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Houston 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 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of. [1]

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen (Aiberdeen,; Obar Dheathain; Aberdonia) is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen and for the local authority area.

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (أبو ظبي) is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates.

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Active fault

An active fault is a fault that is likely to become the source of another earthquake sometime in the future.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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Air conditioning

Air conditioning (often referred to as AC, A/C, or air con) is the process of removing heat and moisture from the interior of an occupied space, to improve the comfort of occupants.

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Airline hub

Airline hubs or hub airports are used by one or more airlines to concentrate passenger traffic and flight operations at a given airport.

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Airports Council International

Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world’s airport authorities.

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Allen's Landing

Allen's Landing is the birthplace of the city of Houston—the largest city in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Alley Theatre

The Alley Theatre is a Tony Award-winning theatre company in Downtown Houston, Texas, it hosts two stages.

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AMA Supercross Championship

The AMA Supercross Championship is an American motorcycle racing series.

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American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States.

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American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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American City Business Journals

"." Houston Business Journal.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization whose mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

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Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.

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Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa.

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Annise Parker

Annise Danette Parker (born May 17, 1956) is an American politician who served as the 61st Mayor of Houston, Texas, from 2010 until 2016.

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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Houston)

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the spiritual home of the largest Eastern Orthodox parish in Houston, Texas.

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Apache Corporation

Apache Corporation is an American petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Houston.

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Apparent temperature

Apparent temperature is the temperature equivalent perceived by humans, caused by the combined effects of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed.

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April 2016 North American storm complex

The April 2016 North American storm complex was a major storm system that resulted from an upper-level low in the United States stalling and producing a major snowstorm in the Rocky Mountains, and record-breaking rain in and around Houston, Texas, resulting in severe flooding.

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Arcadis

Arcadis NV is a global design, engineering and management consulting company based in the Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Area codes 713, 281, 346, and 832

North American telephone area codes 281, 346, 713, and 832 serve Houston, Texas, and its environs.

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Art group

An art group refers to an association of artists who may work (or live) communally, for the purpose of facilitating the creation of art, either that belonging to the individual, or the collective.

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Arterial road

An arterial road or arterial thoroughfare is a high-capacity urban road.

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Aseismic creep

In geology, aseismic creep or fault creep is measurable surface displacement along a fault in the absence of notable earthquakes.

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Asian Americans

Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.

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Astrodome

The NRG Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium, located in Houston, Texas.

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Augustus Chapman Allen

Augustus Chapman Allen (July 4, 1806 – January 11, 1864), along with his younger brother, John Kirby Allen, founded the City of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

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Austria

Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.

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Automobile dependency

Automobile dependency is the concept that some city layouts cause automobiles to be favored over alternate forms of transportation such as bicycles, public transit, and walking.

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Azerbaijan

No description.

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Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) is an international industrial service company and one of the world's largest oil field services companies.

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Baku

Baku (Bakı) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region, with a population of 2,374,000.

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Baptists

Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).

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Basra

Basra (البصرة al-Baṣrah), is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab between Kuwait and Iran.

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Battle of Galveston

The Battle of Galveston was a naval and land battle of the American Civil War, when Confederate forces under Major Gen.

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Battle of San Jacinto

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.

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Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, US, is a health sciences university.

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Bayou

In usage in the United States, a bayou (or, from Cajun French) is a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area, and can be either an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or a marshy lake or wetland.

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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, located in the River Oaks community in Houston, Texas, United States, is a facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) that houses a collection of decorative art, paintings and furniture.

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Bayou City Art Festival

The Bayou City Art Festival (formerly the Westheimer Colony Art Festival) is an arts festival held biannually by the Art Colony Association in Houston, Texas.

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Bayou Place

Bayou Place is a 130,000 square foot entertainment complex that houses multiple theaters, bars, and restaurants located in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

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Bayport Terminal

The Bayport Container Terminal, or simply the Bayport Terminal, is a major deep water port in the Greater Houston area in Texas (United States).

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BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium is an American soccer-specific stadium located in Houston, Texas that is home to the Houston Dynamo, a Major League Soccer club, the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, and to Texas Southern Tigers football.

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Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Bellaire Boulevard

Bellaire Boulevard, also known as Holcombe, is an arterial road in western Houston, Texas, United States.

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Bicycle-sharing system

A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free.

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Brays Bayou

Brays Bayou is a slow-moving river in Harris County, Texas.

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Brazil

Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Broken Obelisk

Broken Obelisk is a sculpture designed by Barnett Newman between 1963 and 1967.

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Brown Shipbuilding

The Brown Shipbuilding Company was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1942 as a subsidiary of Brown and Root (now KBR) by brothers Herman and George R. Brown to build ships for the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou is a slow-moving river which flows through Houston in Harris County, Texas.

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), as part of the United States Department of Transportation, compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and improves the quality and effectiveness of DOT's statistical programs through research, development of guidelines, and promotion of improvements in data acquisition and use.

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Bus rapid transit

Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.

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Byzantine Fresco Chapel

The Byzantine Fresco Chapel is a part of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, near the University of St. Thomas.

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Calpine

Calpine Corporation is the largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources in the United States, with operations in competitive power markets.

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Cameron International

Cameron International Corporation (formerly Cooper Cameron Corporation, CCC) is a Schlumberger company and a global provider of pressure control, processing, flow control and compression systems as well as project management and aftermarket services for the oil and gas and process industries.

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Campus of Rice University

The campus of Rice University is located on a heavily wooded plot of land on South Main Street in the Museum District of Houston, Texas.

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Cannabis (drug)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.

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Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts.

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Carpool

Carpooling (also car-sharing, ride-sharing and lift-sharing) is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car, and prevents the need for others to have to drive to a location themselves.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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César Pelli

César Pelli (born Oct. 12, 1926, Tucumán, Arg.), founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, is an Argentine American architect who has designed some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks.

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CBS

CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the U.S. states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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Central America

Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.

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Central Time Zone

The North American Central Time Zone (CT) is a time zone in parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, some Caribbean Islands, and part of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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Chiba, Chiba

, literally "Thousand(s) Leaves", is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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Chinatown, Houston

Chinatown (Simplified Chinese: 中国城, Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōngguóchéng) is a community in southwestern Houston, Texas, United States.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center

NASA's Christopher C. Kraft Jr.

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City

A city is a large human settlement.

