. ! Barrett Murders fell by 37 percent from January to June 2011 compared with the same period in 2010 Houston's total crime rate including violent and nonviolent crimes decreased by 11 percent the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) indicates a downward trend of violent crime in Houston over the ten- and twenty-year periods ending in 2016 which is consistent with national trends This trend toward lower rates of violent crime in Houston includes the murder rate though it had seen a four-year uptick that lasted through 2015 Houston's violent crime rate was 8.6% percent higher in 2016 from the previous year However from 2006 to 2016 violent crime was still down 12 percent in Houston, Groundwater The Texas Government started to promote colonization of the state the Allen brothers started to promote their town at the same time that the Republic of Texas started promoting settling of Texas They noted plans to build a sawmill and offered lots for sale at moderate prices in the manner of town boomers the Allens exaggerated a bit however, In 1999 the Houston-based Enron Corporation began construction of a 40-floor skyscraper Designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates and Kendall/Heaton Associates and completed in 2002 the building was originally known as the Enron Center the company collapsed in a well-publicized manner in 2001 and the building became officially known by its address 1500 Louisiana Street; ; Impact Thunderstorms strike Texas often especially the eastern and northern portions of the state Tornado Alley covers the northern section of Texas the state experiences the most tornadoes in the United States an average of 139 a year These strike most frequently in North Texas and the Panhandle. Tornadoes in Texas generally occur in the months of April May and June. Clear Creek ISD, (8.4) 53.6 Bustamante outlawed the immigration of United States citizens to Texas in 1830. Several new presidios were established in the region to monitor immigration and customs practices the new laws also called for the enforcement of customs duties angering both native Mexican citizens (Tejanos) and Anglos in 1832 a group of men led a revolt against customs enforcement in Anahuac These Anahuac Disturbances coincided with a revolt in Mexico against the current president. Texans sided with the federalists against the current government and after the Battle of Nacogdoches drove all Mexican soldiers out of East Texas. In 1901 the Democratic-dominated state legislature passed a bill requiring payment of a poll tax for voting which effectively disenfranchised most blacks and many poor whites and Latinos in addition the legislature established white primaries ensuring minorities were excluded from the formal political process the number of voters dropped dramatically and the Democrats crushed competition from the Republican and Populist parties the Socialist Party became the second-largest party in Texas after 1912 coinciding with a large socialist upsurge in the United States during fierce battles in the labor movement and the popularity of national heroes like Eugene V Debs the Socialists' popularity soon waned after their vilification by the United States government for their opposition to US involvement in World War I, 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".!
Another popular somewhat simpler definition defines East Texas as the region between the Trinity River north and east of Houston (or sometimes Interstate 45 when defining generously) as the western border the Louisiana border as the eastern border the Gulf of Mexico as the southern border the Oklahoma border as the northern border Arkansas as the northeastern border and extending as far south as Orange Texas the East Texas regions includes Tyler Longview Lufkin Marshall Palestine Jacksonville Mount Pleasant and Nacogdoches. In 1912 the Rice Institute (now Rice University) opened in the West University area 8.1 Colleges and universities Geography History 5.1 Air pollution Economy As a result of the Obama sweep in 2008 many Democratic candidates in contests for lower-level offices also benefited and many Republican incumbents were replaced by Democrats in the Harris County courthouse Some of the defeated Republican district court judges were later re-appointed to vacant District Court benches by Governor Rick Perry in 2018 Democrats swept the court capturing all 59 seats on the civil criminal family juvenile and probate courts; .
Harris County along with other Texas counties has one of the nation's highest property tax rates in 2007 the county was ranked in the top 25 at 22nd in the nation for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner-occupied housing the list only includes counties with a population over 65,000 for comparability. . In Asia and the Pacific between 3 million and more than 10 million civilians mostly Chinese (estimated at 7.5 million) were killed by the Japanese occupation forces the most infamous Japanese atrocity was the Nanking Massacre in which fifty to three hundred thousand Chinese civilians were raped and murdered. Mitsuyoshi Himeta reported that 2.7 million casualties occurred during the Sanko Sakusen General Yasuji Okamura implemented the policy in Heipei and Shantung. . .
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