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10 texas governor rick perry 11 houston mayor annise parker 12 harris county judge ed emmett
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Whether you are relocating, planning a corporate gath-
ering or simply rediscovering the great city of Houston,
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Astronauts and sports heroes, premier art museums
and cutting-edge medical research, friendly neighbors
and outstanding universitiesthis dynamic city holds
all of these and more. The Port of Houston and the ac-
cessibility of the areas airport and highway systems
make Houston an undeniable leader in international
trade opportunities. And its cultural diversity is unpar-
alleled in any other city in the region.
Texas is a state with strong schools and low taxes. We
are adding jobs and are poised for continued growth
and opportunity, and Houston is an essential compo-
nent of our states success and pride.
Whether you are moving here to attend school, pursue
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legendary charm will provide a wonderful experience.
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CITY OF HOUSTON
Office of the Mayor
Annise D. Parker
Mayor
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, Texas 77251-1562
January 20, 2010
Greetings,
As Mayor of Houston, I send regards to the readers of Here is Houston, The Greater
Houston Partnerships official relocation guide.
As a dynamic city of opportunity, Houston continues to be one of the fastest-growing
major U.S. cities. Houston has a variety of successful small businesses and
corporations which make our city the heart of technology, energy and manufacturing.
The City of Houston offers world-class restaurants, appealing museums and thrilling
sports arenas which create the ideal city to live, work and play.
Houston is a city built on dreams, but dreams powered by hard work, guided by
common sense and inspired by creativity. I welcome new and prospective Houstonians
to a diverse, opportunistic city. Please utilize Here is Houston as your primary source
of information, which showcases every aspect of living and working in the City of
Houston.
Best wishes for much success, and I look forward to your continued support of our city.
Sincerely,
Annise D. Parker
Mayor
As Mayor of Houston, I send regards to the readers
of Here is Houston, the Greater Houston Partnerships
official relocation guide.
As a dynamic city of opportunity, Houston contin-
ues to be one of the fastest-growing major U.S. cities.
Houston has a variety of successful small businesses
and corporations which make our city the heart of
technology, energy and manufacturing.

The City of Houston offers world-class restaurants,
appealing museums and thrilling sports arenas
which create the ideal city to live, work and play.
Houston is a city built on dreams, but dreams
powered by hard work, guided by common sense and
inspired by creativity. I welcome new and prospec-
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Please utilize Here is Houston as your primary source
of information, which showcases every aspect of
living and working in the city of Houston.
Best wishes for much success, and I look forward
to your continued support of our city.
Sincerely,
I welcome new and prospective
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Harris County is a wonderful community in which to
work, live and raise a family. Your new home county is
the third most populous in America, with more resi-
dents than 23 other states. You share 1,778 square miles
of beautiful Texas landscape with almost four million
neighbors who also call Harris County home.
You are now living in a vibrant, growing community
that has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy
live theater, music, museums, sporting events or exqui-
site cuisine, you will have many options from which to
choose. The county commissioners supervise parks and
recreation facilities that are world-class, and because of
our climate, you can jog, cycle, golf and participate in
many other sports year-round.
The people of Harris County are warm and friendly,
with a strong community spirit. There is a can-do atti-
tude in the business community, and our local elected
offcials work together to improve the quality of life for
everyone. Keeping up with explosive growth while
keeping taxes low is a challenge, and Harris County is
meeting the challenge.
Harris County is a special place. All of us in county
government are glad you are here.
Sincerely,
Greetings! Harris County is a
special place. Explore it. Enjoy it.
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County Judge, Harris County
A vibrant, growing community
that has something for everyone.
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As a brand-new Houstonian, you join a very special
legacy established by the Allen brothers when they built
this great city on the bayou nearly 170 years agoa legacy
that comes with the power to shape Houstons future.
No one knows better than Houstonians that with
vision, hard work, and the right attitude anything is
possible. Spearheaded by the Greater Houston Partnership,
Houstons business leaders, regional allies and stake-
holders are joining forces in an ambitious multitiered
approach to regional economic prosperity. By building
on Houstons core strengths and emphasizing the region
as a powerhouse for business and quality of place, they
will help create 600,000 new jobs, $60 billion in capital
investment, and $120 billion in increased foreign trade
over the next decade.
And you can do your part to help out by having some
incredible Houston answers on hand when youre
telling your friends and family why this region is such a
terrifc place. Open with Did you know
Houston is the best city to live, work, and play, ac-
cording to Kiplingers Personal Finance.
Houston was named the best city to buy a home and
the best U.S. city to earn a living by Forbes.
Houston is the fourth-largest U.S. city, with a region-
al population of 5.2 million.
Houston has no racial majority and is one of the most
diverse big cities in the United States.
Houston has the lowest cost of living among major
U.S. metropolitan areas.
Houston is home to the largest concentration of medical
professionals in the history of the worldthe Texas
Medical Center!
Houston has a moderate climate year-round, with more
than 650 municipal, county, and state parks in the region.
Houston has nationally recognized educational institutions.
Houston is home to Nobel laureates recognized for their
work in chemistry, physiology of medicine and the
elimination of antipersonnel land mines.
Houston was the frst word spoken from the moon,
and the city is home to NASAs Johnson Space Center,
hub of all human space fight operations.
Houston is a port city with cruise lines and palm trees.
Houston is home to fve professional sports teams, in-
cluding the Houston Rockets, two-time NBA champions,
and Houston Dynamo, two-time MLS Cup champions.
Houston is one of the few U.S. cities that offer resident
companies in all performing and visual artssymphony,
opera, drama, and ballet.
Houstonians are the kindest, warmest and most char-
itable people you will ever meet.

I encourage you to plant deep roots in your new home-
town. Get involved in our outstanding community.
Take time to discover more about the regions unique
characteristics and opportunities. Discover for yourself
what makes Houston the best place to live, work, learn,
and play.
See you around Houston,
P.S. Dont take my word for it. Drive around town and
see how remarkable it really is. Welcome home!
Hello Neighbor! You could not
have picked a more perfect time to
relocate to our great region!
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President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
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I want you to know that the community youre about to
call home recently received several national recogni-
tions for its excellence. Kiplingers Personal Finance
rated Houston the Best City to Live, Work and Play;
Forbes.com honored Houston as the Best City to Buy a
Home, Best U.S. City to Earn a Living and Best City for
Recent College Grads; Business Week called Houston
the Best City for Your Job.
Houston is admired for its cultural diversity, excep-
tional business opportunities, outstanding cuisine,
award-winning entertainment and professional sports
teams. Our city has a world-class cultural arts scene
that features live theater, ballet, symphony, opera and
an extensive Museum District.
Houston continues to be envied as one of the most af-
fordable major cities in the U.S. Considered a city of
neighborhoods, it offers new residents as well as exist-
ing ones who may be moving, a wide selection of com-
munities and homes that are compatible with every
imaginable lifestyle.
Each day, the 26,000-member Houston Association of
REALTORS (HAR) helps individuals and families
realize the American Dream. We are the nations largest
local REALTOR organization and our members un-
derstand that a home is one of the largest and most sig-
nifcant investments you will ever make.
Every month, more than one million consumers begin
the search for their dream home by visiting HARs
award-winning Web site, HAR.com. The site offers
dozens of user-friendly tools to fnd out not only about
specifc properties and their amenities, but detailed in-
formation about neighborhoods, schools, area busi-
nesses and much more. I invite you to check out HAR.
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On behalf of all the members of HAR, welcome to
Houston. Please enjoy all that our incredible commu-
nity has to offer.
Sincerely,
Margie Dorrance
2010 Chair, Houston Association of Realtors
The Best City to Live,
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most dynamic and culturally
diverse cities in America!
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The Greater Houston Builders Association is a 65 year
old trade association that proudly represents all
aspects of the residential building industry in the
greater Houston area. Our mission is to be the voice
of Houstons residential construction industry, serving
our members and the community by education and
advocating professionalism and quality housing. The
association interacts with the government, communi-
ty and general public to enhance the business climate
for its members, and to provide quality obtainable
housing to the community it serves.
Buying a new home is one of the smartest investments
you will ever make. With Houstons residential
housing market continuing to be one of the most
affordable in the nation, it makes perfect sense to
invest in that home you and your family have dreamed
about. I invite you to visit www.ghba.org for a listing
of GHBA builder members.
Sincerely,
Kevin Holland
2010 President, Greater Houston Builders Association
Houstons residential housing market is
one of the most affordable in the nation.
Welcome!
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It is no fuke that Houston is home to so many employ-
ers of choice in diverse industries. From health care to
energy, from manufacturing to logistics, from retail to
fnancial services, Houston really has it all.
What do successful companies in all industries have in
common? Strategic human resource professionals
leading successful recruitment, retention and talent
development initiatives.
As one of the largest local human resource organiza-
tions in the country, HR Houston provides Houstons
human resource professionals value-driven education-
al programs and services and networking with peers
designed to help their employers bottom lines. They
include:
General meetings featuring nationally recognized
experts
Special interest meetings focused on specifc HR
specialties
Group meetings throughout the Houston metro area
Peer-to-peer networking and sharing of best
practices
Workshops on strategy, recruitment, leadership and
fnancial management
Annual conference featuring 100+ educational ses-
sions and exhibitor showcase
Certifcation courses and study groups
Members of HR Houston enjoy access to members-on-
ly content and signifcant discounts on HR Houston
programs and events.
HR Houston has joined the Greater Houston
Partnership and other leading organizations in HCC
Partners for Jobs - a collaborative project focused on
partnerships to promote jobs through education, train-
ing, access, helpful tools, and resources.
We are making great things happen, right here in
Houston. Join us! Visit www.hrhouston.org for more
information.
Sincerely,
Houston really has it all.
Kim Garcia, SPHR
2010-2011 President, HR Houston
Houston is the place for exceptional
employment opportunities.
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Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States whose
residents welcome visitors and newcomers alike with its friendly,
culturally diverse outlook. The greater Houston region is com-
prised of ten counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and
Waller. From vibrant city dwelling to laid-back coastal living
to family-friendly neighborhoods, the regions variety of life-
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Here is Houston
Welcome to the world-class region.
No matter what you may think you know about Houstons ten-county
region, theres a lot you probably dont know, and much youll be surprised
to learn.
Yes, Houston is the largest city in Texas, but its not all cowboys, cactus,
and cattle. Here the grass is green, landscaping is lush and the tree canopy
is thick and widespread. Known as the Bayou City, the Houston metro
area is crisscrossed by a number of bayous, many of them fowing into
Buffalo Bayou, site of the citys birthplace in the downtown area.
discovery green
Designed to be an engaging and interactive space in the heart of
downtown, Discovery Greens schedule of events and activities is
intended to serve all ages and backgrounds, including offce
workers, residents and visitors alike.
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ounded in 1836, houston is less than 175 years
old, making it far younger than its counterparts
like new York, boston, philadelphia and los
angeles. Yet houston is now the nations fourth-
largest city, with a population of more than two million within
the city limits and more than fve million living within the
metro area. why the accelerated growth in a relatively short
period of time? what makes houston so attractive to so many?
part of the answer is houstons can-do entrepreneurial spirit.
From the citys early beginnings as an oil capital, houston has
encouraged and rewarded risk takers and dreamers. how else
can you explain such extraordinary accomplishments as the
port of houston (the nations second largest in total tonnage),
the texas medical center (the worlds largest medical complex,
and one of the most renowned) and the Johnson space center
(home to the national aeronautics and space administration)?
it may come as a surprise that, of the more than 94,000
frms here, only about 3,000 are tied to the energy industry. in
fact, energy accounts for less than half of the employment in
houston. other notable industries are business services, infor-
mation technology, medical and biotechnology, aviation and
aerospace, as well as manufacturing. today 26 of the Fortune
500 companies have their home offces in houston. and more
than half of the worlds 100 largest foreign-based corporations
have operations here.
another factor in houstons success is its affordable cost of
livingaided by the absence of a city or state income tax.
according to the third quarter 2008 accra cost-of-living
index, among the 27 largest metropolitan areas participating,
the houstonsugar landbaytown metropolitan area had the
lowest overall cost of living (10 percent below the national
average for places of all sizes and 20 percent below that for
large metro areas).
because houston opens its arms to all newcomers (after
all, texas means friend), the city is home to an amazingly
diverse population from many countries. a true melting pot,
houston boasts restaurants, shops, neighborhoods and fes-
tivals that refect its many international cultures.
dynamic and always on the move, houston prides itself on
being on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations
in architecture and design
from the worlds frst air-con-
ditioned domed stadium to the
nFls frst football stadium
with a retractable roof, and
now discovery green, the
new twelve-acre downtown
park designed as a multi-
use, eco-friendly environ-
ment in the middle of the
citys soaring skyscrapers.
in fact, houston was recent-
ly named one of the coun-
trys top ten cities for green
technology innovation. with more than three hundred mu-
nicipal parks and an additional two hundred open-space
areas, the city ranks third in the nation in green space.
whether youre coming to visit or making houston your
permanent home, we think youll be delighted by what you
fnd here. read on and learn more about houstons history,
neighborhoods, housing options, cultural scene, schools,
health services, shopping and more.
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according to a study by the houston downtown manage-ment district and urban marketing collaborative, almost
10,000 permanent residents are expected to be living in downtown houston by 2010. there are many options for urban
dwellers who wish to live downtown. the following is only a partial list.
Bayou Lofts
housed in the 1920 southern pacifc
railroad building in the historic
market square area
The Beaconsfeld
the frst high-rise apartment building
in houston
Capitol Lofts
inside an early-1900s offce and
retail building
Commerce Towers
a full-service high-rise condominium
with more than 120 residences
Franklin Lofts
in a historic neoclassical building whose exterior
is virtually unchanged since it
was built in 1904
Hogg Palace
in the heart of the theater district
Humble Tower Apartments
in the historic former humble oil building
Post Rice Lofts
Formerly the historic rice hotel, now an upscale
residential loft community
San Jacinto Lofts
constructed inside a former brick-walled
warehouse in the historic district
Urban Lofts
with several locations to provide houstonians with
an innovative style of living
2016 Main
a 26-foor condominium complex on the edge of
downtown
Four Seasons Place
luxurious high-rise apartments atop the Four
seasons hotel
The Lofts at the Ballpark
covering three city blocks and bordering minute
maid park
Sabine Street Lofts
between allen parkway and memorial drive with
views of buffalo bayou and downtown.
For more information about downtown Houston,
contact the Houston downtown management
district at houstondowntown.com or 713-223-2003.
Population
24.3 million
Area
268,581 square miles
Capital
Austin
Nickname
Lone Star State
State Motto
Friendship
State Bird
Mockingbird
State Flower
Bluebonnet
State Tree
Pecan
State Dish
Chili
Time Zone
Central Time Zone
(Except the El Paso area of far West Texas,
which is in the Mountain Time Zone)
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Downtown Aquarium
This $38 million entertainment
and four-hundred-seat restaurant
complex is noteworthy for
features not common to a
restauranta 500,000-gallon
aquarium, a shark tank, a ballroom,
a separate caf, a gift shop,
a Ferris wheel and a train.
Chase Tower
The tallest building in Texas and
among the worlds tallest buildings,
this 75-story tower has a public
observation deck on the 60th foor.
New offce towers, entertainment venues, restaurants, retail
outlets and residential lofts are redesigning the Houston
skyline, and creating an exciting community atmosphere for
those who work or live downtown as well as for visitors.
Bounded by Interstate 10 on the north, U.S. 59 on the east and
Interstate 45 on the south and west, downtown Houston
contains 1,178 acres and is the center of the ten-county
Houston metropolitan area.
Bayou Place
This 180,000-square-foot retail and entertain-
ment complex has sparked downtown nightlife.
Situated in the Theater District, it includes
theaters, restaurants and clubs.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
This $88 million venue in the Theater District contains
two stages and is home to Theatre Under the Stars, the
Broadway in Houston series, and Uniquely Houston.
Downtown Tunnel System
Downtowns underground, air-condi-
tioned tunnel system, more than six
miles long and connecting more than
75 buildings, is the worlds largest
indoor pedestrian tunnel system, with
hundreds of shops and restaurants
twenty feet below the streets,
according to the Houston Downtown
Management District.
Market Square
Historic District
Bounded by Travis, Milam, Preston,
and Congress streets, Market
Square has buildings dating back
to 1860. Approximately forty
restaurants or clubs and more than
eight hundred residential units are
located, or soon will be located, in
and around this area.
Minute Maid Park
This state-of-the-art, retractable-
roof ballpark is home to the 2005
National League Champions, the
Houston Astros. The park, which
opened in 2000, has generated
more than $700 million in nearby
development.
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METRORail
This $324 million light-rail line on Main
Street began operating in 2004 and links
downtown to the Museum District, the
Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.
Toyota Center
Seven blocks from Minute
Maid Park, this $235
million, 18,500-seat arena
is home to the Houston
Rockets basketball team
and the Houston Aeros
hockey team. It also hosts
numerous concerts and
other events.
Downtown Historic District
Bounded by Buffalo Bayou, Texas Avenue
and Louisiana and Austin streets, this district
comprises most of Houstons original town
plat as it was laid out in 1836. Many
restaurants and historical markers and
landmarks, such as Christ Church Cathedral,
founded in 1839, are located in the area.
Houston Theater District
Home to Houstons nine world-class performing arts
organizations, the city is one of few in the United
States with resident companies in drama, ballet,
opera and orchestra.
George R. Brown
Convention Center
In addition to offering more than one million
square feet of meeting and exhibit space for
business meetings and conferences, the
center is the site of numerous annual shows,
including ones that feature quilts, boats,
bridal arrays, home improvement projects
and collector items.
Cotswold Project
A comprehensive upgrade to the
streetscape, this $62 million improvement
project in downtowns Historic District is
adding head-in parking, fountains, brick
pavers, public art and other amenities.
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Consulate of the
Republic of Albania
the honorable pedro rubio
10 waterway court
the woodlands, tx 77380-2641
281-548-4740
Consulate General of the
Republic of Angola
the honorable simao pedro
3040 post oak boulevard, suite 780
houston, tx 77056-6500
713-212-3840
Consulate General of the
Argentine Republic
the honorable ricardo gauthier
2200 west loop south, suite 1025
houston, tx 77027
713-871-8935
Consulate General of Australia
the honorable nana booker
4623 Feagan street
houston, tx 77007-7308
713-782-6009
Consulate General of the
Republic of Austria
the honorable otmar kolber
800 wilcrest drive, suite 340
houston, tx 77042
713-723-9979
Consulate General of the
Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
the honorable edward hudson
35 n. wynden drive
houston, tx 77056-2507
713-621-8700
Consulate of Barbados
the honorable louis browne
3027 sleepy hollow drive
sugar land, tx 77479-1662
832-725-556
Consulate of the
Kingdom of Belgium
the honorable Jacques bouchez
2009 lubbock street
houston, tx 77007-7621
713-426-3933
Consulate General of Belize
the honorable hugh mccain
7101 breen drive
houston, tx 77086-3628
281-999-4484
Consulate General of the
Republic of Bolivia
the honorable diana galindo
16646 clay road, suite 200
houston, tx 77084
281-463-0017
Consulate of the
Republic of Botswana
the honorable stephen v. vallone
3200 southwest Frwy, 34th Floor
houston, tx 77027
713-940-4580
Consulate General of the
Federative Republic of Brazil
his excellency antonio Jose de castro
1233 west loop s., suite 1150
houston, tx 77027-9100
713-961-3063
Consulate of the
Republic of Cameroon
the honorable charles r. greene
6984 oakwood place court east
houston, tx 77040
281-416-5212
Consulate of Canada
the honorable david mcgregor
5847 san Felipe, suite 1700
houston, tx 77057-3000
713-821-1440
Consulate General of the
Republic of Chile
the honorable ricardo ortiz
1300 post oak boulevard, suite 1130
houston, tx 77056-3028
713-621-5853
Consulate General of the
Peoples Republic of China
the honorable hong Qiao
3417 montrose boulevard
houston, tx 77006-4328
713-520-1462
Consulate General of the
Republic of Colombia
the honorable maria J. londoo
2400 augusta drive, suite 400
houston, tx 77057-4922
713-979-0844
Consulate General of Costa Rica
3000 wilcrest drive, suite 110
houston, tx 77042-3365
713-266-0484
Consulate General of the
Republic of Cote dIvoire
the honorable marlene mcclinton
1302 waugh drive, suite 482
houston, tx 77019-3908
713-410-0472
Consulate General of the
Republic of Cyprus
the honorable william crassas
1128 river glyn drive
houston, tx 77063-1517
713-465-2091
Consulate General of the
Czech Republic
the honorable raymond snokhous
p.o. box 8
west, tx 76691
713-629-6963
Consulate of the
Kingdom of Denmark
the honorable ray daugbjerg
4545 post oak place drive, suite 105
houston, tx 77027-3164
713-622-9018
Consulate General of Ecuador
4200 westheimer road, suite 218
houston, tx 77027-4415
713-572-8732
Consulate General of the
Arab Republic of Egypt
his excellency el husseini abdelwahab
5718 westheimer road, suite 1350
houston, tx 77057
713-961-4915
Consulate General of the
Republic of El Salvador
the honorable luis carranza
1702 hillendahl boulevard
houston, tx 77055-3432
713-270-6239
Consulate General of
Equatorial Guinea
the honorable inocencio esono olo
6401 southwest Freeway
houston, tx 77074
713-776-9900
Consulate General of Estonia
the honorable richard drake
1912 buschong road
houston, tx 77039
281-442-8247
Consulate of Ethiopia
the honorable gezahgen kebede
9301 southwest Freeway, suite 250
houston, tx 77074-1518
713-271-7567
Consulate of the
Republic of Finland
the honorable ronald kapche
14 e. greenway plaza, suite 22-r
houston, tx 77046-1400
713-552-1722
Consulate General of the
French Republic
the honorable pierre grandjouan
777 post oak boulevard, suite 600
houston, tx 77056-3204
713-572-2799
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Consulate of the
Republic of Georgia
the honorable lan bentsen
3040 post oak boulevard, suite 1100
houston, tx 77056-6500
713-585-3233
Consulate General of the
Federal Republic of Germany
the honorable rainer muenzel
1330 post oak boulevard, suite 1850
houston, tx 77056-3031
713-627-7770
Consulate of the Republic of Ghana
the honorable Jack webb
3434 locke lane
houston, tx 77027-4139
713-960-8833
Consulate of the Hellenic Republic
the honorable alexandra theodoropoulou
520 post oak boulevard, suite 450
houston, tx 77027-9481
713-840-7522
Consulate General of the
Republic of Guatemala
the honorable Julio perez
3013 Fountainview, suite 210
houston, tx 77057-6124
713-953-9531
Consulate of the Co-operative
Republic of Guyana
the honorable terry reis
p.o. box 440851
houston, tx 77244-0851
281-497-4466
Consulate of the Republic of Haiti
the honorable renato pereira
6310 auden street
houston, tx 77005-3647
713-661-8275
Consulate General of the
Republic of Honduras
the honorable lastenia pineda
6161 savoy drive, suite 625
houston, tx 77036
713-785-5625
Consulate General of the
Republic of Hungary
the honorable phillip aronoff
11850 hempstead road, suite 230
houston, tx 77092-6012
713-476-0497
Consulate of the
Republic of Iceland
pending
Consulate General of the
Republic of India
the honorable sanjiv arora
1990 post oak boulevard, suite 600
houston, tx 77056-3818
713-626-2148
Consulate General of the
Republic of Indonesia
the honorable kria pasaribu
10900 richmond avenue
houston, tx 77042-4704
713-785-1691
Consulate of Ireland
the honorable John kane
2630 sutton court
houston, tx 77027-5245
713-961-5263
Consulate General of the
State of Israel
the honorable asher Yarden
24 greenway plaza, suite 1500
houston, tx 77046-2401
713-627-3780
Consulate General of the
Italian Republic
the honorable cristiano maggipinto
1300 post oak boulevard, suite 660
houston, tx 77056-3028
713-850-7520
Consulate of Jamaica
the honorable khalfani Fullerton
6001 savoy drive, suite 509
houston, tx 77036
713-541-3333
Consulate General of Japan
the honorable tsutomu osawa
909 Fannin, suite 3000
houston, tx 77010
713-652-2977
Consulate General of the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
pending
Consulate General of the
Republic of Korea
the honorable Jung keun kim
1990 post oak boulevard, suite 1250
houston, tx 77056-3818
713-961-0186
Consulate General of the
Kyrgyz Republic
the honorable darrell luthi
15600 barkers landing road, suite 1
houston, tx 77079-2558
281-920-1841
Consulate of the Republic of Latvia
the honorable stephen payne
5847 san Felipe, suite 3275
houston, tx 77057-3000
713-888-0404
Consulate of the
Republic of Lebanon
the honorable amin bohsali
2400 augusta drive, suite 308
houston, tx 77057-4922
713-268-1640
Consulate of the
Republic of Lithuania
the honorable william altman
4030 case street
houston, tx 77005-3606
713-665-4218
Consulate of Malaysia
the honorable mont hoyt
p.o. box 131026
houston, tx 77219-1026
713-278-7979
Consulate General of the
Republic of Malta
the honorable John ellis
2602 commonwealth street
houston, tx 77006-2609
713-654-7900
Consulate General of Mexico
his excellency carlos gonzalez magallon
4507 san Jacinto
houston, tx 77004-4949
713-271-6800
Consulate of Mongolia
the honorable edward story
p.o. box 399
comfort, tx 78013
713-759-1922
Consulate of the
Republic of Namibia
the honorable Jean-michel malek
1330 post oak boulevard, suite 2200
houston, tx 77056
713-965-5119
Consulate General of the Kingdom
of the Netherlands
the honorable geert visser
5177 richmond, suite 725
houston, tx 77056
713-622-8000
Consulate of New Zealand
the honorable kathleen kelly
p.o. box 2
sealy, tx 77474
713-973-8680
Consulate General of the
Republic of Nicaragua
the honorable hermes guerrero szabo
8989 westheimer road, suite 103
houston, tx 77063-3621
713-789-2762
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Consulate General of the
Kingdom of Norway
his excellency lasse seim
2777 allen parkway, suite 1185
houston, tx 77019-2123
713-521-2900
Consulate General of Pakistan
the honorable mohammad nadeem
11850 Jones road
houston, tx 77070-5314
281-890-5532
Consulate General of the
Republic of Panama
the honorable alvaro dutari
24 greenway plaza, suite 1307
houston, tx 77046-2401
713-622-4451
Consulate General of the Independent
State of Papua New Guinea
the honorable nathan avery
4900 woodway drive, suite 575
houston, tx 77056
713-966-2500
Consulate of the
Republic of Paraguay
the honorable gustavo ayala
4707 welford drive
bellaire, tx 77401-5331
713-592-6498
Consulate General of the
Republic of Peru
the honorable carlos polo
5177 richmond avenue, suite 695
houston, tx 77056-6707
713-355-9517
Consulate General of the
Republic of the Philippines
pending
Consulate of the Republic of Poland
the honorable Zbigniew wojciechowski
35 harbor view drive
sugar land, tx 77479-5854
281-565-1507
Consulate of the
Portuguese Republic
the honorable Jim westmoreland
4544 post oak place drive, suite 350
houston, tx 77027-3161
713-759-1188
Consulate General of the
State of Qatar
the honorable Yousef al-khater
1990 post oak boulevard, suite 810
houston, tx 77056-3818
713-355-8221
Consulate of the
Republic of Romania
the honorable nicholas Florescu
4265 san Felipe, suite 605
houston, tx 77027-2920
713-629-1551
Consulate General of the
Russian Federation
the honorable nikolay babich
1333 west loop s., suite 1300
houston, tx 77027-9116
713-337-3300
Consulate General of the
Republic of Rwanda
the honorable cynthia perry
70 terra bella drive
manvel, tx 77578
281-489-2067
Consulate General of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
the honorable abdulrahman alshaya
5718 westheimer road, suite 1500
houston, tx 77057-5745
713-785-5577
Consulate General of the
Republic of Senegal
the honorable Fatou sall
9701 richmond avenue, suite 212
houston, tx 77042-4622
713-706-3300
Consulate General of Singapore
pending
Consulate of the
Republic of Slovenia
the honorable richard wilkens
2925 briarpark drive, seventh Floor
houston, tx 77042-3720
713-361-4900
Consulate General of the
Kingdom of Spain
his excellency miguel de mazarambroz
1800 bering drive, suite 660
houston, tx 77057-3151
713-783-6200
Consulate General of the
Kingdom of Sweden
the honorable Jan dryselius
2909 hillcroft boulevard, suite 515
houston, tx 77057-5852
713-953-1417
Consulate General of the
Swiss Confederation
the honorable margherita
Young-Zellweger
11922 taylorcrest road
houston, tx 77024
713-467-9887
Consulate General of the
Syrian Arab Republic
the honorable ayman midani
1022 wirt road, suite 300
houston, tx 77055-6884
713-622-8860
Consulate General of the
Kingdom of Thailand
the honorable charles Foster
600 travis, suite 2000
houston, tx 77002-2911
713-335-3901
Consulate of the
Republic of Trinidad
and Tobago
the honorable pat Younger
2400 augusta drive, suite 250
houston, tx 77057-4922
713-465-4660
Consulate of Tunisia
the honorable alfred J. boulos
12527 mossycup drive
houston, tx 77024-4936
713-935-9427
Consulate General of the
Republic of Turkey
the honorable ali Findik
1990 post oak boulevard, suite 1300
houston, tx 77056-3818
713-622-5849
Consulate of Ukraine
the honorable gregory buchai
5433 westheimer, suite 200
houston, tx 77056
281-242-6654
Consulate General of the
United Kingdom
the honorable paul lynch
1000 louisiana, suite 1900
houston, tx 77002-5005
713-659-6270
Consulate General of the
Republic of Uruguay
the honorable christopher ashby
1220 s. ripple creek drive
houston, tx 77057-1765
713-781-3993
Consulate General of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
the honorable carlos osorio
2401 Fountain view drive, suite 220
houston, tx 77057
713-974-0028
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All About Houston
Facts and fgures about the countrys
fourth-largest city.
to really get an accurate picture of the houston region, you need to have
a sense of how truly large it is. the city of houston encompasses approxi-
mately 640 square miles, and the metropolitan area covers more than
10,000 square miles. houston is located in harris county, the nations
third most populous county. the population of the city of houston is
more than 2 million. only new York, los angeles and chicago are
larger. houstons metropolitan area has 5.6 million residents, making it
the sixth-largest metro area in the country.
cotton exchange building
Constructed in 1884, and frst used by the Houston Cotton Exchange
and the Board of Trade, this historic building has been maintained
and refurbished to contibute to the citys architectural charm.