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City commission government

City commission government is a form of local government in the United States.

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Clutch City

Clutch City is a nickname given to the city of Houston, Texas after the city's National Basketball Association (NBA) club, the Houston Rockets.

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Clyde Drexler

Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Clymer Wright

Clymer Lewis Wright.

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CNN

Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

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Cocaine

Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug.

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Commercial aviation

Commercial aviation is the part of civil aviation (both general aviation and scheduled airline services) that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or multiple loads of cargo.

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Comptroller

A comptroller is a management level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization.

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.

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ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Company is an American multinational energy corporation with its headquarters located in the Energy Corridor district of Houston, Texas in the United States.

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Consolidation (soil)

Consolidation refers to the process by which soils change volume in response to a change in pressure.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum – Houston is a not-for-profit institution in the Museum District, Houston, Texas, founded in 1948,dedicated to presenting contemporary art to the public.

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Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines was a major United States airline founded in 1934 and eventually headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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Cost of living

Cost of living is the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living.

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Cypress, Texas

Cypress is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Texas, United States located completely inside the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston.

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Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex

The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, the official title designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget, encompasses 13 counties within the U.S. state of Texas.

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Dean Corll

Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who, along with two teenaged accomplices named David Owen Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr., abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas.

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Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).

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Demographics of Houston

This article on the demographics of Houston in the early 21st century (2001–2015) contains information on population characteristics of Houston, Texas, United States of America, including households, family status, age, gender, income, race and ethnicity.

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Demonym

A demonym (δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.

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Devolution

Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level.

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Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a public urban park in Downtown Houston, Texas, bounded by La Branch Street to the west, McKinney Street to the north, Avenida de las Americas to the east, and Lamar Street to the south.

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Downtown Aquarium, Houston

Downtown Aquarium is a public aquarium and restaurant located in Houston, Texas, United States that was developed from two Houston landmarks: Fire Station No.

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Downtown Houston

Downtown is the largest business district in Houston, Texas, located near the geographic center of the metropolitan area at the confluence of Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69.

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East End, Houston

East End Houston, controlled by the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD), is a district in eastern Houston, Texas, United States, located between the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport.

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East Texas

East Texas is a distinct cultural, geographic and ecological area in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Ecuador

Ecuador (Ikwadur), officially the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Ikwadur Ripuwlika), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Edge city

"Edge city" is an American term for a concentration of business, shopping, and entertainment outside a traditional downtown (or central business district) in what had previously been a residential or rural area.

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Eighth Wonder of the World

Eighth Wonder of the World is an unofficial title sometimes given to new buildings, structures, projects, or even designs that are deemed to be comparable to the seven Wonders of the World.

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Ellington Airport (Texas)

Ellington Airport is a public and military use airport in Harris County, Texas, United States.

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Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base

Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base is a joint installation shared by various active component and reserve component military units, as well as aircraft flight operations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the aegis of the nearby Johnson Space Center.

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Emergency management

Emergency management or disaster management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, and recovery).

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Enbridge

Enbridge Inc. is a Canadian multinational energy transportation company based in Calgary, Alberta.

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Enron

Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and services company based in Houston, Texas.

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Enterprise Products

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is an American natural gas and crude oil pipeline company with headquarters in Houston, Texas.

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EOG Resources

EOG Resources, Inc. (successor to Enron Oil & Gas Company) is an American petroleum and natural gas exploration company organized in Delaware and headquartered in the Heritage Plaza building in Houston, Texas.

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Expansion team

An expansion team is a new team in a sports league, usually from a city that has not hosted a team in that league before, formed with the intention of satisfying the demand for a local team from a population in a new area.

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Extraterritorial jurisdiction

Extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries.

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Farm to Market Road 1960

Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) is a state highway (or farm-to-market road) in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Fault (geology)

In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.

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Federal Information Processing Standards

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.

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First Mexican Empire

The Mexican Empire (Imperio Mexicano) was a short-lived monarchy and the first independent post-colonial state in Mexico.

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First Mexican Republic

The First Mexican Republic known also as the First Federal Republic (Primera República Federal) was a federated republic and nation-state officially designated the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos). "Independence transformed Mexico from Spain's largest and most prosperous colony to a sovereign nation suffering economic decline and political strife." The First Mexican Republic lasted from from 1824 to 1835, when conservatives under Antonio López de Santa Anna transformed it into a centralized state, the Centralist Republic of Mexico.

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FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies, Inc. was a North American company that produced equipment for exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

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Folk art

Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople.

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Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority

The Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA), also called the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority (FBGPTRA), operates toll roads in Fort Bend County and is headquartered at 1 Fluor Daniel Dr in Sugar Land in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Fort Bend County, Texas

Fort Bend County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Fort Bend Parkway

The Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road is the Fort Bend County (i.e.,southern) portion of a continuous toll road connecting Sienna Plantation in eastern Fort Bend County to US 90A in southwestern Harris County.

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Fortune (magazine)

Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.

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Fortune 500

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.

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Fox Broadcasting Company

The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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Frontage road

A frontage road (also known as an access road, service road or parallel road) is a local road running parallel to a higher-speed, limited-access road.

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Fulshear, Texas

Fulshear is a city in northwest Fort Bend County, Texas within the metropolitan area.

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Galveston Bay

Galveston Bay is the seventh largest estuary in the United States, located along the upper coast of Texas.

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Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the United States, about southeast of Houston.

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Galveston, Texas

Galveston is a coastal resort city on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Gasoline

Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.

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Geographic Names Information System

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is an international airport in Houston, Texas, United States, under class B airspace, serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area.

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George Bush Park

George Bush Park is a county park in Houston, Texas, United States, located on the far west side of the city.

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Gerald D. Hines

Gerald D. Hines (born 1925) is the founder and chairman of Hines, a privately held real estate firm with its U.S. headquarters located in Houston, Texas, and its European headquarters located in London.

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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, formerly the Williams Waterwall and the Transco Waterwall, is a multi-story sculptural fountain that sits opposite the south face of Williams Tower in the Uptown District of Houston.

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Global city

A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network.

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Grand Prix of Houston

The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston was an annual auto race on the IndyCar Series circuit.

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Great Migration (African American)

The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970.

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Greater Houston

Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, encompassing nine counties along the Gulf Coast in southeastern Texas.

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Greenspoint, Houston

Greater Greenspoint, also known as the North Houston District, is a business district and neighborhood in northern Harris County, Texas, United States, located mostly within the city limits of Houston.

