Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
George H. W. Bush. Houston's Intercontinental Airport was renamed for him.
|Which professional sport is the only one in Houston to NOT have a team name associated with NASA/space?||All About Houston
football. The football team is named the Houston Texans. The baseball team is the Astros, the hockey team is the Aeros, the basketball team is the Rockets and the WNBA team is the Comets.
Enron. Once Enron went through its high profile court proceedings, the Astros bought back the naming rights of the field. It has since been renamed Minute Maid Park.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Rodeo has traditionally been held at the Astrodome. It is now held at the new Reliant Center/Stadium and includes not only traditional rodeo events such as bull riding, but features famous musical acts each evening. Performers such as Elvis, George Strait, and Tony Bennett have all participated.
Interstates 10 and 45. Interstates 10 and 45 intersect near Buffalo Bayou. The founders of the city, the Allen brothers, settled near this exact spot.
|What is the name of the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions that is housed in Houston?||All About Houston
Texas Medical Center. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center located in the Texas Medical Center is one of the leading facilities in treating cancer all around the world.
|Making its first run in January 1, 2004, What is the name of this newly installed transportation system that goes throughout the city?||All About Houston
MetroRail. Although very efficient, there have been numerous accidents involving other vehicles and pedestrians.
|What is the main attraction inside the extravagant Galleria shopping mall built in 1970?||All About Houston
skating rink. Anyone can escape the heat and skate here for under $10 in the indoor skating rink.
|There is a statue of what famous Texas Revolution hero right outside of the Museum of Natural Science?||All About Houston
Sam Houston. Sam Houston, born in Virginia, was at one time the President of the Republic of Texas and was also the seventh governor of Texas from 1859 to 1861.
|On July 1st, 2006, What place is Houston ranked in terms of population in the U.S.?||All About Houston
4th. In July 1st, 2006; New York is in first place with 8,214,426 people, Los Angeles is 2nd with 3,849,378 people, Chicago is 3rd with 2,833,321 people, and Houston is 4th with 2,144,491 people.