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Public Transit/METRO
the metropolitan transit authority (metro) of harris
county is integral to houstons transportation system. in
2003, metros feet of 1,661 air-conditioned public
buses ranked eighth in size nationally. metro serves an
area of 1,285 square miles.
METRORail
metros 7.5-mile, $324 million light-rail transit project
opened for business on January 1, 2004. running from the
central business district to south of reliant park, the sleek,
modern rail line follows the main and Fannin streets corridor,
linking downtown, midtown, the museum district, hermann
park, the texas medical center and reliant stadium.
METRO Services
metro offers express service to downtown and several
medical, offce and shopping centers; a free computerized
one-day matching service for carpool participants; internal
bus service in the texas medical center; and metrolift, a
curb-to-curb service for passengers with disabilities. call
713-635-4000 for information, or visit ridemetro.org.
find more detailed information about toll roads, metro buses, metrorail or park & ride @ ridemetroorg and eztagstorecom
metro light rail
The METRO system serves
the entire metropolitan area,
with numerous park and ride
commuter locations.
A new METRORail system
connects downtown with the
Texas Medical Center and
Reliant Stadium.
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freeway vehicle-towing program called saFeclear. the
program was implemented to address safety and congestion
concerns associated with disabled vehicles on freeways inside
the city limits of houston. prior to december 1, 2005, only the exclusive
contracted saFeclear tow operators were allowed to provide roadside
assistance on these freeways.
currently, two saFeclear operators are required to provide a free tow
to a safe location off the freeway within one mile of the nearest exit to any
motorist whose vehicle is not in a moving lane on the freeway and has a
fat tire, a mechanical failure, or an empty gas tank. if the vehicle has a fat
tire and a good spare, the saFeclear tow operator will change the tire
without charge. if the vehicle is out of gas, it will be towed for free to the
nearest gas station, even if that is beyond one mile after the nearest exit.
the program also allows motorists to call a roadside assistance
service provider of their choice in many situations.
T Highway Nicknames
As in most cities, routes and freeways in Houston
are designated by numbers, but natives usually
refer to them by nicknames. Here are a few of the
major freeways and their nicknames.
Beaumont Highway
U.S. 90
Beltway 8
Sam Houston Parkway/The Beltway
East Freeway
Interstate 10 East
Eastex Freeway
U.S. 59 (north Houston to downtown)
Grand Parkway
Texas 99
Gulf Freeway
Interstate 45 (south of downtown)
Katy Freeway
Interstate 10 West
The Loop
Loop 610 (in all four directions)
North Freeway
Interstate 45 North
Northwest Freeway
U.S. 290
South Freeway
Texas 288
Southwest Freeway
U.S. 59 (Southwest Houston to downtown)
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the houston area is served by two major airports: george bush
intercontinental airport (iah) and william p. hobby airport
(hou). iah offers service to more mexican destinations than any other airport
in the country and provides nonstop service to approximately 170 destinations
third in the united states behind atlanta (atl) and chicagos ohare (ord).
when it comes to performance and customer service, hou is among the worlds
best, according to the airports council international (aci). hobby came in at
number four in both categories in the 2008 aci airport service Quality awards.
a third site, ellington airport (eFd), is a joint-use civil and military airport
serving the needs of the u.s. military, nasa and general aviation. check individual
airlines to see which airports serve a particular carrier.
the Q3/08 accra cost of living index shows that
houstons overall after-taxes living costs are 10 percent below
the nation-wide average, largely due to housing costs that are
23 percent below the average.
in the context of the 27 metropolitan areas with more than
two million residents, houstons cost-of-living advantage is
even more pronounced. houstons housing costs are 42
percent below the average for the large metro areas, and its
overall costs are 20 percent below the average for this group.
houston has the third-lowest housing prices among the 27
large metros. houstons grocery prices, 18 percent below the
major metro average, are the lowest within this group. its
utility costs are 1 percent below the major metro average, its
transportation costs are 9 percent below the average, its
health care costs are 8 percent below the average, and its
costs for miscellaneous goods and services are 4 percent
below the average.
texas does not have a state personal income tax. the city, the
state and metro charge a sales tax. the harris county
appraisal district provides the appraised value of property,
and each jurisdiction sets its own property tax rate. the city
and county charge fees for franchises, licenses and permits
to pay for services. some taxing authorities such as school
districts can collect taxes independent of the county tax as-
sessor-collector. in certain instances, taxing authorities offer
tax exemptions for residents, people over age 65, veterans,
and people with disabilities. For more information, log on to
statelocalgov.net.
airports
Connecting the region to the world.
Port of Houston is the largest foreign
tonnage port in the U.S. and 7th largest
container port.
PHA handles all types of cargo, with
exceptional strength in steel and
containerized cargo.
The Port of Houston Authority has
operated for decades without labor
interruption.
The Port of Houston Authority serves all
of the 8 counties surrounding the
Houston Metropolitan Area, and can
easily reach Chicago, Denver and
Memphis markets.
Environmental leader
First U.S. Port to achieve ISO14001
Security leader
First U.S. Port to achieve ISO28000
Catalyst for regional jobs
Over 785,000 Texas jobs impacted
during 2006
Economic development
Nearly $118 Billion in 2006
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KBXX 97.9
adult contemporary
713-623-2108
KHMX 96.5
adult contemporary
713-881-5100
KKHH 95.7
adult contemporary
713-881-5100
KLOL 101.1
adult contemporary (spanish)
713-881-5100
KMJQ 102.1
adult contemporary
713-623-2108
KODA 99.1
adult contemporary
713-212-8000
KRBE 104.1
adult contemporary
713-266-1000
KMIC 1590
childrens
713-552-1590
KHCB 105.7
christian
713-520-5200
KJIC 90.5
christian
281-824-1228
KKHT 100.7
christian
713-260-3600
KROI 92.1
christian
713-623-2108
KSBJ 89.3
christian
281-446-5725
KWWJ 1360
christian
281-837-8777
KYOK 1140
christian
713-439-1140
KYST 920
christian (spanish)
713-771-7995
KUHF 88.7
classical
713-743-0887
KGBC 1540
classic hits (oldies)
409-621-5422
KHPT 106.9
classic hits (80s)
713-961-0093
KHTC 107.5
classic hits (oldies)
713-963-1200
KILT 100.3
country
713-881-5100
KKBQ 92.9
country
713-961-0093
KVST 99.7
country
936-441-6610
KPFT 90.1
diverse
713-526-4000
KTRU 91.7
diverse
713-527-4060
KBRZ 1460
international
409-233-2655
KCHN 1050
international
KGOL 1180
international
713-349-9880
KLAT 1010
international (spanish)
713-407-1415
KLTN 102.9
international (spanish)
713-407-1415
KLVL 1480
international
KREH 900
international
713-917-0050
KTEK 1110
international
713-523-0302
KPVU 91.3
Jazz
936-261-3750
KTSU 90.9
Jazz
713-313-7591
KBME 790
news/talk (sports)
713-212-5790
KCOH 1430
news/talk
713-522-1001
KGOW 1560
news/talk (sports)
713-439-1560
KIKK 650
news/talk
713-881-5200
KILT 610
news/talk (sports)
713-881-5100
KNTH 1070
news/talk
713-260-3600
KPRC 950
news/talk
713-212-8404
KSEV 700
news/talk
281-558-5738
KSHN 99.9
news/talk
936-336-5793
KTRH 740
news/talk
713-212-8000
KACC 89.7
rock
281-756-3897
KKRW 93.7
rock
713-212-8000
KTBZ 94.5
rock
713-212-8000
Other Stations in
Houston Region
KEYH 850
KJOJ 880
KRTX 980
KNUZ 1090
KQUE 1230
KXYZ 1320
KHCB 1400
KYND 1520
KFTG 88.1
KAFR 88.3
KYBJ 91.1
KNRG 92.3
KTHT 97.1
KSTB 101.5
KJOJ 103.3
KHJK 103.7
KAMA 104.9
KPTY 105.3
KOVE 106.5
KQLC 107.9
miller
outdoor
theatre
During fair weather
months, this outdoor
amphitheater in
Hermann Park
presents free
performances that
include ballet,
musicals, symphony
concerts, and
the Houston
Shakespeare Festival.
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Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 w. montgomery
houston, tx 77088
832-393-1700
houstonlibrary.org/branches/acr_home.html
Albert George Branch Library
9230 gene street
needville, tx 77461
979-793-4270
fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/ag.html
Alvin Library
105 s. goroadon street
alvin, tx 77511
281-388-4300
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/alv/alvin.asp
Atascocita Branch Library
19520 pinehurst trails drive
humble, tx 77346
281-812-2162
hcpl.net/branchinfo/ata/atainfo.htm
Austin Memorial Library
220 s. bonham avenue
cleveland, tx 77327
281-592-3920
austinmemlib.org
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
22248 aldine westfeld road
humble, tx 77338
281-821-1320
hcpl.net/branchinfo/bb/bbinfo.htm
Barbara Bush Branch Library
6817 cypresswood drive
spring, tx 77379
281-376-4610
hcpl.net/branchinfo/cc/ccinfo.htm
Bellaire City Library
5111 Jessamine street
bellaire, tx 77401
713-662-8160
ci.bellaire.tx.us/index.asp?nid=10
Bracewell Neighborhood Library
10115 kleckley
houston, tx 77075
832-393-2580
houstonlibrary.org/branches/bra_home.html
Brazoria County Library
401 e. cedar street
angleton, tx 77515
979-864-1519
Brazoria Library
620 s. brooks street
brazoria, tx 77422
979-798-2372
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/bra/brazoria.asp
Carnegie Neighborhood Library
1050 Quitman
houston, tx 77009
832-393-1720
houstonlibrary.org/branches/car_home.html
Chambers County Library
202 cummings street
anahuac, tx 77514
409-267-8263
chambers.lib.tx.us
Clayton Library Center for
Geneological Research
5300 caroline
houston, tx 77004
832-393-2600 5300
houstonlibrary.org/branches/cla_home.html
Clute Library
215 shanks street
clute, tx 77531
979-265-4582
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/clu/clute.asp
Collier Regional Library
6200 pinemont
houston, tx 77092
832-393-1740
houstonlibrary.org/branches/col_home.html
Crosby Branch Library
135 hare road
crosby, tx 77532
281-328-3535
hcpl.net/branchinfo/cy/cyinfo.htm
Deer Park Public Library
3009 center street
deer park, tx 77536
281-478-7208
catalog.library.deerparktx.org/polaris/
Dickinson Public Library
1837 Fm 517 east
dickinson, tx 77539
281-534-3812
dickinsonpubliclibrary.org
Dixon Neighborhood Library
8002 hirsch
houston, tx 77016
832-393-1760
houstonlibrary.org/branches/dix_home.html
Fifth Ward
Neighborhood Library
4014 market street
houston, tx 77020
832-393-1770
houstonlibrary.org/branches/ff_home.html
First Colony Branch Library
2121 austin parkway
sugar land, tx 77479
281-265-4444
fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/fc.html
Flores Neighborhood Library
110 n. milby
houston, tx 77003
832-393-1780
houstonlibrary.org/branches/fo_home.html
Fondren Library Rice University
6100 main street
houston, tx 77005
713-348-5698
library.rice.edu
Frank Neighborhood Library
6440 w. bellfort
houston, tx 77035
832-393-2410
houstonlibrary.org/branches/fra_home.html
Freed-Montrose
Neighborhood Library
4100 montrose
houston, tx 77006
832-393-1800
houstonlibrary.org/branches/mon_home.html
Friendswood Public Library
416 s. Friendswood drive
Friendswood, tx 77546
281-482-7135
friendswood.lib.tx.us
Galena Park Branch Library
1500 keene street
galena park, tx 77547
713-450-0982 1500
hcpl.net/branchinfo/gp/gpinfo.htm
Genevieve Miller Hitchcock
Public Library
8005 barry avenue
hitchcock, tx 77563
409-986-7814
hitchcockpubliclibrary.org
George Memorial Library
1001 golfview drive
richmond, tx 77469
281-342-4455
fortbend.lib.tx.us
George and Cynthia Woods
Mitchell Library
8125 ashlane way
the woodlands ,tx 77382
936-442-7728
countylibrary.org/wws.htm
Harris County Library
Northwest Branch
11355 regency green drive
cypress ,tx 77429
281-890-2665
hcpl.net/branchinfo/nw/nwinfo.htm

Heights Neighborhood Library
1302 heights boulevaroad
houston, tx 77008
832-393-1810
houstonlibrary.org/branches/hei_home.html
Helen Hall Library
100 w. walker street
league city, tx 77573
281-554-1111
leaguecitylibrary.org
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Henington-Alief Regional Library
7979 s. kirkwood
houston, tx 77072
832-393-1820
houstonlibrary.org/branches/ali_home.html
Hillendahl Neighborhood Library
2436 gessner road
houston, tx 77080
832-393-1940
houstonlibrary.org/branches/hil_home.html
Houston Public Library
500 mckinney street
houston, tx 77002
832-393-1313
houston.library.org
HPL Express Discovery Green
1300 mckinney, r2
houston, tx 77010
832-393-1375
houstonlibrary.org/branches/dis_home.html
HPL Express Southwest
6400 high star
houston, tx 77074
832-393-2660
houstonlibrary.org/branches/swc_home.html
Johnson Neighborhood Library
3517 reed road
houston, tx 77051
832-393-2550
houstonlibrary.org/branches/joh_home.html
Jones Public Library
307 w. houston street
dayton, tx 77535
936-258-7060
Jungman Neighborhood Library
5830 westheimer
houston, tx 77057
832-393-1860
houstonlibrary.org/branches/jun_home.html
Katherine Tyra Branch Library
at Bear Creek
16719 clay road
houston, tx 77084
281-550-0885
hcpl.net/branchinfo/bc/bcinfo.htm
Katy/Fort Bend Branch Library
23111 cinco ranch boulevaroad
katy, tx 77450
281-395-1311
fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/cr.html
Kendall Neighborhood Library
14330 memorial drive
houston, tx 77079
832-393-1880
houstonlibrary.org/branches/ken_home.html
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Kingwood Branch Library
4102 rustic woods drive
kingwood, tx 77345
281-360-6804
hcpl.net/branchinfo/kw/kwinfo.htm
Knox Memorial Library
6730 railroad street
wallis, tx 77485
979-478-6813
knoxmemoriallibrary.org
Lake Jackson Library
250 circle way
lake Jackson, tx 77566
979-415-2590
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/lak/lakejackson.asp
Lakewood Neighborhood Library
8815 Feland street
houston, tx 77028
832-393-2530
houstonlibrary.org/branches/lak_home.html
La Marque Public Library
1011 bayou road
la marque, tx 77568
409-938-9270
lamarquelibrary.org
La Porte Branch Library
600 s. broadway
la porte, tx 77571
281-471-4022
hcpl.net/branchinfo/lap/lapinfo.htm
Liberty Municipal Library
1710 sam houston avenue
liberty, tx 77575
936-336-8901
cityofiberty.org
Looscan Neighborhood Library
2510 willowick
houston, tx 77027
832-393-1900
houstonlibrary.org/branches/loo_home.html
Mae S. Bruce Library
13302 sixth street
santa Fe, tx 77510
409-925-5540
maebrucelibrary.org
Malcom Purvis Library - Magnolia
510 melton street
magnolia, tx 77354
936-442-7704
countylibrary.org/mag.htm
Mamie George Branch Library
320 dulles avenue
stafford, tx 77477-4799
281-491-8086
fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/mg.html
Mancuso Neighborhood Library
6767 belfort
houston, tx 77087
832-393-1920
houstonlibrary.org/branches/man_home.html
Manvel Library
7402 masters road
manvel, tx 77578
281-489-7596
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/man/manvel.asp
Mares Memorial Library
4324 highway 3
dickinson, tx 77539
281-534-3812
McCrane - Kashmere GaRoadens
Neighborhood Library
5411 paroadee street
houston, tx 77026
832-393-2450
houstonlibrary.org/branches/kas_home.html
McGovern - Stella Link
Neighborhood Library
7405 stella link
houston, tx 77025
832-393-2630
houstonlibrary.org/branches/ste_home.html
Melcher Neighborhood Library
7200 keller
houston, tx 77012
832-393-2480
houstonlibrary.org/branches/mel_home.html
Meyer Neighborhood Library
5005 w. bellfort, houston, tx 77035
832-393-1840
houstonlibrary.org/branches/mey_home.html
Missouri City Branch Library
1530 texas parkway
missouri city, tx 77489
281-499-4100
fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/mc.html
Montgomery County
memorial library
104 i-45 north
conroe, tx 77301
936-788-8377
countylibrary.org
Moody Neighborhood Library
9525 irvington
houston, tx 77076
832-393-1950
houstonlibrary.org/branches/moo_home.html
Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 ninth avenue n.
texas city, tx 77590
409-643-5970
texascity-library.org
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library
1349 w. Forty-third street
houston, tx 77018
832-393-1960
houstonlibrary.org/branches/oak_home.html
Octavia Fields Branch Library
1503 s. houston avenue
humble, tx 77338
281-446-3377
hcpl.net/branchinfo/of/ofnfo.htm
OQuinn Law Library
12 law library
houston, tx 77204
713-743-2000
www.law.uh.edu/libraries/
Parent Resource Library
in the childrens museum
1500 binz
houston, tx 77004
713-535-7264
houstonlibrary.org/branches/cmh_home.html
Park Place Regional Library
8145 park place
houston, tx 77017
832-393-1970
houstonlibrary.org/branches/par_home.html
Pasadena Public Library
1201 Jeff ginn memorial drive
pasadena, tx 77506
713-477-0276
ppltx.net
Pearland Library
3522 liberty drive
pearland, tx 77581
281-485-4876
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/pea/pearland.asp
Pleasantville Neighborhood Library
1520 gellhorn
houston, tx 77029
832-393-2330
houstonlibrary.org/branches/ple_home.html
R.B. Tullis Library
21130 u.s. highway 59, suite k
new caney, tx 77357
281-577-8968
countylibrary.org/tul.htm
Ring Neighborhood Library
8835 long point
houston, tx 77055
832-393-2000
houstonlibrary.org/branches/rin_home.html
Robinson - Westchase
Neighborhood Library
3223 wilcrest
houston, tx 77042
832-393-2011
houstonlibrary.org/branches/rob_home.html
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Rosenberg Library
2310 sealy avenue
galveston, tx 77550
409-763-8854
rosenberg-library.org
Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 homestead road
houston, tx 77016
832-393-2030
houstonlibrary.org/branches/sce_home.html
Shepherd Public Library
30 n. liberty street
shepherd, tx 77371
936-628-3515
shepherdpubliclibrary.org
Smith Neighborhood Library
3624 scott street
houston, tx 77004
832-393-2050
houstonlibrary.org/branches/smi_home.html
South Houston Branch Library
607 avenue a south
houston, tx 77587
713-941-2385
hcpl.net/branchinfo/sho/shoinfo.htm
South Regional Library
2101 lake robbins drive
the woodland,s tx 77380
936-442-7727
countylibrary.org/sou.htm
Stanaker Neighborhood Library
611 s/sgt. macario garcia
houston, tx 77011
832-393-2080
houstonlibrary.org/branches/sta_home.html
Sterling Municipal Library
mary elizabeth wilbanks avenue
baytown, tx 77520
281-427-7331
baytownlibrary.org
Stimley - Blue Ridge
Neighborhood Library
7007 w. Fuqua
houston, tx 77489
832-393-2370
houstonlibrary.org/branches/blu_home.html
Sugar Land Branch Library
550 eldridge
sugar land, tx 77478
281-277-8934
fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/sl.html
Sweeny Library
205 w. ashley wilson road
sweeny, tx 77480
979-548-2567
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/swe/sweeny.asp
Tarkington
Community Library
3032 Fm 163 road
cleveland, tx 77327
281-592-5136
tarkingtoncommunitylibrary.org
Tomball Branch Library
701 James street
tomball, tx 77375
832-559-4200
hcpl.net/branchinfo/tb/tbinfo.htm
Tuttle Neighborhood Library
702 kress
houston, tx 77020
832-393-2100
houstonlibrary.org/branches/tut_home.html
Vinson Neighborhood Library
3100 w. Fuqua
houston, tx 77045
832-393-2120
houstonlibrary.org/branches/vin_home.html
Waller County Library
2331 eleventh street
hempstead, tx 77445-6799
979-826-7658
wallercolibrary.com
Walter Neighborhood Library
7660 clarewood
houston, tx 77036
832-393-2500
houstonlibrary.org/branches/wal_home.html
West Chambers County Library
10616 eagle drive
mont belvieu, tx 77580
281-576-2245
co.chambers.tx.us/offces/library.html
West Columbia Branch Library
518 e. brazos
west columbia, tx 77486
979-345-3394
bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/wes/westcolumbia.asp
West End Library
1646 n. main
industry, tx 78944
979-357-4434
welibrary.org
Young Neighborhood Library
5260 griggs road
houston, tx 77021
832-393-2140
houstonlibrary.org/branches/you_home.html
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Houstons Historic PAst
The dream of two entrepreneurs becomes
a world-class city.
by
Mary M Midkiff
in 1836, two new York real estate promoters, brothers J. k. and a. c. allen,
decided to start a new town. they paid the sum of $9,428 ($1,000 of it in
cash), for 6,642 acres of land situated at the headwaters of navigation on
the west bank of buffalo bayou. houston was on its way. they named the
community in honor of their hero and good friend, general sam houston,
whose tattered army of texians had defeated general santa anas mexican
army at san Jacinto, just a few miles away, on april 21 of the same year.
houston in its earliest days
This map represents Houston as it appeared looking
southward in 1891.
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he allens prophetically advertised, the town of
houston is located at a point on the river which
must ever command the trade of the largest and
richest portion of texas. and they added, when
the rich lands of this country shall be settled, a trade will fow
to it, making it, beyond all doubt, the great interior commercial
emporium of texas.
it was in the mid-1800s that houston began to realize the
potential economic stimulus of its position as a port. stephen
F. austins inland colonists needed the benefts of water-
borne transport that could make its way to houston on
buffalo bayou.
in 1837 the Laura became the frst steamship to visit
houston, taking three days to travel the ffteen miles from
harrisburg to houston. a few years later, this uncertain water-
way was designated port of houston, and by 1844 the large
steamboat Constitution made its way to the port.
transportation of all kinds played prime roles in the
growth of houston. the frst railroad herethe buffalo bayou,
brazos and colorado railroadwas organized in 1847.
construction started four years later, and the frst twenty
miles of railroad in texas (the second railroad west of the
mississippi river) was inaugurated by the company in 1853.
Following it came the galveston and red river railway
company, later renamed the houston and texas central
railway company. with rail service and the port of houston
gaining in importance, industry began to come to the fedg-
ling city, bringing an iron foundry and a large warehouse for
cotton, hides, and other commodities.
at the very beginning, the allen brothers unknowingly pro-
vided their new town one of its greatest advantages for the
future. they hired gail borden (publisher, surveyor, and origi-
nator of condensed milk) and thomas h. borden to survey
and map the site. gail borden laid out the citys streets eighty
feet wide, with the principal thoroughfaretexas avenuea
full one hundred feet wide. early settlers jeered, hooted and
criticized such wide streets
but bordens plan provided
ample width for downtown
traffc after the advent of the
horseless carriage.
houstons early economy
was based not only on trade
but also on agriculture and
natural resources such as
timber. but 1901, with the
discovery of oil at spindletop,
marked the beginning of a
new era. wooden derricks
began to dot the prairies.
when world war i erupted a
few years later, it added to
the rising momentum of the
motor industry in this country, and texashouston espe-
ciallybecame strongly identifed with the oil industry.
houston retains that identifcation with oil. in the 1920s
and 1930s, oil refneries proliferated along the houston
ship channel, taking advantage of inexpensive waterborne
shipping of their output. in the 1940s, petrochemical plants
began to cluster here as a new industry burgeoned, taking
its feedstocks from the refning complex already in place. at
the same time, houston rose to preeminence in offshore
drilling and production worldwide. still later, in the 1960s,
houston began to attract a growing concentration of head-
quarters operations of major oil companies. houston today
is known for the advanced technology of its oil industry, and
that technology is exported to the world wherever there is
exploration and production.
in the 1950s, houstons economy took a step toward diversi-
fcation with the emergence of both primary metals production
and metal fabrication as industries exporting from the region.
major u.s. frms brought operations to houston, lending
houston today
is known for the
advanced
technology of
its oil industry,
and that
technology is
exported to
the world
wherever
there is
exploration
and production.