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Greenway Plaza

Greenway Plaza is a business district located along Interstate 69 (U.S. Highway 59) within the Interstate 610 loop in southwestern Houston, Texas, west of Downtown and east of Uptown.

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Group 1 Automotive

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is an international Fortune 500 automotive retailer with automotive dealerships and collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil.

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil, officially Santiago de Guayaquil (St.), is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with around 2 million people in the metropolitan area, as well as the nation's main port.

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Gulf Coast of the United States

The Gulf Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Southern United States meets the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963), formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player.

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Halite

Halite, commonly known as rock salt, is a type of salt, the mineral (natural) form of sodium chloride (NaCl).

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Halliburton

Halliburton is an American multinational corporation.

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Handbook of Texas

The Handbook of Texas is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA).

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Hardy Toll Road

The Hardy Toll Road runs from Interstate 610, near central Houston, to Interstate 45, north of Houston just below the Harris County line.

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Harris County Toll Road Authority

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA, pronounced "Hectra") maintains and operates a toll road system in the Houston/Harris County area.

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Harris County, Texas

Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Hermann Park

Hermann Park is a urban park in Houston, Texas, situated at the southern end of the Museum District.

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High-occupancy vehicle lane

A high-occupancy vehicle lane (also known as an HOV lane, carpool lane, diamond lane, 2+ lane, and transit lane or T2 or T3 lanes in Australia and New Zealand) is a restricted traffic lane reserved at peak travel times or longer for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers, including carpools, vanpools, and transit buses.

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High-rise building

A high-rise building is a tall building, as opposed to a low-rise building and is defined by its height differently in various jurisdictions.

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Hinduism

Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.

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Hispanic and Latino Americans

Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.

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Historically black colleges and universities

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.

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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is a theater in Houston, Texas, US.

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Hofheinz Pavilion

Hofheinz Pavilion is a 8,479-seat multi-purpose arena on the University of Houston campus in Houston, Texas, currently undergoing renovation.

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Holocaust Museum Houston

The Holocaust Museum Houston, the fourth largest Holocaust memorial museum in the United States, is located in the Houston Museum District in Houston, Texas and was opened in 1996.

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Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center

Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZHU) is located at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 16600 JFK Boulevard, Houston, Texas, United States 77032.

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Houston Airport System

Houston Airport System (HAS) is a department of the City of Houston, Texas, United States that manages city airports.

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Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (155 acres) is a non-profit arboretum and nature center located in Memorial Park at 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas.

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Houston Art Car Parade

The Houston Art Car Parade is an annual event in Houston, Texas, featuring a display of all types of rolling art.

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Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Auto Show

The Houston Auto Show is an annual auto show that takes place in January at NRG Park.

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Houston Ballet

The Houston Ballet, operated by the Houston Ballet Foundation, is the fourth-largest professional ballet company in the United States, based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University (HBU) is a private Baptist university in Sharpstown, Texas.

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Houston Bcycle

Houston BCycle is a bicycle sharing system owned and operated by Houston Bike Share, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that administers bike sharing for the City of Houston.

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Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Houston City Council

The Houston City Council is a city council for the city of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Houston Community College

Houston Community College (HCC), also known as Houston Community College System (HCCS) is a community college system that operates community colleges in Houston, Missouri City, Greater Katy, and Stafford in Texas.

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Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars are the athletic teams representing the University of Houston.

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Houston Dash

The Houston Dash is a professional women's soccer team based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo is an American professional soccer club based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Energy Corridor

The Energy Corridor is a business district in Greater Houston, Texas, located on the west side of the metropolitan area between Beltway 8 and the Grand Parkway.

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Houston Gay Pride Parade

The Houston Gay Pride Parade (or often called the Houston Pride Parade) is the major feature of a gay pride festival held annually since 1979.

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Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera (HGO), located in Houston, Texas, was founded in 1955 by German-born impresario Walter Herbert and Houstonians Elva Lobit, Edward Bing, and Charles Cockrell.

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Houston Independent School District

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest public school system in Texas, and the seventh-largest in the United States.

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston or abbreviated HLSR, is the largest livestock exhibitions and rodeo in the world.

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital is the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist.

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Houston Museum District

The Houston Museum District is an association of 19 museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to promoting art, science, history and culture.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (abbreviated as HMNS) is a science museum located on the northern border of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Houston Open

The Houston Open is a professional golf tournament in Texas on the PGA Tour, currently played in late March or early April.

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Houston Post

The Houston Post was a newspaper that had its headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Houston Press

The Houston Press is an online newspaper published in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston SaberCats

The Houston SaberCats is an American professional rugby union team based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Ship Channel

The Houston Ship Channel, in Houston, Texas, is part of the Port of Houston, one of the US's busiest seaports.

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Houston station (Texas)

Houston is an Amtrak intercity train station in Houston.

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Houston Symphony

The Houston Symphony is a Grammy Award winning orchestra based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas.

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Houston Theater District

The Houston Theater District, a 17-block area in the heart of Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, is home to Houston's nine professional performing arts organizations, the Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks.

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Houston tunnel system

The Houston tunnel system is a network of subterranean, climate-controlled, pedestrian walkways that links 95 full city blocks below Houston's downtown streets.

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Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is a zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Huelva

Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia.

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Human trafficking

Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.

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Humid subtropical climate

A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild to cool winters.

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Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion (2017 USD) in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area.

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Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure.

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Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita was the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense tropical cyclone ever observed in the Gulf of Mexico.

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I. M. Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei, FAIA, RIBA – website of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (born 26 April 1917), commonly known as I. M.

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Illegal immigration to the United States

Illegal immigration to the United States is the entry into the United States of foreign nationals in violation of United States immigration laws and also the remaining in the country of foreign nationals after their visa, or other authority to be in the country, has expired.

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Ima Hogg

Ima Hogg (July 10, 1882 – August 19, 1975), known as "The First Lady of Texas", was an American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century.

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IndyCar

Indy Racing League, LLC, doing business as IndyCar (stylized INDYCAR), is an American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing.

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IndyCar Series

The IndyCar Series, currently known as the Verizon IndyCar Series for title sponsorship reasons, is the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America.

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International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." Formed in 1945 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system.

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Interstate 10 in Texas

Interstate 10 (I-10) is the major east–west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States.

