History UsefulNotes / Houston

20th Aug '16 7:30:08 AM RogueLeader
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** Ellington - The alternate community, which also houses Ellington Field, a U.S. military airport.

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** Ellington - The alternate community, which also houses Ellington Field, Airport (formerly Ellington Field), which was a U.S. military airport.base. One of the few U.S. bases founded during WWI for pilot training still in any kind of operation, Ellington is now owned by the City of Houston, though various military and government functions, including NASA and the Texas Air Guard, still operate out of the facility. Recently the wheels have begun turning to turn the facility into a premier Spaceport, and it has already been designated as such.
15th Aug '16 11:55:56 AM mythmonster2
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** Consider this: The vast majority of Texans were either in agriculture or some profession which required a high amount of manual labor. In these professions a high caloric intake is necessary for a healthy life as the body actually burns it off. Since the local economic crash of the eighties and the subsequent economic diversification policies promoted by the state government, the majority of Texans now work in research, manufacturing and related industries, computer science or the service industry. Even farming has been industrialized, with machines doing most of work instead of laborers/animals. Cultural attitudes + accelerated industrialization + accelerated urbanization + faster pace environment since said industrialization and the ease of purchasing fast food = weight problems in local populace.
*** Interestingly, the reason I was going for is that there are more restaurants per Capita in Houston than any other city in the country (yeah, I did a double take when I saw that for the first time) and eating out is insanely cheap. [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Portion sizes are also incredibly large]].
*** Around here you eat out with friends, and business deals often involve at least one meal. There's also a bit more variety, too. I've seen suburbs were they have Mongolian, Vietnamese, Russian and Indian food as well as generic American, Mexican and Chinese places.



* TheChurch: And boy howdy, ''what'' a church. Lakewood Church is one of the most well-known and easily-recognizable churches in the entire city. As though it's previous stadium-seating campus (complete with in-house televising of its Sunday sermons on local channel 14!) weren't large enough, the church procured an '''actual stadium''' the former home of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] team Houston Rockets and transformed it into their new house of worship. YMMV as to whether Lakewood, along with the other so-called "megachurches" throughout the area, qualify as [[SaintlyChurch morally upstanding]] or [[ReligionOfEvil ungodly decadent]] institutions.

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* TheChurch: And boy howdy, ''what'' a church. Lakewood Church is one of the most well-known and easily-recognizable churches in the entire city. As though it's previous stadium-seating campus (complete with in-house televising of its Sunday sermons on local channel 14!) weren't large enough, the church procured an '''actual stadium''' the former home of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] team Houston Rockets and transformed it into their new house of worship. YMMV as to whether Lakewood, along with the other so-called "megachurches" throughout the area, qualify as [[SaintlyChurch morally upstanding]] or [[ReligionOfEvil ungodly decadent]] institutions.



** Red means stop. Green means go. Yellow means go ''faster''.



** This has seriously cheesed many locals (of whom a number are former NASA employees and contractors that specifically worked on the Shuttle program) to the point that petitions are still on-going to bring an orbiter, '''any''' orbiter, to the Space City. Eventually, Houston got the plane that carried the Space Shuttles back to Cape Canaveral after landing.

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** This has seriously cheesed many Petitions from locals (of whom a number are former NASA employees and contractors that specifically worked on the Shuttle program) to the point that petitions are still on-going to bring an orbiter, '''any''' orbiter, to the Space City. Eventually, eventually brought Houston got the plane that carried the Space Shuttles back to Cape Canaveral after landing.



* HeatWave: We call it August.
** There are said to be three seasons to Houston: Not Summer, Summer, and August.



* SixthRanger: Houston feels like this sometimes, compared to the other large cities in the United States, especially considering the fact that it is younger than most of them. Why is nothing set in Houston, damnit!?
** Case in point. A new game called the ''VideoGame/TheCrew'' is coming out that will allow players to drive across the whole U.S. Of course Texas is included. But, based on early gameplay previews, they only include one large Texas city in the game world. It isn't Houston, its '''Dallas'''. Hell, Miami takes up most of Florida and isn't even a fifth of Houston's size! WTF!
* SkyscraperCity: Houston has one of the most extensive skylines in North America (only New York, Toronto, Chicago, Mexico City, and Panama City are larger or comparable), but because of its lack of zoning laws, the skyline is much more spread out than in many of those places, thus its not nearly as apparent at first. To whit, that picture up there is only a very small portion of Houston's skyline (Downtown) and that's not even half of the skyscrapers, not even a third!

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* SixthRanger: Houston feels like this sometimes, compared to the other large cities in the United States, especially considering the fact that it is younger than most of them. Why is nothing set in Houston, damnit!?
** Case in point. A new game called the ''VideoGame/TheCrew'' is coming out that will allow players to drive across the whole U.S. Of course Texas is included. But, based on early gameplay previews, they only include one large Texas city in the game world. It isn't Houston, its '''Dallas'''. Hell, Miami takes up most of Florida and isn't even a fifth of Houston's size! WTF!
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* SkyscraperCity: Houston has one of the most extensive skylines in North America (only New York, Toronto, Chicago, Mexico City, and Panama City are larger or comparable), but because of its lack of zoning laws, the skyline is much more spread out than in many of those places, thus its not nearly as apparent at first. To whit, that picture up there is only a very small portion of Houston's skyline (Downtown) and that's not even half a third of the skyscrapers, not even a third!skyscrapers!



