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Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the American South, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. [1]

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (US, UK; أبو ظبي Emirati pronunciation) is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of Abu Dhabi emirate, the largest of the UAE's seven member emirates.

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African American

African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Airline hub

Airline hubs are airports that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination.

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Airports Council International

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

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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 indoor theatre in Downtown Houston, Texas, and hosts two stages.

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AMA Supercross Championship

Supercross is a motorcycle racing sport involving off-road motorcycles on an artificially-made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles.

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American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (stylized in its logo as abc since 1962) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of 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, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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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 partially government-funded American passenger railroad service.

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Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: 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 has been elected Houston Mayor three times, serving since January 2, 2010.

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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 independent oil and gas corporation.

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Apparent temperature

Apparent temperature is the general term for the perceived outdoor temperature, caused by the combined effects of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed.

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Area codes 281, 346, 713, 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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Aseismic creep

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

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Asian American

Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.

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Astrodome

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

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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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Australia

Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Austria

Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe.

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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes is 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.

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Basra

Basra, also written Basrah (البصرة; BGN: Al Başrah), is the capital of Basra Governorate, located on the Shatt al-Arab river in southern Iraq between Kuwait and Iran.

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Battle of Galveston

The Battle of Galveston or the Second Battle of Galveston was a naval and land battle that occurred on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War when Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder attacked and expelled occupying Union troops from the city of Galveston, Texas.

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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 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 in Houston, Texas (USA) in Memorial Park in the spring, and in Downtown Houston in the fall by the Art Colony Association.

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Bayou Music Center

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

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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 county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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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 very short term basis.

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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 the Latin American region.

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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 a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").

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Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou is a shady, slow-moving river and a main waterway, known as the "Mother Bayou," flowing 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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Byzantine Fresco Chapel

The Byzantine Fresco Chapel is a part of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, near the University of St. Thomas, and from February 1997 to February 2012 it displayed the only intact Byzantine frescoes of this size and importance in the entire western hemisphere.

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Calpine

is America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources.

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Cameron International

Cameron International Corporation (formerly Cooper Cameron Corporation, CCC) is a Fortune 500 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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Canada

Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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Cannabis (drug)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana and by numerous other names, is a preparation of the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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César Pelli

César Pelli (born October 12, 1926) is an Argentine American architect known for designing 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; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the 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 Time Zone

The 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

is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.

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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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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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Christian

A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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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 and permanent human settlement.

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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) won two NBA championships in 1994 and 1995.

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Clymer Wright

Clymer Lewis Wright.

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Cocaine

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

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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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ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Co. 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 is a process by which soils decrease in volume.

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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, dedicated to presenting the contemporary art of our time to the public.

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Continental Airlines

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

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Dean Corll

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

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Deep South

The Deep South is a descriptive category of the cultural and geographic subregions in the Southern United States.

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Demographics of Houston

This article on the demographics of Houston in the early 21st century (2000-2015) 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

Demonym (δῆμος dẽmos 'people, tribe', ὄνομα ónoma 'name') is a recently created word that denotes terms that are used to identify natives or residents of a certain or specific place and which are derived from the name of that place.

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Devolution

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

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Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a public urban park in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

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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 Houston is Houston's central business district, containing the headquarters of many prominent companies.

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Ecuador

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"), 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

An 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 those new buildings, structures, projects or even designs that are deemed to be comparable to the 7 World Wonders.

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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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Emergency management

Disaster management (or emergency management) is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

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Enbridge

Enbridge, Inc. is an energy delivery company based in Calgary, Canada.

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Enron

Enron Corporation (former New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol ENE) 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. (formerly Enron Oil and Gas) is a Fortune 500 company with its headquarters in the Heritage Plaza building in downtown Houston, Texas.

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Expansion team

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

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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) is the national aviation authority of the United States.

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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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FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies, Inc.

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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, Texas

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

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Fortune (magazine)

Fortune is an American business magazine, published globally by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1929.

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Fortune 500

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 large U.S. corporations as ranked by their gross revenue, after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur.