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Interstate 45

Interstate 45 (I-45) is an interstate highway located entirely within the U.S. state of Texas.

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Interstate 610 (Texas)

Interstate 610 (abbreviated I-610) is a freeway that forms a loop around the inner city sector of city of Houston, Texas.

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Interstate 69

Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States currently consisting of seven disjointed parts with an original continuous segment from Indianapolis, Indiana, northeast to the Canada–US border in Port Huron, Michigan, at.

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Interstate Highway System

The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, is a network of controlled-access highways that forms part of the National Highway System in the United States.

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.

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Irreligion

Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion.

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Islam

IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

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Istanbul

Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.

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James Sanders Holman

James Sanders Holman (February 7, 1804 – December 8, 1867) was a soldier, entrepreneur, and the first mayor of Houston.

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John B. Magruder

John Bankhead Magruder (May 1, 1807 – February 19, 1871) was a career military officer who served in the armies of three nations.

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John Burgee

John Burgee (born August 28, 1933) is an American architect noted for his contributions to Postmodern architecture.

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John Kirby Allen

John Kirby Allen (1810 – August 15, 1838), was a co-founder of the city of Houston and a former member of the Republic of Texas House of Representatives.

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Johnson Space Center

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center, where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted.

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Jones Hall

The Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (commonly known as Jones Hall) is a performance venue in Houston, Texas, and the permanent home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Society for the Performing Arts.

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JPMorgan Chase Tower (Houston)

The JPMorgan Chase Tower, formerly Texas Commerce Tower, is a,, 75-story skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

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Judaism

Judaism (originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; via Latin and Greek) is the religion of the Jewish people.

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Karachi

Karachi (کراچی; ALA-LC:,; ڪراچي) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh.

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Katy, Texas

Katy is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Katy-Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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KBR (company)

KBR, Inc. (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) is an American engineering, procurement, and construction company, formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton.

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Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith (born March 8, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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KHOU

KHOU, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.

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KIAH

KIAH, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 38), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.

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Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.

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KPRC-TV

KPRC-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 35), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.

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KRIV (TV)

KRIV, virtual and UHF digital channel 26, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.

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KTRK-TV

KTRK-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.

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KTXH

KTXH, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 19), is a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States.

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KUHF

KUHF (branded as News 88.7) is a public radio station serving Greater Houston metropolitan area.

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KUHT

KUHT, virtual and VHF digital channel 8, is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Houston, Texas.

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La Porte, Texas

La Porte is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States, within the Bay Area of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

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Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is a lake in Montgomery County, Texas, United States.

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Lake Houston

Lake Houston is a reservoir on the San Jacinto River, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

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Lake Livingston

Lake Livingston is a reservoir located in the East Texas Piney Woods.

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Latin America

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.

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Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is a public skatepark in Houston, Texas (USA).

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Lee College

Lee College is a comprehensive community college located in Baytown, Texas, United States, approximately east of Houston.

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Lee P. Brown

Lee Patrick Brown (born October 4, 1937) is an American criminologist, public administrator, politician and businessman; in 1997 he was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Houston, Texas.

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Leipzig

Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.

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Liberal arts education

Liberal arts education (from Latin "free" and "art or principled practice") can claim to be the oldest programme of higher education in Western history.

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Light rail

Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

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Limited-access road

A limited-access road, known by various terms worldwide, including limited-access highway, dual-carriageway, expressway, and partial controlled access highway, is a highway or arterial road for high-speed traffic which has many or most characteristics of a controlled-access highway (freeway or motorway), including limited or no access to adjacent property, some degree of separation of opposing traffic flow, use of grade separated interchanges to some extent, prohibition of some modes of transport such as bicycles or horses, and very few or no intersecting cross-streets.

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List of cities in Texas by population

The following is a list of the most populous incorporated cities, towns, and unincorporated census-designated places (CDPs) in the U.S. state of Texas.

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List of counties in Texas

The U.S. state of Texas is divided into 254 counties, more than any other U.S. state.

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List of Houston Independent School District schools

This is a list of schools operated by the Houston Independent School District.

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List of largest shopping malls in the United States

List of the shopping malls in the United States of America and its territories greater than or equal to 2,000,000 total square feet of retail space (gross leasable area).

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List of mayors of Houston

This is a list of people who have served as mayor of the city of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas.

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List of metropolitan statistical areas

The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has defined 383 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.

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List of MLS Cup finals

The MLS Cup is the annual championship match of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top-level soccer league for the United States and Canada.

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List of natural disasters in the United States

This list of United States natural disasters is a list of notable natural disasters which occurred in the United States from 1816 to 2017.

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List of NBA champions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (formerly Basketball Association of America (BAA) from 1946 to 1949) Finals is the championship series for the NBA and the conclusion of the NBA's postseason.

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List of people from Houston

This is a list of people who were born, were raised, or have lived in Houston, Texas.

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List of school districts in Houston

The following is a complete list of school districts serving the city limits of Houston, Texas.

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List of tallest buildings

This list of tallest buildings in the world ranks skyscrapers by height.

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List of tallest buildings in the United States

This list of the tallest buildings in the United States includes all buildings of or higher by architectural height, excluding antennas.

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List of United States cities by population

The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.

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List of United States urban areas

This is a list of urban areas in the United States as defined by the United States Census Bureau, ordered according to their 2010 census populations.

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Lone Star College System

Lone Star College System (LSCS) is a publicly funded, two-year, United States community college system serving the northern portions of the Greater Houston, Texas, area.

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Long Point–Eureka Heights fault system

The Long Point–Eureka Heights fault system is a system of geologic faults in Houston, Texas.

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Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017.

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Louisiana

Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Luanda

Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city in Angola, and the country's most populous and important city, primary port and major industrial, cultural and urban centre.

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Mahatma Gandhi District, Houston

The Mahatma Gandhi District (popularly known as Little India) is an ethnic enclave in Houston, Texas, United States, named after Mahatma Gandhi, consisting predominantly of Indian and Pakistani restaurants including Patel Brothers and shops and having a large Indian/Pakistani population.

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

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Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the "Midsummer Classic", is an annual professional baseball game sanctioned by Major League Baseball (MLB) contested between the All-Stars from the American League (AL) and National League (NL), currently selected by fans for starting fielders, by managers for pitchers, and by managers and players for reserves.

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Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby is an American professional rugby union competition which began its first season in 2018.

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Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.

