in an American Athletic Conference men's basketball game at the XL Center on Thursday night.

Hartford Courant
Police chase ends with U-Haul truck striking house in NE Houston  Chron

A burglary suspect is in custody after a police chase that ended with a U-Haul striking a house in northeast Houston on Wednesday morning. No injuries have ...

Chron
Houston tabbed C-USA Golfer of the Week  UTSA Athletics

DALLAS — UTSA senior Julie Houston has been named Conference USA Golfer of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. All C-USA weekly ...

UTSA Athletics
Overheated battery causes small fire on Houston-bound Delta jet  KTRK-TV

Video captured as passengers boarded shows a small flame from a bag in the overhead compartment.

KTRK-TV
Houston area man celebrates Valentine's Day with new heart  KTRK-TV

With his new heart, he's now able to celebrate his 33rd anniversary with his wife.

KTRK-TV
Snakes are slithering in Houston thanks to warmer temps  Chron

Snakes are actively slithering in Houston thanks to warmer temperatures. Although the nice weather is great for getting outdoors, it also stirs local wildlife.

Chron
2 Houston fathers working in St. Croix killed in crash  KTRK-TV

Quinton Thomas and Marcus Roy have been identified as the two men killed in a crash on the Caribbean island of St. Croix.

KTRK-TV
Where to eat in Houston right now: 9 best new restaurants to love in February  CultureMap Houston

Houston may suffering through some winter doldrums weather-wise, but the restaurant scene remains as hot as ever. The range of new options remains so ...

CultureMap Houston
Four high school students arrested in robbery ring targeting women  KTRK-TV

Two 15-years-olds, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old arrested in robbery ring targeting women in southwest Houston.

KTRK-TV
1 of Houston-Area 'Black Girl Magic' Judges Dies  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

One of the 17 black women elected as judges in the Houston-area last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died at age 57.

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
All Hail the Stoner Who Unwittingly Saved a ‘Chubby Tiger’  The Cut

A Texas woman entered an abandoned house to get high. Instead, she found a tiger in a small cage. The tiger has since been rescued by a group called BRAC, ...

The Cut
Jennifer Lopez is bringing her 'Party' to Houston  Chron

Jennifer Lopez is heading back on the road. And Houston is on the schedule. It's My Party: The Live Celebration Tour is her first in more than six years. Lopez is ...

Chron
2 men wanted in violent robbery of beauty supply store in north Houston  KTRK-TV

Authorities said the two robbery suspects were "rough" with the employees and forced them into a bathroom and office.

KTRK-TV
Family Fun: Harlem Globetrotters, Crawfish Festival  Chron

Public Piano. Levy Park's outdoor solar-powered piano, fun and free for all to practice their skills. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch. Your Browser Is ...

Chron
17-year-old shooting survivor running for Houston City Council | TheHill  The Hill

A 17-year-old high school student and activist who survived a shooting in 2016 is now running for Houston City Council.

The Hill
Pearland police find three bodies in home after report of shooting  Chron

Three people are dead after reports of a shooting at a Pearland home, police said. Police responded to a call around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday out of the Shadow ...

Chron
The Must List: Cirque Italia, Return of ‘Mirai’  Chron

1. Cirque Italia. If seeing Cirque du Soleil stoked your appetite for mind-boggling acrobatics, check out Cirque Italia as it bring its sea-themed water circus to the ...

Chron
Bring Your Yoga Mat. CVS Is Rolling Out Community Space As Part of Pilot Program  Fortune

CVS Health unveiled a new pilot program in three Houston CVS Pharmacy locations; HealthHUB stores include space for yoga, wellness events.

Fortune
Photos: Portland 2, Seattle 1, and SKC 4, Houston 1, MLS preseason  Arizona Daily Star

An MLS double header at Kino Sports Complex: SKC roars back to defeat the Dynamo 4-1 in the opener and Portland scores the game winner in the final ...

Arizona Daily Star
What does $900 rent you in Houston, today?  KTRK-TV

Explore your options in Houston's current rental market if you've got a budget of $900 or less.

KTRK-TV
Girls Basketball | Kingsland 76, Houston 61 | Basketball  PostBulletin.com

Kingsland 76, Houston 61. HOUSTON (61). Sydney Torgerson 5 P; Jeana Hahn 3 P, 1 3-PT; Alyssa Rostad 15 P, 2 3-PT; Casey Porter 2 P; Emma Geiwitz 27 P, ...

PostBulletin.com
Man wanted in murder of 32-year-old woman dumped on road in NW Houston  KTRK-TV

Houston police are searching for a man wanted in the murder of a 32-year-old woman found dumped on the side of a road in northwest Houston last week.

