- Sam(uel),1793–1863, U.S. soldier and political leader: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38 and 1841–44.
- a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, about 50 miles (80 km) from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Examples from the Web for houston
“Officers had to go stop an elderly lady from being assaulted,” Sgt. Houston said.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic
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Houston has the largest medical center in the world, and the largest export port in the entire country.
A tense commute to work in Houston will start to resemble a tense commute in Boston or New York City.
Reconcile is a rapper from Houston, a city with a rich hip-hop legacy.
But Reconcile is from a slightly different arm of Houston hip-hop—more focused on spiritual triumph over the trap.
All was blackness and ruin for many miles between this point and Houston.
You know where the livery stable round the corner is, on Houston?Shoulder-Straps
"Yes, I've great faith in Houston," was the other settler's answer.
Everybody felt that under Houston the Texan cause could not fail.
Then Houston waved him to a seat on a near-by box of ammunition.
- an inland port in SE Texas, linked by the Houston Ship Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: capital of the Republic of Texas (1837–39; 1842–45); site of the Manned Spacecraft Center (1964). Pop: 2 009 690 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for houston
city in Texas, U.S., founded 1836 and named for first president of Texas, Sam Houston. The family name is from the barony of Houston in Lanark.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Largest city in Texas.
A center of the oil industry and the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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