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Managed lane

A managed lane is a type of highway lane that is operated with a management scheme, such as lane use restrictions or variable tolling, to optimize traffic flow, vehicle throughput, or both.

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Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corporation is an American petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston, Texas.

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Marsh

A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

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Mayor–council government

The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government.

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MDMA

3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy (E), is a psychoactive drug used primarily as a recreational drug.

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Medical school

A medical school is a tertiary educational institution —or part of such an institution— that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons.

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Memorial City, Houston

Memorial City is a commercial district in the Memorial area of Houston, Texas, United States.

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Memorial Drive (Houston)

Memorial Drive is an arterial road in the western half of Houston, Texas, United States.

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight

Memorial Hermann Life Flight is the only hospital-based air medical transport service in Houston, Texas.

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Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center

Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center is a nationally ranked hospital at the Texas Medical Center.

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Memorial Park, Houston

Memorial Park, a municipal park in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

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Menil Collection

The Menil Collection, located in Houston, Texas, USA, refers either to a museum that houses the private art collection of founders John de Menil and Dominique de Menil, or to the collection itself of approximately 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books.

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Menninger Foundation

The Menninger Foundation was founded in 1919 by the Menninger family in Topeka, Kansas, and consists of a clinic, a sanatorium, and a school of psychiatry, all of which bear the Menninger name.

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Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.

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Metropolitan statistical area

In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area.

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Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (often referred to as METRO) is a major public transportation agency based in Houston, Texas, United States.

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METRORail Green Line

The Green Line is a METRORail light rail/streetcar line operated by METRO in Houston, Texas, serving the East End area.

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METRORail Purple Line

The Purple Line is a METRORail light rail/streetcar route operated by METRO in Houston, Texas, serving Southeast Houston.

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METRORail Red Line

The Red Line is one of three light rail routes on the METRORail network operated by METRO in Houston, Texas.

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METRORail University Line

The University/Blue Line (according to Go METRORail) is a planned METRORail light rail route to be designed, constructed, and operated by METRO in Houston, Texas.

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METRORail Uptown Line

The Uptown Line is a planned bus rapid transit line in Houston, Texas, to be operated by METRO.

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Mexico

Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.

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Midtown, Houston

Midtown is a central neighborhood of Houston, located west-southwest of Downtown.

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Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park, previously known as The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field, is a ballpark in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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MLS Cup 2006

MLS Cup 2006, the 11th edition of Major League Soccer's championship match, was played between the New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamo to decide the champion of the 2006 season.

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MLS Cup 2007

MLS Cup 2007 was the final match of the 2007 MLS season, the 12th in the history of Major League Soccer.

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Montgomery County, Texas

Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Moon rock

Moon rock or lunar rock is rock that is found on the Earth's moon, or lunar material collected during the course of human exploration of the Moon.

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Morgan Quitno Press

Morgan Quitno Press is a research and publishing company based in Lawrence, Kansas, which compiles books with statistics of crime rates, health care, education, and other categories, ranking cities and states in the United States.

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MRC Global

MRC Global is a global distributor of pipes, valves, fittings, automation and measurement products headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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Municipal corporation

A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.

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Murdoch University

Murdoch University is a public university in Perth, Western Australia, with campuses also in Singapore and Dubai.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, is one of the largest museums in the United States.

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MyNetworkTV

MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated as MyTV, MyNet, MNT or MNTV), is an American television network/syndication service that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox, operated by its Fox Television Stations division, and distributed through the syndication structure of 20th Television.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).

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National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

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National Hockey League

The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

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National Oilwell Varco

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is an American multinational corporation based in Greater Sharpstown, Houston, Texas.

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National Pro Fastpitch

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), formerly the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL), is the only professional women's softball league in the United States.

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National Women's Soccer League

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league, run by the United States Soccer Federation.

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NBA All-Star Game

The National Basketball Association All-Star Game is a basketball exhibition game hosted every February by the National Basketball Association (NBA), matching a mix of the league's star players, who are drafted by the two players with the most votes.

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NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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Neartown Houston

Neartown is an area located in west-central Houston, Texas, United States and is one of the city's major cultural areas.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Nice

Nice (Niçard Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard,; Nizza; Νίκαια; Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département.

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Nicknames of Houston

There are many nicknames for the city of Houston, the largest city in Texas and fourth-largest city in the United States.

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Non-Hispanic whites

Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin (commonly referred to as Anglo-Americans)Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster See original definition (definition #1) of Anglo in English: It is defined as a synonym for Anglo-American--Page 86 are European Americans who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity, as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

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Nonpartisanism

Nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with, and a lack of bias toward, a political party.

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Northline, Houston

Northline is a community district located in North Houston, Texas near I-45.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, an American-Bermudian company operating cruise ships, headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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NRG Arena

The NRG Arena (formerly the Astroarena and Reliant Arena), is a 350,000 square feet (33,000 m²) sports center in NRG Park, in Houston, Texas, USA.

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NRG Park

NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park and Astrodomain) is a complex in Houston, Texas, USA, named after the energy company NRG Energy.

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NRG Stadium

NRG Stadium (pronounced as N-R-G Stadium), formerly Reliant Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium, in Houston, Texas, United States.

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O'Hare International Airport

O'Hare International Airport, usually referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, northwest of the Loop business district, operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering.

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Observer–Reporter

The Observer–Reporter is a daily newspaper covering Washington County, Greene County, and the Mon Valley in Pennsylvania, with some overlap into the South Hills of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County.

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Office

An office is generally a room or other area where administrative work is done by an organization's users in order to support and realize objects and goals of the organization.

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Oil field

An "oil field" or "oilfield" is a region with an abundance of oil wells extracting petroleum (crude oil) from below ground.

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Optometry

Optometry is a health care profession which involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease.

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Otis Thorpe

Otis Henry Thorpe (born August 5, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for several teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Owned-and-operated station

In the broadcasting industry, an owned-and-operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) usually refers to a television or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated.

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Ozone

Ozone, or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula.

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Pakistan

Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.

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Paratransit

Paratransit is recognized in North America as special transportation services for people with disabilities, often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies.

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Park and ride

Park and ride (or incentive parking) facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system (rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail), or carpool for the remainder of the journey.

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Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the metropolitan area.

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Permeability (earth sciences)

Permeability in fluid mechanics and the earth sciences (commonly symbolized as κ, or k) is a measure of the ability of a porous material (often, a rock or an unconsolidated material) to allow fluids to pass through it.