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Fox Broadcasting Company

The Fox Broadcasting Company (commonly referred to as Fox; stylized as FOX), is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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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 city located on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Geographic areas of Houston

The geographic areas of Houston are generally classified as either being inside or outside Interstate 610, known as the "Loop." Inside the loop generally encompasses the Central business district and the "island cities" of West University Place (West U.), Southside Place and a portion of Bellaire.

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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 a the main international airport in Houston, Texas, United States, under class B airspace, serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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George R. Brown Convention Center

The George R. Brown Convention Center, opened on September 26, 1987, is located on the east side of Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

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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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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Global city

A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system.

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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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Grand Texas Theme Park

Grand Texas Theme Park is a theme park set to open near Houston, Texas, in the United States, in 2015.

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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 1910 and 1970.

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Greater Houston

Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land is a nine-county metropolitan area defined by the Office of Management and Budget.

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Greenspoint, Houston

The Greater Greenspoint District is an edge city in northern Harris County, Texas, United States.

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Greenway Plaza

Greenway Plaza is a master-planned mixed-use development off Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 in Houston, Texas, United States, five miles (8 kilometers) west of Downtown Houston and three miles (5 kilometers) east of Uptown Houston.

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Group 1 Automotive

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, founded in 1995, and became public in 1997.

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil, officially Santiago de Guayaquil (Santiago of Guayaquil), is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with around 2.69 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 includes the coasts of the Southern U.S. states that share a border with the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent.

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Halite

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

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Halliburton

Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation, and one of the world's largest oil field services companies, with operations in more than 80 countries.

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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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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 one of Houston's most-visited public parks.

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Heroin

Heroin (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine (BAN, INN)) and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, boy, horse, brown, black, tar, and others is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C. R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy.

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Hinduism

Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, in South Asia, most notably in India and Nepal.

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Hispanic and Latino Americans

Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (hispanos, latinos) are Americans descending from the countries of Latin America and Iberia.

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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.

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Holocaust Museum Houston

The Holocaust Museum Houston, is located in the Houston Museum District in Houston, Texas and was opened in 1996.

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Houston (Amtrak station)

The Houston Amtrak station is a train station in Houston, Texas, served by Amtrak, the U.S. national railroad passenger system.

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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 Area Independent Schools

The Houston Area Independent Schools (or HAIS) is a non-profit association of more than 50 private schools located in the Houston, Texas area of the United States.

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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 located 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 Reliant Center.

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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 (commonly abbreviated HBU) is a private Baptist institution founded in 1960.

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Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, United States, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building at 801 Texas Avenue, Houston.

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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, Katy, and Stafford in Texas.

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Houston Cougars

Houston Cougars is the name given to the sports teams of the University of Houston.

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Houston County, Texas

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

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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, United States.

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Houston Energy Corridor

The Energy Corridor is a district of Houston, Texas, United States located along Interstate 10 (the Katy Freeway) from Barker Cypress to Kirkwood Road and extends south along Eldridge Parkway and Enclave Parkway to The Westpark Tollway.

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Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is an opera company in Houston Texas.

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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 one of the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition.

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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 20 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, USA.

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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 alternative weekly 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, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Houston Ship Channel

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

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Houston Symphony

The Houston Symphony is an American orchestra based in Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are a professional 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 performing arts organizations, the Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks.

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Houston TranStar

Houston TranStar is a partnership of four government agencies that are responsible for providing transportation management and emergency management services to the Greater Houston Region.

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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, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.

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Humid subtropical climate

A humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa or Cwa) is a zone of subtropical climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cool winters.

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Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike (pronounced) was a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America in September 2008.

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Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named storm and fifth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.

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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 (born April 26, 1917), commonly known as I. M.

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Illegal immigration to the United States

Illegal immigration to the United States is the act by foreign nationals violating United States immigration laws by either entering the country without government permission (i.e., a visa) or once lawfully entering, remaining within the country beyond the termination date of a temporary visa.

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Ima Hogg

Ima Hogg (July 10, 1882 – August 19, 1975), known as "The First Lady of Texas", was an American 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

The Indy Racing League, or INDYCAR, is an American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Championship auto racing.

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IndyCar Series

The IndyCar Series (known as the Verizon INDYCAR Series for sponsorship reasons) is the premier level of American open wheel racing.

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International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, DC, of "188 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".

