During the spring Texas wildflowers such as the state flower the bluebonnet line highways throughout Texas During the Johnson Administration the first lady Lady Bird Johnson worked to draw attention to Texas wildflowers, 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, The Wortham Theater Center is a performing arts center that officially opened in Houston on May 9 1987 the Center was designed by Eugene Aubry of Morris-Aubry Architects and built entirely with $66 million in private funds the Brown Theater with 2,423 seats is named for donors Alice and George Brown It is used primarily for opera and large ballet productions the Cullen Theater with 1,100 seats is named for donors Lillie and Roy Cullen It is used for smaller ballet productions and other events the Wortham's signature arching entryway is made of glass and stands 88 feet (27 m) tall the grand staircase (which is actually a bank of escalators) is surrounded by a site-specific art piece created by New York sculptor Albert Paley. Homes in the Heights have varied architectural styles including Victorian Craftsman and Colonial Revival the neighborhood is composed of several large homes and many smaller cottages and bungalows many built in the late 19th and early 20th century. After 1905 Victorian cottages tended to be replaced by bungalows. 1910 78,800 76.6% Texas Medical Center 126 Kevin Roberts Republican 2016 Champions/FM 1960 area West University Place In 1578 the Saadi sultan Ahmad al-Mansur contemporary of Queen Elizabeth I defeated Portugal at the Battle of Ksar El Kebir beating the young king Sebastian I a devout Christian who believed in the crusade to defeat Islam Portugal had landed in North Africa after Abu Abdallah asked him to help recover the Saadian throne Abu Abdallah's uncle Abd Al-Malik had taken it from Abu Abdallah with Ottoman Empire support the defeat of Abu Abdallah and the death of Portugal's king led to the end of the Portuguese Aviz dynasty and later to the integration of Portugal and its empire at the Iberian Union for 60 years under Sebastian's uncle Philip II of Spain Philip was married to his relative Mary I cousin of his father due to this Philip was King of England and Ireland in a dynastic union with Spain. . 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. 1 History See also: Timeline of World War II Chinese civilians being buried alive by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Nanking Massacre December 1937. .
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