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Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.

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Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American fact tank based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.

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Pharmacy school

The basic requirement for pharmacists to be considered for registration is an undergraduate or postgraduate pharmacy degree from a recognized university.

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Philip Johnson

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an American architect.

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Phillips 66

The Phillips 66 Company is an American multinational energy company headquartered in Westchase, Houston, Texas.

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Piney Woods

The Piney Woods is a temperate coniferous forest terrestrial ecoregion in the Southern United States covering of East Texas, southern Arkansas, western Louisiana, and southeastern Oklahoma.

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Plains All American Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline is a publicly traded Master limited partnership in the oil pipeline transportation, marketing, and storage business in the United States, liquefied petroleum gas business in Canada, and natural gas storage business in Michigan and Louisiana.

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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II; Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła;; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.

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Popemobile

A popemobile (from pope and automobile) is a specially designed motor vehicle used by the Roman Catholic Pope during public appearances.

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Port of Houston

The Port of Houston is one of world's largest ports and serves the metropolitan area of Houston, Texas.

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Porter, Texas

Porter is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County in southeastern Texas within the metropolitan area.

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Post-office box

A post-office box or post office box (commonly referred to as a P.O. box or a postal box) is a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office station.

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Postmodern architecture

Postmodern architecture is a style or movement which emerged in the 1960s as a reaction against the austerity, formality, and lack of variety of modern architecture, particularly in the international style advocated by Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Prairie

Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.

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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University, commonly abbreviated PVAMU or PV, is a public historically black university (HBCU) located in Prairie View, Texas, United States (northwest of Houston).

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

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Protestantism

Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.

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Public Broadcast Service

The Public Broadcast Service (PBS) is a government-owned educational radio and television broadcast service located in Barbados.

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Public transport

Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.

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Quanta Services

Quanta Services is a U.S. corporation that provides engineering, procurement and construction services for electric power infrastructure and oil and gas infrastructure industries, and formerly for telecommunications and broadband cable.

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Relative humidity

Relative humidity (RH) is the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor to the equilibrium vapor pressure of water at a given temperature.

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Republic of Texas

The Republic of Texas (República de Tejas) was an independent sovereign state in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846.

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Revention Music Center

The Revention Music Center (originally known as the Aerial Theater) is an indoor theater owned by Live Nation and located in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Rice Owls

Rice University athletic teams are known as the Rice Owls.

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Rice Stadium (Rice University)

Rice Stadium is an American football stadium located on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.

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Rice University

William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university located on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Right of way

Right of way is a term used to describe "the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another", or "a path or thoroughfare subject to such a right".

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Ring road

A ring road (also known as beltline, beltway, circumferential (high)way, loop or orbital) is a road or a series of connected roads encircling a town, city, or country.

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Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston (Latin: Archidioecesis Galvestoniensis–Houstoniensis) encompasses of ten counties in the southeastern area of Texas: Galveston, Harris, Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Grimes, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller.

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Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil.

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Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Rust Belt

The Rust Belt is a region of the United States, made up mostly of places in the Midwest and Great Lakes, though the term may be used to include any location where industry declined starting around 1980.

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Salt dome

A salt dome is a type of structural dome formed when a thick bed of evaporite minerals (mainly salt, or halite) found at depth intrudes vertically into surrounding rock strata, forming a diapir.

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Sam Houston

Sam Houston (March 2, 1793July 26, 1863) was an American soldier and politician.

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Sam Houston (sculpture)

Sam Houston, also known as Sam Houston Monument, is an outdoor bronze sculpture of Sam Houston by Enrico Cerracchio, located at the northwest corner of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, in the United States.

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Sam Houston Park

Sam Houston Park is an urban park located in downtown Houston, Texas, United States, dedicated to the buildings and culture of Houston's past.

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Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park is a horse racing track located in unincorporated northwest Houston, Texas, United States.

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San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College is a community college in the Greater Houston area in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Scrap Yard Fast Pitch

The Scrap Yard Fast Pitch are an independent women's professional softball team based in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston.

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Sediment

Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.

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Serial killer

A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defined as a person who kills three or more people for psychological gratification; reliable sources over the years agree.

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Sesquicentennial Park

Sesquicentennial Park is an urban park in downtown Houston, Texas.

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Sharpstown, Houston

Sharpstown is a master-planned community in the Southwest Management District (formerly Greater Sharpstown), Southwest Houston, Texas"." Greater Sharpstown Management District.

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China.

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Shriners College Classic

The Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic is an annual six-team college baseball tournament held in Houston and hosted by the Astros Foundation.

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Sienna Plantation, Texas

Sienna Plantation (often referred to as "Sienna"Zheng, Zen T. C. "." Houston Chronicle. March 24, 2009. Retrieved on April 25, 2010.) is a census-designated place and master-planned community located in Missouri City, mostly in its extraterritorial jurisdiction, within Fort Bend County, Texas, United States.

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Sister Cities International

Sister Cities International (SCI) is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between communities in the United States and those in other countries, particularly through the establishment of "sister cities".

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Skatepark

A skatepark, or skate park, is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, BMX, scooter, wheelchair, and aggressive inline skating.

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Slavery in the United States

Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Soccer-specific stadium

Soccer-specific stadium is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada to refer to a sports stadium either purpose-built or fundamentally redesigned for soccer and whose primary function is to host soccer matches, as opposed to a multipurpose stadium which is for a variety of sports.

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South Texas College of Law

South Texas College of Law – Houston, is a private American Bar Association-accredited law school and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Southeast Texas

Southeast Texas is a sub-region of East Texas located in the southeast corner of the U.S. state of Texas.

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Southern hip hop

Southern hip hop, also known as Southern rap, South Coast hip hop, or Dirty South, is a blanket term for a regional genre of American hip hop music that emerged in the Southern United States, especially in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and Miami—the five of which constitute the "Southern Network" in rap music.

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Southern United States

The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.

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Southside Place, Texas

Southside Place is a city in west central Harris County, Texas, United States.

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Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co. is a major United States airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and the world’s largest low-cost carrier.

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Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.

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Spain

Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.

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Spanish Empire

The Spanish Empire (Imperio Español; Imperium Hispanicum), historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy (Monarquía Hispánica) and as the Catholic Monarchy (Monarquía Católica) was one of the largest empires in history.