KTRK-TV
Houston mother out on bond after refusing to treat child's second-degree burns  Chron

A Houston mother is out on bond after she was arrested for allegedly refusing to treat her one-year-old's second-degree burns. After deputies arrived at a home ...

Chron
T-Wolves overcome Harden's 42 to top Houston 121-111  Minneapolis Star Tribune

James Harden was Josh Okogie's responsibility for much of Wednesday night. Even though Harden piled up 42 points, Okogie's teammates were full of praise ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mayor Turner says Houston will get another amusement park at Travis Scott concert  KHOU.com

Houston rapper Travis Scott packed the Toyota Center for a home-town performance Wednesday night and it came with the surprise announcement that the city ...

KHOU.com
Houston native's paintings highlight icons from the Bayou City  Chron

At first glance, the sausage and cheese kolaches seen in one of Thomas Avinger's recent paintings might just look like a regular breakfast to some. But for true ...

Chron
5 new things you'll find at this year's Houston Rodeo  KPRC Click2Houston

Organizers for this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo released a list Wednesday of the new things that fans will be able to enjoy.

KPRC Click2Houston
Robertson: The top 10 Houston sports figures of my career  Houston Chronicle

In the spirit of the annual "Houston 10" rankings Dale Robertson started in 2012, here are Houston's top 10 sports figures from his 46 years covering Bayou City ...

Houston Chronicle
Zillow launches cash-for-homes operation in Houston  Houston Chronicle

Zillow, the Seattle-based real estate listing and data firm, is now buying and selling homes directly from consumers in the Houston area, joining a growing crowd ...

Houston Chronicle
Federal authorities arrest over two dozen Houston residents in massive multi-state ATM robbery ring  EastTexasMatters.com

U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced the arrest of 27 Houston residents stemming from an investigation into ATM robberies in the Eastern District of Texas.

EastTexasMatters.com
Houston's first rooftop cinema unveils new spring lineup full of cool classics and singalong hits  CultureMap Houston

As the weather warms in Houston, locals look forward to the al fresco life, packing parks, patios, and rooftops. And perhaps no rooftop spot in the city is h.

CultureMap Houston
Woman dragged by purse snatcher in Houston restaurant parking lot  KHOU.com

HOUSTON — It's a terrifying scene that Houston police want you to see. Two women had their purses stolen in a restaurant parking lot. One of the victims was ...

KHOU.com
Houston man finds tiger in abandoned home  CNN

A man in Houston entered an abandoned home to smoke marijuana and found a tiger inside a cage in the garage. Officers tranquilized the large cat and ...

CNN
The Pros And Cons of Property Tax Reform  Houston Public Media

Texas property values are skyrocketing. As a result, the state's property tax burden is now roughly tied with Illinois's as the second-highest in the country, behind ...

Houston Public Media
Work starts on first permanent mural on Saint Thomas campus  Chron.com

Mario Figueroa Jr., a Houston graffiti artist better known as Gonzo247, got to work early Wednesday morning on the first permanent mural on the University of ...

Chron.com
Woman found dead in backyard with dog bites on arms, hands and face in west Houston  KTRK-TV

Elaine Richman found dead in backyard with dog bites on arms, hands and face in west Houston.

KTRK-TV
Former pro wrestler sues Houston landlord over ‘emotional support dog’ eviction  Chron

Ex-pro wrestler and Instagram model Brooke Adams is suing her former landlord, claiming he wrongfully evicted her because of her emotional support dog.

Chron
Houston federal judge bars female prosecutor from trial, sparking standoff with U.S. attorney’s office  Houston Chronicle

A federal judge banished a female prosecutor from his Houston courtroom last month, sparking a rare standoff between the new U.S. Attorney and a jurist with a ...

Houston Chronicle
WHIMSY WORLD: Insta-worthy exhibit opening in Houston  KTRK-TV

Guests are encouraged to wear whimsical attire, mingle, sip bubbles, and take as many photographs as possible.

KTRK-TV
San Antonio man found dead in Houston  KSAT 12

The body of a San Antonio man who disappeared from a Houston hospital was found Wednesday morning at a construction site at the Texas Medical Center.

KSAT 12
Houston gasoline prices dip again  Chron

Gasoline prices fell for another week in Houston, staving off the anticipated seasonal spring rise in pump prices for now. Houston's average gasoline price ...

Chron
Houston father working to buy family's first home killed in Caribbean crash  KTRK-TV

A woman is left without a husband and two kids under the age of two are without a father.

KTRK-TV
Multiple detainees at ICE facility have mumps, Texas authorities confirm  USA TODAY

Seven adult detainees at a Houston Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility have mumps, Houston Health Department officials confirmed Saturday.

USA TODAY
Mother says son was shot to death trying to break up fight at SW Houston park  KPRC Click2Houston

HOUSTON - A fight turned deadly Monday night at a southwest Houston park. Houston police said two men agreed to fight at Marian Park, located at 11000 ...

