. Houston received the official nickname of "Space City" in 1967 because it is the location of NASA's Lyndon B Johnson Space Center Other nicknames often used by locals include "Bayou City" "Clutch City" "Crush City" "Magnolia City" "H-Town" and "Culinary Capital of the South".. As of 2010 65.8% (14,740,304) of Texas residents age 5 and older spoke only English at home while 29.2% (6,543,702) spoke Spanish 0.75 percent (168,886) Vietnamese and Chinese (which includes Cantonese and Mandarin) was spoken by 0.56% (122,921) of the population over the age of five. Although Texas was essentially a one-party state during this time and the Democratic primary was viewed as "the real election," the Democratic Party had conservative and liberal factions which became more pronounced after the New Deal. Additionally several factions of the party briefly split during the 1930s and 1940s. Shoreacres Harris County also has a constable for each of its eight precincts and hundreds of deputies assigned to each They mainly serve in a patrol function established to maintain peace in the county as well as providing security to county buildings such as court houses and district attorney's offices.
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