T
houston
international
festival
The Houston Inter-
national Festival
highlights a different
country each year
with a showcase of
food, art and music,
and draws thousands
of attendees to the
festivities.
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houstons historic past
their expertise to the production of oil feld equipment but
also extending houstons capabilities into new arenas.
the 1960s ushered in an evolutionary stage in houstons eco-
nomic maturation. in 1961, president John F. kennedy an-
nounced to an enthralled crowd at rice stadium that the united
states would put a man on the moon by the end of this decade.
within a few years, nasas manned space centernow
lyndon b. Johnson space centerwas a reality in houston.
development of the famed texas medical center, founded in
1941, attracted brilliant minds, skilled physicians, and innova-
tive researchers. this complex has grown over the years to en-
compass more than forty institutions that enjoy international
reputations for work on the outermost frontiers of medical
knowledge, and it is famed for its pioneering work in heart
surgery and cancer treatment. with a massive volume of in-
ternational patients, it now is one of the worlds most important
and respected medical complexes.
houston has also built a reputation as a city of culture. despite
its rowdy early years, the pioneer town soon began to bring
noted artists to its primitive stages. From these rude begin-
nings has emerged a cosmopolitan city that supports world-re-
nowned companies in opera, ballet, symphony and repertory
theater, all of which tour internationally and enjoy widespread
acclaim outside the united states. houston also boasts a wealth
of fne museums, galleries, art collections, and myriad theaters
and arts-oriented groups.
From the turn of the century until the 1980 census, houstons
population at least doubled every twenty years. much of this
growth stemmed from migrationpeople coming to houston
because it was the city in the news, the place where the action
was, an area where the unemployment rate stayed down and
the job creation rate always climbed.
the world saw a new houston in 1990, when the city
hosted the annual meeting of the g7 countries, also known
as the economic summit of industrialized nations, and
again in 1992 when the republican national convention
was held in houston. by the year 2000, the u.s. census
found that the houston metro area had no racial or ethnic
majority. the houston of today refects the racial and ethnic
mix projected for the united states ffty years hence.
physically, the city has spread from the allen brothers
original 6,642 acres to about 640 square miles. From the
wide but muddy streets laid out by the bordens, downtowns
thoroughfares have become canyons between towering
offce buildings. Fanning out from the center are miles and
miles of freeways, continually being enlarged and extended
and improved. and there is a transit system rated among
the nations very best to take you from here to there.
in spirit, houston extends far beyond its 640 square miles.
it embraces the world. ask a ugandan about heart trans-
plants, and he says simply, houston. mention space ex-
ploration, and the reply is houston. broach the topic of re-
building the middle east, and you cant avoid houston.
whisper energy, and youll always hear houston.
a lifelong houstonian, royal roussel described his city
thusly: houston is a package of interesting contradictions.
it is the past whispering into your ear with a soft plantation
drawland it is the future shouting at you raucously in a
gaggle of tongues. houston is reverence and tradition
touching you gently on the shoulderand it is breakaway in-
novation and adventure tugging roughly at your hand. it is
a symphony orchestra playing mendelssohn to a hushed au-
dience in a great hall with the house lights dimmedand it
is a bare-chested rock group screaming gross lyrics at a
beer-drinking crowd in a sun-seared feld. houston is ex-
citement, promise, confdence and achievement. it is a
place that expects success and is prone to accept the unusual
as the commonplace.
houston
marathon
This annual 26.2,
13.1 and 3.1 mile
run has steadily
grown to include
more than 18,000
entrants from
around the world
and 200,000
spectators to
cheer them on.
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Discover cosmopolitan living on whatever
scale you choose.
what makes living in houston so special? why does houston continue to
grow faster than other cities? perhaps its becauseeven though houston
is big, diverse and multifacetedit can be experienced on many different
levels, large or small, depending on what youre looking for and how you
like to live. one things for sure: theres no shortage of things to do, places
to go, or events to experience.
houston museum of natural science
Created to simulate a realistic rainforest, the Cockrell Butterfy
Center is home to hundreds of butterfies, and during an
average tour a visitor is likely to see more than ffty different
vibrant and exotic species.
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the houston sports scene has some-
thing for every fan. nFl football with
the houston texans. nba basketball with the houston
rockets. major league baseball with the houston astros.
ahl hockey with the houston aeros. mls soccer with the
houston dynamo. plus college football, basketball, baseball,
softball, track, tennis and volleyball with the university of
houston cougars and the rice university owls of conference
usa and the texas southern university tigers of the
southwestern athletic conference. and when it comes to
high school sports, especially football, no other state does it
better than texas, and no other city offers more games on a
given fall weekend than houston.
houston is one of a
handful of cities in the
united states that can boast major symphony, ballet, opera
and theater companies of worldwide acclaim. in fact, the
downtown theater districtwhich includes the alley theater,
Jones hall, the hobby center and the wortham center
contains more seating capacity than is available in any other
city except new York. thanks to the society for the performing
arts, houstonians routinely have access to some of the worlds
best musical, dance, and theatrical talent.
cited by the New York Times as one of the nations best
ballet companies, the houston ballet is the fourth-largest
company in the united states. the ensemble of more than
ffty dancers performs around the world and treats houstons
ballet afcionados to more than 100 performances a year in
the wortham center.
an integral part of the local arts scene since 1913, the
houston symphony performs more than 170 concerts a year
at Jones hall, miller outdoor theatre in hermann park and
the cynthia woods mitchell pavilion in the woodlands.
one of the nations largest opera companies, houston
grand opera is internationally recognized for its innovative
repertoire that blends the classics with contemporary works
and world premieres. houston grand opera is the only
opera company in the nation to win two grammy awards, a
tony and two emmys.
da camera of houston, founded in 1987, brings together
leading american and international musicians. it is nationally
acclaimed for provocative chamber music, contemporary
music and an annual jazz
series that showcases re-
nowned per-formers and
emerging artists.
other musical offerings in
houston are performed by
such groups as the houston
Friends of music, the houston
masterworks chorus, the
moores school of music at
the university of houston
and the shepherd school of
music at rice university.
houstons rich theatrical tra-
dition began in 1947 with the
opening of the alley theatre in, literally, an alley. today the
alley is one of only a few professional theaters in the country
to employ its own resident company of actors. performances
are year-round in the alleys two-theater complexthe 824-
seat hubbard stage and the 310-seat neuhaus stage.
theatre under the stars (tuts), one of the largest non-
proft producers of musical theater in the country, has cast
more than three hundred musicals in its 41-year history to
national acclaim. tuts stages broadway classics, world pre-
mieres and new works at the hobby center for the performing
arts downtownalso home to broadway in houston, fea-
turing touring productions of broadway hits.
into sports?
enjoy the performing arts?
love the theater?
houston is one
of a handful
of cities in the
united states
that can boast a
major symphony,
ballet, opera and
theater companies
of worldwide
acclaim.
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other local theater groups include stages repertory theatre,
a. d. players, main street theater and the ensemble theatre,
as well as the rice players at rice university and the university
of houstons annual houston shakespeare Festival.
houstons renowned museum
district lies just south of down-
town near hermann park, the texas medical center and
rice university. a dynamic testament to the citys commit-
ment to the visual arts, the district offers something for ev-
eryonewith special touring exhibits throughout the year.
eighteen museums are located within the district.
the museum of Fine arts, houston (mFah), opening in
1924 as the frst art museum in texas, features a collection of
more than 56,000 works. bayou bend, the restored mansion
of houston philanthropist ima hogg, houses decorative arts
and contains one of the fnest collections of american furni-
ture, paintings, glass and textiles from 1620 to 1870. another
home, rienzi, donated to mFah by houston philanthro-
pists harris masterson iii and his wife, carroll sterling
masterson, holds the southwests most important collection
of european decorative art, including ceramics, furniture,
paintings and sculpture.
the houston museum of
natural science features
more than a dozen permanent
exhibit areas showcasing space
science, native americans,
paleontology, energy, chemis-
try, gems and minerals, sea-
shells, texas and african
wildlife and ancient egyptian
culture. included within the
museum are the wortham
imax theatre, the cockrell
butterfy center and the
burke baker planetarium.
the museums satellite facili-
ty, the george observatory, is
located in brazos bend state park, south-west of the city. it
houses the largest telescope available for public viewing in the
houston area: a 36-inch, 10-ton research telescope, as well as
two smaller telescopes.
the contemporary arts museum is a non-collecting museum
for visual arts focusing on international, national and regional
art of the last forty years. and the menil collection displays
an immensely signifcant private collection of nearly 16,000
works dating from the paleolithic period to present day.
other museums in the district include cy twombly gallery
and the byzantine Fresco chapel, which are parts of the
menil collection, as well as the rothko chapel, the childrens
museum of houston and the health museum.
no matter if
you want to shop
til you drop
feed the ducks
in a park
take a walk in
the country
stick your toes in
the surf
run a marathon
see a rodeo
or dance the
night away.
like museums?
something for
every taste
Whether youre in the
mood for performing
or fne arts, kicking up
dust at the rodeo, or en-
joying natural beauty
at the butterfy garden,
the city has something
to strike your fancy.
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historical museums of interest include the san Jacinto
museum of history, within the san Jacinto monument at
san Jacinto battleground state historic site, featuring a
wealth of artifacts and documents covering more than four
hundred years of early history. within the museum district
are the holocaust museum, which tells the stories of
houston-area survivors of the holocaust through flm, pho-
tographs, and exhibits and the buffalo soldiers national
museum, which preserves the history, tradition and contri-
butions of african american soldiers since 1866.
south of houston in clear lake is the disney-designed space
center houston, the visitors center for nasas Johnson
space center. it features texas largest imax theatre, live
demonstrations, space capsules, space suits and the worlds
largest collection on moon rocks.
cultures from all
over the world come
together in houston, and the city celebrates this diversity
with exciting annual festivals and one dazzling rodeo.
every February and march, the houston livestock show
and rodeo comes to town at reliant park. the largest
livestock show and the richest
regular-season professional
rodeo cowboys association
rodeo in the world, the event
attracts nearly two million
visitors who come to view the
animal exhibits, watch the
cowboy competitions, and see
their favorite music stars per-
forming onstage. the livestock
show and rodeo provides mil-
lions of dollars in scholarships
to area students. each year a go texan day and a spirited rodeo
parade through downtown houston kick off the main events.
beyond the true texan culture of the rodeo, various festi-
vals throughout the year celebrate the heritage and traditions
of the international community. among these are the original
greek Festival, Fiestas patrias, the asian american Festival,
Festa italiana and the houston international Festival.
other annual events include the international Jazz Festival,
art car weekend and the texas renaissance Festival.
of all the things that
make living in
houston so enjoyable, high on the list are the city and
county parks. whether youd like to relax beside a tranquil
lake as ducks glide silently by, jog amid an urban forest of
tall pines, kayak down a freshwater bayou with glistening
cultures from all
over the world come
together in
houston, and
the city celebrates
this diversity with
exciting annual
festivals and one
dazzling rodeo.
need a breath of Fresh air?
seeking something different?
houston
grand opera-
manon lescaut
Since its inception
in 1955, Houston
Grand Opera has
grown into an
internationally
renowned opera
company. The
company is
known for
commissioning
and producing
new works.
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houston - sugar land - baytown tx
dallas - Fort worth - arlington tx
atlanta - sandy springs - marietta ga
denver - aurora co
miami - Fort lauderdale - miami beach Fl
seattle - tacoma - bellevue wa
boston - cambridge - Quincy ma - nh
washington - arlington - alexandria dc - va
san Francisco - oakland - Fremont ca
new York - newark - edison nY - nJ - pa
-10.9 -25.2
-7.7 -24.2
-5.1 -11.3
1.9 7.9
13.2 39.6
16.2 33.5
29.5 43.6
34.4 102.1
51.3 134.4
54.4 135.6
house cost index
source: accra cost of living index, First Quarter 2009
cost of living comparisons
accra cost of living index: selected metro areas average of 309 urban areas = 100
% below/above national average % below/above national average
bargain housing prices and a low tax burden keep living
expenses in houston below those in most other major
metropolitan areas.
the Q1/09 accra cost of living index shows that houstons
overall after-taxes living costs are 11 percent below the na
tionwide average, largely due to housing costs that are 25
percent below the average.
in the context of the 26 participating metropolitan areas
with more than 2 million residents (phoenix did not report),
houstons cost-of-living advantage is even more pro-
nounced. houstons housing costs are 43 percent below the
average for the large metro areas, and its overall costs are
20 percent below the average for this group.
houston has the second lowest housing prices among the
26 large metros. houstons grocery prices, 18 percent below
the major metro average, are the lowest within this group.
its utility costs are 6 percent below the major metro average,
its transportation costs are 13 percent below the average,
its health care costs are 9 percent below the average, and its
costs for miscellaneous goods and services are 5 percent
below average.
houston historically has enjoyed relatively low housing
costs, even during the boom years of the 70s and early 80s.
the frst quarter 2009 accra cost of living index shows
that houstons housing costs are 25 percent below the na-
tionwide average and 43 percent below the average for 26
of the 27 metro areas with more than 2 million residents.
(phoenix did not report.) low housing costs are the main
reason houstons overall living costs are 11 percent below
the nationwide average for places of all sizes and 20 percent
below the large-metro average. (accras housing index is
based 84.11 percent on homeownership and 15.89 percent
on rental occupancy.)
even if houston home values continue to appreciate and
the apartment market continues to grow, houstons housing
should remain inexpensive in the context of other major
metro areas. Factors contributing to low housing costs
include plentiful low-cost land for residential development,
minimal weather-related construction delays, minimal
delays and costs involved in the permitting and develop-
ment processes and limited land use regulation.
cost of living comparison housing cost comparison
T ACCRA Data for Houston
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skyscrapers as a backdrop, or take the family for a picnic and listen to live music,
you can do it in houstonpractically year-round.
according to the trust for public land, in 2007 houston was ranked third in the
nation for total green space among cities of comparable density and fourth in the
nation for total land devoted to parks. the watersheds that drain harris county
contain more than eight hundred miles of natural streams and three thousand
miles of human-made waterways.
major city parks include the 445-acre hermann park nestled between the
museum district, the texas medical center and rice university. hermann park is
the home of a sam houston statue, the houston Zoo, the houston museum of
natural science, lake mcgovern, miller outdoor theatre, a miniature train, the
houston garden center, an eighteen-hole golf course, and more.
memorial park, encompassing nearly 1,500 acres, is about four miles west of down-
town. it features a three-mile tree-lined jogging trail, eighteen-hole golf course, driving
range, an eighteen-court tennis center, ftness center, 33-meter swimming pool, playing
felds and picnic areas. the park area includes the houston arboretum and nature
center, a 155-acre preserve with more than fve miles of quiet, self-guided trails.
discovery green, houstons new twelve-acre urban park, is set within the confnes
of the citys dynamic downtown skyline. its features include a lake, a childrens
playground, an amphitheater stage, dog runs, public art displays, restaurants, an
ice-skating rink and a promenade. For more information, visit discoverygreen.com.
cullen park, bear creek park, and george bush park offer tens of thousands of
acres of recreational opportunities in west houston.
For more detailed information on all city and county parks, go to houstontx.gov/
parks and hctx.net/parks.
boating and fishing
The greater Houston area offers a
variety of lakes, rivers, and bays that
are perfect for boating and fshing.
For more information, go to the
Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart-
ment website at tpwd.state.tx.us.
T Park Facts
You ll fnd more than 350 city parks and more
than 200 open spaces covering nearly 39,000
acres in the city of Houston, with many fea-
tures to enjoy such as:
122 miles of nature and
hike-and-bike trails
7 public 18-hole golf courses
9-hole junior golf course
39 swimming pools
(6 Olympic-size)
15 water spraygrounds
57 community centers
3 dog parks
3 tennis centers with
60 courts
156 neighborhood tennis
courts at 81 sites
174 baseball/softball felds
121 football/soccer/
rugby felds
166 basketball courts
7 skate parks
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January
Chevron Houston Marathon
713-957-3453
chevronhoustonmarathon.com
The Sounds of Texas Music Series
936- 441-7469 ext. 201
thesoundsoftexas.com
February
Mardi Gras! Galveston
888-425-4753
mardigrasgalveston.com
The Chinese Lunar New Year Festival
713-271-6100
ccchouston.org
Houston Auto Show
houstonautoshow.com
March
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
832-677-1000
hlsr.com
The River Oaks Garden Clubs
Azalea Trail
713-523-2483
riveroaksgardenclub.org
Grand Prix of Houston
713-287-3400
grandprixofhouston.com
Japan Festival
713-963-0121
jashouston.org
Houston International Festival
713-654-8808
ifest.org
WorldFest: Houston
International Film Festival
713-956-9955
worldfest.org
May
Art Car Weekend
713-926-6368
orangeshow.org
Asian/Pacifc American
Heritage Festival
capaonline.org/festival.htm
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
281-373-3386
houstonparks.org
Galveston Historic Homes Tour
409-763-5326
galvestonhistory.org
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
281-991-9500
strawberryfest.org
June
Juneteenth Celebration
281-373-3386
houstonparks.org
July
ArtHouston
713-522-9116
arthouston.com
BP Power of Freedom Festival
713-522-9723
http://houston.eventguide.com/
Fourth of July at Miller Outdoor Theatre
281-373-3386
houstonparks.org
Red, Hot and Blue Festival
281-363-2447
redhot.org
Reliant World Series of Dog Shows
reliantdogshows.com
August
Houston International Jazz Festival
713-839-7000
jazzeducation.org
Houston Shakespeare Festival
(713)-743-1841
class.uh.edu/theatre/onstage/hsf/
September
Fiestas Patrias
festaspatrias.org
Fort Bend County Fair
281-342-6171
f bcfa.org
October
Festa Italiana
713-524-4222
houstonitalianfestival.com
Asian American Festival
713-861-8270
Conroe Cajun Catfsh Festival
936-539-6009
conroecajuncatfshfestival.com
The Komen-Houston Race for the Cure
713-783-9188
komen-houston.org
The Original Greek Festival
713-526-5377
greekfestival.org
Texas Renaissance Festival
800-458-3435
texrenfest.com
Texian Market Days
281-343-0218
georgeranch.org
Ballunar Liftoff Festival
281-488-7676
http://www.ballunarfestival.com
November
The Wings Over Houston Airshow
713-266-4492
wingsoverhouston.com
Home for the Holidays
800-653-8696
oldtownspringtx.com
International Quilt Festival
713-781-6864
quilts.com
Lighting of the Doves
lightingofthedoves.com
Uptown Holiday Lighting
713-621-2504
uptown-houston.com/about/events/upcoming.html
December
Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake
281-488-7676
http://www.clearlakearea.com/about/
boatparade.asp
Dickens on the Strand
409-765-7834
dickensonthestrand.org
The Mayors Offcial Downtown Houston
Holiday Celebration
281-373-3386
houstonparks.org
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a twelve-acre park in downtown
houston, discovery green opened
to the public in 2008. the long-awaited destination fulflled a
commitment from mayor bill white and major private
houston foundations to create and preserve green space within
the center of houston. with its proximity to the george r.
brown convention center, minute maid park and toyota
center, discovery green is in an ideal location.
discovery green is a wonderful attraction for our city, said
mayor white. we are proud of the commitment from the
discovery green conservancy in creating this unique destina-
tion in the heart of downtown houston. For a long time to
come, discovery green will be an asset to houstonians of all
ages and visitors from everywhere.
prominent features visitors can enjoy include a one-acre
lake, a childrens playground, interactive water features, an
amphitheater stage and slope, small and large dog runs, art-
works, the hpl express (a multipurpose houston public
library facility), open lawns and great restaurants (the grove
and the lake house) operated by schiller del grande
restaurant group. in addition to surface lot and park perim-
eter parking, the convention district garage, operated by the
city of houston, lies beneath the park.
the andrea and bill white promenade forms the heart of
the park and offers a 360-degree view of houstons skyline.
kinder lake, encompassing more than an acre of the park,
features water gardens and a model-boat area, a shallow pool
specifcally designed to accommodate remote-controlled wa-
tercraft operated by parkgoers of all ages.
overlooking the parks live oaks, schiller del grandes res-
taurant, the grove, and its rooftop bar , the treehouse, offer
patrons exceptional food, service, and views of the park. the
lake house offers fast, casual, family-friendly food, with
views of kinder lake and the Jones lawn.
the performance space amphitheater hosts a variety of per-
formances, such as music, theater, flm and dance, and is ori-
ented toward a sloped lawn for audience
seating. when the platform is not in use,
it is open to all parkgoers, as space for
working, lounging or dining near the
lake house.
the Jones lawn is the parks largest
green space, providing ample area for
major events or pickup sports. the brown
Foundation promenade is shaded by
hundred-year-old oak trees, the largest of
which is the nancy g. kinder oak near
avenida de las americas, one of four large
live oaks that were moved to the park.
the John p. mcgovern childrens
playground is carved into an existing,
tree-shaded hill, which shields
youngsters from the surrounding streets and integrates the
theme of the major migratory bird fyway over houston.
individual species are represented in the play sets, and accom-
panying signs educate visitors. overlooking the gateway
Fountain and the childrens playground, the alkek building
houses the parks staff offces, information center and public
restrooms. the fountain itself offers a visual entry to the park
for visitors approaching from mckinney street and is an ex-
tension of the playground area. two systems of jets create a
variety of water activity atop a gently sloping granite surface,
with fourteen-foot-high arching jets serving as gateway land-
marks and with smaller jets cycling on and off to invite visitors
for a closer look or some fun in the spray.
discovery green features public art such as new works by
artists margo sawyer and doug hollis. great care was taken
to ensure that the installations would be visually prominent,
yet at home in the parks environment. in addition, Jean
dubuffets Monument au Fantme, an iconic sculpture by the
world-renowned artist, has been relocated to the park.
but discovery green is more than a beautiful green space; it
is an experience waiting to be enjoyed. the park comes to life
with active programming during its spring/summer and fall/
winter seasons. regularly scheduled music, dance and theater
performances as well as flms, exercise classes, childrens
events and an urban market, constitute the backbone of park
programming. park spaces also may be reserved for private
and public events.
For more information on houstons discovery green, visit
discoverygreen.com or call 713-400-7336.
pine trees in houston? newcomers to
houston are pleasantly surprised to
discover the abundance of trees in the region. in addition to
the extensive green space and parkland, a 2005 report from
the citizens environmental coalition (cec) noted that the
region has 663 million trees, with a replacement value of
more than $205 billion.
discovery green
galveston bay
and the gulf of
mexico are
important
economic,
ecological, and
recreational
resources, and
outdoor recreation
is accessible
year-round.
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According to the CEC report, Houston trees store $721
million worth of carbon, generate $456 million worth of envi-
ronmental benefts each year, and save $131 million in resi-
dential energy costs and avoided power emissions each year.
Trees in Houston remove more than 60,000 tons of air pollu-
tion annually.
The region contains eight major and distinctly different eco-
systems: the Big Thicket, the Sam Houston National Forest,
coastal prairie and coastal marshes, the Columbia and
Trinity bottomlands, the Galveston Bay estuary system, and
the Gulf of Mexico. Over the course of the year, some fve
hundred bird species can be seen in a ten-county area that in-
cludes Galveston. Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are
important economic, ecological, and recreational resources,
and outdoor recreation is accessible year-round.
Thanks to the regions rich ecology, many of the colleges,
universities and graduate schools in the area offer environmen-
tal studies and research programs. Among these are the
University of Houstons Environmental Institute of Houston,
the Environmental Law and Justice Center at Texas Southern
Universitys law school and the Sealy Center for Environmental
Health and Medicine at the nearby University of Texas
Medical Branch at Galveston.
Harris County has numerous natural streams and human-
made channels, that are referred to locally as bayous.
A local initiative, the Buffalo Bayou Partnershipa nonproft
organization that oversees Buffalo Bayou
improvements, preservation and restora-
tionserves as a regional and national
role model.
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership coordi-
nates the integration of major amenities
and restoration projects into the bayou
greenbelt and seeks ways to increase
community involvement through pedes-
trian, boating and biking amenities; ed-
ucational, volunteer and recreational ac-
tivities and tours; permanent and
temporary art installations; and other
natural and built attractions. Among the
partnerships notable successes is the
Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade, a 23-acre
waterfront park downtown. With dra-
matic blue and white lighting, hike-and-
bike trails, lush landscaping and public
art, the park has been lauded as one of
Houstons best-designed public spaces.
Greater Houston Partnership is actively
involved with public policy issues that
enhance the ten-county regions quality
of life and quality of place. It is dedicated
to creating a city thatis clean, green and prosperous, a place
that is aesthetically appealing and offers healthy recreational
opportunities. The development of scenic enhancements will
continue to have a direct positive impact on this areas image
as a quality place to live and do business, making Houston an
even better place to live, work, earn and play. To learn more
about the Partnerships outreach efforts, visit houston.org.


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community and spirituality of one of Americas leading Reform Jewish
synagogues. Become part of our caring congregation.
Affordable Membership Opportunities
Inquire about our High Holy Day late evening services for newcomers to our
community.
Chai Expectations: For those who have been unaffliated with any synagogue
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713-529-5771
wortham
center and
george bush
monument
This view of
the downtown
skyline, includes
the George Bush
Monument, a
bronze statue
of the 41st
president by
artist Chas Fagan.
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A. D. Players
Inner Loop: 2710 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77098
713-526-2721
adplayers.org
Alley Theatre
Theater District: 615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
713-228-9341
alleytheatre.org
Arena Theatre
7326 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
713-772-5900
arenahouston.com
Ars Lyrica Houston
4807 San Felipe, Suite 202
Houston, Texas 77056
713-315-2525
arslyricahouston.org
Bayou City Performing Arts
3815 Garrott Street
Houston, Texas 77006
713-521-7464
gmch.org
Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre
1601 Vermont, Suite 150
Houston, Texas 77006
713-259-1304
bobbindoctrin.org
Broadway Across America Houston
(Broadway in Houston)
Performances held at the Hobby Center
713-622-7469
broadwayacrossamerica.com/houston
Country Playhouse
12802 Queensbury
Houston, TX 77024
713-467-4497
countryplayhouse.org
Crighton Players
225 Metcalf
Conroe, TX 77301
936-539-4090
crightonplayers.org
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
281-363-3300
woodlandscenter.org
Cypress Creek FACE
(Foundation for the Performing Arts and
Community Enrichment)
6823 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, Texas 77379
281-440-4850
cypresscreekface.org
Da Camera of Houston
Performances held at the Wortham Center and
other venues
713-524-7601
dacamera.com
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
Performances held at the Hobby Center
713-652-3938
dwdt.org
Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
713-520-0055
ensemblehouston.com
Express Childrens Theatre
446 Northwest Mall
Houston, TX 77092
713-682-5044
expresstheatre.com
Gente de Teatro
Rice University
Rice Boulevard, Entrance 20 or 21
Houston, Texas 77251
713-826-0445
gentedeteatro.org
Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Post Offce Street
Galveston, Texas 77550
409-765-1894
thegrand.com
HITS Theatre
311 W. Eighteenth Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-861-7408
hitstheatre.org
T Performing Arts Companies & Venues
cynthia
woods
mitchell
pavilion
This outdoor
amphitheater
provides the
greater Houston
region with a
variety of
performing arts
and live enter-
tainment.