KPRC Click2Houston
King officially launches second campaign for mayor with ‘back to basics’ theme  Chron

Businessman Bill King kicked off his second campaign for mayor of Houston Monday, officially launching a challenge to Mayor Sylvester Turner, who narrowly ...

Chron
Joe Max Taylor, longtime Galveston County sheriff, dead at 86  Chron.com

Joe Max Taylor, an iconic law enforcement official and political stalwart, who served as Galveston County sheriff for 19 years, died Monday at his home in ...

Chron.com
Man sought in girlfriend's shooting death near northwest Houston club  Chron

Police are looking for a man accused of killing his girlfriend soon after the bickering couple was kicked out of a northwest Houston club, court records show.

Chron
Domino's overcharged Houston couple $1,600 for pizza  KTRK-TV

The company tweeted out there was an error Friday that caused wrong payment amounts to be charged.

KTRK-TV
Train strikes and kills pedestrian in Houston's East End  KTRK-TV

Police are investigating on Sampson at McKinney Street after a person was killed by a train.

KTRK-TV
A fatal Houston drug raid is a familiar story of needless violence, death and destruction  The Washington Post

On Jan. 28th, a Houston narcotics team conducted a no-knock raid on the home of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58. The police claimed to have ...

The Washington Post
VIP view: Celebrity chefs and Houston A-listers toast master jeweler Franco Valobra in River Oaks  Chron

Franco Valobra knows his audience. Houstonians are never ones to turn down a good party invitation, though nothing gets us going quite like a celebrity chef ...

Chron
Man fatally shot in the head at SW Houston home  KTRK-TV

A man is dead after he was shot in the head at a home in southwest Houston.

KTRK-TV
Things To Do: Valentine's Day Grocery List  Houston Press

No need to stress over the spread this year because here at the Houston Press, we've got you covered. Compiled below is a list of seal the deal treats and ...

Houston Press
Former Houston businessman sentenced for illegally funded congressional trip  Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON – Kemal Oksuz, a former Houston-based businessman convicted of lying to Congress about Azerbaijan's role in a funding a trip for 10 lawmakers ...

Houston Chronicle
High School Senior Running for City Council in Houston  EBONY

A 17-year-old high Texas school student is looking to make a dent in local politics and has announced he's running for the Houston City Council.

EBONY
'I honestly don't see color now:' Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tells Houston crowd  Chron.com

Former Starbucks CEO, billionaire Howard Schultz said he doesn't see color during a CNN town hall in Houston Tuesday night. A video of the exchange went ...

Chron.com
After nationwide search, Palo Alto fintech co. chooses Houston for new office  Houston Business Journal

The cash flow management software company moves over $60 billion in payments a year.

Houston Business Journal
Oily sheen visible in Houston bayou after massive jet fuel spill  KPRC Click2Houston

Cleanup of what is believed to be the largest jet fuel spill in Houston's history has entered a second week, with portions of Sims Bayou "boomed" and oily sheen ...

KPRC Click2Houston
Popular Houston steakhouse chain hires Vegas star chef to serve up the sizzle  CultureMap Houston

Perry Steakhouse & Grille's newly opened River Oaks location may be the talk of the city's social set, but a major chef hire could make the resta.

CultureMap Houston
Cold, cloudy weekend in store for Houston before temperatures climb again  Chron

Houston area residents should get used to this type of weather for the next couple of days, as high temperatures aren't expected to top 45 degrees until Sunday, ...

Chron
Demaryius Thomas released by Houston Texans  USA TODAY

After a midseason trade from the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas played in seven games for the Texans before tearing his Achilles.

USA TODAY
University of Houston issues warning after student robbed near campus  KTRK-TV

Police say a university of Houston student was attacked by two teenagers who took her phone.

KTRK-TV
HPD Chief Acevedo recognized by Trump at D.C. police event  Chron

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo received recognition from President Donald Trump during a national police chiefs conference in Washington, D.C. ...

Chron
Sheriff: Child among 5 found shot dead at Polk County ranch  mySA

Five family members — among them a 15-month-old child — were found dead of gunshot wounds Monday morning at a Polk County ranch, according to ...

mySA
Houston police officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty  Chron

A Houston police officer has been relieved of duty in light of "ongoing questions" stemming from a botched drug raid that left a couple dead and five officers ...

Chron
Two Houston-area fathers die in car crash in U.S. Virgin Islands while working refinery job  Chron

Two Houston-area families are reeling after their loved ones died in a car crash over the weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Marcus Roy, of League City, and ...

Chron
13 best Houston restaurants for a romantic Valentine's Day date  CultureMap Houston

Valentine's Day is only a week away, so it's time to start making plans to enjoy the evening with your beloved. As with any Valentine's Day din.