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Interstate 610 (Texas)

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

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق, Kurdish: Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العراق; كۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia.

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Irreligion

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

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Islam

Islam (There 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). The most common are (Oxford English Dictionary, Random House) and (American Heritage Dictionary). الإسلام,: Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~. In Northwestern Africa, they do not have stress or lengthened vowels.) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (circa 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.

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Istanbul

Istanbul (İstanbul), once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center.

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James Sanders Holman

James Sanders Holman (7 February 1804 – 8 December 1867) served as the first mayor of Houston, Texas from August to December 1837.

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Japan

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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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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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 the Houston 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.

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Judaism

Judaism (from Iudaismus, derived from Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; in Hebrew:, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos) encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people.

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Karachi

Karachi (ڪراچي, کراچی / ALA-LC) is the capital of the province of Sindh, as well as the largest and most populous metropolitan city of Pakistan.

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Köppen climate classification

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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KHOU

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

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KIAH

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

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Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan is a company headquartered in Downtown Houston.

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KPRC-TV

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

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KRIV

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

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KTRK-TV

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

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KUHA

KUHA (branded as Classical 91.7) is a public radio station serving Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, Texas metropolitan area.

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KUHF

KUHF (branded as KUHF News) is a public radio station serving Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

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KUHT

KUHT, virtual channel and VHF digital channel 8, is a PBS member television station located in Houston, Texas, United States.

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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 west fork of the San Jacinto River, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Houston, Texas, USA.

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Lake Livingston

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

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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 a 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 largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.

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Life Flight

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

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List of colleges and universities in Houston

The following is a list of colleges and universities in Houston (not all schools listed), located within the city limits.

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List of companies in Houston

This is an incomplete list of major companies or subsidiaries headquartered in Houston, Texas and the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

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List of counties in Texas

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

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List of films set in Houston

Part or all of these movies/shows either take place, or are set, in Houston, Texas or the surrounding area.

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List of Houston highways

This is a list of highways in the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

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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 Houston neighborhoods

This is an incomplete list of neighborhoods/subdivisions in Houston, Texas, listed in alphabetical order.

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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 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.

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List of MLS Cup finals

The winner of Major League Soccer's MLS Cup, the final match of the MLS Cup Playoffs, determines that season's league champion.

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List of NBA champions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (formerly Basketball Association of America (BAA) from 1946–49) Finals is the championship series for the NBA and the conclusion of the sport's postseason.

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List of newspapers in Houston

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List of oil pipelines

This is a list of oil pipelines.

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List of oil refineries

This is a list of oil refineries.

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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.

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List of radio stations in Texas

The following is a list of FCC-licensed AM and FM radio stations in the U.S. state of Texas, which can be sorted by their call signs, broadcast frequencies, cities of license, licensees, or programming formats.

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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 in the United States

The world's first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885.

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List of tallest buildings in the world

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

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List of television stations in Texas

This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Texas.

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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

Below is a list of urban areas in the United States as defined by the U.S. 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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Luanda

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

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Lyndon B. 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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Magazines in Houston

The Houston area has various local magazines.

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Mahatma Gandhi District, Houston

The Mahatma Gandhi District is an ethnic enclave in Houston, Texas, United States, named after Mahatma Gandhi, consisting predominantly of Indian and Pakistani restaurants 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 that is 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 players from the American League (AL) and the 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 Soccer

Major League Soccer (MLS) is a 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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Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corporation is a United States-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company.

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Mayor–council government

The mayor–council government system is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States.

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MDMA

MDMA (contracted from) is a psychoactive drug of the substituted methylenedioxyphenethylamine and substituted amphetamine classes of drugs that is consumed primarily for its euphoric and empathogenic effects.

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Memorial City, Houston

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

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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 strong central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug.

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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, USA).

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Mexico

Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.

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Midtown, Houston

Midtown is a district southwest of Downtown Houston, bordered by Neartown, Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 45.

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Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park (also 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 Major League Baseball team.

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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 and fittings 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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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, and sometimes referred to as "My Network") is an American television network/syndication service that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox, and operated by division subsidiaries Fox Television Stations and 20th Television.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency 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 the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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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 composed of 30 member clubs: 23 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 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 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition game hosted annually by the National Basketball Association (NBA), matching the league's star players from the Eastern Conference against their counterparts from the Western Conference.