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Hobby Center for the
Performing Arts
theater district: 800 bagby street
houston, tx 77002
713-315-2400
thehobbycenter.org
Houston Ballet
performances held at the wortham
center (summer performances at
miller outdoor theatre)
713-227-2787
houstonballet.org
Houston Childrens Chorus
1015 holman
houston, tx 77004
713-650-3800
houstonchildren.org
Houston Friends of Music
stude concert hall, alice pratt brown hall,
rice university
6100 main street
houston, tx 77005
713-348-5400
houstonfriendsofmusic.org
Houston Grand Opera
performances held at the wortham center
713-546-0200
houstongrandopera.org
Houston Masterworks Chorus
4119 montrose, suite 260
houston, tx 77006
713-529-8900
houstonmasterworkschorus.org
Houston Shakespeare Festival
performances held at the miller outdoor theatre
713-743-3003
houstonfestivalscompany.com/hsf
Houston Symphony
615 louisiana, suite 102
houston, tx 77002
713-224-4240
houstonsymphony.org
Houston Theater District
houstontheaterdistrict.org
Jesse H. Jones Hall for
the Performing Arts
theater district: 615 louisiana
houston, tx 77002
713-227-3974
www.houstontx.gov/joneshall
Kingwood Pops Orchestra
804 russell palmer
kingwood, tx 77339
281-319-7677
kingwoodpops.org
Kuumba House Dance Theatre
3001 cleburne
houston, texas 77004
713-524-1079
kuumbahousedancetheatre.org
Main Street Theater
inner loop: 2540 times boulevard
houston, tx 77005
713-524-6706
mainstreettheater.com
masquerade theatre
performances held at Zilka hall
713-861-7045
masqueradetheatre.com
Mercury Baroque
performances held at the wortham center,
cullen theater
713-533-0080
mercurybaroque.org
Miller Outdoor Theatre
hermann park: 100 concert drive
houston, tx 77030
281-Free-Fun
milleroutdoortheatre.com
Moores School of Music
university of houston
120 school of music building
houston, texas 77204
713-743-3009
www.music.uh.edu
Multicultural Education and
Counseling Through the Arts (MECA)
900 kane
houston, tx 77007
713-802-9370
meca-houston.org
Musiqa
3201 allen parkway, suite 150
houston, tx 77019
713-524-5678
musiqahouston.org
Opera in the Heights
lambert hall, 1703 heights boulevard
houston, tx 77008
713-861-5303
operaintheheights.org
Rice Players
performances held at at hamman hall
rice university, 6100 main street
houston, tx 77005
713-348-7529
players.rice.edu/home
Shepherd School of Music
rice university, 6100 main street
houston, tx 77005
713-348-4854
music.rice.edu
Society for the Performing Arts
performances held at Jones hall and the
wortham center
713-227-4772
spahouston.org
Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 allen parkway, suite 101
houston, tx 77019
713-527-0123
stagestheatre.com
Talento Bilinge de Houston
333 s. Jensen drive
houston, tx 77223
713-222-1213
tbhcenter.org
Theater LaB Houston
1706 alamo
houston, tx 77007
713-868-7516
theaterlabhouston.com
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)
performances held at the hobby center
713-558-2600
tuts.com
Wortham Center
theater district: 501 texas
houston, tx 77002
713-237-1439
www.houstontx.gov/worthamcenter
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of the Houston Ballet
and the Houston
Grand Opera.
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1. 1940 Air Terminal Museum
william hobby airport
8325 travelair street
houston, tx 77061
713-454-1940
1940airterminal.org
2. Alkek Velodrome
cullen park, 19008 saums road
houston, tx 77084
281-646-7790
houstoncycling.org
3. American Cowboy Museum at
Taylor - Stevenson Ranch
11822 almeda road
houston, tx 77045
713-478-9677
americancowboymuseum.org
4. Angelika Film Center
510 texas avenue
houston, tx 77002
713-225-1470
angelikaflmcenter.com
5. Art Car Museum
140 heights boulevard
houston, tx 77007
713-861-5526
artcarmuseum.com
6. Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 bay area boulevard
pasadena, tx 77507
281-474-2551
abnc.org
7. Ashton Villa
2328 broadway
galveston, tx 77550
409-762-3933
galveston.com/ashtonvilla
8. Battleship Texas
3523 battleground road (texas highway 134)
la porte, tx 77571
281-479-2431
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/fndadest/parks/
battleship_texas
9. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
1 westcott street
houston, tx 77007
713-639-7750
mfah.org/bayoubend
10. Bayou Place
500 texas avenue
houston, tx 77002
713-227-0957
bayouplace.com
11. Bayou Wildlife Park
5050 Fm 517
alvin, tx 77511
281-337-6376
bayouwildlifepark.com
12. Bishops Palace
1402 broadway
galveston, tx 77550
409-762-2475
galveston.com/bishopspalace
13. Blaffer Gallery
Fine arts building, university of houston
4800 calhoun road
houston, tx 77004
713-743-9521
blaffergallery.org
14. Brazos Bend State Park
21901 Fm 762
needville, tx 77461
979-553-5101
brazosbend.org
15. Buffalo Bayou
1113 vine street
houston, tx 77002
713-752-0314
buffalobayou.org
16. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
1834 southmore blvd.
houston, tx 77004
713-942-8920
buffalosoldiermuseum.com
17. Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
4011 Yupon
houston, tx 77006
713-521-3990
menil.org/visit/byzantine.php
18. Childrens Museum of Houston
1500 binz
houston, tx 77004
713-522-1138
cmhouston.org
19. Contemporary Arts
Museum Houston
5216 montrose
houston, tx 77006
713-284-8250
camh.org
20. Custom House
502 twentieth street
galveston, tx 77550
409-765-7834
galveston.com/customhouse
21. Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 san Jacinto
houston, tx 77004
713-528-2060
czechcenter.org
22. Discovery Green
1500 mckinney
houston, tx 77010
713-400-7336
discoverygreen.com
23. Downtown Aquarium
410 bagby
houston, tx 77002
713-223-3474
downtownaquarium.com
24. Dunham Bible Museum
houston baptist university
7502 Fondren
houston, tx 77074
281-649-3287
hbu.edu/hbu/dunham_bible_museum.asp
25. Forbidden Gardens
23500 Franz road
katy, tx 77493
281-347-8000
forbidden-gardens.com
26. Fort Bend Museum
500 houston street
richmond, tx 77469
281-342-6478
fortbendmuseum.org
27. FotoFest
1113 vine street, suite 101
houston, tx 77002
713-223-5522
fotofest.org
28. The Galleria
5085 westheimer
houston, tx 77056
713-622-0663
simon.com/mall/default.aspx?id=805
29. Galveston County Historical Museum
2219 market street
galveston, tx 77550
409-766-2340
galvestonhistory.org/1921_galveston_county_
historical_museum.asp
30. Garten Verein
2704 avenue o
galveston, tx 77550
409-762-3933
galveston.com/gartenverein
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31. George Ranch Historical Park
10215 Fm 762
richmond, tx 77406
281-343-0218
georgeranch.org
32. George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 avenida de las americas
houston, tx 77002
713-853-8000
houstonconventionctr.com
33. Great Southwest Equestrian Center
2501 s. mason road
katy, tx 77450
281-578-7669
gswec.com
34. Gulf Greyhound Park
1000 Fm 1764
la marque, tx 77568
409-986-9500
gulfgreyhound.com
35. Harwin Drive Shopping District
harwin drive between beltway 8
and highway 59
houston, tx 77036
36. Health Museum
1515 hermann drive
houston, tx 77004
713-521-1515
thehealthmuseum.org
37. Heritage Society
1100 bagby
houston, tx 77002
713-655-1912
heritagesociety.org
38. Hermann Park
6201 a golf course drive
houston, tx 77030
713-524-5876
hermannpark.org
39. Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 caroline
houston, tx 77004
713-942-8000
hmh.org
40. Houston Arboretum and
Nature Center
4501 woodway drive
houston, tx 77024
713-681-8433
houstonarboretum.org
41. Houston Center for
Contemporary Craft
4848 main street
houston, tx 77002
713-529-4848
crafthouston.org
42. Houston Center for Photography
1441 w. alabama
houston, tx 77006
713-529-4755
hcponline.org
43. Houston Fire Museum
2403 milam
houston, tx 77006
713-524-2526
houstonfremuseum.org
44. Houston Maritime Museum
2204 dorrington street
houston, tx 77030
713-666-1910
houstonmaritimemuseum.org
45. Houston Motorports Park
11620 n. lake houston parkway
houston, tx 77044
281-458-1972
houstonmotorsportspark.com
46. Houston Museum of Natural Science
one hermann circle drive
houston, tx 77030
713-639-4629
hmns.org
47. Houston Public Library
500 mckinney street
houston, tx 77002
832-393-1313
houstonlibrary.org
48. Houston Raceway Park
2525 Fm 565
south baytown, tx 77520
281-383-2666
houstonraceway.com
49. Houston Visitors Center
901 bagby, suite 100
houston, tx 77002
713-437-5200
visithoustontexas.com
50. Houston Zoo
1513 n. macgregor
houston, tx 77030
713-533-6500
houstonzoo.org
51. Inprint
1520 w. main street
houston, tx 77006
713-521-2026
inprinthouston.org
52. John C. Freeman Weather Museum
5104 caroline
houston, tx 77004
713-529-3076
wxresearch.org
battleship
texas
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anchored on
Buffalo Bayou
near the San
Jacinto Monu-
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53. Jung Center of Houston
5200 montrose
houston, tx 77006
713-524-8096
cgjunghouston.org
54. Kemah Boardwalk
215 kipp avenue
kemah, tx 77565
281-334-9880
kemahboardwalk.com
55. Lawndale Art Center
4912 main street
houston, tx 77002
713-528-5858
lawndaleartcenter.org
56. Lone Star Flight Museum
2002 terminal drive
galveston, tx 77554
409-740-7722
lonestarfight.org
57. Memorial Park
6501 memorial drive
houston, tx 77007
713-863-8403
memorialparkconservancy.org
58. Menil Collection
1515 sul ross
houston, tx 77006
713-525-9400
menil.org
59. Michel B. Menard Home
1604 thirty-third street
galveston, tx 77550
409-762-3933
galveston.com/menard
60. Minute Maid Park
501 crawford
houston, tx 77002
713-259-8000
astros.mlb.com
61. Moody Gardens
one hope boulevard
galveston, tx 77554
800-582-4673
moodygardens.com
62. Moody Mansion Museum
2618 broadway
galveston, tx 77550
409-762-7668
galveston.com/moodymansion
63. Museum of American Architecture
and Decorative Arts
houston baptist university
7502 Fondren
houston, tx 77074
281-649-3997
hbu.edu/hbu/museum_of_american_
architecture_and_decorative_art.asp
64. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 bissonnet
houston, tx 77005
713-639-7300
mfah.org
65. Museum of Printing History
1324 w. clay street
houston, tx 77019
713-522-4652
printingmuseum.org
66. National Museum of
Funeral History
415 barren springs drive
houston, tx 77090
281-876-3063
nmfh.org
67. New World Museum
5230 center street
houston, tx 77007
713-426-4544
newworldmuseum.org
68. Ocean Star Offshore
Drilling Museum
pier 19
galveston, tx 77550
409-766-star
oceanstaroec.com
69. Old Town Spring
403 main street
spring, tx 77373
281-353-9310
oldtownspring.com
70. Orange Show Center for
Visionary Art
2402 munger
houston, tx 77023
713-926-6368
orangeshow.org
71. Project Row Houses
2521 holman
houston, tx 77004
713-526-7662
projectrowhouses.org
72. Railroad Museum
123 twenty-ffth street
galveston, tx 77550
409-765-5700
galvestonrrmuseum.com
73. Reliant Stadium
one reliant park
houston, tx 77054
832-667-1400
reliantpark.com/reliantstadium
74. Rice University Art Gallery
6100 main street
houston, tx 77005
713-348-6069
ricegallery.org
75. Rienzi
1406 kirby drive
houston, tx 77019
713-639-7800
mfah.org/rienzi
76. Rothko Chapel
1409 sul ross
houston, tx 77006
713-524-9839
rothkochapel.org
77. Russian Cultural Center Our Texas
2337 bissonnet
houston, tx 77005
713-395-3301
ourtx.org
78. St. Joseph Church
2202 avenue k
galveston, tx 77550
409-762-3933
galveston.com/stjosephchurch
79. Sam Houston Race Park
7575 n. sam houston parkway west
houston, tx 77064
281-807-8700
shrp.com
80. San Jacinto Monument and
Museum of History
one monument circle
la porte, tx 77571
281-479-2421
sanjacinto-museum.org
81. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
2026 lockheed street
galveston, tx 77554
409-770-wave
schlitterbahn.com/gal
82. Sea Center Texas
300 medical drive
lake Jackson, tx 77566
979-292-0100
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/seacenter
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83. Seawolf Park
seawolf parkway
galveston, tx 77550
409-797-5114
galveston.com/seawolfpark
84. Sheldon Lake State Park and
Environmental Learning Center
15315 beaumont highway (business 90)
at park road 138
houston, tx 77049
281-456-2800
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/fndadest/parks/
sheldon_lake
85. Shrine of the Black Madonna
Bookstore and Cultural Center
5309 mlk boulevard
houston, tx 77021
713-645-1071
shrinebookstore.com
86. Space Center Houston
1601 nasa parkway
houston, tx 77058
281-244-2100
spacecenter.org
87. SplashTown
21300 i-45 n.
spring, tx 77383
281-355-3300
splashtownpark.com
88. Station Museum of
Contemporary Art
1502 alabama
houston, tx 77004
713-529-6900
stationmuseum.com
89. The Strand
2200 strand
galveston, tx 77550
888-425-4753
galveston.com/downtowntour
90. Texas Seaport Museum/Elissa
pier 21
galveston, tx 77550
409-763-1877
galveston.com/texasseaportmuseum
91. Toyota Center
1510 polk
houston, tx 77002
713-758-7200
houstontoyotacenter.com
92. Traders Village
7979 n. eldridge road
houston, tx 77041
281-890-5500
tradersvillage.com/en/houston
93. Uptown Houston
1980 post oak boulevard, suite 1580
houston, tx 77056
713-621-2011
uptown-houston.com
94. Uptown Park
1400 post oak blvd.
houston, tx 77056
713-850-1400
uptownparkhouston.com
95. Varner-Hogg Plantation
State Historic Site
1702 n. thirteenth street
west columbia, tx 77486
979-345-4656
www.thc.state.tx.us/hsites/hs_varner.aspx
96. Water Wall
williams tower, 2800 post oak boulevard
houston, tx 77056
713-850-8841
97. The Woodlands Town Center
10001 woodloch Forest drive, suite 600
the woodlands, tx 77380
281-363-2447
thewoodlandscvb.com
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Alvin Golf and Country Club
785 county road 539
alvin, tx 77511
281-331-4541
9 holes - public
Hillcrest Golf Club
3401 Fairway drive
alvin, tx 77511-4903
281-331-3505
9 holes - public
HHH
Chambers County
Golf Course
1 pinchback drive
anahuac, tx 77514
409-267-8235
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
Evergreen Point Golf Course
1530 evergreen road
baytown, tx 77523-7633
281-837-9000
18 holes - public
HHHH
Goose Creek Country Club
5000 country club drive
baytown, tx 77521-3099
281-424-5565
18 holes - private
Bellville Golf and Recreation Club
2426 highway 36 north
bellville, tx 77418-4211
979-865-9058
9 holes - public
Kirbywood Golf Club
904 kirbywood drive
cleveland, tx 77327-4358
281-593-3303
9 holes - public
Conroe Country Club
3051 n. loop 336 west
conroe, tx 77304-3626
936-756-5222
9 holes - private
HHHH
The Links at West Fork
1 golfridge drive
conroe, tx 77304-1111
936-441-6193
18 holes - public
HHHH
River Plantation
Country Club
550 country club drive
conroe, tx 77302-3036
936-321-5833
27 holes - private
The Village Golf Club
73 greenbriar drive
conroe, tx 77304-1104
936-856-5531
27 holes - public
HHHHH
Wedgewood Golf Course
5454 highway 105 west
conroe, tx 77304-1352
936-441-4653
18 holes - public
HHHH1/2
Indian Shores
Recreation Association
2141 white Feather trail
crosby, tx 77532-3274
281-324-2592
9 holes - public
HHH
Newport Golf Club
and Conference Center
16401 country club drive
crosby, tx 77532-5048
281-328-3576
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
BlackHorse Golf Club
12205 Fry road
cypress, tx 77433-3315
281-304-1747
36 holes - public - awards
HHH
Weston Lakes Country Club
32611 Fm 1093
Fulshear, tx 77441-3901
281-346-1967
18 holes - private
HHH
Galveston Country Club
14228 stewart road
galveston, tx 77554-7710
409-737-9800
18 holes - private
HH1/2
Moody Gardens
Golf Course
1700 sydnor lane
galveston, tx 77554-6306
409-683-4653
18 holes - public
Fox Creek Golf Club
15120 Fm 359
hempstead, tx 77445-3424
866-290-3997
18 holes - public
HHH
Legendary Oaks
Golf Course
43279 urban road
hempstead, tx 77445-9135
866-821-4653
18 holes - public
Houston Oaks
22602 hegar road
hockley, tx 77447-9751
713-888-0000
18 holes - public
HHH
Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 bay oaks boulevard
houston, tx 77059-4412
281-488-9753
18 holes - private
HHH1/2
Bear Creek Golf World
16001 clay road
houston, tx 77084-4201
281-859-8188
54 holes - public
HHH
BraeBurn Country Club
8101 bissonnet
houston, tx 77074-3999
713-774-2586
18 holes - private
HHH
Brock Park Golf Course
8201 John ralston road
houston, tx 77044-2117
281-458-1350
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
Champions Golf Club
13722 champions drive
houston, tx 77069-1330
281-444-6449
36 holes - private - awards
HHHH
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Classic 3 Golf Course
6224 theall road
houston, tx 77066-1312
281-440-1308
9 holes - public
HHHH
Clear Creek Golf Club
3902 Fellows road
houston, tx 77047-6702
713-738-8000
18 holes - public
HH1/2
The First Tee Junior Golf Facility
at FM Law Park
8400 mykawa road
houston, tx 77048-1309
713-264-2100
9 holes - public
Glenbrook Golf Course
8205 n, bayou drive
houston, tx 77017-3799
713-649-8089
18 holes - public
HH1/2
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
7000 capitol street
houston, tx 77011-4644
713-928-4260
18 holes - public
HHH
Hearthstone Country Club
7615 ameswood road
houston, tx 77095-3301
281-463-2204
27 holes - private
HHH
Hermann Park Golf Course
2155 n. macgregor drive
houston, tx 77030-1717
713-526-0077
18 holes - public
HHH
Heron Lakes Golf Course
7900 n. sam houston parkway w.
houston, tx 77064-3425
281-807-0207
18 holes - public
HH
Houston Country Club
1 potomac drive
houston, tx 77057-1299
713-465-8381
18 holes - private
HHHHH
Houston National Golf Club
16500 houston national boulevard
houston, tx 77095-6908
281-304-1400
36 holes - public
HHHH
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
8502 rio grande street
houston, tx 77040-1100
713-896-0900
27 holes - public
HH1/2
Lakeside Country Club
100 wilcrest drive
houston, tx 77042-1099
281-497-2222
18 holes - private
Lochinvar Golf Club
2000 Farrell road
houston, tx 77073-4099
281-821-0220
18 holes - private
HHHH
Melrose Golf Course
401 canino road
houston, tx 77076-1140
281-931-4666
18 holes - public
HH
Memorial Park Golf Course
1001 e. memorial loop
houston, tx 77007-2049
713-862-4033
18 holes - public - awards
HHHH
Mulligans Golf
11010 Jones road
houston, tx 77070-6302
281-890-6026
9 holes - public
HHH
Northgate Country Club
17110 northgate Forest drive
houston, tx 77068-1445
281-440-1223
27 holes - private
Pasadena Municipal
Golf Course
1000 duffer lane
houston, tx 77034-4139
281-481-0834
18 holes - public
HHH
Pine Crest Golf Club
3080 gessner drive
houston, tx 77080-2508
713-462-4914
18 holes - public
HH1/2
Pine Forest Country Club
18003 clay road
houston, tx 77084-3999
281-463-1234
27 holes - private
River Oaks Country Club
1600 river oaks boulevard
houston, tx 77019-1299
713-529-4321
18 holes - private - awards
HHHHH
River Terrace Golf Course
16777 wallisville road
houston, tx 77049
281-452-2183
18 holes - public
Royal Oaks Country Club
2910 royal oaks club drive
houston, tx 77082-6855
713-914-0014
18 holes - private
HHHH1/2
Sharpstown Park
Golf Course
6600 harbor town drive
houston, tx 77036-4052
713-988-2099
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
Sugar Hill Golf Course
12000 bissonnet
houston, tx 77099-1412
281-561-5252
18 holes - public
HH
Texaco Golf Club
12800 texaco road
houston, tx 77013-4221
713-453-7501
18 holes - public
Westwood Golf Club
8888 country creek drive
houston, tx 77036-7216
713-774-2521
18 holes - private
HHHH1/2
Wildcat Golf Club
12000 almeda road
houston, tx 77045-2601
713-413-3400
36 holes - public
HHH1/2
World Houston Golf Course
4000 greens road
houston, tx 77032-2300
281-449-8384
18 holes - public
Sanctuary Golf Resort
27350 afton way
huffman, tx 77336-3796
281-324-1842
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
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Atascocita Country Club
at Kingwood
20114 pinehurst drive
humble, tx 77346-1743
281-852-8111
27 holes - private
Humble Oil Patch
Golf Center
2107 n. houston avenue
humble, tx 77338-2556
281-548-7273
9 holes - public
H1/2
Redstone Golf Club
5860 wilson road
humble, tx 77396-2488
281-454-6590
36 holes - private - awards
HHHH
Tour 18 Houston
3102 Fm 1960 east
humble, tx 77338
281-540-1818
18 holes - public - awards
HHHH
Walden on Lake Houston
18100 walden Forest drive
humble, tx 77346-6099
281-852-3551
18 holes - private
Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
23030 cinco ranch boulevard
katy, tx 77450-5997
281-395-4653
18 holes - public
HHHH
Green Meadows Golf Club
6450 Franz road
katy, tx77493-1829
281-391-3670
18 holes - public
HH
Meadowbrook Farms
Golf Club
23230 meadowbrook Farms club dr.
katy, tx 77494-6580
281-693-4653
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon point drive
katy, tx 77494-1399
281-392-7888
18 holes - private
HHHH
Willow Fork Country Club
21055 westheimer
katy, tx 77450-5990
281-579-6262
18 holes - private
HHH1/2
The Deerwood Club
of Kingwood
1717 Forest garden drive
kingwood, tx 77345-1600
281-360-1065
18 holes - private - awards
Kingwood Country Club
1700 lake kingwood trail
kingwood, tx 77339-3796
281-358-2171
72 holes - private
HHHH
Kingwood Cove Golf Club
805 hamblen road
kingwood, tx 77339-4006
281-358-1155
18 holes - public
HHH
Bay Forest Golf Course
201 bay Forest drive
la porte, tx 77571-6311
281-471-4653
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
Canongate at Magnolia Creek
Golf Course
1501 bay area boulevard
league city, tx 77573-3169
281-557-0555
27 holes - private
HHHH1/2
gleannloch
pines
golf club
This beautiful
course is located at
the former site of
an Arabian horse
farm and captures
the charm of its
predecessor in the
three nine hole
coursesthe Loch,
the Paddock and
the Gleann nines.