CultureMap Houston
Houston Texans News: February 13, 2019  Battle Red Blog

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Battle Red Blog
Commissioners Court rejects Ogg pitch for more prosecutors  Chron

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday rejected Kim Ogg's request for 102 new prosecutors, a stinging public defeat for the first-term Democratic district ...

Chron
Students graduate from Houston school dedicated to studying marijuana  KTRK-TV

Marijuana is not legal in Texas, but some new graduates are prepared in case that changes.

KTRK-TV
Pop some bottles on Houston nightclub group's over-the-top new party bus  CultureMap Houston

When it comes to providing Houstonians with ways to have fun in the biggest, most over-the-top way possible, no one touches the Clé Group. Already kno.

CultureMap Houston
Two juveniles charged in teen accomplice's death after failed robbery attempt in south Houston  Chron

Two juveniles have been charged in connection with a robbery that left a 16-year-old accomplice dead on Sunday in south Houston, police said. The deceased ...

Chron
Houston Scout: You Better Eat Your Wheaties  247Sports

And now, it's the moment you've all been waiting for… #25 Cincinnati at #12 Houston. The defending champs visit the top contenders. Mick Cronin.

247Sports
Encana closes multibillion-dollar acquisition of Woodlands co.  Houston Business Journal

Two Newfield directors have joined Encana's board, and Encana plans to proceed with its previously announced increases to its dividend and share buyback ...

Houston Business Journal
Packers draft prospect primer: Houston DT Ed Oliver  Packers Wire

Previewing the potential fit between the Packers and top draft prospect Ed Oliver, the DL from Houston.

Packers Wire
Families displaced as 3-alarm fire rips through Houston apartment  Chron

Several apartment homes were charred and others were damaged in a three-alarm fire in Houston's Galleria area Friday. The fire sparked around 11:20 a.m. at ...

Chron
Two Houston charter school pioneers seeking new campuses  Chron.com

Former leaders of the Harmony and YES Prep public schools networks each want to start new charter ventures in the Houston area, potentially enrolling ...

Chron.com
Pop-up bar made of Lego blocks coming to Houston  KTRK-TV

Adults who loved building castles and other creations from the childhood faves can now imbibe inside this new concept.

KTRK-TV
 

Houston Videos

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | February 11, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
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Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | February 11, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (Official Music Video)
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Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (Official Music Video)
OKC Thunder vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | February 9, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
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OKC Thunder vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | February 9, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
Houston Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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Houston Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves : February 13, 2019
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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves : February 13, 2019
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns - Full Game Highlights | February 4, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
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Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns - Full Game Highlights | February 4, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz - Full Game Highlights | February 2, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
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Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz - Full Game Highlights | February 2, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | January 25, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
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Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | January 25, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings - Full Game Highlights | February 6, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
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Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings - Full Game Highlights | February 6, 2019 | 2018-19 NBA Season
Tiger found in abandoned Houston home
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Tiger found in abandoned Houston home
 

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CEC Houston, TX 'Antoine Rd' - Photo Gallery
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Houston, B.C. Photos, Stock Photos of British Columbia
Apollo 13 "Houston, we've got a problem." Page 21
Apollo 13 "Houston, we've got a problem." Page 21
Aaron Siskind - Elizabeth Houston Gallery
Aaron Siskind - Elizabeth Houston Gallery
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Ft. Sam Houston | NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) Club ...
Mercer arboretum and botanic gardens, Houston, Texas
Mercer arboretum and botanic gardens, Houston, Texas
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Houston ( (listen) HEW-stən) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 2.312 million in 2017. It is the most populous city in the Southern United States and on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA. With a total area of 627 square miles (1,620 km2), Houston is the eighth most expansive city in the United States (including consolidated city-counties; it is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is similarly not consolidated with that of a county or borough).Houston was founded by land speculators on August 30, 1836, at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou (a point now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city is named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had won Texas' independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of Allen's Landing. After briefly serving as the capital of the Texas Republic in the late 1830s, Houston grew steadily into a regional trading center for the remainder of the 19th century.The arrival of the 20th century saw a convergence of economic factors which fueled rapid growth in Houston, including a burgeoning port and railroad industry, the decline of Galveston as Texas' primary port following a devastating 1900 hurricane, the subsequent construction of the Houston Ship Channel, and the Texas oil boom. In the mid-20th century, Houston's economy diversified as it became home to the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. Leading in healthcare sectors and building oilfield equipment, Houston has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U.S. municipality within its city limits (after New York City). The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Nicknamed the "Space City", Houston is a global city, with strengths in culture, medicine, and research. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Houston is the most diverse metropolitan area in Texas and has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the U.S. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.