* WeatherDissonance: High in the 80's during fall and mild and temperate in the winter. And those mosquitoes? They'll start showing in ''April''.
** More like, they become prevalent in March-April. We have them year-round to one degree or another.
** And apart from that - high 80's? Try the upper 90's and low 100's, complete with overwhelming humidity. There's a reason corporate personnel that wind up transferred to Houston from calmer climes often receive generous relocation bonuses.

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* WeatherDissonance: High in the 80's (sometimes even reaching the 90s or 100s) during fall and mild and temperate in the winter. And those mosquitoes? They'll start showing in ''April''.
** More like, they become prevalent in March-April. We have them year-round to one degree or another.
** And apart from that - high 80's? Try the upper 90's and low 100's, complete with overwhelming humidity. There's a reason corporate personnel that wind up transferred to Houston from calmer climes often receive generous relocation bonuses.
''April''.
7th Aug '16 12:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' once mentioned Houston's [[TheDCU Earth-C]] counterpart, "Hogston" ("Hogston, we have a problem!").

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* ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' once mentioned Houston's [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU Earth-C]] counterpart, "Hogston" ("Hogston, we have a problem!").
4th Aug '16 1:25:38 PM Ghidra15
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* Music/{{Jandek}}, that [[OutsiderMusic Outsider Musician]] and [[CultClassic almost-legendary]] purveyor of [[MindScrew the bizarre]], is from Neartown. [[MultipleChoicePast Maybe]].

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* Music/{{Jandek}}, that [[ReclusiveArtist reclusive]] [[OutsiderMusic Outsider Musician]] and [[CultClassic almost-legendary]] purveyor of [[MindScrew the bizarre]], is from Neartown. [[MultipleChoicePast Maybe]].
4th Aug '16 1:19:44 PM Ghidra15
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* [[OutsiderMusic Outsider Musician]] and [[CultClassic almost-legendary]] purveyor of [[MindScrew the bizarre]] Music/{{Jandek}}. [[MultipleChoicePast Maybe]].

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* Music/{{Jandek}}, that [[OutsiderMusic Outsider Musician]] and [[CultClassic almost-legendary]] purveyor of [[MindScrew the bizarre]] Music/{{Jandek}}.bizarre]], is from Neartown. [[MultipleChoicePast Maybe]].
4th Aug '16 1:17:38 PM Ghidra15
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* [[OutsiderMusic Outsider Musician]] and [[CultClassic almost-legendary]] purveyor of [[MindScrew the bizarre]] Music/{{Jandek}}. [[MultipleChoicePast Maybe]].
3rd Aug '16 1:02:46 PM Ghidra15
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* EverythingIsBiggerInTexas: Best example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Medical_Center The Texas Medical Center]], the largest medical center in the world. Contains ''54'' medicine-related institutions, including 21 hospitals, eight specialty institutions, eight academic and research institutions, three medical schools, seven nursing schools, three public health organizations, 2 pharmacy schools and a dental school. Judged as a skyline alone, it's '''''bigger than Downtown Dallas.'''''

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* EverythingIsBiggerInTexas: EverythingIsBigInTexas: Best example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Medical_Center The Texas Medical Center]], the largest medical center in the world. Contains ''54'' medicine-related institutions, including 21 hospitals, eight specialty institutions, eight academic and research institutions, three medical schools, seven nursing schools, three public health organizations, 2 pharmacy schools and a dental school. Judged as a skyline alone, it's '''''bigger than Downtown Dallas.'''''
3rd Aug '16 1:01:21 PM Ghidra15
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* EverythingIsBiggerInTexas: Best example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Medical_Center The Texas Medical Center]], the largest medical center in the world. Contains ''54'' medicine-related institutions, including 21 hospitals, eight specialty institutions, eight academic and research institutions, three medical schools, seven nursing schools, three public health organizations, 2 pharmacy schools and a dental school. Judged as a skyline alone, it's '''''bigger than Downtown Dallas.'''''
** Seriously, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Aerial_view_of_Texas_Medical_Center.jpg look at that picture]], and remember that that's ''only'' medical institutions. [[UpToEleven And that it represents less than a third of Houston's overall skyline]].
17th Jul '16 10:39:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'' - complete with ChuckNorris

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* ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'' - complete with ChuckNorrisCreator/ChuckNorris
24th Jun '16 12:04:52 PM jamespaul94
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** Sugarland has an absurd crime rate and is heavily populated by gangs. It isn't a pleasant place to live. It might be called the [[http://www.click2houston.com/news/25890944/detail.html safest city in Texas]] but city ratings are run on officially reported numbers, which may have no bearing on actual numerical incidence. For instance, the Southwest Cholos, a prolific Hispanic and Latin American gang, are well entrenched there. Police presence in the area is also markedly lower than in other suburbs near or around Houston. [[BystanderSyndrome Even audible repeated gunfire is ignored.]]
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