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Spectra Energy

Spectra Energy Corp, headquartered in Houston, Texas, operated in three key areas of the natural gas industry: transmission and storage, distribution, and gathering and processing.

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Spindletop

Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in the southern portion of Beaumont, Texas in the United States.

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Spoke–hub distribution paradigm

The spoke-hub distribution paradigm is a form of transport topology optimization in which traffic routes are organized as a series of 'spokes' that connect outlying points to a central 'hub.' Simple forms of this distribution/connection model may be contrasted with point-to-point transit systems in which each point has a direct route to every other point, and which was the principal method of transporting passengers and freight until the 1970s.

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Spring, Texas

Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston in Harris County, Texas, United States, part of the metropolitan area.

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Station Museum of Contemporary Art

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is a private museum owned and run by James and Ann Harithas devoted to contemporary art located in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas, United States.

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Stavanger

Stavanger is a city and municipality in Norway.

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Street hierarchy

The street hierarchy is an urban planning technique for laying out road networks that exclude automobile through-traffic from developed areas.

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Streetcar suburb

A streetcar suburb is a residential community whose growth and development was strongly shaped by the use of streetcar lines as a primary means of transportation.

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Subsidence

Subsidence is the motion of a surface (usually, the earth's surface) as it shifts downward relative to a datum such as sea level.

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Suburbanization

Suburbanization is a population shift from central urban areas into suburbs, resulting in the formation of (sub)urban sprawl.

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Sugar Land, Texas

Sugar Land is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, within the southeast metropolitan area.

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Sun Belt

The Sun Belt is a region of the United States generally considered to stretch across the Southeast and Southwest.

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Sundance Group

In 1969, Robert Redford purchased at the base of Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Mountains.

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Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI was an American football game played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2016 season.

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Super Bowl VIII

Super Bowl VIII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1973 season.

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Super Bowl XXXVIII

Super Bowl XXXVIII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2003 season.

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Supercell

A supercell is a thunderstorm characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft.

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Sylvester Turner

Sylvester Turner (born September 27, 1954) is an American attorney and politician who is the 62nd and current mayor of Houston, Texas.

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Sysco

Sysco Corporation is an American multinational corporation involved in marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, hospitality businesses like hotels and inns, and wholesale to other companies that provide foodservice (like Aramark and Sodexo).

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Taipei

Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").

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Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Tampico

Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Targa Resources

Targa Resources is a Fortune 500 company based at 811 Louisiana, formerly known as Two Shell Plaza, in Houston, Texas.

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TDECU Stadium

John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium is an American football stadium on the campus of the University of Houston.

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Telephone Road

Telephone Road is a street in eastern and southeastern Houston, Texas, United States.

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Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Temperate grasslands, savannahs, and shrublands are terrestrial biomes whose predominant vegetation consists of grass and/or shrubs.

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Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park is a county park that runs parallel to a roughly stretch of the Buffalo Bayou in western Houston, Texas.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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Texas Bowl

The Texas Bowl, officially the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl for sponsorship purposes, is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game first held in 2006 in Houston, Texas.

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Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

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Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is a medical district and neighborhood in south-central Houston, Texas, immediately south of the Museum District and west of Texas State Highway 288.

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Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine headquartered in Downtown Austin, Texas.

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Texas Southern Tigers football

The Texas Southern Tigers is the college football team representing Texas Southern University, a historically black university (HBCU) in Houston.

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Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University (shortened to Texas Southern or simply TSU) is a public historically black university (HBCU) located in Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

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Texas State Highway 225

State Highway 225, or SH 225, is an east–west freeway in the Houston area between the Interstate 610 Loop in Houston and State Highway 146 in La Porte.

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Texas State Highway 288

State Highway 288 or SH 288, is a north–south highway in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Texas, between I-45 in downtown Houston and Freeport, where it terminates on FM 1495.

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Texas State Highway 6

State Highway 6 (SH 6) runs from the Red River, the Texas–Oklahoma boundary, to northwest of Galveston, where it is known as the Old Galveston Highway.

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Texas State Highway 99

State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway, is a highway in Texas, United States that opened its first section in 1994.

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Texas State Highway Beltway 8

Beltway 8 (BW8), the Sam Houston Parkway, along with the Sam Houston Tollway, is an beltway around the city of Houston, Texas, United States, lying entirely within Harris County.

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Texas state highway system

Texas state highways are a network of highways owned and maintained by the U.S. state of Texas.

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The CW

The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as just The CW) is an American English-language broadcast television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, former majority owner of The WB.

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The Galleria

The Galleria, stylized theGalleria or the Houston Galleria, is an upscale mixed-use urban development shopping mall located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas, United States.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Theatre Under The Stars (Houston)

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is a year-round, professional, non-profit musical theatre production company.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

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Think tank

A think tank, think factory or policy institute is a research institute/center and organisation that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.

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Third country resettlement

Third country resettlement or refugee resettlement is, according to the UNHCR, one of three durable solutions (voluntary repatriation and local integration being the other two) for refugees who fled their home country.

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Third Ward, Houston

The Third Ward is one of the six historic wards of Houston, Texas, United States.

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Thurgood Marshall School of Law

The Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) is an ABA-accredited law school in Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas, that awards Juris Doctor and Master of Law degrees.

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Toll road

A toll road, also known as a turnpike or tollway, is a public or private road for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage.

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Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley is a colloquial term for the area of the United States (or by some definitions extending into Canada) where tornadoes are most frequent.

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Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Toyota Center

Toyota Center is an indoor arena located in downtown Houston, Texas.

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Tranquillity Park

Tranquillity Park is a park in Downtown Houston, Texas, between Walker and Rusk Streets, and west of Smith Street, with the United States federal courts building for the Southern District of Texas on one side and Houston City Hall on the other.

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Tropical Storm Allison

Tropical Storm Allison was a tropical storm that devastated southeast Texas in June of the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Turkey

Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.

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Tyumen

Tyumen (a) is the largest city and the administrative center of Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located on the Tura River east of Moscow.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

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U.S. Route 290

U.S. Route 290 (or U.S. 290) is an east–west U.S. Highway located entirely within the state of Texas.

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U.S. Route 59

U.S. Route 59 is a north–south United States highway (though it was signed east–west in parts of Texas).

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U.S. state

A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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United Airlines

United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major United States airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE; دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates (الإمارات), is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.

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United Press International

United Press International (UPI) is an international news agency whose newswires, photo, news film, and audio services provided news material to thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations for most of the 20th century.

