. (in Asiain Europe) 17 Further reading, In 2009 20% of the office space in northwest Harris County was vacant As of that year more office space is being built; in 2010 northwest Harris will have twice the amount of office space that it had in 2009 the vacancy rate in the area near Farm to Market Road 1960 and Texas State Highway 249 in north Harris County was 53% in 2009, (4) 47 The Emperor commissioned bishop Pedro de la Gasca to restore the peace naming him president of the Audiencia and providing him with unlimited authority to punish and pardon the rebels Gasca repealed the New Laws the issue around which the rebellion had been organized Gasca convinced Pedro de Valdivia explorer of Chile Alonso de Alvarado another searcher for El Dorado and others that if he were unsuccessful a royal fleet of 40 ships and 15,000 men was preparing to sail from Seville in June.[clarification needed]. . . Horace Chilton born near Tyler Smith County, Charles Allen Culberson settled in Gilmer Upshur County and Jefferson Marion County. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Uptown District located on Interstate 610 West (referred to locally as the "West Loop") between U.S Highway 59 and Interstate 10 boomed along with Houston during the 1970s and early 1980s During that time the area grew from farm land in the late 1960s to a collection of high-rise office buildings residential properties and retail establishments including the Houston Galleria the area is an example of what architectural theorists call the edge city in the late 1990s Uptown Houston saw construction of many mid- and high-rise residential buildings of the tallest being about 30 stories. The city of Houston has a strong mayoral form of municipal government. Houston is a home rule city and all municipal elections in the Texas are nonpartisan the city's elected officials are the mayor city controller and 16 members of the Houston City Council the current mayor of Houston is Sylvester Turner a Democrat elected on a nonpartisan ballot Houston's mayor serves as the city's chief administrator executive officer and official representative and is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced.
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