Civil war monument in Galveston Texas Government and politics Houston has occasional severe weather mostly flooding Hurricanes that have the potential to landfall bring severe damage to the area Seven major hurricanes have hit the Galveston and Houston areas in the past 100 years Four have done significant damage to Houston; East Texas comprises 41 counties 38 of which collaborate in sub-regional Ark-Tex Council of Governments the East Texas Council of Governments the Deep East Texas Council of Governments and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission! In May 1870 Houston was the site of the Texas State Fair the fair remained in Houston until 1878. Early Portuguese period William Henry Huddle: Surrender of Santa Anna (1886; Texas State Capitol Austin)! ; 1.5 Recent history NRG Park area Houston Texas Astrodome with NRG Stadium at center of this 2010 astronaut photo, (12.0) 60.4 10 Footnotes The diversion of three quarters of the Axis troops and the majority of their air forces from France and the central Mediterranean to the Eastern Front prompted the United Kingdom to reconsider its grand strategy in July the UK and the Soviet Union formed a military alliance against Germany the British and Soviets invaded neutral Iran to secure the Persian Corridor and Iran's oil fields in August the United Kingdom and the United States jointly issued the Atlantic Charter. In 2017 67.8% of children age 35 months in Texas completed the recommended vaccination schedule the highest individual vaccine rate was for the polio virus: 93.1% of children age 35 months in Texas received this vaccine the lowest individual vaccine rate was for hepatitis A: 62.6% of children age 35 months in Texas received this vaccine. Some children are under-vaccinated due to issues with accessing preventative care vaccine delivery or parental choice the state has started to implement ImmTrac a free vaccination record system, Spanish troops reacted harshly looting the province and executing any Tejanos accused of having Republican tendencies by 1820 fewer than 2,000 Hispanic citizens remained in Texas the situation did not normalize until 1821 when Agustin de Iturbide launched a drive for Mexican Independence Texas became a part of the newly independent nation without a shot being fired ending the period of Spanish Texas, As of 2018 Texas had a gross state product (GSP) of $1.8 trillion the second highest in the U.S. Its GSP is greater than the GDPs of Canada Russia South Korea and Spain which are the world's 10th- 11th- 12th- and 13th-largest economies respectively. Texas's economy is the fourth-largest of any country subdivision globally behind England (as part of the UK) California and Japan's Kanto region Its per capita personal income in 2009 was $36,484 ranking 29th in the nation. 128 Briscoe Cain Republican 2016 Baytown Deer Park La Porte, Ross S Sterling born in Anahuac Chambers County Franklin Mountains State Park In 1762 France finally relinquished their claim to Texas by ceding all of Louisiana west of the Mississippi River to Spain as part of the treaty to end the Seven Years' War. Spain saw no need to continue to maintain settlements near French outposts and ordered the closure of Los Adaes making San Antonio the new provincial capital the residents of Los Adaes were relocated in 1773 After several attempts to settle in other parts of the province the residents returned to East Texas without authorization and founded Nacogdoches.
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