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United States Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

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United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The Department of Justice administers several federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters (such as in cases before the Supreme Court), and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Jeff Sessions.

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United States Department of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.

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United States home front during World War II

The home front of the United States in World War II supported the war effort in many ways, including a wide range of volunteer efforts and submitting to government-managed rationing and price controls.

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United States housing bubble

The United States housing bubble was a real estate bubble affecting over half of the U.S. states.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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United States Numbered Highway System

The United States Numbered Highway System (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated network of roads and highways numbered within a nationwide grid in the contiguous United States.

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Units of transportation measurement

The units of transportation measurement describes the unit of measurement used to measure the quantity and traffic of transportation used in transportation statistics, planning, and their related fields.

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University of Houston

The University of Houston (UH) is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System.

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University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the law school of the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1947, the Law Center is one of 12 colleges of the University of Houston, a state university. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school's facilities are located on the university's 667-acre campus in southeast Houston. The Law Center awards the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The law school ranked 56th in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. According to UHLC's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 63.2% of the class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. The dean of the Law Center is Leonard M. Baynes.

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University of Houston System

The University of Houston System is a state university system in Texas, comprising four separate and distinct universities.

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University of Houston–Clear Lake

The University of Houston–Clear Lake (UHCL) is a four-year state university and one of four distinct institutions in the University of Houston System.

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University of Houston–Downtown

The University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) is a four-year state university and one of four distinct institutions in the University of Houston System.

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University of St. Thomas (Texas)

The University of St.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was created in 1972 by The UT System Board of Regents.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (colloquially MD Anderson) is one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.

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University of Texas Press

The University of Texas Press (or UT Press) is a university press that is part of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Uptown Houston

Uptown (more commonly called The Galleria Area) is a business district in Houston, located west of Downtown and is centered along Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer Road (Farm to Market Road 1093).

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Urban density

Urban density is a term used in urban planning and urban design to refer to the number of people inhabiting a given urbanized area.

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Urban sprawl

Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and usually car-dependent communities, in a process called suburbanization.

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Venezuela

Venezuela, officially denominated Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela),Previously, the official name was Estado de Venezuela (1830–1856), República de Venezuela (1856–1864), Estados Unidos de Venezuela (1864–1953), and again República de Venezuela (1953–1999).

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Vernon Maxwell

Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who was a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for thirteen seasons during the late 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.

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Walkability

Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking.

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Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.

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Washington, Pennsylvania

Washington is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Greater Pittsburgh Region in the southwestern part of the state.

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Waste Management (corporation)

Waste Management, Inc. is an American waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America.

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Water park

A water park or waterpark is an amusement park that features water play areas such as swimming pools, water slides, splash pads, water playgrounds, and lazy rivers, as well as areas for bathing, swimming, and other barefoot environments.

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Wells Fargo Plaza (Houston)

The Wells Fargo Plaza, formerly the Allied Bank Plaza and First Interstate Bank Plaza, is a skyscraper located at 1000 Louisiana Street in Downtown Houston, Texas in the United States.

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West University Place, Texas

West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the metropolitan area and southwestern Harris County.

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Westchase, Houston

For the community near Tampa, see Westchase, Florida. Westchase is a business district and neighborhood in western Houston, Texas, bounded by Westheimer Road on the north, Gessner Road on the east, Houston Center Boulevard on the west, and Westpark Tollway on the south.

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Western Gulf coastal grasslands

The Western Gulf coastal grasslands are a subtropical grassland ecoregion of the southern United States and northeastern Mexico.

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Westheimer Road

Westheimer Road is an arterial east-west road in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Westpark Tollway

The Westpark Tollway, also Fort Bend Westpark Tollway, is a limited-access toll road serving western Houston and Harris County, and northeastern Fort Bend County.

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Wet'n'Wild SplashTown

Wet'n'Wild SplashTown is a water park located north of Houston in the Spring CDP of unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States.

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White Americans

White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.

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White Oak Bayou

White Oak Bayou is a slow-moving river in Houston, Texas.

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William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport is an international airport in Houston, Texas, from downtown Houston.

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William P. Hobby Jr.

William Pettus Hobby Jr. (born January 19, 1932) is an American Democratic politician who served a record eighteen years as the 37th Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

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Williams Tower

The Williams Tower (originally named the Transco Tower) is a 64-story, class A office tower located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas.

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Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.

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World Series

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Wuhan

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China.

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ZIP Code

ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.

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Zoning

Zoning is the process of dividing land in a municipality into zones (e.g. residential, industrial) in which certain land uses are permitted or prohibited.

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1900 Galveston hurricane

The Great Galveston Hurricane, known regionally as the Great Storm of 1900, was the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.

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1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is a museum located in Houston, Texas, United States, at William P. Hobby Airport.

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1968 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1968 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 39th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball.

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1971–72 NBA season

The 1971–72 NBA season was the 26th season of the National Basketball Association.

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1973 oil crisis

The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaimed an oil embargo.

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1981 NBA Finals

The 1981 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1980–81 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball.

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1986 NBA Finals

The 1986 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1985–86 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1989 NBA All-Star Game

The 39th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was held at Houston, Texas on February 12, 1989.

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1994 NBA Finals

The 1994 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1993–94 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1995 NBA Finals

The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994–95 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

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2000 United States Census

The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 people enumerated during the 1990 Census.

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2002 NFL season

The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League.

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2004 Christmas Eve United States winter storm

The 2004 Christmas Eve United States winter storm was a rare weather event that took place in Louisiana and Texas in the United States on December 24, 2004, before the storm moved northeast to affect the coastal sections of the Mid-Atlantic states and New England in the succeeding few days.

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2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 75th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball.

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2005 World Series

The 2005 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2005 season.

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2006 Major League Soccer season

The 2006 Major League Soccer season was the 11th season in the history of Major League Soccer.

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2006 NBA All-Star Game

The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets.

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2010 United States Census

The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.

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2013 NBA All-Star Game

The 2013 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that was played on February 17, 2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the current home of the Houston Rockets.

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2015 Texas–Oklahoma flood and tornado outbreak

Preceded by more than a week of heavy rain, a slow-moving storm system dropped tremendous precipitation across much of Texas and Oklahoma during the nights of May 24–26, 2015, triggering record-breaking floods.

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2017 World Series

The 2017 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2017 season.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston

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