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Houston is the largest metropolitan city of Taxes and fourth largest city in the united states of America. The city was founded on august 13th 1896 by Augustus Chapman Allen, along with his younger brother, John Kirby Allen.

Huston population in 1850 was 2396 which is now more than 6 million which is the sixth largest according to the united states metropolitan statistical areas.

The city alone has eleven thousand restaurants ranging from award winning and out scale to tele shops. The city has 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations, 90% of which are devoted to multicultural and minority arts.

More than ninety languages are spoken in Houston and ninety-two consulate offices in the city which is the third highest in the united states.

The city has forty colleges and universities along with Houston medical center which is the world largest medical center with the local economy impact of 10 billion dollars. More than fifty-eight thousand people are working in these facilities which encompass 21 million square feet altogether 4.8 million patient visits each year.

The city is also known as the energy capital of the world Houston economy is based on energy production, aeronautical and technology industries.

Pakistani consulate refutes rumours of Aafia Siddiqui’s death

HOUSTON: Amid rumours about the death of Dr Aafia Siddiqui circulating on social media, Pakistani consul general in Houston on Wednesday visited the incarcerated neuro-scientist in a detention facility in Texas. According to a statement, Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooq visited Siddiqui, detained under the terrorism charges at the Federal Medical Center (FMXC) Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting lasted for about two hours, and was the fourth consular visit in the past fourteen months. The…

How Trump’s immigration crackdown could slow flood-hit Houston’s efforts to rebuild

HOUSTON/SAN FRANCISCO: In the coming weeks, as Houston turns its attention to rebuilding areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, people like Jay De Leon are likely to play an outsized role – if they stay around. De Leon, 47, owns a small construction business in Houston, and he and his 10 employees do exactly the kind of demolition and refurbishing the city will need.  But like a large number of construction workers in Texas, De Leon and most of his workers live in the United States illegally, and that could make…

Hurricane Harvey to cost US $42b

WASHINGTON: Damage from Hurricane Harvey could put it among the top five most costly US storms ever, with failing dams and levees driving up loss forecasts, data modelling showed Tuesday. Estimates for total economic costs and damage shot up overnight to $42 billion (Dh154 billion) from $30 billion, as flooding began to spread to Louisiana and flood control measures became overwhelmed, according to Chuck Watson, founder of the disaster modeling firm Enki Research. While authorities still focused on rescuing survivors…

Shocking footage: Houston before and after Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON: A dramatic video of Hurricane Harvey in Houson has surfaced, showing before and after scenes of flooding and massive amount of devastation caused by it. The footage is released by the New York Times that shows Google Street View before flooding and damage triggered by the hurricane to the infrastructure of the city after it made landfall. Officials in Texas said Monday afternoon that at least nine people appear to have died as a result of the storm battering the state. That toll includes six people in Harris…

Besieged Houston braces for more flooding as Harvey lingers

HOUSTON: The epic flooding that Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed on Houston will likely worsen as federal engineers release water from overflowing reservoirs to keep it from jumping dams and surging uncontrollably into the homes they protect, officials said on Monday. Some 30,000 residents of the nation’s fourth-largest city were expected to be left temporarily homeless by Harvey, which became the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years when it came ashore on Friday near Corpus Christi, about 220…

Harvey unleashes catastrophic flooding in Houston

HOUSTON: Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed catastrophic flooding in Houston on Sunday, turning streets in Texas' largest city into raging rivers as trapped residents climbed to higher floors and the death toll rose. Overwhelmed emergency services warned residents to head for high ground or climb onto rooftops -- not into attics -- so they could be seen by rescue helicopters. "It is bad and growing worse," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who said the storm had inflicted billions of dollars in damage in the Lone Star…