[54] Even worse flooding happened in late August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeastern Texas, much like Tropical Storm Allison did sixteen years earlier, causing severe flooding in the Houston area, with some areas receiving over 50 inches (1,300 mm) of rain. Buffalo Bayou runs through Downtown and the Houston Ship Channel, and has three tributaries: White Oak Bayou, which runs through the Houston Heights community northwest of Downtown and then towards Downtown; Brays Bayou, which runs along the Texas Medical Center;[72] and Sims Bayou, which runs through the south of Houston and Downtown Houston. The University of Houston System owns and holds broadcasting licenses to KUHT and KUHF. Therefore, Houston exercises transportation planning authority over a 2,000-square-mile (5,200 km2) area over five counties, many times larger than its corporate area.

[69] The city once relied on groundwater for its needs, but land subsidence forced the city to turn to ground-level water sources such as Lake Houston, Lake Conroe, and Lake Livingston. Patricia Houston is a producer, known for I Wanna Dance with Somebody, The Houstons: On Our Own (2012) and Whitney (2018).

He played college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks before spending ​3 1⁄2 seasons overseas in Ukraine, Greece, and Russia. They provide patient and preventive care, research, education, and local, national, and international community well-being. The national average was 8.7 percent in 2016. In 46 games for Dnipro, Beverley averaged 16.7 points, 7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.3 blocks. Leading in healthcare sectors and building oilfield equipment, Houston has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U.S. municipality within its city limits (after New York City). [133] The median age was 33.1, up from 32.9 in 2017 and down from 33.5 in 2014; the city's youthfulness was attributed to an influx of an African American New Great Migration, Hispanic or Latin American, and Asian immigrants into Texas. [49][50] In September 2008, Houston was hit by Hurricane Ike. He is the older brother of Juicy J, the co-founder of Three 6 Mafia. Houston is considered to be a politically divided city whose balance of power often sways between Republicans and Democrats. [31] The following year, the discovery of oil at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont prompted the development of the Texas petroleum industry. [52] During the floods in 2015 and 2016, each of which dropped at least a foot of rain,[53] parts of the city were covered in several inches of water. [294], The University of Houston, located in the Third Ward, is a tier-one public research university and the third-largest institution of higher education in Texas. [57] On May 7, 2017, Beverley's grandfather, Rheece Morris, died hours before Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs. The Houstons: On Our Own chronicles the lives of Whitney Houston's family as they move on from her death. [71], Houston has four major bayous passing through the city that accept water from the extensive drainage system. National Weather Service Forecast Office, Houston/Galveston, Texas. She has been an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, and taught at the National Judicial College on the campus of University of Nevada, Reno. It is where one of the first—and still the largest—air emergency service, Life Flight, was created, and an inter-institutional transplant program was developed. [334] In August 2017, Houston City Council approved spending for construction of 13 additional miles of bike trails. The Houston Dash team plays in the National Women's Soccer League. [30] After the Civil War, Houston businessmen initiated efforts to widen the city's extensive system of bayous so the city could accept more commerce between Downtown and the nearby port of Galveston. Such an increase, often regarded as "CO2 urban dome," is driven by a combination of strong emissions and stagnant atmospheric conditions. [37] On March 31, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 103–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls. [156] Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle stated levels of LGBT acceptance and discrimination varied in 2016 due to the region's traditionally conservative culture. The Bank of America Center by Philip Johnson is an example of postmodern architecture.

[5] The Harris County District Attorney position became open after the former DA Chuck Rosenthal resigned in response to scandal. [344] In early 2007, Bush Intercontinental Airport was named a model "port of entry" for international travelers by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These sediments consist of a series of sands and clays deposited on decaying organic marine matter, that over time, transformed into oil and natural gas.

A 2011 study by Walk Score ranked Houston the 23rd most walkable of the 50 largest cities in the United States.

[271], Murders fell by 37 percent from January to June 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. [22], On January 7, 2013, Beverley signed a multi-year deal with the Rockets and was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. Petrochemical refineries and manufacturing plants were constructed along the ship channel because of the demand for petroleum and synthetic rubber products by the defense industry during the war. [323], METRO began light rail service in 2004 with the opening of the 8-mile (13 km) north-south Red Line connecting Downtown, Midtown, the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center, and NRG Park. [97] In 2002, Uptown had more than 23 million square feet (2,100,000 m²) of office space with 16 million square feet (1,500,000 m²) of class A office space.[98]. In 2015, 8.3 percent of Houston households lacked a car, which was virtually unchanged in 2016 (8.1 percent).

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