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South Shore Harbour Country Club
4300 s. shore boulevard
league city, tx 77573-5808
281-334-0525
27 holes - private
HHHH
Magnolia Ridge
Country Club
100 country club lane
liberty, tx 77575
936-336-3551
9 holes - public
Canongate at Lake Windcrest
Golf Club
10941 clubhouse circle
magnolia, tx 77354-6852
281-259-2279
18 holes - public
HHHH
High Meadow Ranch
Golf Club
37300 golf club trail
magnolia, tx 77355-2817
281-356-7700
18 holes - public
HHHH
Quail Valley Golf Course
2880 la Quinta drive
missouri city, tx 77459-3147
281-437-8277
45 holes - public
H1/2
Sienna Plantation Golf Club
1 waters lake boulevard
missouri city, tx 77459-6553
281-778-4653
18 holes - public
HHHH
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
12440 eagle pointe drive
mont belvieu, tx 77580
281-385-6666
18 holes - public
HHHH
April Sound Golf Course
1000 april sound boulevard
montgomery, tx 77356-5890
936-588-1101
27 holes - private
Bentwater Country Club
800 bentwater drive
montgomery, tx 77356-8256
936-597-6224
54 holes - private
Blaketree National
Golf Club
4430 s. Fm 1486
montgomery, tx 77316-1908
936-449-4907
18 holes - public
HHHH
La Torretta Del Lago Resort
500 la costa drive
montgomery, tx 77356
936-448-4400
18 holes - private
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The Players Course at
Grand Lake Estates
18411 gary player road
montgomery, tx 77316
936-447-4653
18 holes - private
HHHH
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Walden Golf and Country Club
13101 walden road
montgomery, tx 77356-5385
936-448-4668
18 holes - private - global top 500
HHHHH
Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek
6201 mulligan drive
montgomery, tx 77316-6857
936-588-8800
27 holes - public
HHHH1/2
The Falls Resort and Club
1750 n. Falls drive
new ulm, tx 78950-2301
800-992-3930
18 holes - public
HHHH1/2
Baywood Country Club
5500 genoa red bluff road
pasadena, tx 77505-5707
281-487-0050
18 holes - public
Chemlake Golf Club
9502 bayport boulevard
pasadena, tx 77507-1402
281-474-6402
9 holes - private
San Jacinto College
Golf Course
8060 spencer highway
pasadena, tx 77505-5903
281-476-1880
9 holes - public
HHH1/2
Country Place Golf Club
3123 Flower Field lane
pearland, tx 77584-4001
713-436-1533
18 holes - private
HH1/2
Golfcrest Country Club
2509 country club drive
pearland, tx 77581-5030
281-485-4593
18 holes - privat
Southwyck Golf Club
2901 clubhouse drive
pearland, tx 77584-4841
713-436-9999
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
Oakhurst Golf Club
20700 mills branch drive
porter, tx 77365-6325
281-354-4653
18 holes - public
HH1/2
Fort Bend Country Club
2627 Fm 762
richmond, tx 77469
281-342-8368
18 holes - private
H1/2
Houstonian Golf and Country Club
12600 houstonian drive
richmond, tx 77407-9221
281-494-4246
18 holes - private
Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club
3000 plantation drive
richmond, tx 77406-1255
281-342-9940
27 holes - private
HHHHH
River Pointe Golf Club
11333 Fm 2759
richmond, tx 77469
281-343-9995
18 holes - public
HHH
Shadow Hawk Golf Club
4100 shadow hawk drive
richmond, tx 77407-9223
281-340-7205
18 holes - private - awards
Stephen F. Austin
Country Club
park road 38
san Felipe, tx 77473
979-885-2811
18 holes - public
HHH1/2
River Ridge Golf Club
3133 brazos oak lane
sealy, tx 77474-7342
979-885-3333
18 holes - public
HHHH1/2
Augusta Pines Golf Club
18 augusta pines drive
spring, tx 77389-3592
832-381-1000
18 holes - public
HHHH1/2
Cypresswood Golf Club
21602 cypresswood drive
spring, tx 77373-8700
281-821-6300
54 holes - public - awards
HHH1/2
Gleannloch Pines Golf Club
19393 champion Forest drive
spring, tx 77379-8519
281-225-1200
27 holes - public
HHHH1/2
Raveneaux Country Club
9415 cypresswood drive
spring, tx 77379-6999
281-370-6370
18 holes - private
HHHH
Spring Valley Golf Club
25110 gosling road
spring, tx 77389-3225
877-742-3020
9 holes - public
HH1/2
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Willow Creek Golf Club
24525 Northcrest Drive
Spring, TX 77389-4917
281-376-4061
18 holes - Private
HHHHH
Windrose Golf Club
6235 Pinelakes Boulevard
Spring, TX 77379-2599
281-370-8900
18 holes - Public
HHHH1/2
Greatwood Golf Club
6767 Greatwood Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77479-6398
888-343-4001
18 holes - Public
HHH1/2
Riverbend Country Club
1214 Dulles Avenue
Sugar Land, TX 77478-4099
281-491-2500
18 holes - Private
HHHH1/2
Sugar Creek Country Club
2400 Country Club Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77478-3618
281-494-9131
27 holes - Private
Sweetwater Country Club
4400 Palm Royale Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479-2599
281-980-4653
36 holes - Private
HHH
Bayou Golf Club
2800 Ted Dudley Drive
Texas City, TX 77590
409-643-5850
18 holes - Public
HH1/2
Canongate at
The Woodlands
2311 N. Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1360
800-433-2624
36 holes - Private
HHHHH
Grand Lake Estates
Players Course
8900 Sterling Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382-2748
281-863-1490
18 holes - Public - Global Top
500 holes

The Club at Carlton Woods
1 Carlton Woods Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382-2563
281-863-5820
36 holes - Public - Awards
The Woodlands Country Club
Palmer Course
100 Grand Fairway
The Woodlands, TX 77381-5154
281-863-1440
27 holes - Private
The Woodlands Country Club
Tournament Course
1730 S. Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1474
281-863-1540
18 holes - Private
Tomball Country Club
22303 Walden Way
Tomball, TX 77375-6985
281-351-5102
18 holes - Private
Waller Country
Club Estates
15357 Penick Road
Waller, TX 77484-9038
936-931-3335
9 holes - Public
Texas National Golf Club
8720 Club House Drive
Willis, TX 77378-5988
936-856-4233
18 holes - Public
HHHH
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At Home in Houston
A few of the basics about relocating here.
In Texas, residential consumers can shop around for the electrical service
provider of their choice. The largest providers are Reliant Energy and TXU
Energy. The Texas Public Utility Commission provides information about
choosing an electric provider, rate comparisons and much more at
powertochoose.org, and the City of Houston offers an informative
website that can help with shopping for electrical service providers in the
region at houstonconsumerchoice.com/home.asp.
river oaks theater
The River Oaks Movie Theater is nestled into the River
Oaks shopping center, and harkens back to the memories
of small town theaters.
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the primary cable service provider in
houston is comcast, which offers
high-speed internet, cable tv and phone service. another
option is at&t u-verse, with digital tv, internet and phone
options. satellite dish services are available in houston
through dish network and directv.
the primary telephone service
provider is at&t, but there are
more than three dozen local service providers, as well as
most major brands of cell phone service providers.
the city of houston and the immediate surrounding area
have three area codes: 281, 713, and 832. when calling from
one of these area codes, 10-digit dialing is required for local
calls. three other area codes409, 936, and 979are part
of the larger ten-county houston metropolitan area.
new residents must obtain a
texas drivers license within
thirty days of establishing texas residency. new residents with a
valid out-of-state drivers license who own a vehicle and would
like to obtain a texas drivers license will need to provide proof
of texas registration, proof of liability insurance, social
security number and out-of-state license. the only examina-
tion required is a vision test. if the out-of-state license has
expired, a new resident must take a written examination, a be-
hind-the-wheel examination, and a vision test. those who do
not own a vehicle do not have to show proof of insurance but
are required to complete an affdavit of non-ownership. at the
time of application, new residents are required to surrender
their valid or expired out-of-state drivers license.
all original applicants for a drivers license or identifcation
certifcate must present proof of identity satisfactory to the
texas department of public safety, as well as take the written,
driving and vision tests. For information about documents
that may be presented as acceptable proof of identity, go to
the texas department of public safetys website at www.txdps.
state.tx.us. First-time foreign applicants must prove legal u.s.
residency before obtaining a texas drivers license.
a beginning driver of age ffteen or older can apply for an
instruction permit, which enables the holder of the permit to
drive with a licensed driver who is eighteen years of age or
cable services
telephone services
texas drivers licenses
n houston, natural gas is supplied by centerpoint energy. For more
information and to set up service, call 713-659-2111 or visit its
website at centerpointenergy.com.
water and sewer service for residents of the city of houston is
provided by the city of houston public works and engineering department and
is available by calling 713-371-1400. other incorporated municipalities in the
houston area provide their own water and sewer services to their residents.
contact your local governing body for full information.
I
T Establishing
Utility Service
Houston-area utilities generally have the same
requirements as utility service providers in the
city for establishing service. Expect to supply
the following information.
1
address of former utility
company and letter of credit
2
name and identifcation information
of person with whom you live
3
place of employment
4
drivers license number
5
social security number
6
home phone number and
daytime phone number where
you may be reached
For electrical service, ask about average billing
plans, online payment options, and the hours
of customer service. Also, inquire if a contract
is required and for how long, what happens if
your power goes out, and whether there are fees
for switching to another electric company or
canceling your service.
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older in the front seat. To obtain an instruction permit, a be-
ginning driver must pass the written portion of the driving
test, and those under the age of eighteen must also take the
classroom portion of an approved drivers education course.
For more information and locations of Texas drivers license
offces, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website at
www.txdps.state.tx.us.
Newcomers must register
vehicles in Texas within
thirty days of establishing residency. In Harris County, regis-
tration is done with the Harris County tax assessor-collector.
Call 713-368-2000 for full information, offce locations and
associated fees. Residents of other counties must register at
their county tax offce. The fol-
lowing information is necessary
to register a vehicle: an out-of-
state title or registration; a sales or
use tax affdavit; a current Texas
drivers license; a Vehicle
Identifcation Certifcate (Form VI-
30-A), indicating the vehicle has
passed a safety inspection; a
current odometer reading;
customs documentation if from a foreign country; and proof of
insurance. Members of the U.S. armed forces and nonresident
students attending accredited Texas schools on a full-time
basis are not considered state residents.
Registration and license tags must be renewed every twelve
months by mail, in person or online. In addition, all Texas vehicles
must pass a safety inspection every twelve months at a state-
regulated inspection station. A vehicle that passes inspection
must display a current state inspection sticker in the lower left-
hand corner of the front windshield, just above or below the
license sticker.
Texas has a mandatory drivers liability insurance law. All
drivers are required to carry proof of liability insurance in
their vehicles at all times.
The minimum drinking age in
Texas is 21. Drivers are prohibited
from consuming alcoholic beverages while operating a
vehicle. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws are strictly
enforced and can carry a sentence of jail time, even for frst-
time offenders. Texas also has a driving under the infuence
(DUI) law that penalizes those who are under 21 and have
any detectable amount of alcohol in their system when driving
a motor vehicle.
In Texas, all cats and
dogs must be vaccinated
against rabies by the time they are four months old and must
receive a booster one year after the initial vaccination. After
the frst two vaccinations, cats and dogs can be vaccinated
at either one-year or three-year intervals. Additionally, cats
and dogs in Houston must be licensed. Any veterinarian
can vaccinate your pet and provide license tags.
The City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and
Control (BARC) may impound any dog or cat not restrained
on a leash or without proper tags. For more information,
contact BARC at 713-229-7300. In Harris County outside
the Houston city limits, contact the Harris County Veterinary
Public Health Division at 281-999-3191 or countypets.com.
Pet owners are also required by law to pick up after their
pets in public areas.
Auto Registration/Tags
State Liquor Laws
Pet Licensing/Leash Laws
new in
town
right: Show your
Texas pride with
one of dozens of
license plate de-
signs available.
below right:
Enjoy a day
with your canine
friend at one of
the regions many
dog parks.
Cats and dogs in
Houston must be
licensed. Any
veterinarian can
vaccinate your
pet and provide
license tags.
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Unparalleled views of Houstons skyline welcome each
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luxurious clubroom with media center
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state-of-the-art ftness center
breathtaking pool and spa overlooking the galleria
private balconies with spectacular views
loft homes available
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Unparalleled views of Houstons skyline welcome each
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spectacular building lobby
concierge services
luxurious clubroom with media center
business center with high speed internet and fax
state-of-the-art ftness center
breathtaking pool and spa overlooking the galleria
private balconies with spectacular views
loft homes available
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P: (713) 629-5100 F: (713) 629-5112
www.DominionPostOak.com
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Austin County
417 n. chelsey
austin county sheriffs offce
bellville, tx 77418
979-865-3111
Sealy
1000 main street
w. e. hill center
sealy, tx 77474
979-885-0128
Brazoria County
109 w. coombs
alvin, tx 77511-2440
281-585-4525
Angleton
501 s. velasco
angleton, tx 77515-6017
979-849-5711
Chambers County
20906 i-10 east
wallisville, tx 77597
409-389-2491
Fort Bend County
5505 avenue n
rosenberg, tx 77471-5640
281-633-5400
Galveston County
1325 amburn road
texas city, tx 77591-2469
409-933-1130
Woodville
1001 w. bluff
woodville, tx 75979-4735
409-283-7757
Harris County
5420 decker drive
baytown, tx 77520-1448
281-424-1339
Houston/Gessner
12220 s. gessner
houston, tx 77071-2831
713-219-4100
Houston/Grant Road
10503 grant road
houston, tx 77070-4407
281-890-5440
Houston/Tidwell
8825 tidwell
houston, tx 77078-3300
713-633-9872
Houston/Townhurst
1601 townhurst
houston, tx 77043-3226
713-465-8462
Houston/Vantage Parkway
E.
15403 vantage parkway e., suite
300
houston, tx 77032
281-449-2685
Houston/Winkler
9206 winkler
houston, tx 77017
713-943-0631
Humble
7710 will clayton parkway
humble, tx 77338-5801
281-446-3391
Katy
6202 george bush drive
katy, tx 77493-1806
281-391-4874
Pasadena
2813a red bluff
pasadena, tx 77503-2915
713-473-3232
Webster
111 tristar
webster, tx 77598
281-486-8242
Liberty County
304 campbell street, room 123
cleveland, tx 77327-9737
281-592-5983
Liberty
2103 cos
liberty, tx 77575-4957
936-336-7343
Montgomery County
2 hilbig street
conroe, tx 77301-1406
936-442-2810
Waller County
523 state highway 75 north
huntsville, tx 77320-8419
936-295-1578
281-486-8242
Amtrak
amtrak.com
Better Business Bureau
bbbhou.org
City of Houston
http://www.houstontx.gov/
Greater Houston Builders Association
ghba.org
Greater Houston Convention
and Visitors Bureau
visithoustontexas.com
Greater Houston Partnership
houston.org
Harris County
www.co.harris.tx.us
Harris County Appraisal District
hcad.org
Harris County Public Library
hcpl.net
Houston Airport System
fy2houston.com
Ellington Airport
fy2houston.com/ellingtonhome
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
fy2houston.com/iahhome
William P. Hobby Airport
fy2houston.com/hobbyhome
Houston Association of Realtors
har.com
Houston Business Journal
houston.bizjournals.com
Houston Chronicle
houstonchronicle.com
Houston Downtown Alliance
downtownhouston.org
Houston Independent School District
www.houstonisd.org
Houston Museum District
houstonmuseumdistrict.org
Houston Public Library
hpl.lib.tx.us
Houston Theater District
houstontheaterdistrict.org
HR Houston
hrhouston.org
Metropolitan Transit Authority
of Harris County (METRO)
ridemetro.org
NASAs Johnson Space Center
www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home
One-Stop Business Center,
City of Houston
www.houstontx.gov/onestop
State of Texas
www.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Insurance
tdi.state.tx.us
University of Houston Small
Business Development Center
sbdc.uh.edu
T Department of Motor Vehicles
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Nueces Electric Cooperative
Retail Division
800-632-9288
Fax 361-387-2919
crservice@nueceselectric.org
necretail.com
TXU Energy
800-242-9113
Fax 800-232-9488
txuenergy@txu.com
txu.com
Reliant Energy
877-524-5231
service@reliant.com
reliant.com
First Choice Power
866-469-2464
Fax 866-436-5048
frstchoicepower.com
WTU Retail Energy
866-322-5563
Fax 800-666-8867
customercare@wturetail-
energy.com
wturetailenergy.com
CPL Retail Energy
866-322-5563
Fax 800-666-8867
customercare@cplretail-
energy.com
cplretailenergy.com
Gexa Energy
866-961-9399
Fax 877-961-9369
customercare@gexaenergy.com
gexaenergy.com
Cirro Energy
800-692-4776
Fax 972-759-0287
service@cirroenergy.com
cirroenergy.com
Direct Energy
888-305-3828
Fax 800-346-2233
customerhelp@directenergy.com
directenergy.com
Spark Energy LP
800-780-9202
Fax 713-977-5634
customercare@sparkenergy.com
sparkenergy.com
U.S. Energy Savings Corp.
866-425-7852
Fax 866-538-9329
texascs@usesc.com
usesc.com
Texas Power
866-744-6366
Fax 817-548-9722
shineon@texaspoweronline.com
texaspoweronline.com
OnPAC Energy
866-696-6722
Fax 866-696-6755
info@onpac.com
onpac.com
Dynowatt
877-396-6928
Fax 800-947-8683
customercare@dynowatt.com
dynowatt.com
Gateway Energy Services
800-805-8586
Fax 845-503-2290
sales@gesc.com
gesc.com
StarTex Power
866-917-8271
Fax 866-477-8576
starcustomer@startexpower.com
startexpower.com
Hudson Energy Services
866-483-0370
Fax 888-893-9882
homeservice@hudsonenergy.net
hudsonenergy.net
Champion Energy Services
877-653-5090
Fax 281-653-5080
info@championenergyservices.com
championenergyservices.com
Stream Energy
866-447-8732
Fax 214-800-4440
streamenergy.net
Liberty Power Corporation
866-769-3799
Fax 877-772-2354
info@libertypowercorp.com
libertypowercorp.com
Texpo Energy
877-839-7657
Fax 866-577-0423
info@texpoenergy.com
texpoenergy.com
Kinetic Energy LLC
888-610-2555
customercare@kinetictx.com
kinetictexas.com
Brilliant Energy LLC
877-789-8801
Fax 713-789-8806
customerservice@brilliantener-
gyllc.com
www.brilliantenergyllc.com
Mega Energy LLC
866-687-6342
Fax 866-599-6342
sales@mymegaenergy.com
mymegaenergy.com
Simple Power
888-897-4675
Fax 888-897-4699
care@simplepower.net
simplepower.net
Bounce Energy
888-452-6862
Fax 888-801-6681
customercare@bounceenergy.com
bounceenergy.com
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A primer on educational opportunities in Houston.
as you would expect in a city the size of houston, educational opportunities
and options are abundant and varied. within the ten-county greater met-
ropolitan area, there are 67 schools districts and 180 private schools to
choose from. the houston independent school district (hisd) is the largest
public school district in texas and the seventh largest in the nation.
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of Medicine
www.bcm.tmc.edu
Prairie View
A&M University,
College of Nursing
pvamu.edu
Texas A&M University,
Institute of Biosciences
and Technology
ibt.tamhsc.edu
Texas Womans
University Institute
of Health Sciences
twu.edu/houston
University of Texas
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uthouston.edu
internationally recognized for the world-class texas medical center, houston is the home of excellent medical schools
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range of educational opportunities for all ages. For assis-
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Family and protective services website at www.dfps.state.tx.us provides
a search tool for child care centers and homes and identifes important
standards such as the state-mandated ratio of caregivers to children
within each age group, as well as cpr certification requirements
for caregivers.
to help you locate schools within a particular area, refer to the lists
on the following pages. Youll fnd website addresses, phone numbers,
and other details to help you become familiar with the educational
options in the specifc part of the metropolitan area youre interested
in. For information about private schools and their websites, log on to
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Serving more than 100,000 students each year,
the Houston-area community and junior college
system offers valuable stepping-stones to an
undergraduate degree at a four-year university.
In addition, numerous continuing education
programs provide academic opportunities for
students of all ages. Throughout the greater
metropolitan area, you ll fnd a campus or fa-
cility nearby regardless of the neighborhood
you eventually call home.
Alvin Community College
www.alvin.cc.tx.us
Brazosport College
brazosport.edu
College of the Mainland, Texas City
www.com.edu
Galveston College
gc.edu
Houston Community College
(six campuses)
hccs.edu
Lee College, Baytown
www.lee.edu
Lone Star College System
(six campuses and an e-college)
www.lonestar.edu
San Jacinto College District
(various campuses)
sanjac.edu
Wharton County Junior College
wcjc.edu
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in general, houston schools are divided
into three levels. elementary schools for pre-
kindergarten through ffth grade, middle
schools for grades six through eight, and high
schools for grades nine through twelve.
state law requires that schools maintain an
average student-to-teacher ratio of no more
than twenty-to-one.
included in the mix are charter schools
and magnet schools. charter schools are au-
tonomous, open-enrollment institutions
that use state funding to provide innovative
learning opportunities with greater f lexi-
bility than traditional public schools.
magnet schools are designed to promote
high achievement and cultural diversity and
offer a choice of curricula through a variety of
specialized programs. in hisd, magnet pro-
grams are available for architecture and
graphic design, aviation sciences, business
administration, communications, computer
technology, engineering, environmental
science, foreign languages, health careers
and many other felds.
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PRAI RI E VI EW A&M UNI VERSITY
PRAI RI E VI EW A&M UNI VERSITY
NORTHWEST HOUSTON CENTER
www.pvamu.edu/northwest
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Harris County
Aldine
www.aldine.k12.tx.us
281-449-1011
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 61526
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 84
mean sat (2007-2008) 891
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 25
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
Alief
www.aliefsd.net
281-498-8110
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 45230
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 80.7
mean sat (2007-2008) 914
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 29
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 78
Channelview
www.channelview.isd.esc4.net
281-452-8002
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 8563
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 80.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 875
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 18
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 78
Crosby
www.crosbyisd.org
281-328-9200
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 4998
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 92.7
mean sat (2007-2008) 1027
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 38
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 86
Cypress-Fairbanks
www.cfsd.net
281-897-4000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 100685
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 97.1
mean sat (2007-2008) 1030
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 46
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
Deer Park
www.dpisd.org
832-668-7000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 12554
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 99
mean sat (2007-2008) 1024
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 39
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Galena Park
www.galenaparkisd.com
832-386-1000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 21350
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 87.8
mean sat (2007-2008) 886
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 23
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 79
Goose Creek
www.gccisd.net
281-420-4800
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 20698
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 83.7
mean sat (2007-2008) 978
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 37
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 83
Houston
www.houstonisd.org
713-556-6005
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 200225
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 77.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 953
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 28
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 82
Huffman
www.huffmanisd.net
281-324-1871
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3054
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 97.1
mean sat (2007-2008) 960
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 23
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 90
Humble
www.humble.k12.tx.us
281-641-1000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 33883
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 87.6
mean sat (2007-2008) 1055
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 46
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 85
Katy
www.katyisd.org
281-396-6000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 56862
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 97.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 1079
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 55
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93

Klein
www.kleinisd.net
832-249-4000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 43738
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 89.8
mean sat (2007-2008) 1050
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 53
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 89
La Porte
www.lpisd.org
281-604-7000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 7914
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 91.3
mean sat (2007-2008) 998
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 35
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
North Forest
www.nfsd.org
713-633-1600
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 7902
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 77.8
mean sat (2007-2008) 736
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 13
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 51
Pasadena
www.pasadenaisd.org
713-740-0000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 51578
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 80.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 950
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 38
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 78
Sheldon
www.sheldonisd.com
281-727-2000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 6206
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 87.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 877
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 45
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 76
Spring Branch
www.springbranchisd.com
713-464-1511
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 32409
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 89.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 1048
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 55
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 92
Spring
www.springisd.org
281-891-6000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 33980
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 93
mean sat (2007-2008) 943
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 29
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 78 93
Tomball
www.tomballisd.net
281-357-3100
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 9723
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 90.6
mean sat (2007-2008) 1036
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 44
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Austin County
Bellville
www.bellville.k12.tx.us
979-865-3133
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 2173
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 99.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 997
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 42
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 94
Brazos
www.brazosisd.net
979-478-6551
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 810
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 96.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 917
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 28
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 94
Sealy
www.sealyisd.com
979-885-3516
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 2635
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 94.7
mean sat (2007-2008) 966
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 39
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
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Brazoria County
Alvin
www.alvinisd.net
281-388-1130
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 16169
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 97.1
mean sat (2007-2008) 978
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 41
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 90
Angleton
www.angletonisd.net
979-864-8000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 6290
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 95.3
mean sat (2007-2008) 992
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 33
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
Brazosport
www.brazosportisd.net
979-730-7000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 12960
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 93.8
mean sat (2007-2008) 1049
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 41
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Damon
www.damonisd.net
979-742-3457
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 160
Danbury
www.danburyisd.org
979-922-1218
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 752
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 92.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 912
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 47
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 91
Sweeny
www.sweeny.isd.esc4.net
979-491-8000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1968
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 90.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 999
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 50
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 95
Columbia-Brazoria
www.cbisd.com
979-345-5147
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3135
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 93.8
mean sat (2007-2008) 945
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 39
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
Pearland
www.pearlandisd.org
281-485-3203
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 17640
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 95.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 1027
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 54
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 91
Chambers County
Anahuac
www.anahuac.isd.esc4.net
409-267-3600
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1344
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 94.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 944
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 51
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 87
Barbers Hill
www.bhisd.net
281-576-2221
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3903
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 96
mean sat (2007-2008) 991
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 35
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 94
East Chambers
www.eastchambers.net
409-296-6100
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1269
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 100
mean sat (2007-2008) 915
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 32
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 95
Fort Bend County
Fort Bend
www.fortbend.k12.tx.us
281-634-1000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 68708
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 92.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 1027
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 50
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 91
Kendleton
www.kendletonisd.net
979-532-2855
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 80
Lamar Consolidated
www.lcisd.org
832-223-0000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 22958
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 89.3
mean sat (2007-2008) 1009
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 41
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 87
Needville
www.needvilleisd.com
979-793-4308
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 2572
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 97.5
mean sat (2007-2008) 1136
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 49
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Stafford MSD
www.stafford.msd.esc4.net
281-261-9200
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3043
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 93.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 959
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 27
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 83
Galveston County
Clear Creek
www.ccisd.net
281-284-0079
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 37194
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 97.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 1078
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 58
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Dickinson
www.dickinsonisd.org
281-229-6000
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 8596
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 85.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 956
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 39
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 83
Friendswood
www.fsdk12.net
281-482-1267
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 5993
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 98.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 1119
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 70
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 99
Galveston
www.gisd.org
409-766-5121
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 5591
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 78.3
mean sat (2007-2008) 945
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 31
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 83
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High Island
www.esc5.net/hiisd
409-286-5317
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 156
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 95.5
mean sat (2007-2008) 976
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 23
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 78
Hitchcock
www.hitchcockisd.org
409-986-5514
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1152
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 90.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 878
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 23
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 73
La Marque
www.lmisd.net
409-938-4251
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3704
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 86.5
mean sat (2007-2008) 828
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 13
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 71
Santa Fe
www.sfsd.org
409-925-3526
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 4613
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 92.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 978
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 24
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Texas City
www.tcisd.org
409-942-2713
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 6051
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 84.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 939
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 29
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 89
Liberty County
Cleveland
www.clevelandisd.org
281-592-8717
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3672
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 86.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 870
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 17
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 84
Dayton
www.daytonisd.net
936-258-2667
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 4772
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 87
mean sat (2007-2008) 954
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 28
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 87
Devers
www.deversisd.net
936-549-7591
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 146
Hardin
www.hardinisd.net
936-298-2112
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1212
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 94.6
mean sat (2007-2008) 927
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 19
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 84
Hull-Daisetta
www.hdisd.net
936-536-6321
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 506
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 91.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 907
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 14
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 83
Liberty
www.libertyisd.net
936-336-7213
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 2263
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 99.3
mean sat (2007-2008) 929
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 36
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 84
Tarkington
www.tarkingtonisd.net
281-592-8781
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1934
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 99.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 965
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 38
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 90
Montgomery County
Conroe
www.conroeisd.net
936-709-7751
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 47996
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 96.3
mean sat (2007-2008) 1083
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 56
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Magnolia
www.magnoliaisd.org
281-356-3571
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 11315
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 90.5
mean sat (2007-2008) 999
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 47
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 93
Montgomery
www.misd.org
936-582-1333
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 6304
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 99.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 1040
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 40
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 96
New Caney
www.newcaneyisd.org
281-577-8600
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 9122
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 91.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 958
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 33
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 88
Splendora
www.splendoraisd.org
281-689-3128
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 3413
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 85.9
mean sat (2007-2008) 992
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 25
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 89
Willis
www.willisisd.org
936-856-1200
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 6026
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 96.6
mean sat (2007-2008) 1005
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 33
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 83
San Jacinto County
Coldspring-Oakhurst
www.cocisd.org
936-653-1115
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1645
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 84.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 873
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 18
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 70
Shepherd
www.shepherdisd.net
936-628-3396
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1804
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 87.1
mean sat (2007-2008) 939
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 14
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 85
Waller County
Hempstead
www.hempstead.isd.esc4.net
979-826-3304
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1398
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 84.8
mean sat (2007-2008) 897
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 19
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 73
Royal
www.royal-isd.com
281-934-2248
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 1954
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 87.2
mean sat (2007-2008) 890
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 15
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 84
Waller
www.wallerisd.net
936-931-3685
total no. of students (as of oct. 2008) 5224
completion rates (%) (2007-2008) 91.4
mean sat (2007-2008) 967
college ready graduates (%) (2007-2008) 17
district taks pass rate (%) (2007-2008) 84
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houston is a very large city, but located
within the city are many neighborhoods,
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tips to learn more about potential
schools include:
one way to learn more about a school is
to contact the school district by phone or
by visiting their web site, which is a
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school is old-fashioned word of mouth.
