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Parrott, wife of T. Holman becoming its first mayor. The town suffered another setback that year when a yellow fever epidemic claimed about one life out of every eight residents.
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Yet it persisted as a commercial center, forming a symbiosis with its Gulf Coast port, Galveston. Landlocked farmers brought their produce to Houston, using Buffalo Bayou to gain access to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. Houston merchants profited from selling staples to farmers and shipping the farmers' produce to Galveston.
Sizable numbers, however, came through the domestic slave trade. New Orleans was the center of this trade in the Deep South, but slave dealers were in Houston.
Thousands of enslaved blacks lived near the city before the Civil War. Many of them near the city worked on sugar and cotton plantations, while most of those in the city limits had domestic and artisan jobs. Inthe community established a chamber of commerce in part to promote shipping and navigation at the newly created port on Buffalo Bayou.
ByHouston was the railroad center of Texas. Inafter Galveston was struck by a devastating hurricaneefforts to make Houston into a viable deep-water port were accelerated. Bythe city's population had reached 78, almost doubling from a decade before. African Americans formed a large part of the city's population, numbering 23, people, which was nearly one-third of the residents.
ByHouston had become Texas' most populous city and Harris County the most populous county. Census Bureau reported Houston's population as Petrochemical refineries and manufacturing plants were constructed along the ship channel because of the demand for petroleum and synthetic rubber products by the defense industry during the war.
Navy during World War II. Due to the boom in defense jobs, thousands of new workers migrated to the city, both blacks and whites competing for the higher-paying jobs. President Roosevelt had established a policy of nondiscrimination for defense contractors, and blacks gained some opportunities, especially in shipbuilding, although not without resistance from whites and increasing social tensions that erupted into occasional violence.
Economic gains of blacks who entered defense industries continued in the postwar years. Anderson Foundation formed the Texas Medical Center. After the war, Houston's economy reverted to being primarily port-driven. Inthe city annexed several unincorporated areas, more than doubling its size.
Houston proper began to spread across the region. Johnson Space Center in This was the stimulus for the development of the city's aerospace industry. The Astrodomenicknamed the " Eighth Wonder of the World ",  opened in as the world's first indoor domed sports stadium.
During the late s, Houston had a population boom as people from the Rust Belt states moved to Texas in large numbers. With the increase in professional jobs, Houston has become a destination for many college-educated persons, including African Americans in a reverse Great Migration from northern areas.
InHoustonians elected Lee P. Brown as the city's first African American mayor. The storm cost billions of dollars in damage and killed 20 people in Texas. This was the largest urban evacuation in the history of the United States.
During its recent history, Houston has flooded several times from heavy rainfall, which has been becoming increasingly common.The best breaking news, stories, and events from the Patch network of local news sites. Webinar!
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Jan 02, · SPRING BRANCH, TX – The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the relocation of the Spring Branch Post Office, located at Hwy. N in Spring Branch, TX to a yet-to-be-determined location within the same ZIP Code. The office is currently located on property required for an expansion of US Highway Streaming live events, breaking news, and stories from around DC and the world.
It was located at the Porter Store. At the onset of the Civil War, Comal County voted to 86 in favor of the Confederacy. During the Civil War, all United States government post offices were closed. The Comal Ranch, a Confederate Post about a mile from Spring Branch, was designated as the post office.
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