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NBC

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

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Nice

Nice (Niçard Niça or Nissa, Nizza or Nizza Marittima, Νίκαια, Latin: Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, and it is 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 are people in the United States, as defined by the Census Bureau, who are of the white race and are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity.

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Nonpartisanism

In political science, nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with a political party.

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Norway

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

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Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation Ltd. (Norwegian), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.,http://www.investor.ncl.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID.

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NPR

National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.

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NRG Arena

The NRG Arena, formerly the "Astroarena" and the "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 (formerly Reliant Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium, in Houston, Texas, USA.

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Office

An office is generally a room or other area where administrative work is done, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty.

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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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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 (systematically named 1λ1,3λ1-trioxidane and catena-trioxygen), or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula.

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Pakistan

Pakistan (or; پاكستان ALA-LC), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان ALA-LC), is a sovereign country in South Asia.

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Pasadena, Texas

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

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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 think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.

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Philip Johnson

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

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Phillips 66

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), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), served as Pope from 1978 to 2005.

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Popemobile

The popemobile (Italian: Papamobile) is a formal name for the specially designed motor vehicles used by the Catholic Pope during outdoor public appearances.

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Port of Houston

The Port of Houston is a port in Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States.

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Postmodern architecture

Postmodern architecture began as an international style the first examples of which are generally cited as being from the 1950s, but did not become a movement until the late 1970s and continues to influence present-day architecture.

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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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Pride parade

Pride parades (also known as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals) for the LGBT community are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture and pride.

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is a cruise line based in Santa Clarita, California in the United States and incorporated in Bermuda.

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Protestantism

Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice which originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.

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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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Quanta Services

Quanta Services is a U.S. corporation that provides outsourced construction, maintenance, and technology services for electric power, telecommunications, broadband cable, and gas pipeline industries.

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Relative humidity

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

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Republic of Texas

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

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Rice Owls

The 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 referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located on a campus in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, commonly 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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Ronald C. Green

Ronald Green is the Current City Controller of Houston and a former member of the Houston City Council.

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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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Russia

Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.

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Rust Belt

The Rust Belt is a term for the region straddling the upper Northeastern United States, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest States, referring to economic decline, population loss, and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once powerful industrial sector.

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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

Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793July 26, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state.

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Sam Houston Park

Sam Houston Park is an urban park located in downtown Houston, Texas, USA, 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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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 a person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a "cooling off period") between them.

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Sesquicentennial Park

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

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Shell Houston Open

The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour, currently played in late March or early April at the Golf Club of Houston (formerly known as Redstone Golf Club) in unincorporated area in Harris County, Texas, near Humble and northeast of Houston.

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China.

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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 slavery that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries after it gained independence and before the end of the American Civil War.

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Smog

Smog is a type of air pollutant.

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Snow

Snow is precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that falls from clouds.

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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 Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa.

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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 subgenre of American hip hop music that emerged in the Southern United States, especially in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and Miami.

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Southern United States

The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America.

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Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston, Texas.

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Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter ''Challenger'' (OV-099) (mission STS-51-L) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members, which included five NASA astronauts and two Payload Specialists.

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Spain

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

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Spectra Energy

Spectra Energy Corp is a S&P 500 company headquartered in Houston, Texas, that operates 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 (or model or network) is a system of connections arranged like a wire wheel, in which all traffic moves along spokes connected to the hub at the center.

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Station Museum of Contemporary Art

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is a private museum devoted to contemporary art located in downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

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Stavanger

Stavanger is a city and municipality in Norway.

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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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Sun Belt

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

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Sundance Cinemas

Sundance Cinemas LLC is a movie theatre chain owned by Robert Redford's Sundance Group that aims to showcase independent, documentary and foreign-language films as well as some studio projects.

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Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI, the 51st Super Bowl and the 47th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2016 NFL 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 that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft.

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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, hotels and inns, and other foodservice and hospitality businesses.

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Taipei

Taipei (literally means "North of Tai(wan)"), officially known as Taipei City, is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan.