colleagues already established in
houston can be helpful as well as your
real estate agent, future neighbors, rela-
tives and friends.
part of your background research
should include reading available infor-
mation on prospective schools and
talking to administrators on the phone.
if the school that you are investigating
sounds promising, schedule a visit. be
prepared to follow up with more inter-
views and an evaluation for your child. if
possible, try to visit a prospective school
while the school term is still in session.
bring a written list of questions and
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and gifted programs. ask how students
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1. Baylor College of Medicine
bcm.edu
2. Concordia University Houston Campus
adp.concordia.edu
3. DeVry University
hou.devry.edu
4. Houston Baptist University
hbu.edu
5. LeTourneau University
letu.edu
6. Our Lady of the Lake University Houston
ollusa.edu
7. Prairie View A&M University
pvamu.edu
8. Rice University
rice.edu
9. Sam Houston State University
shsu.edu
10. South Texas College of Law
stcl.edu
11. Texas A&M University Galveston
tamug.edu
12. Texas A&M University
tamu.edu
13. Texas A&M Health Science Center
tamhsc.edu
14. Texas Southern University
tsu.edu
15. Texas Womans University
Institute of Health Science Houston
twu.edu/houston
16. The University Center
lonestar.edu/universitycenter.htm
17. The University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
mdanderson.org/
18. The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston Dental Branch
db.uth.tmc.edu/
19. The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston Medical School
med.uth.tmc.edu/
20. The University of Texas Graduate School
of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
gsbs.uth.tmc.edu/
21. The University of Texas
Houston Health Science Center
uthouston.edu/
22. The University of Texas School
of Public Health
sph.uth.tmc.edu/
23. The University of Texas School of Health
Information Sciences at Houston
shis.uth.tmc.edu/
24. The University of Texas
School of Nursing at Houston
son.uth.tmc.edu/
25. Tulane University
tulane.edu/
26. University of Houston
uh.edu
27. University of Houston Law Center
law.uh.edu/
28. University of Houston System
at Cinco Ranch
cincoranch.uh.edu/
29. University of Houston System at Fort Bend
sugarland.uh.edu/
30. University of Houston Clear Lake
uhcl.edu
31. University of Houston Downtown
dt.uh.edu/
32. University of Phoenix Houston Campus
phoenix.19gi.com/campus/Houston/
33. University of St. Thomas
stthom.edu/
34. The University of Texas Medical Branch
at Galveston
utmb.edu/
Community Colleges
& Other Institutions
35. Alvin Community College
alvincollege.edu/
36. Blinn College Brenham
blinn.edu/brenham/
37. Brazosport College
brazosport.edu
38. College of the Mainland
com.edu/
39. Galveston College
gc.edu/
40. Houston Community College System
hccs.edu
41. Houston Community College Central
Campus
central.hccs.edu/
42. Houston Community College Northeast
Campus
northeast.hccs.edu/
43. Houston Community College Northwest
northwest.hccs.edu/
44. Houston Community College Southeast
College
hccs.edu/portal/site/southeast/
45. Houston Community College Southwest
College
southwest.hccs.edu/portal/site/southwest/
46. Lee College
lee.edu/
47. Lone Star College North Harris
northharris.lonestar.edu
48. Lone Star College System
lonestar.edu/
49. Lone Star College Kingwood
kingwood.lonestar.edu
50. Lone Star College Montgomery
montgomery.lonestar.edu
51. Lone Star College Tomball
tomball.lonestar.edu
52. Lone Star College Cy-Fair
cyfair.lonestar.edu
53. San Jacinto College Central
sanjac.edu

54. San Jacinto College North
sanjac.edu
55. San Jacinto College South
sanjac.edu
56. San Jacinto College District
sanjac.edu
57. Wharton County Junior College
wcjc.edu/
58. American College of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine
acaom.edu/
59. American Intercontinental University
houston.aiuniv.edu/
60. Center for Advanced Legal Studies
paralegal.edu/
61. College of Biblical Studies
cbshouston.edu/
62. Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
commonwealthinst.com/
63. Houston Graduate School of Theology
hgst.edu/
64. ICC Technical Institute
itt-tech.edu/
65. ITT Technical Institute South
itt-tech.edu/
66. ITT Technical Institute North
itt-tech.edu/
67. ITT Technical Institute West
itt-tech.edu/
68. Medvance Institute Houston
medvance.edu
69, 70, 71. MTI College of
Business of Technology
mti.edu
72. Remington College
remingtoncollege.edu/north-houston-texas-
colleges
73. Sanford Brown Institute
sbi-houston-programs.com
74. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
houston.swbts.edu/
75. St. Marys Seminary
stthom.edu/Public/index.
asp?Page_ID=1669
smseminary.com/
76. Texas Chiropractic College
txchiro.edu/
77. The Academy of Health Professions
ahcp.edu/
78. The Art of Institute of Houston
artinstitutes.edu
79. Universal Technical Institute
uti.edu/
80. Westwood College of Technology
westwood.edu/
81. Westwood College of Technology HNS
westwood.edu/
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Exemplary High Schools
Aldine ISD
victory early college high school
schools.aldine.k12.tx.us/webs/008
Clear Creek ISD
clear horizons early college high school
ccisd.net/echs
Friendswood ISD
Friendswood high school
www.fsdk12.net/hs
Houston ISD
carnegie vanguard high school
www.vanguardian.org
east early college high school
hs.houstonisd.org/eechs
eastwood academy
eastwoodacademy.org
high school for the performing and visual arts
hspva.org
michael e. debakey high school
for health professionals
hs.houstonisd.org/debakeyhs
Recognized High Schools
Aldine ISD
carver magnet high school
schools.aldine.k12.tx.us/webs/002
MacArthur High School
schools.aldine.k12.tx.us/webs/003
macarthur ninth grade school
schools.aldine.k12.tx.us/webs/083
Alief ISD
kerr high school
alief.isd.tenet.edu/kerr
Angleton ISD
angleton high school
angleton.isd.tenet.edu/angleton_high_school.
html
Barbers Hill ISD
barbers hill high school
schools.bhisd.net/default.aspx?name=06.home
Clear Creek ISD
clear springs high school
ccisd.net/school/clear_springs.html
clear view educational center
ccisd.net/school/clear_view.html
Conroe ISD
the woodlands college park high school
twcp.conroeisd.net
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
cy-Fair high school
schools.cfsd.net/cyfair/index.php
Cypress Woods High School
schools.cfsd.net/cywoods/index.html
Danbury ISD
danbury high school
danburyisd.org
Fort Bend ISD
clements high school
fortbend.k12.tx.us/campuses/chs
stephen F. austin high school
fortbend.k12.tx.us/campuses/ahs
Houston ISD
challenge early college high school
challengehs.org
empowerment college preparatory high school
hs.houstonisd.org/empowermenths
the high school for law enforcement
and criminal Justice
hs.houstonisd.org/lecj
lamar high school
hs.houstonisd.org/lamarhs/index2.htm
Humble ISD
kingwood high school
humbleisd.net/education/school/school.php
Katy ISD
cinco ranch high school
kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/crhs
seven lakes high school
kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/slhs
Spring Branch ISD
memorial high school
mhs.springbranchisd.com

source: texas education agency, november 2008
T Area Schools Recognized by
the Texas Education Agency
Memorial Lutheran School
For the LiFe oF the WorLd
BuiLding a strong Foundation
5800 Westheimer rd. | houston, tX 77057 | 713.782.4022 | WWW.mlchouston.org
A Classical Christian
School Ofering:
orchestra, Band, choir,
latin and spanish
computer lab (Pre-K to 8th)
language Arts
science lab
Academic competition
national Junior society
Physical education
sports teams for 1st-8th
grades
Weekly chapel
Before and after school
extended hours
convenient galleria area
location
Early Childhood
infants to PK 4s
Elementary Grades
Kindergarten to 8th
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Alexander-Smith Academy
10255 richmond avenue, suite 100
houston, tx 77042
70 students - 912th - coed
The Awty International School
7455 awty school lane
houston, tx 77055
1,180 students - pk312th - coed
Briarwood School
12207 whittington
houston, tx 77077
300 students - k12th - coed
Duchesne Academy
10202 memorial
houston, tx 77024
650 students - pk412th - Female
catholic
The Emery/Weiner School
9825 stella link
houston, tx 77025
460 students - 612th - coed
Jewish
Episcopal High School
4650 bissonnet
bellaire, tx 77401-3002
633 students - 912th - coed
episcopalian
Faith West Academy
2225 porter road
katy, tx 77493
630 students - pk312th - coed
interdenominational
First Baptist Academy
7450 memorial
houston, tx 77024
305 students - pk8th - coed
baptist
Fort Bend Baptist Academy
1250 seventh street
sugar land, tx 77478
900 students - pk12th - coed
baptist
Grace School
10219 ella lee lane
houston, tx 77042
570 students - 20 months8th - coed
presbyterian
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
12535 perthshire road
houston, tx 77024
350 students - infant8th - coed
episcopalian
The Honor Roll School
4111 sweetwater boulevard
sugar land, tx 77479
650 students - 2 years8th - coed
Houston Christian High School
2700 w. sam houston parkway n.
houston, tx 77043
478 students - 912th - coed
interdenominational
Incarnate Word Academy
609 crawford street
houston, tx 77002
280 students - 912th - Female
catholic
The John Cooper School
one John cooper drive
the woodlands, tx 77381
950 students - pk12th - coed
The Kinkaid School
201 kinkaid school drive
houston, tx 77024
1,357 students - pk12th - coed
Lutheran High North
1130 w. thirty-fourth street
houston, tx 77018
300 students - 912th - coed
lutheran
Lutheran South Academy
12555 ryewater drive
houston, tx 77089
800 students - pk312th - coed
lutheran
The Monarch School
1231 wirt road
houston, tx 77055
99 students - pk12th+ - coed
Pope John XXIII High School
1800 w. grand parkway
katy, tx 77449
220 students - 912th - coed
catholic
Primrose Schools
multiple locations
infantk - coed
T Select Private Schools & Preschools
Aldine
Independent School District
15010 Aldine Westfield Road
Houston, Texas 77032
Phone: 281-985-6310
Internet: www.aldine.k12.tx.us
In Aldine ISD, youll find...
A great work environment
A State Recognized
Mentorship Program
One of the highest salaries
in Texas ($49,014* starting)
A diverse student and
teacher population
National recognition
for high performance
Aldine ISD is located just minutes
from downtown Houston and
historic Galveston Island. Nearly
60,000 students and more than
9,000 employees call Aldine ISD
home.
* includes critical needs stipend
Interviewing for:
Math, Science, Reading, English,
Elementary, Middle School,
Spanish, Bilingual, Special Edu-
cation, Career Education
Youll
find it
in Aldine!
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River Oaks Baptist School
2300 willowick
houston, tx 77027
840 students - 2 years8th - coed
baptist
Rosehill Christian School
19830 Fm 2920
tomball, tx 77377
325 students - pk12th - coed
interdenominational
St. Agnes Academy
9000 bellaire boulevard
houston, tx 77036
840 students - 912th - Female
catholic
St. Anne Catholic School
2121 westheimer road
houston, tx 77098
487 students - pk38th - coed
catholic
St. Catherines Montessori School
9821 timberside
houston, tx 77025
250 students - 14 months9th - coed
catholic
St. Johns School
2401 claremont lane
houston, tx 77019-5897
1,200 students - k12th - coed
St. Pius X High School
811 w. donovan street
houston, tx 77091
685 students - 912th - coed
catholic
St. Stephens Episcopal School
1815 sul ross
houston, tx 77098
180 students - 18 months12th
episcopalian
St. Thomas Episcopal School
4900 Jackwood
houston, tx 77096
645 students - pk12th - coed
episcopalian
St. Thomas High School
4500 memorial drive
houston, tx 77007
650 students - 912th - male
catholic
School of the Woods
1321 wirt road
houston, tx 77055
365 students - pk12th - coed
Second Baptist School
6410 woodway
houston, tx 77057
1,000 students - pk12th - coed
baptist
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
8900 bellaire boulevard
houston, tx 77036
890 students - 912th - male
catholic
The Tenney School
2055 s. gessner
houston, tx 77063
60 students - 612th - coed
Village School
13077 westella
houston, tx 77077
830 students - 3 years10th - coed
Westbury Christian School
10420 hillcroft
houston, tx 77096
540 students - pk312th - coed
church of christ
Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 academy way
the woodlands, tx 77384
400 students - pk312th - coed
nondenominational
Woodlands Preparatory School
27440 kuykendahl road
spring, tx 77389
248 students - k12th - coed
nondenominational
SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL
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Colleges & Universities
American InterContinental University
9999 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042
832-201-3600
The Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown Street
Houston, TX 77056-4197
800-557-7216
The Art Institute of Houston North
8400 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, TX 77064
800-557-7216
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, Suite 143-A
Houston, TX 77030-3411
713-798-4951
Brazosport College
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566-3136
979-230-3000
College of Biblical Studies
7000 Regency Square Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036
713-772-4253
Concordia University
Houston Campus
10925 Almeda-Genoa Road
Houston, TX 77034
713-910-5953
DeVry University
11125 Equity Drive
Houston, TX 77041
713-973-3000
DeVry University Keller Graduate
School of Management
2000 West Loop S., Suite 150
Houston, TX 77027
713-850-0888
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, TX 77074-3298
281-649-3000
Houston Graduate School
of Theology
2501 Central Parkway, Suite A19
Houston, TX 77092
713-942-9505
Lamar University
4400 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-880-7011
LeTourneau University
Houston Education Center
1233 West Loop S., Suite 900
Houston, TX 77027-9106
713-425-1700
LeTourneau University
Westchase Education Center
5819 Milwee Street
Houston, TX 77092
713-425-1720
Our Lady of the Lake University
Houston
2700 W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
281-618-5499
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Real-world, hands-on education in the creative and applied arts.
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Student support including student housing program, clubs & organizations
and Alumni Network.
For more information, contact our Admissions department at
1-800-275-4244, www.artinstitutes.edu/houston or aih_adm@aii.edu.
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Prairie View A&M University
Fm 1098
prairie view, tx 77446
936-261-3311
Rice University
6100 main street
houston, tx 77005-1827
713-348-0000
Sam Houston State University
1803 avenue i
huntsville, tx 77341
936-294-1111
South Texas College of Law
1303 san Jacinto
houston, tx 77002-7013
713-659-8040
Texas A&M Health Science Center
301 tarrow, seventh Floor
college station, tx 77840
979-458-0800
Texas A&M University
1265 tamu
college station, tx 77843-1265
979-845-3211
Texas A&M University Galveston
200 seawolf parkway
galveston, tx 77553
409-740-4400
Texas Chiropractic College
5912 spencer highway
pasadena, tx 77505
281-487-1170
Texas Southern University
3100 cleburne
houston, tx 77004-4501
713-313-7011
Texas Womans University Institute
of Health Science Houston
6700 Fannin
houston, tx 77030-2343
713-794-2000
Tulane University
1700 west loop s., ninth Floor
houston, tx 77027
713-586-6405
University of Houston
4800 calhoun boulevard
houston, tx 77004
713-743-8330
University of Houston Law Center
4800 calhoun boulevard
houston, tx 77204-6060
713-743-2100
University of Houston System
at Cinco Ranch
4242 s. mason road
katy, tx 77450
832-842-2800
University of Houston System
at Sugar Land
14000 university boulevard
sugar land, tx 77479
281-275-3300
University of Houston Clear Lake
2700 bay area boulevard
houston, tx 77058-1098
281-283-7600
University of Houston Downtown
one main street
houston, tx 77002-1014
713-221-8000
University of Phoenix
Houston Campus
11451 katy Freeway, suite 100
houston, tx 77079-2008
713-465-9966
University of Phoenix Loop Central
4888 loop central drive
houston, tx 77081-2214
832-667-4507
University of St. Thomas
3800 montrose
houston, tx 77006-4696
713-522-7911
The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin, suite 1565
houston, tx 77030-5400
713-500-4472
The University of Texas Health Science
Center at Houston Dental Branch
6516 m. d. anderson boulevard, suite 147
houston, tx 77030
713-500-4021
The University of Texas Health Science
Center at Houston Medical School
6431 Fannin
houston, tx 77030-1501
713-500-5012
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The University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 holcombe
houston, tx 77030
713-792-6161
The University of Texas Medical
Branch at Galveston
301 university boulevard
galveston, tx 77555-0110
409-772-1902
The University of Texas School
of Public Health
1200 herman pressler
houston, tx 77030
713-500-9000
Community Colleges
Alvin Community College
3110 mustang road, suite b-207
alvin, tx 77511-4807
281-756-3500
Blinn College Brenham
902 college avenue
brenham, tx 77833-4049
979-830-4000
Blinn College Sealy
3701 outlet center drive
sealy, tx 77474
979-627-7997
College of the Mainland
1200 amburn road
texas city, tx 77591-2435
409-938-3102
Galveston College
4015 avenue Q
galveston, tx 77550-7447
409-944-4242
Houston Community College System
3100 main street
houston, tx 77002-9319
713-718-2000
Houston Community College
Central Campus
3100 main street, suite mc-1106
houston, tx 77002
713-718-5053
Houston Community College
Coleman College for Health
1900 pressler street
houston, tx 77030
713-718-7400
Houston Community College Katy
1550 Foxlake drive
houston, tx 77084
713-718-5757
Houston Community College
Northeast Campus
555 community drive
houston, tx 77022
713-718-8100
Houston Community College
Northwest
1010 w. sam houston parkway n.
houston, tx 77043
713-718-5700
Houston Community College
Southeast
6815 rustic
houston, tx 77087
713-718-7000
Houston Community College
Southwest
5407 gulfton
houston, tx 77081
713-718-7748
Lamar Institute of Technology
855 e. lavaca
beaumont, tx 77705
409-880-8321
Lamar State College Port Arthur
1500 proctor street
port arthur, tx 77640
409-984-6342
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Lee College
511 s. whiting
baytown, tx 77520-4703
281-427-5611
Lone Star College System
5000 research Forest drive
the woodlands, tx 77381-4399
832-813-6500
Lone Star College Cy-Fair
9191 barker cypress road
cypress, tx 77433
281-290-3200
Lone Star College Kingwood
20000 kingwood drive
kingwood, tx 77339
281-312-1600
Lone Star College Montgomery
3200 highway 242 west
conroe, tx 77384-4077
936-273-7000
Lone Star College North Harris
2700 w. w. thorne drive
houston, tx 77073-3499
281-618-5400
Lone Star College Tomball
30555 tomball parkway
tomball, tx 77375-4096
281-351-3300
Lone Star College University Center
3232 college park drive
the woodlands, tx 77384
281-618-7140
San Jacinto College Central
8060 spencer highway
pasadena, tx 77505
281-998-6150
San Jacinto College District Offce
4624 Fairmont parkway, suite 200
pasadena, tx 77504-3329
281-998-6150
San Jacinto College North
5800 uvalde road
houston 77049
281-998-6150
San Jacinto College South
13735 beamer road
houston, tx 77089-6099
281-998-6150
Wharton County Junior College
911 boling highway, suite a-113
wharton, tx 77488-3252
979-532-4560
Other Degree-
Granting Institutions
The Academy of Health Professionals
Southwest
8313 southwest Freeway, suite 300
houston, tx 77074
800-487-6728
The Academy of Health Professionals
Northwest
240 northwest mall boulevard
houston, tx 77092
800-487-6728
American College of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine
9100 park west drive
houston, tx 77063
713-780-9777
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
8880 telephone road
houston, tx 77061
713-644-7777
Bradford School of Business
4669 southwest Freeway, suite 100
houston, tx 77027
713-629-1500
Center for Advanced Legal Studies
3910 kirby drive, suite 200
houston, tx 77098-4151
713-529-2778
Center for International
Business Education
Prairie View A&M University
1b123a hobt, college of business
prairie view, tx 77446
936-261-9225
Commonwealth Institute
of Funeral Service
415 barren springs drive
houston, tx 77090
281-873-0262
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The Court Reporting Institute
13101 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
713-996-8300
CSB School of Broadcasting
1455 West Loop S., Suite 630
Houston, TX 77027
800-887-2346
Culinary Institute Alain and
Marie Lentre
7070 Allensby
Houston, TX 77022
713-692-0077
Global Energy Management Institute
University of Houston
334 Melcher Hall, Room 320
Houston, TX 77204-6021
713-743-3705
Interactive College of Technology
213 W. Southmore, Suite 101
Pasadena, TX 77502
713-920-1120
Interactive College of Technology
Greenspoint
256 N. Sam Houston Parkway, Suite 130
Houston, TX 77060
281-931-7717
Interactive College of Technology
Hillcroft
6200 Hillcroft, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77081
713-771-5336
ITT Technical Institute North
15651 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77090
281-873-0512
ITT Technical Institute South
1001 Magnolia Avenue
Webster, TX 77598
281-316-4700
ITT Technical Institute West
2950 South Gessner
Houston, TX 77063-3751
713-952-2294
The Ocean Corporation Diver Training
10840 Rockley Road
Houston, TX 77099
281-530-0202
Remington College
11310 Greens Crossing
Houston, TX 77067
281-899-1240
Rice Quantum Institute
6100 Main Street, SS-228
Houston, TX 77005
713-348-5103
Rice Technology Education Center Rice
University School of Continuing
Studies
6100 Main Street, Entrance 8
Houston, TX 77005
713-348-4803
St. Marys Seminary
9845 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024-3498
713-686-4345
Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary, J. Dalton Havard School for
Theological Studies
4105 Broadway Street
Houston, TX 77087
713-634-0011
Universal Technical Institute
721 Lockhaven Drive
Houston, TX 77073-5515
800-510-5072
Westwood College, South Campus
7322 Southwest Freeway, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77074
713-777-4433
LSC-Conroe Center
LSC-Montgomery LSC-University Center
Central Services and Training Center
LSC-EMCID
LSC-Kingwood
LSC-North Harris
LSC-Greenspoint Center
LSC-Carver Center
LSC-Fairbanks Center
LSC-CyFair
LSC-Tomball
LSC-University Park
Lone Star College System makes it
easy to step into the future of your
dreams. With fve colleges, six
satellite centers, and two university
centers across North Harris and
Montgomery counties, theres an
open door near you!
Discover the location nearest
you at LoneStar.edu.
Affrmative Action/EEO College System
Our open doors
surround you.
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neighborhoods & communities
neigHborHoods
& communities
Choose from a wealth of living options in
every style, location, and price range.
when you decide to call houston home, youll discover an extraordinarily
large number of housing choicesfrom gated master-planned communities
to near-town bungalows, family-friendly suburban neighborhoods to trendy
downtown lofts, and rent or lease options large and small. no matter what
your style or taste, youll fnd what youre looking for.
houston heights
The Houston Heights is a historic neighborhood minutes from
downtown with tree-lined streets, parks, acclaimed schools and
a great assortment of new construction homes, Victorian-era
and Craftsman bungalows.
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oustons oldest neighborhoods lie near the
central business district downtown. these
include the heights, where distinctively
updated turn-of-the-century homes stand next
to newly constructed victorian- and charleston-style cottag-
es with all the modern conveniences. montrose, an eclectic
mix of homes, townhomes and restaurants, is nestled near the
museum district. in macgregorriverside, just east of the
texas medical center near brays bayou, old homes are being
refurbished and new construction is taking place. the histor-
ic Fifth ward north of downtown is revitalized. the greater
third ward is home to such houston landmarks as texas
southern university and the university of houston. the
second ward and magnolia park areas on the east end are
two of the citys oldest hispanic neighborhoods.
in midtown, apartments, bungalows and townhomes are
within easy reach of some of the citys fnest antique dealers,
art galleries, and interior design boutiques. river oaks, one
of the oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods, sports white-
columned mansions dating from the 1920s and houstons
oldest country club. west university place, a small-town
cottage neighborhood in the shadow of rice university and
the texas medical center, is one of several incorporated
cities that lie within houstons borders. south side place,
situated along a portion of west university place, is only
one block wide and nine blocks long. bellaire, its own city
within the city and one of houstons first suburbs, is home
to a varied mix of residences of all sizes. braeswood and
stella link, perched along and adjacent to the banks of
brays bayou, have easy access to the texas medical center
and the reliant park complex.
westward outside the 610 loop, one of two major freeways
that circle the city, neighbor-
hoods take on personalities
all their own. to the north,
vibrant communities include
acres homes, aldine, garden
oaksoak Forest, greater
greenspoint and inwood
Forest. to the west, galleria
uptown park (uptown-hous-
ton.com) refects the excite-
ment of houstons galleria
and post oak shopping hub
and features soaring high-ris-
es with magnifcent city views. memorialspring branch fea-
tures large tree-covered lots and ranch-style homes mixed
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houstons oldest
neighborhoods
lie near the
central business
district, and
include neighbor-
hoods such as the
heights and
montrose.
old sixth ward
The oldest intact
neighborhood in
Houston is known
as the Old Sixth
Ward and has the
largest concentra-
tion of Victorian
homes in the region,
outside of Galveston.
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with modern new construction, both north and south of
interstate 10. tanglewood remains as one of houstons most
exclusive and desirable close-in neighborhoods, with the
houston country club nearby. the
memorial villages, a collection of some
of houstons toniest addresses, include
the incorporated municipalities of
piney point village, bunker hill village,
hedwig village, hunters creek village,
spring valley village and hilshire
villageeach with its share of some of
houstons most notable residents.
briargrove park, just inside beltway 8,
is a picturesque family-friendly neigh-
borhood on the west side.
