By Wayne Wheelwright
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3 trillion which is the second highest in the United States. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. 1 million people and is the seat of Harris County. The city of Houston was original founded in 1836 near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou and was incorporated as a city in 1837. Houston is named for former president of the Republic of Texas, General Sam Houston. Houston’s nickname is ‘Space City’ as it is home to NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, home to Mission Control and Houston was the first word spoken on the moon.
Currently the Space Center is in control of all US International Space Station operations. The San Jacinto Monument stands near the city of La Porte and was built to commemorate the site of the Battle of San Jacinto. The column stands just over 567 feet high and is topped with a 220 ton star and was constructed between 1936 and 1939. The monument is the taller monumental column in the world and houses the San Jacinto Museum of History and visitors can take an elevator to a observation deck which offers amazing views of Houston and the USS Texas.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a theme park in San Antonio that covers around 200 acres. The park opened in 1992 and in 1994 added the new section Fiesta Bay Walkway which added rides and attractions. In 1996 Time Warner took control of the park and added the Six Flags name and used the parks rides and attractions to promote their intellectual properties including The Joker’s Revenge, the Road Runner Express and Bugs’ White Water Rapids. The park was bought by Premier Parks in 1998 and in 1999 the park went through a major expansion adding over 10 new rides including Superman: Krypton Coaster.