The Hockley, Texas community is surrounded by grain farms and cattle ranches and is about thirty-six miles northwest of Downtown Houston. The Army of THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS camped near the original settlement in April 1836.
“Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks – Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements.”
Downtown Houston street view on Smith Street at Bell – The circular skywalk ties together two similar buildings at 1500 Louisiana (formerly known as Enron II Tower, 600 feet tall) and 1400 Smith (formerly known as Enron Center North, 691 feet tall). Chevron Corp now owns and occupies both buildings and employees nearly 9,000 people in Houston. Chevron’s Houston operations include North America and international upstream, midstream (pipeline, natural gas, power generation), downstream (aviation, trading, retail marketing), and energy research and development.
The Louis & Anne Friedman Clock Tower, aka Market Square Clock Tower at 301 Travis is across the street from the Historic Market Square Park. The postmodern 65 foot tall clock tower is in the heart of Houston’s busy Historic District.
It’s just a few blocks from Buffalo Bayou & Allen’s Landing, where Houston got it’s
start when brothers August Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen from Madison County, NY stepped ashore in August 1836.
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Missouri City is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County, with a small portion in Harris County. The area in which Missouri City is now located holds a significant part in the history of Texas that dates back to its early days as part of the United States.
Tomball, Texas is in northern Harris County, about 28 miles northwest of Downtown Houston on Highway 249. Population was 11,124 in 2013.
The Rice Lofts, formerly The Post Rice Lofts, at 909 Texas Avenue & Main are in the heart of downtown Houston, and are the result of the renovation of the historic Rice Hotel.
Driving on I-45 northbound thru Downtown Houston, passing the Downtown Transit Center. This is the ‘scenic route” thru town at night.