Further west, beyond beltway 8 (the
sam houston tollway), more neigh-
borhoods and communities stretch from
the northwest to the southwest. the
west memorial area follows memorial
drive past wilcrest drive and offers se-
cluded, near-bayou living on tree-cov-
ered lots not far from lakeside country
club. walnut bend (walnutbend.org) is
a quiet, tucked-away community bor-
dering beltway 8 to the east and
westheimer road to the south. royal oaks is a gated commu-
nity of luxury homes surrounding its own private country club
(royaloakscc.com). and the lakes of bella terra (lakesofbella-
terra.com) offer resort-style living just thirty minutes from
downtown houston.
as one continues west along interstate 10, the city of katy
(katytexas.com) offers the charm of a small town and the quality
of life of a burgeoning suburb. cinco ranch (cincoranch.com)
provides exceptional master-planned community living on a
grand scale. and the town of Fulshear is home to dynamic
new developments for those who like the feel of country living
with easy access to big-city amenities. other communities in
far west houston include Firethorne (frethorne.info), grayson
lakes (graysonlakes.com), the lakes on eldridge (thelakesonel-
dridge.net), seven meadows (sevenmeadows.com) and
weston lakes (wlakes.com).
in northwest houston, along the u.s. 290 and Fm 1960
corridors, several compelling communities attract new fami-
lies and young professionals alike who value the top-rated
cypress-Fairbanks (cy-Fair) school district. the 11,400-acre
bridgeland community (bridgeland.com) embraces a lifestyle
within a peaceful, natural setting. coles crossing (colescross-
ing-hoa.com) is a master-planned community with 175 acres
devoted to recreation. Jersey village is an incorporated city in
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the area with a population of almost 200,000. the champions
Fm 1960 area has stylish neighborhoods, many tucked away
and hidden among tall pine trees. Fairfeld (visitfairfeld.com)
is a Friendswood development company neighborhood full
of lakes, parks, pools, and greenbelts.
other communities in the area include gleannloch Farms
(gleannlochfarms.com), northpointe, high meadow estates
(highmeadowranch.com), riata ranch, the town of magnolia
(cityofmagnolia.com), the spring-klein area (oldtown-springtx.
com), windrose (wind-roseca.org) and the city of tomball
(tomballtexas.com).
in northeast houston, seven dynamic communities share an
abundance of natural beauty near lake houston, as well as the
highly acclaimed humble independent school district.
atascocita (humbleareachamber.org), eagle springs (eagle-
springsonline.com), Fall creek (fallcreekhouston.com), the city
of humble (cityofhumble.com), kingwood (kingwoodonline.
com), summerwood (summerwoodonline.com) and walden
on lake houston (waldenonlakehouston.com).
to the north of houston lie montgomery county, home to
the city of conroe, population 43,000 and the woodlands
(thewoodlands.com), one of the most successful master-planned
communities in the nation, with 28,000 acres of lush forest, a
convention center, a conference center, two country clubs, a
hospital and medical center.
in southwest houston, neighborhoods include Fondren
southwest, gulfton, meyerlandsouth post oak, sharpstown,
and westbury.
Farther to the southwest, the major growth taking place
in Fort bend county has made it the site of more master-
planned communities than any other county in the state.
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auburn lakes
auburnlakes.com
augusta pines
aphomes.com
autumn creek
Friendswooddevelopment.com
avalon
visitavalon.com
barrington
barringtonkingwood.com
bentwater on lake conroe
bentwater.com
blackhorse ranch south
blackhorseranch.com
bridgeland
bridgeland.com
carlton woods
carltonwoods.com
canyon gate at the brazos
canyongate.com
cinco ranch
cincoranch.com
clear lake
clearlakecity.com
cypress creek lakes
cypresscreeklakes.com
eagle springs
eaglespringsonline.com
Fairfeld
visitfairfeld.com
Fall creek
Fallcreekhouston.com
Firethorne
Firethorne.info
First colony
Firstcolony.org
the French Quarter
on lake conroe
thefrenchquarteronlakeconroe.com
gleannloch Farms
gleannlochfarms.com
grayson lakes
graysonlakes.com
greatwood
greatwoodonline.com
kingwood
kingwoodonline.com
lakemont
visitlakemont.com
lakes at highland glen
lakesofhighlandglen.com
lakes of bella terra
lakesofbellaterra.com
lakes of cypress Forest
lakesofcypressforest.com
lakes of parkway
kickerillo.com
lakes on elridge north
lakesofbellaterra.com
legends ranch
canyonranch.com
long meadow Farms
longmeadowfarms.net
orchard lake estates
orchardlakeestates.com
riata ranch
riataranch.net
river park west
river-park-west.com
riverstone community
riverstonecommunity.com
rolling creek
kickerillo.com
royal oaks
royaloakscc.com
savannah
savannahtx.com
seven meadows
sevenmeadows.com
sienna plantation
siennaplantation.com
stone gate & canyon lakes
canyongate.com
summerwood
summerwoodonline.com
teaswood
teaswood.com
telfair
telfair.com
tuscan lakes
tuscanlakes.com
village creek
visitvillagecreek.com
vintage lakes
kickerillo.com
windrose
visitwindrose.com
windsor park lakes
wplakes.com
the woodlands
thewoodlands.com
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neighborhoods & communities
there the cities of alief, missouri city, richmond,
rosenberg, stafford (cityofstafford.com) and sugar land
(sugarlandtx.gov) form a vibrant network fueling the areas
growth. master-planned communities in Fort bend county
include First colony (frstcolony.org), greatwood (great-
wood-online.com), lake olympia, new territory (newterri-
tory.org), pecan grove plantation (www.pecangrovecc.
com), riverpark, riverstone (www.riverstonecommunity.
com),telfair (telfair.com) and sienna plantation (sienna-
plantation.com).
a variety of lifestyle options exist just south of the houston
area via interstate 45. cities like alvin (alvintexas.org),
pearland (ci.pearland.tx.us), pasadena (pasadenachamber.
org), Friendswood (www.ci.friendswood.tx.us), la porte
bayshore (laportechamber.org), la marque (ci.la-marque.
tx.us), texas city (texas-city-tx.org), baytown (baytown.
org), and galveston (galveston.com) each offer a full range
of city services and housing and employment options. the
bay area between houston and galveston is home to
nasas Johnson space center. communities include clear
lake (www.clearlakearea.com), clear lake shores, el lago,
kemah, league city, nassau bay, seabrook, south shore
harbor, taylor lake village, victory lake, and webster.
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heights
This historic
neighborhood,
just outside of
downtown, is
flled with
Victorian-era
homes and
Craftsman bun-
galows. Its tree-
lined streets and
acclaimed schools
are but a few of
the highlights of
this area.
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ith an abundance of new as well as established neighborhoods and
an ever-expanding population of new residents, houston is fertile
ground for home decorating, renovation and remodeling. a whole
host of noted architects, interior designers and decorators, land-
scape architects, home theater designers and swimming pool contractors
throughout the city provide professional services and consultation.
because of the nearly year-long moderate climate, residents take pride in cultivat-
ing lush gardens and thick, well-manicured lawns. a sampling of establishments that
serve the needs of houston gardeners includes teas nursery, houston garden centers,
cornelius nurseries, another place in time and buchanans native plants.
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These are just some of the landscaping and
gardening organizations in the Houston area.
Galveston Orchid Society
galvestonorchidsociety.org
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
houstonnaturecenter.org
Houston Rose Society
houstonrose.org
International Oleander Society
oleander.org
Lone Star Chapter of the American
Hibiscus Society
lonestarahs.org
Plumeria Society of America
theplumeriasociety.org
River Oaks Garden Club
riveroaksgardenclub.org
Urban Harvest
urbanharvest.org
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more than 550,000 total apartment units make this rental market the
fourth largest in the country. besides apartments, there are townhomes,
lofts, mid-rises, high-rises, condominiums, garage apartments and single-
family homes to choose from. not only do houstons rental rates compare favorably to
those in the rest of the country, but amenities that are considered luxuries elsewhere are
often standard fare in houston-area apartment complexes.
many houstonians have discovered the unique benefts of vertical living. new luxury
high-rise properties are fourishing in houston, most notably in the galleriapost oak
uptown park area. in downtown houston, creative restoration has transformed several
old city landmarks into luxury loft condominiums, with the convenience of being near the
urban nightlife of the central business district.
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texas law does not require renters insurance,
but almost everyone agrees its a good idea.
the property owners insurance does not
cover a renters personal belongings.
all residential rental dwellings must have
smoke detectors installed by the owner. rent-
ers are responsible for replacing batteries
and checking to make sure the smoke detector
works correctly. it is a violation of texas law
to disable or disconnect a smoke detector.
texas law requires that rental properties
must have the following security devices
provided at the owners expense: a keyless
deadbolt or a keyless bolting device on all
exterior doors; a peep-hole or clear glass
pane on all exterior doors; a keyed deadbolt
or door handle lock on a main entry door; a
pin lock and either a door handle latch or a
security bar on each sliding glass door; and
a window latch on each window.
For an overview of tenant rights from the Texas
attorney general, call the attorney generals Consumer
Protection Hotline at 713-223-5886 or 800-621-0508
or visit oag.state.tx.us/consumer/tenants.shtml
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Founded in 1908, bellaire is one of the
original suburbs of houston.
encompassed by houston and west
university place, bellaire is mostly a
residential town with a population of
over 15,000. bellaire is known for its
quiet neighborhoods and frst-rate
amenities, including libraries, parks
and recreational facilities, and highly
ranked schools. bellaire Zindler park
features a neighborhood pool, tennis
courts, a childrens playground, the
bellaire recreation center, and the
bellaire civic center. residents of
bellaire enjoy unique restaurants, bou-
tiques, and even the Fall arts Festival
in the spring. (www.gswhcc.org)
in the 60s and 70s most people left the
city for the suburbs, but today an in-
creasing number of people are coming
back. houstons urban core has under-
gone a transformation during the past
decade as investors have successfully
committed to making downtown an at-
tractive, clean and safe place for new in-
vestors, retailers, and tenants. the core
of downtown has a residential popula-
tion of over 4,000 and a rapidly increas-
ing 380,000 people live within a 5 mile
radius. downtown offers endless en-
tertainment possibilities with its world
class theater district and a thriving
night life scene centered in its historic
district. the warehouse district is
famous for its funky, alternative art
scene. as this city keeps expanding, op-
portunities to live, work, and play in
downtown houston are growing as
well. (www.downtowndistrict.org,
www.downtown-houston.org)
conveniently located 30 miles from
the hustle and bustle of downtown
houston, katy offers the appeal of
small town suburbia and close dis-
tance to houston area businesses and
recreational destinations. housing
options range from apartments and
condominiums to complete living
communities with water front and
golf course properties. school dis-
tricts in the area are nationally recog-
nized for their educational programs.
katy has a growing population of ap-
proximately 14,000. (www.katytexas.
com)
Founded in 1970, kingwood was
houstons frst and original master-
planned community. known as the
livable Forest, kingwood is famous
for the 75 miles of greenbelt trails that
comb the area where residents can
enjoy hiking and biking through the
woods along the lake and into the
nature reserve. with a population of
65,000, the city is divided into 25
neighborhoods, called villages. each
village has its own distinct style,
varying home prices, and private
neighborhood pools and other ameni-
ties for its residents. downtown
houston, greenway plaza, and
greenspoint are accessible through
metros park and ride service.
kingwood has been described as best
known for being a community that
exists in harmony with nature. (www.
kingwoodonline.com)
with a slogan of live and work, but
mostly play, the neighborhoods of lake
conroe have become sources of the
most sought after residential real estate
in the houston metropolitan area.
with a population of over 56,000, the
citys size has more than doubled since
2000. the lake extends about 21 miles
in length and covers over 20,000 acres.
bellaire
downtown houston
kingwood
katy
lake conroe
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the citys historic downtown is a place
for late-night fun and live music with
numerous theaters, pubs, and lakeside
restaurants. the city is home to the
sam houston national Forest, w.
goodrich Jones state Forest, and 21
city parks. housing options range from
traditional neighborhood homes to
luxurious lakefront condominiums.
lake conroe is located in montgomery
county, a recognized leader in the gulf
coast area and throughout texas for
academic excellence and innovative
learning concepts. (www.gcedc.org,
www.lakeconroecvb.org)
memorial is a wealthy area of houston
located along the buffalo bayou on
interstate 610 and west of downtown.
the area is the home of memorial park,
one of the largest urban parks in the
u.s. the park is popular for its golf,
running and cycle courses and has
upwards of 3 million visitors each year.
within memorial is an area called
the villages, which includes the cities
of bunker hill village, hedwig village,
spring valley village, hilshire village,
piney point village, and hunters creek
village. popular attractions in the area
are the memorial city mall, town &
country village, the lifestyle center,
and the citycentre.
midtown is one of the most up and
coming sectors of downtown houston
and a popular choice for young and
middle aged professionals to live.
priding itself as one of the most pedes-
trian-friendly neighborhoods of
houston, midtown is packed with high
rise apartment buildings, restaurants
and nightlife all within walking dis-
tance of its residents. situated directly
between downtown and the texas
medical center with three of its own
metrorail stations, location is a big
attraction and reason to live in
midtown. (www.houstonmidtown.com)
home to music venues, vintage shop-
ping, historic residential architecture
and the museum district, montrose is
one of the most eclectic areas in houston.
established in 1911, this area has built
up a strong identity over its long history.
the houston museum district encom-
passes more than 50 cultural institu-
tions, museums and art galleries; among
them the museum of Fine arts, houston
and the contemporary arts museum,
houston which are located in south
montrose. in 2009 the american
planning association named montrose
as one of the ten great neighborhoods
in the united states.
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Well known as one the most aff luent
and exclusive residential areas in
all of Houston, River Oaks is
home to over 14,000 residents.
The community spans about 1,200
acres and is protected by very
comprehensive building restrictions
and high architectural standards
which ensure that the area can
never be invaded by multi-family
housing or commercial structures.
The median home has an appraised
value of more than $1,000,000.
River Oaks is south of Memorial
Park/Rice Military, and just three
miles west of downtown.
Amenities and services include the
historic River Oaks Theatre, the
River Oaks Shopping Center, River
Oaks Park, and the Bayou Bend
Gardens. The River Oaks Country
Club, located within the community
on the northern end of River Oaks
Boulevard, has a private golf course
that was designed by world-class golf
architect, Donald Ross.
The Spring CDP (census-designated
place) has a population of more than
35,000. Located 20 miles North of-
Houston, Springs residents enjoy
several parks, complete with picnic pa-
vilions, basketball courts, baseball and
softball felds, playgrounds, canoeing
and jogging trails. Mercer Arboretum
and Botanic Gardens, Cypresswood
Golf Club, and SplashTown Waterpark
offer recreation and entertainment to
residents as well. Restored homes,
quaint shops, museums, and art
galleries can be found in the Old
Town Spring shopping area.
With a population of over 80,000,
Sugar Land is one of the fastest
growing cities in Texas and most
economically strong suburbs of
Houston. It is located approximately
20 miles southwest of downtown
Houston, and it recently replaced
Galveston as the second most impor-
tant city in the metropolitan area.
Master-planned communities featur-
ing golf-courses, country clubs, and
lakes contribute to home values. The
community offers exceptional schools,
libraries, and civic organizations.
Sugar Land was named Fittest City in
Texas from 2004-2006. (www.
ci.sugar-land.tx.us)
Uptown Houston is an area of urban so-
phi s t i -
cat i on,
style, and cosmopolitan energy.
Centrally located in the uptown district
of Houston, the Galleria is comprised of
upscale restaurants, shopping, hotels,
and high-rise offces that exceed over
200,000 working professionals and visi-
tors daily. Representing more than 11
percent of Houstons total offce space,
Uptown is the seventeenth-largest busi-
ness district in the United States.
Known as the center of Houstons high
fashion scene, the Uptown/Galleria area
features trendy shopping centers,
upscale boutiques, as well as local high-
fashion designers and stores. Uptown is
also host to Houstons largest hotels and
boasts an array of housing options in-
cluding upscale apartments, high-rise
condominiums, cozy patio homes and
spacious town houses. Luxurious subdi-
visions offer in-town estates with some
of Houstons most esteemed addresses.
(www.uptown-houston.com)
The Heights is Houstons oldest
River Oaks
Spring
Sugar Land
The Galleria/Uptown
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the heights is houstons oldest
planned community located in north-
west-central houston. the heights is
known for its diverse population and
small-town quality of life while still
being in the heart of houston. in ad-
dition to the older single-family
homes, numerous high-rise and mid-
rise condos are being developed in re-
sponse to the tremendous population
growth predicted in the years to come.
the 19th street historic business
district offers a unique variety of spe-
cialty boutiques, antique shopping,
and family dining. the heights has
its very own arts and crafts market,
offering visitors the opportunity to
mingle with local artists and artisans
on the frst saturday of every month.
(www.houstonheights.org)
nestled in 28,000 acres of native
forest, the woodlands, has been the
best-selling community in texas since
1990. comprised of eight villages
with a wide array of housing options,
the community features family homes,
estates, townhouses, urban lofts,
apartments, and condominiums
ranging anywhere from $100,000 to
over $3,000,000.
the woodlands is home to the
woodlands mall, the woodlands
resort and conference center, the
woodlands waterway marriott hotel
and convention center, and the
cynthia woods mitchell pavilion, a
regional concert venue. educational
options are varied, with over 10
private schools and academies, 19
public schools, 25 preschools, as well
as higher education at montgomery
college and the university center.
(thewoodlands.com)
the third most expensive neighbor-
hood in houston, west university
place (west u), is a community of
upper-middle class families within
the houston metropolitan area.
often thought of as its own city
inside of a city, west u operates its
own fire department and police
department. currently, over 14,000
residents live in this city that spans
over 1,200 residential acres. every
block includes unique bungalows,
newly remodeled homes, as well as
an abundance of upscale, beautiful
housing options under construction.
housing options range in price from
the $200,000s to over $2 million
dollars. (www.gswhcc.org)
the heights
the woodlands
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waterway
Linking shopping,
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areas in Town Cen-
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and serves as both a
park and a unique
transit system.
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health care
HeAltH cAre
Live within minutes of the worlds
fnest health care.
ask houstonians what they like most about living in houston, and chances
are, one of the things theyll mention is medical care. From the world-re-
nowned texas medical center south of downtown to fne community hospitals
in outlying areas, houston boasts medical facilities and expertise second to
none. the citys hospitals are routinely ranked among the top in the nation,
and many houston doctors and surgeons are considered number one in
their felds.
texas medical center
The worlds largest health care complex is found at the Texas Medical Center,
home to 46 nonproft institutions including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
Texas Childrens Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital.
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ith 5.5 million patient visits a yearmany
from outside the united statesthe texas
medical center has 46 not-for-proft member
institutions providing patient care, cutting-
edge research, and education for medical and nursing students.
beyond its impact on health care, the texas medical center
is houstons largest single-site employer, with more than
73,000 employees. hospitals include memorial hermann
(memorialhermann.org), the primary teaching hospital for
the university of texas medical school in houston and a
level i trauma center. memorial hermann healthcare system
operates hospitals in katy, Fort bend county, the woodlands,
memorial city and the northwest, southeast and southwest
areas of houston.
the methodist hospital (methodisthealth.com), for sixty
years the home of internationally acclaimed heart surgeon
michael debakey, is among the countrys top centers for
otolaryngology, neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology,
gynecology, heart surgery, psychiatry and urology. one of
the top ten heart centers in the country, the texas heart
institute of st. lukes episcopal health system (sleh.com) is
where the frst heart transplant in the united states was
performed, thanks to the pioneering work of dr. denton
cooley. st. lukes cares for more than half a million patients
each year, and through an affliation with kelsey-seybold
clinic, patients have access to the expertise of more than 320
physicians in more than ffty specialties and subspecialties
practicing at eighteen locations throughout the houston area.
texas childrens hospital (texaschildrenshospital.com) is
internationally recognized for exceptional comprehensive care
and trailblazing research. consistently ranked among the
nations top ten pediatric hospitals, texas childrens, in affli-
ation with houstons renowned baylor college of medicine,
ranks first in national institute of health (nih) research
funding for pediatric hospitals, participating in more than
four hundred groundbreaking research projects.
the university of texas m. d. anderson cancer center
(mdanderson.org) is ranked as the nations top cancer hospital
in u.s. news and world reports 2008 list of americas best
hospitals and has ranked as one of the top two hospitals for
cancer care for nineteen years, since the magazine began its
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texas
childrens
hospital
The nations
largest pediatric
hospital, Texas
Childrens
Hospital is
also ranked as
the ffth best
pediatric hospital
in the U.S. (U.S.
News and World
Report, 2006).
memorial herman
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RANKED AMONG THE
TOP 1%
OF U.S. HOSPITALS.
Were ranked among Americas 50 Best Hospitals

by HealthGrades

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At Memorial Hermann, we believe it takes steadfast dedication to make breakthroughs come to
life. Thats why were especially proud to be named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals
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HealthGrades. We earned this distinction by demonstrating consistent, outstanding patient care
and a deep commitment to clinical excellence across multiple specialties which ensures better
outcomes for our patients and a higher level of care for the community.
* As part of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System: The Woodlands, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest Hospitals.
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annual survey in 1990. many of the advances that have
pushed the combined fve-year survival rate for all cancers to
66 percent were initiated at m. d. anderson. today its new
proton therapy center is making great strides in treating
many types of cancer by directing highly targeted radiation
to cancerous tissue while sparing healthy tissue.
the houston area has an abundance of services for the
elderly, including more than 280 assisted-living facilities,
80 skilled-care facilities and about 30 independent-living
communities. some of the notable facilities are the
buckingham (buckinghamhouston.com), treemont (tree-
mont.com), clarewood house (clarewoodhouse.com),
terrace at west university (terraceliving.com) and
parkway place (bucknerretirement.org/houston-home.
shtml). additionally, home health care is provided through
a number of organizations, such as sheltering arms
(shelteringarms.org).
houstonians take to pets in a big way, so its no surprise
that you can find every pet service and activity imaginable,
from doggie day spas to pet training, pet get-togethers
(yappy hour) and dedicated rescue groups for countless
breeds and all types of four-footed friends. regardless of
where they live, houston pet lovers are never far from ex-
ceptional veterinary care. many of houstons veterinarians
are graduates of the renowned college of veterinary
medicine at texas a&m university, one of the top veterinary
schools in the country.
memorial
hermann
hospital
Opened in
1907, Memorial
Hermann was the
second hospital to
operate a civilian
air ambulance
service in the
United States.
Its frst LifeFlight
mission was
in 1976.
pet care
senior care
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Cancer
1 university of texas m. d. anderson
cancer center
29 methodist hospital
Digestive Disorders
16 methodist hospital
23 university of texas m. d. anderson
cancer center
28 st. lukes episcopal hospital
Ear, Nose & Throat
2 university of texas m. d. anderson
cancer center
21 methodist hospital
Geriatrics
28 methodist hospital
41 st. lukes episcopal hospital
Gynecology
12 university of texas m. d. anderson
cancer center
35 methodist hospital
Diabetes & Endocrinology Disorders
29 st. lukes episcopal hospital
24 methodist hospital
41 university of texas m. d. anderson
cancer center
Heart & Heart Surgery
5 st. lukes episcopal hospital
19 methodist hospital
Kidney Disorders
27 methodist hospital
36 memorial hermann hospital
40 st. lukes episcopal hospital
Neurology & Neurosurgery
13 methodist hospital
27 st. lukes episcopal hospital
Ophthalmology
13 methodist hospital
Orthopedics
29 methodist hospital
40 texas orthopedics hospital
Psychiatry
9 the menninger clinic
22 methodist hospital
Rehabilitation
4 memorial hermann hospital (tirr)
Respiratory Disorders
37 st. lukes episcopal hospital
22 methodist hospital
Rheumatology
23 methodist hospital
Urology
9 university of texas m. d. anderson
cancer center
13 methodist hospital
25 st. lukes episcopal hospital
50 memorial hermann hospital
source: u.s. news & world report, 2010
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top institutions. to qualify for u.s. news and world reports
rankings, a hospital has to be affiliated with a medical
school, belong to the council of teaching hospitals, or
offer a wide array of advanced services, such as robotic surgery and im-
age-guided radiation therapy.
the texas heart institute at st. lukes episcopal hospital has been
listed as one of u.s. news and world reports top ten hospitals in heart
and heart surgery for eighteen consecutive years. in addition memorial
hermanntexas medical center was one of ffteen major hospitals to
receive thomas healthcares 2006 performance leader award. and st.
lukes episcopal health systems neuroscience center was named a
center of excellence by the 20062007 neuroscience center of
excellence survey.
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Referral Services
Baylor Family Medicine Clinic
baylorfamilymedicine.org
713-798-7700
Baylor-Methodist Primary
Care Associations
methodisthealth.com
713-790-3333
HCA Houston
hcahouston.com
713-852-1500
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
kelsey-seybold.com
713-442-0000
Memorial Hermann
Healthcare System
mhhs.org/services/physiciansrch.html
713-222-2273
Methodist Health
Care System
methodisthealth.com
713-790-3333
St. Joseph Medical Center
sjmctx.com
713-757-1000
St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital
stlukestexas.com
832-355-4343
Tenet Health
tenethealth.com
800-743-6333
Texas Childrens Hospital
texaschildrenshospital.org/fndadoctor/default.asp
832-824-1111
Texas Childrens
Pediatric Associates
texaschildrenspediatrics.org
832-824-2999
University of Texas M. D.
Anderson Cancer Center
mdanderson.org/patients_public
800-392-1611
University of Texas Medical
School of Houston
utdocs.com
888-488-3627
UTMB Hospitals
utmbhealthcare.org/directory
409-772-1011
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1. Acuity Hospital of Houston
281-921-5300
2001 hermann drive
houston, tx 77004
2. Alvin Diagnostic & Urgent Care
Center
281-331-6141
301 medic lane
alvin, tx 77511
3. Angleton Danbury Medical Center
979-849-7721
132 hospital drive
angleton, tx 77515
4. Apex Hospital Katy
281-392-5700
25660 kingsland boulevard
katy, tx 77494
5. Bayshore Medical Center
713-359-2000
4000 spencer highway
pasadena, tx 77504
6. Bayside Community Hospital
409-267-3143
200 hospital drive
anahuac, tx 77514
7. Behavior and Rehabilitation
Hospital of Bellaire
713-600-9509
5314 dashwood
houston, tx 77081
8. Bellville General Hospital
979-865-3141
44 n. cummings
bellville, tx 77418
9. Ben Taub General Hospital
713-873-2000
1504 taub loop
houston, tx 77030
10. Brazosport Regional Health System
979-297-4411
100 medical drive
lake Jackson, tx 77566
11. Cambridge International
Management, Inc.