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Taiwan

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

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Tampico

Tampico is a city and port in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico; it is located on the north bank of the Pánuco River, about from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Targa Resources

Targa Resources is a Fortune 500 company based at the Wells Fargo Plaza in Houston, Texas.

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TDECU Stadium

John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium is an American football stadium in Houston.

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Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park is a city park that runs parallel to a roughly 6 mile (9.65 kilometer) western stretch of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) in College Station, Texas is the largest transportation research agency in the United States.

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Texas Bowl

The Texas Bowl (officially known as the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl for sponsorship reasons, and formerly known as the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas) is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that was held for the first time 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 is the largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.

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Texas Southern University

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

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Texas State Highway 35

State Highway 35, or SH 35, is a largely north–south highway in southeastern and southern Texas between Houston, junction of I-45 on the southeast side of the city and Corpus Christi, where it terminates at I-37.

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Texas State Highway 99

State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway, is a Texas highway which 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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The CW

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

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The Daily Cougar

The Daily Cougar is a daily newspaper run entirely by students at the University of Houston.

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The Galleria (Houston)

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

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The Houstonian

The Houstonian can refer to.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), often referred to as Teddy or TR, was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909.

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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 most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.

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Tower block

A tower block, high-rise, apartment tower, residential tower, apartment block, block of flats, or office tower is a tall building or structure used as a residential and/or office building.

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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 (Turkish), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace 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. Route 90 in Texas

U.S. Route 90 is a major east-west highway in the U.S. state of Texas with large portions of it running concurrently with I-10.

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U.S. state

A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent political entities that shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government.

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United Airlines

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

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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE,الامارات is a country located in 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 sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

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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 is headed by the Attorney General of the United States, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Loretta Lynch.

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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 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 United States home front during 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 an economic bubble affecting many parts of the United States housing market in over half of American 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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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 College of Pharmacy

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy is a pharmacy school and also one of twelve academic colleges at the University of Houston.

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University of Houston System

The University of Houston System is a state university system in Texas, encompassing 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 is a separate and distinct component institution of 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 is one of four public universities within 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) is a comprehensive academic health center 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 Cancer Center) is one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the United States established by the National Cancer Act of 1971.

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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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University of Utah

The University of Utah (also referred to as the U, the U of U, or Utah) is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

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Uptown Houston

The Uptown District of Houston is located west of Downtown and is centered along Post Oak Boulevard, Westheimer Road (Farm to Market Road 1093), and the Galleria.

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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.

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Venezuela

Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

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Ward (electoral subdivision)

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

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Waste Management (corporation)

Waste Management, Inc. is a 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 water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds (water playgrounds), lazy rivers, or other recreational bathing, swimming, and barefooting 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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Westchase, Houston

Westchase is a business management district, with some residential and retail elements, located in western Houston, Texas, United States.

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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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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 American

White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or reported as White.

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White Oak Bayou

White Oak Bayou is one of the several waterways that give Houston, Texas, United States, its popular nickname, "The Bayou City." The Bayou originates northwest of FM 1960, near Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 290/Northwest Freeway, and meanders generally toward the southeast until it joins Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston.

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William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport is a public airport in Houston, Texas, from downtown Houston.

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William P. Hobby, Jr.

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

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Williams Tower

The Williams Tower (originally named and still commonly referred to as 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 politician 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.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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Zoning

Zoning describes the control by authority of the use of land, and of the buildings thereon.

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1900 Galveston hurricane

The Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, in the United States.

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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 (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of the OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) proclaimed an oil embargo.

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1981 NBA Finals

The 1981 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1980-81 NBA season, pitting the Boston Celtics against the Houston Rockets.

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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 1985–86 NBA season.

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1989 NBA All-Star Game

The 1989 NBA All-Star Game (GAME 39) 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 1993–94 National Basketball Association season, featuring the Western Conference's Houston Rockets defeating the Eastern Conference's New York Knicks.

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1995 NBA Finals

The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994–95 NBA season.

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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 snowstorm

The 2004 Christmas Eve Snowstorm 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, the 101st edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, saw American League champions Chicago White Sox sweep National League champions Houston Astros four games to none in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third World Series championship and their first in 88 years.

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2006 Major League Soccer season

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

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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, known as "Census 2010", 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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References

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

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