713-790-1153
7505 Fannin, suite 510
houston, tx 77054-1913
12. Childrens Hospital
409-772-1011
820 market street
galveston, tx 77555
13. Childrens Memorial
Hermann Hospital
713-704-5437
6411 Fannin
houston, tx 77030
14. CHRISTUS St. Catherine Health
and Wellness Center
281-599-5700
701 s. Fry
katy, tx 77450
15. CHRISTUS St. John Hospital
281-333-5503
18300 st. John drive
nassau bay, tx 77058-6302
16. Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
281-332-2511
500 medical center boulevard
webster, tx 77598
17. Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital
281-286-1500
655 e. medical center boulevard
webster, tx 77598
18 Cleveland Regional Medical Center
281-593-1811
300 e. crockett street
cleveland, tx 77327
19. Conroe Regional Medical Center
936-539-1111
504 medical center boulevard
conroe, tx 77304-2808
20. Cornerstone Hospital
of Houston Bellaire
713-295-5300
5314 dashwood
houston, tx 77081
21. Cornerstone Hospital of Houston
Clear Lake
281-332-3322
709 medical center boulevard
webster, tx 77598
22. Cypress Creek Hospital
281-586-7600
17750 cali drive
houston, tx 77090-2700
23. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
281-890-4285
10655 steepletop drive
houston, tx 77065
24. Devereux Texas Treatment Network
281-335-1000
1150 devereux drive
league city, tx 77573-2043
25. Doctors Diagnostic Hospital
281-622-2900
1017 s. travis
cleveland, tx 77327
26. Doctors Hospital Parkway
281-765-2600
233 w. parker road
houston, tx 77076-2915
27. Doctors Hospital Tidwell
281-618-8500
510 w. tidwell
houston, tx 77091
28. Dubuis Hospital of Houston
713-756-8660
1919 la branch
houston, tx 77002
29. East Houston Regional
Medical Center
713-393-2000
13111 east Freeway
houston, tx 77015-5803
30. First St. Hospital
713-665-1111
4801 bissonnet boulevard
bellaire, tx 77401
31. Foundation Surgical Hospital
713-314-4444
5410 west loop s.
bellaire, tx 77401
32. Healthbridge Childrens Hospital
281-293-7774
2929 woodland park drive
houston, tx 77082-2687
33. HealthSouth Hospital for
Specialized Surgery
713-528-6800
5445 la branch
houston, tx 77004
34. HealthSouth Hospital of Houston
281-580-1212
17506 red oak drive
houston, tx 77090
35. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
281-446-6148
19002 mckay drive
humble, tx 77338-5701
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36. HealthSouth Rehabilitation
Hospital of North Houston
281-364-2000
18550 interstate 45 south
conroe, tx 77384
37. Houston Northwest Medical Center
281-440-1000
710 Fm 1960 west
houston, tx 77090-3402
38. Houston Physicians Hospital
281-335-1700
333 n. texas avenue
webster, tx 77598
39. ICON Hospital
281-883-5500
19211 mckay drive
humble, tx 77338
40. The Institute for Rehabilitation
and Research
713-799-5000
1333 moursund street
houston, tx 77030-3405
41. Intracare Medical Center Hospital
713-790-0949
7601 Fannin
houston, tx 77054
42. Intracare North Hospital
281-893-7200
1120 cypress station
houston, tx 77090
43. Jennie Sealy Hospital
409-772-3584
301 university boulevard
galveston, tx 77555-0460
44. John Sealy Hospital
409-772-1011
301 university boulevard
galveston, tx 77555-0144
45. Katy Rehabilitation Hospital
281-579-5678
21720 kingsland boulevard
katy, tx 77450
46. Kindred Hospital Bay Area
713-473-9700
1004 seymour
pasadena, tx 77506
47. Kindred Hospital Houston
713-790-0500
6441 s. main
houston, tx 77030
48. Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest
281-897-8114
11297 Fallbrook drive
houston, tx 77065
49. Kingwood Medical Center
281-348-8000
22999 u.s. highway 59
kingwood, tx 77339
50. Kingwood Pines Hospital
281-358-1495
2001 ladbrook drive
kingwood, tx 77339
51. Kingwood Specialty Hospital
281-312-4000
300 kingwood medical drive
humble, tx 77339
52. Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital
936-336-7316
1353 n. travis street
liberty, tx 77575
53. Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital
713-566-5000
5656 kelley street
houston, tx 77026
54. Mainland Medical Center
409-938-5000
6801 emmett F. lowry expressway
texas city, tx 77590-2500
55. Memorial Hermann Hospital
713-704-4000
6411 Fannin
houston, tx 77030-1501
56. Memorial Hermann
Katy Hospital
281-644-7000
23900 katy Freeway
katy, tx 77494
57. Memorial Hermann
Memorial City Medical Center
713-932-3000
921 gessner
houston, tx 77024


58. Memorial Hermann
Northeast Hospital
281-540-7700
18951 memorial north
humble, tx 77338
59. Memorial Hermann
Northwest Hospital
713-867-2000
1635 north loop w.
houston, tx 77008-1532
60. Memorial Hermann
Southeast Hospital
281-929-6100
11800 astoria boulevard
houston, tx 77089-6098
st lukes
episcopal
hospital
Offering a wide range
of cardiovascular
services, this 10-story,
325,000 square-foot
building has been
involved in every
major development
in cardiovascular
surgery since 1944.
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61. Memorial Hermann
Southwest Hospital
713-456-5808
7600 beechnut
houston, tx 77074-4302
62. Memorial Hermann
Sugar Land Hospital
281-499-4800
17500 w. grand parkway
sugar land, tx 77479
63. Memorial Hermann
Surgical Hospital Kingwood
281-312-4000
300 kingwood medical drive
kingwood, tx 77339
64. Memorial Hermann
The Woodlands Hospital
281-364-2300
9250 pinecroft
the woodlands, tx 77380-3218
65. Menninger Clinic
713-275-5000
2801 gessner drive
houston, tx 77080
66. Methodist Hospital
713-790-3311
6560 Fannin
houston, tx 77030-2707
67. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
281-274-7000
16655 southwest Freeway
sugar land, tx 77479-2343
68. Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
281-477-1000
18220 tomball parkway
houston, tx 77070-4347
69. Nexus Specialty Hospital
Shenandoah Campus
281-364-0317
123 vision park boulevard
shenandoah, tx 77384
70. Nexus Specialty Hospital
The Woodlands
281-364-0317
9182 six pines drive
the woodlands, tx 77380-3606
71. North Cypress Medical Center
832-912-3773
21214 northwest Freeway
cypress, tx 77429
72. Oak Bend Medical Center
281-341-3000
1705 Jackson street
richmond, tx 77469-3246
73. Park Plaza Hospital
713-527-5000
1313 hermann drive
houston, tx 77004
74. Patients Medical Center
713-948-7050
4600 e. sam houston parkway south
pasadena, tx 77505
75. Physical Rehabilitation
Hospital of Bellaire
281-207-8200
11929 w. airport boulevard
stafford, tx 77477
76. Plaza Specialty Hospital
713-285-1000
1300 binz
houston, tx 77004
77. Quentin Mease Community Hospital
713-873-3700
3601 n. macgregor
houston, tx 77030
78. Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital
North Houston
936-444-1700
117 vision park boulevard
conroe, tx 77384-3606
79. Renaissance Hospital
713-697-7777
2807 little York road
houston, tx 77093-3405
80. Riverside General Hospital
713-526-2441
3204 ennis street
houston, tx 77004-3213
81. St. Joseph Medical Center
713-757-1000
1401 st. Joseph parkway
houston, tx 77002-8393
82. St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital
832-355-1000
6720 bertner
houston, tx 77030-2697
83. St. Lukes Sugar Land Hospital
281-637-7000
1317 lake point parkway
sugar land, tx 77479
84. St. Lukes The Woodlands Hospital
936-266-2000
17200 st. lukes way
conroe, tx 77384
85. San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
281-420-8600
4401 garth road
baytown, tx 77521-3160

86. Select Specialty Hospital
Houston Heights
713-861-6161
1917 ashland
houston, tx 77008-3946
trevisio
restaurant
In addition to
outstanding
hospitals, the
Texas Medical
Center is also
home to Trevisio
Restaurant, an
upscale Italian
restaurant.
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87. Select Specialty Hospital
Houston Medical Center
713-861-6161
6447 main street
houston, tx 77030-1595
88. Select Specialty Hospital
Houston West
713-861-6161
9430 old katy road
houston, tx 77055
89. Shriners Burns Hospital
Galveston
409-770-6600
815 market street
galveston, tx 77550-2725
90. Shriners Hospital for Children
713-797-1616
6977 main street
houston, tx 77030-3701
91. Solara Hospital Conroe
682-831-9670
1500 grand lake drive
conroe, tx 77034
92. Spring Branch Medical Center
713-467-6555
8850 long point road
houston, tx 7705
93. Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital
281-276-7599
1325 highway 6
sugar land, tx 77478
94. Sugar Land Surgical Hospital
281-243-1000
1211 highway 6, suite 70
sugar land, tx 77478
95. Surgery Specialty Hospitals of
America Southeast Houston
713-378-3069
4301-b vista
pasadena, tx 77504
96. Sweeny Community Hospital
979-548-3311
305 n. mckinney street
sweeny, tx 77480-2801
97. Texas Childrens Hospital
832-824-1000
6621 Fannin
houston, tx 77030
98. Texas Orthopedic Hospital
713-794-3498
7401 s. main
houston, tx 77030
99. Texas Specialty Hospital of Houston
713-640-2400
6160 south loop e.
houston, tx 77087-1010
100. Tomball Regional Hospital
281-401-7500
605 holderrieth street
tomball, tx 77375
101. Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital
281-539-2900
17080 red oak drive
houston, tx 77090
102. Triumph Hospital
713-807-8686
7333 north Freeway
houston, tx 77076
103. Triumph Hospital Baytown
713-691-6556
1700 James bowie drive
baytown, tx 77520
104. Triumph Hospital Central Houston
713-529-8922
105 drew street
houston, tx 77006
105. Triumph Hospital Clear Lake
713-691-6556
350 blossom street
webster, tx 77598
106. Triumph Hospital East Houston
713-807-8686
15101 east Freeway
channelview, tx 77530
107. Triumph Hospital North Houston
713-691-6556
7407 north Freeway
houston, tx 77076-2999
108. Triumph Hospital Northwest
832-249-2700
205 hollow tree lane
houston, tx 77090-2801
109. Triumph Hospital Southwest
281-275-6000
1550 First colony boulevard
sugar land, tx 77479
110. Triumph Hospital Tomball
281-255-5600
505 graham drive
tomball, tx 77375
111. Triumph Hospital
Town and Country
281-275-6000
1120 business center drive
houston, tx 77043
112. University General Hospital
713-375-7100
7501 Fannin
houston, tx 77030
113. The University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
713-792-2121
1515 holcombe boulevard
houston, tx 77030-4095
114. The University of Texas
Medical Branch at Galveston
409-772-1902
301 university boulevard
galveston, tx 77555-5302
115. Veterans Affairs Medical Center
713-791-1414
2002 holcombe boulevard
houston, tx 77030
116. Vista Medical Center Hospital
713-378-3000
4301-b vista
pasadena, tx 77504-2117
117. West Houston Medical Center
281-558-3444
12141 richmond avenue
houston. tx 77082-2408
118. West Oaks Hospital
713-995-0909
6500 hornwood drive
houston, tx 77074
119. West Pavillion
713-790-0790
6447 main
houston, tx 77030
120. Winnie Community Hospital
409-296-6000
538 broadway
winnie, tx 77665
121. The Womans Hospital of Texas
713-790-1234
7600 Fannin
houston, tx 77054
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fitness
fitness
Exercise your options for good health.
getting a workout and staying in shape just seems to be easier in houston
than in other cities. being a southern city, houston enjoys mild winters that
allow for outdoor activities essentially twelve months of the year. to that
end there are hundreds of miles of hike-and-bike trails, and even neigh-
borhoods provide picturesque environments for early morning or evening
walks, runs, or rides. Fitness centers abound as well, from exclusive private
clubs like the houstonian, the houston city club and the houston racquet
club and nationally franchised centers like 24 hour Fitness and bally
total Fitness to local Ymcas and independent ftness facilities. many of
these facilities offer a wide range of options for ftness and exercise, including
yoga, pilates, racquetball, karate, jazzercise, spinning, swimming, basketball,
weight training and more.
houston heights
With an abundance of tree-lined streets and parks Houston
Heights is a great place for early morning or afternoon runs.
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wo of the most popular jogging trails make their
way around the outer perimeters of both
memorial park and rice university. the seymour
lieberman exercise trail at memorial park is a
2.93-mile crushed granite and packed-earth jogging trail which
is lighted and has restrooms and water fountains along the way.
the trail around rice university is also approximately three
miles in length and follows a picturesque, oak-tree-shaded path
within the vibrant area in which the campus lies adjacent to
west university neighborhoods, the texas medical center and
hermann park. the trail is not lighted and there are no rest-
rooms or water fountains.
the houston parks and recreation department (houstontx.
gov/parks) oversees 350 parks and more than 200 green spaces,
along with nearly a hundred miles of hike-and-bike trails. the
harris county park system website (www.hctx.net/parks)
provides detailed information and maps of parks as varied
as the armand bayou nature center, bear creek pioneers
park, george bush park and terry hershey park.
if tennis is your game, youll fnd three major tennis centers
and over 150 neighborhood courts. the citys three main tennis
centers are homer Ford in macgregor park (5225 calhoun
road, 713-842-3460); memorial (1500 memorial loop in
memorial park, 713-867-0440); and lee leclear in southwest
houston (9506 south gessner, 713-272-3697). there are also
an abundance of private
tennis clubs and country clubs
throughout houston that main-
tain both indoor and outdoor
courts of varying surfaces.
other private ftness and ex-
ercise facilities exist as resident
amenities in many apartment
complexes, hi-rise condomin-
iums, gated communities, and
private neighborhoods. ask
your realtor for specifc details
in the areas of the city you
may be interested in.
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and recreation
department
(houstontx.gov/
parks) oversees 350
parks and more
than 200 green
spaces, along with
nearly a hundred
miles of hike-and-
bike trails.
buffalo
bayou park
Buffalo Bayou
Park near down-
town is a popular
spot for joggers.
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dining
Savor the favors of a city with international fair.
with a population as ethnically diverse as houstons, it stands to reason
that an eclectic restaurant scene would emerge to refect that diversity.
and thats exactly what has happened. in fact, houston has become a food
lovers paradise. name any country and most likely there is a restaurant in
the houston area that serves delectable dishes from back home.
tacos a go-go
Serving some of the most authentic Tex-Mex in Houston,
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he great restaurants in houston come in
all price ranges and all shapes and sizes and
are found in all areas and neighborhoods
around town. with such a vast and varied
assortment of fine eateries from which to choose, many
houstonians rely on word of mouth and the recommenda-
tions of trusted friends to make their selections. Yet reli-
able restaurant guides are available throughout the city and
online. as houston continues to grow, new restaurants are
sure to follow.
local favorites for exception-
al dining include tonys, cafe
annie, ninos, mockingbird
bistro, brenners, pappas bros.
steakhouse, carrabbas, the
raven grill, ouisies table
and prego. popular national
restaurants houstonians enjoy
include smith and wollensky,
mortons, vic and anthonys
steakhouse, the capital grille,
sullivans steakhouse, p.F. changs china bistro and
many more.
other local establishments feature gulf coast seafood,
mexican, chinese, indian, French, italian, persian, thai,
vietnamese, Japanese, korean, hunan, puerto rican,
brazilian, peruvian and argentinean cuisinea virtual
smorgasbord of favors you owe it to yourself to experience.
bon apptit!
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red cat jazz cafe
Just half a block from Market Square, this sophisticated jazz venue is
housed in a narrow brick building that dates back to Houstons early
days. Its French Quarter atmosphere and blues and jazz sounds show-
case the good times in the born-again downtown.

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clothing
Once a 1930s
department store,
this stylish bar
still offers vintage
apparel for sale
and is located in
the heart of the
historic district.
local dining
establishments
feature a virtual
smorgasbord of
favors you owe
it to yourself
to experience.
bon apptit!
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deans
credit
clothing
Once a 1930s
department store,
this stylish bar
still offers vintage
apparel for sale
and is located in
the heart of the
historic district.
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shopping
sHoPPing
Why the world comes to Houston to shop.
houston is indeed a shopping mecca. From lavish malls like the galleria
and memorial city to storefront neighborhoods like post oak, highland
village, uptown park, river oaks shopping center and rice village,
houstons shopping scene is as vibrant and diverse as the city itself. little
enjoying an international clientele who return to houston again and again.
the galleria
The Houston region is a shopping mecca with its countless options
ranging from the Galleria, home to the areas only Nordstrom, to
eclectic shops in the Heights and antiques in nearby Roundtop.
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eiman marcus, nordstrom, macys, brooks
brothers, tiffany & co. and saks Fifth avenue
all have stores here. For everything you need
to decorate your new houston home, theres
crate and barrel, williams sonoma, restoration hardware,
ikea, pottery barn and much more. houston pavilions in
downtown offers more than just shopping, with great dining
and entertainment all in one convenient, stylish spot.
visit katy mills outlet mall on interstate 10 in katy for
bargain shopping. both conroe and cypress boast outlet malls
with their own bargains.
For groceries, many houstonians like central market, whole
Foods, h-e-b, costco, rice epicurean, kroger signature
stores and the houston Farmers market in the heights.
antique stores and art galleries abound in the museum
district along bissonnet street, the upper kirby area along
Ferndale street, the montrose area along hazard street and
in the heights along both Yale street and heights boulevard.
Just a short drive out of the city, the little towns of chappell hill
and round top host annual
antique and fea markets each
fall that attract the most dis-
criminating collectors.
no matter what youre
looking for and no matter
how much or how little you
want to spend, youre bound
to fnd itand moresome-
where in houston.
no matter what
youre looking
for, no matter
how much or how
little you want
to spend, youre
bound to fnd it.
heights theatre
This funky antiques store is a former theater located on
19th Street in the historical Houston Heights neighborhood.
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Filled with
information and
merchandise, the
Houston Visitors
Center, the largest
in the U.S., also
has a cafe for
hungry patrons.
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job opportunities & hiring trends
Job oPPortunities
& Hiring trends
How to fnd a job in Houston.
once dominated by oil-related jobs, houstons economy has diversifed as
new, core industries join energy in the regional employment mix. these di-
versifying sectors account for 71 percent of the net job growth since 1986,
according to calculations made by the greater houston partnership based on
the university of houstons institute of regional Forecasting data.
houston pavilions
Exciting big-name venues like the House of Blues can be found at
Houstons newest mixed-use development, which opened in the fall
of 2008. Houston Pavilions, located downtown, also features dining,
retail and offce space.
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1. MemorialHermann
HealthcareSystem*
19,500employees
2.ContinentalAirlines,Inc.*
16,000employees
3.TheUniversityofTexas
M.D.AndersonCancer
Center*
15,000employees
4.ExxonMobil*
13,000employees
5. ShellOilCompany*
13,000employees
6.KrogerCompany*
12,000employees
7. NationalOilwellVarco*
10,000employees
8.TheMethodistHospital*
9,991employees
9.TheUniversityofTexas
MedicalBranchat
Galveston*
9,318employees
10. BaylorCollegeofMedicine*
9,232employees
11. HP*
9,000employees
12. ARAMARKCorp.*
8,500employees
13. Chevron*
8,000employees
14. PappasRestaurants,Inc.*
8,000employees
15.HCA*
7,855employees
16.BPAmerica,Inc.*
7,387employees
17. Macys
7,000employees
18.BakerHughes
Incorporated*
7,000employees
19.AT&T*
6,900employees
20.ExxonMobilChemical
Company-Baytown
ChemicalComplex
6,500employees
21. TheDowChemical
Company,Freeport*
6,100employees
22.H-E-B*
6,000employees
23.St.LukesEpiscopal
HealthSystem*
6,000employees
24.TexasChildrensHospital*
6,000employees
25.Halliburton*
5,748employees
26.EPCO,Inc.*
5,700employees
27. FiestaMart,Inc.
5,500employees
28.KBR*
5,089employees
29.LyondellBasellIndustries*
5,080employees
30.CenterPointEnergy*
5,000employees
he Greater Houston Partnership and Workforce Solutions
implemented an innovative approach to meet employ-
ers skill shortages through an initiative to align the re-
gions education and training offerings with employers
immediate needs.
One major element of this initiative has focused on the shortage of
registered nurses in the Gulf Coast region. The coalitions Health
Services Steering Committee was recognized with a national award in
2001 as an exemplary partnership.
Also, the Texas Workforce Commission awarded the Workforce
Solutions a grant to expand the model program at the University of
Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for upgrading staff to registered
nurse positions, including six area hospitals that chose to partici-
pate. That initiative resulted in a 20 percent increase in local
nursing school enrollment and a corresponding increase in the
number of nursing school facilities.
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To help fnd the job thats right for you,
try these resources.
WorkforceSolutions
Thisnetworkof29careercenterslocated
throughouttheGulfCoastregion
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1. Hewitt Associates, LLC
employee beneft consultation and administration;
executive compensation and salary administration
consultation; employee communication; and
human resource strategy consultation.
1,501 employees
top executive: alberto santos,
regional manager
2601 research Forest dr.
the woodlands, tx 77381-4211
phone: (281) 363-0456
Fax: (281) 363-9049
www.hewittassociates.com
2. DiverseStaff, Inc.
temporary staffng, contract staffng and direct hire.
315 employees
top executive: david harris, ceo
3262 westheimer rd., suite 431
houston, tx 77098
phone: (713) 522-0000
Fax: (713) 533-9526
www.diversestaff.com
3. Clover Global Solutions, LP
provides facilities management, information
management and contract workers primarily to
the oil and gas industry.
300 employees
top executive: carolyn j sutton, president
16225 park ten place, one park ten plaza, suite 420
houston, tx 77084
phone: (281) 994-5900
Fax: (281) 994-5901
www.clovergs.com
4. Houston Works, USA*
business description: provides skilled
employees to houston-area businesses through
employment and training services.
300 employees
top executive: larry v green, esq, ceo
p.o. box 667128
houston, tx 77266-7128
phone: (713) 654-1919
Fax: (713) 655-0715
www.houstonworks.org
5. Corporate Staffng
business description: provides personnel on a
temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent basis
for executive, management, supervisory, staff or
clerical levels in a multitude of industries.
172 employees
top executive: allan fnch, cpa, president
800 wilcrest dr., suite 240
houston, tx 77042-2387
phone: (713) 789-1522
Fax: (713) 789-5788
www.corpstaff.com
6. Mercer*
market leader and worldwide partner business
description: human resources consulting,
outsourcing and investments.
110 employees
top executive: philip tenenbaum, houston
1000 main, suite 2900
houston, tx 77002
phone: (713) 276-2100
Fax: (713) 276-2118
www.mercer.com
7. Burnett Staffng Specialists*
temporary and direct-hire staffng of accounting,
administrative/clerical, engineering, human
resources, information technology, legal, light
industrial, sales, telephone skills and employee
development training.
95 employees
top executive: sue burnett, president
9800 richmond ave., suite 800
houston, tx 77042-4548
phone: (713) 977-4777
Fax: (713) 977-5974
www.burnettstaffng.com
8. Richard, Wayne & Roberts
personnel services, with fundamental strength
in sourcing, identifying and recruiting qualifed
candidates to satisfy clients needs.
85 employees
top executive: dick weiss, managing partner
24 greenway plaza, suite 1304
houston, tx 77046-2486
phone: (713) 629-6681
Fax: (713) 623-2740
www.rwr.com
9. Talent Tree
temporary staffng services.
80 employees
top executive: brenda harris, president & coo
9703 richmond ave., suite 200
houston, tx 77042-4620
phone: (713) 361-7312
Fax: (713) 353-6607
www.talenttree.com
10. Meador Staffng Services Inc.
provides full-service personnel staffng for all of
the houston area from six offce locations.
80 employees
top executive: ben f meador jr, president
722a Fairmont pkwy. pasadena, tx 77504
phone: (713) 941-0616
Fax: (713) 941-3582
www.meador.com
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Greater Houston Partnership
713-844-3600
Acres Homes Citizen Chamber of
Commerce
281-820-2620
African American Chamber of
Commerce of Greater Houston
713-692-7003
Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber
of Commerce
281-331-3944
Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce
409-267-4190
Angleton Chamber of Commerce
979-849-6443
Bay Area Houston
Economic Partnership
281-486-5535
Baytown Chamber of Commerce
281-422-8359
Baytown/West Chambers County
Economic Development Foundation
281-420-2961
Bee Development Authority
361-358-2023
Brazoria Chamber of Commerce
979-798-6100
Central Houston, Inc.
713-650-1470
Clear Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce
281-488-7676
Cleveland Economic
Development Corporation
281-592-0439
Coldspring San Jacinto County
Chamber of Commerce
936-653-2184
Community Chamber of Commerce
of East Montgomery County
281-354-0051
Conroe Chamber of Commerce
936-756-6644
Crosby/Huffman
Chamber of Commerce
281-328-6984
Cy-Fair Houston
Chamber of Commerce
281-373-1390
Dayton Community
Development Corporation
936-257-0055
Deer Park Chamber of Commerce
281-479-1559
Economic Alliance
Houston Port Region
281-867-1112
Economic Development
Alliance for Brazoria County
979-848-0560
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
281-491-0800
Fort Bend County
Community Development
281-341-4410
Friendswood Chamber of Commerce
281-482-3329
Galena Park Chamber of Commerce
713-672-6443
Galleria Chamber of Commerce
713-629-5555
Galveston Chamber of Commerce
409-763-5326
Galveston Economic
Development Partnership
409-770-0216
Greater Cleveland
Chamber of Commerce
281-592-8786
Greater Conroe Economic
Development Council
936-756-6644
Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area
Chamber of Commerce
936-756-6644
Greater Fort Bend Economic
Development Council
281-242-0000
Greater Heights Area
Chamber of Commerce
713-861-6735
Greater Shepherd
Chamber of Commerce
936-628-3890
Greater Southwest Houston
Chamber of Commerce
713-666-1521
Greater Tomball Area
Chamber of Commerce
281-351-7222
Hempstead Chamber
of Commerce
979-826-8217
Hempstead Economic
Development Corporation
979-826-2900
Houston Citizens
Chamber of Commerce
713-522-9745
Houston East End
Chamber of Commerce
713-926-3305
Houston Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce
713-644-7070
Houston Intown
Chamber of Commerce
713-524-8000
Houston Northwest
Chamber of Commerce
281-440-4160
Houston Technology Center
713-658-1750
Houston West Chamber of Commerce
713-785-4922
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Humble Area Chamber of Commerce
281-446-2128
Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
281-391-5289
Katy Area Economic
Development Council
281-396-2200
Kingwood Chamber of Commerce
281-360-4321
La Marque Economic
Development Corporation
409-938-9258
La Porte Bayshore
Chamber of Commerce
281-471-1123
Liberty Dayton Area
Chamber of Commerce
936-336-5736
Magnolia Area Chamber of Commerce
281-356-1488
Native American
Chamber of Commerce
832-251-6367
North Channel Area
Chamber of Commerce
713-450-3600
North Galveston County
Chamber of Commerce
281-534-4380
North Houston Greenspoint
Chamber of Commerce
281-260-3163
Oak Ridge North Economic
Development Corporation
281-367-0727
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
281-487-7871
Pearland Area Chamber of Commerce
281-485-3634
Pearland Economic
Development Corporation
281-652-1627
Rosenberg Richmond Area
Chamber of Commerce
281-342-5464
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
409-925-8558
Seabrook Economic
Development Corporation
281-291-5730
Sealy Economic
Development Corporation
979-885-3511
Shepherd Economic
Development Corporation
936-628-1271
South Belt Ellington
Chamber of Commerce
281-481-5516
South Houston Chamber of Commerce
713-943-0244
South Montgomery County
Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
281-367-5777
South Montgomery County
Woodlands Economic
Development Partnership
281-363-8130
Stafford Economic
Development Corporation
281-261-3900
Texas Chamber of Electronic Commerce
713-621-9220
Texas City La Marque
Chamber of Commerce
409-935-1408
Tomball Economic
Development Corporation
281-401-4086
Tri-County Black
Chamber of Commerce
832-875-3977
Waller Economic
Development Corporation
936-931-5151
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Apartments & Condominiums/
High Rises
Personette & Associates
www.personette.net
Page 9
Rockwell Management
www.rockwellmgmt.com
Page 71
Whiteco Residential/
Dominion Post Oak
www.dominionpostoak.com
Page 73
Banks & Credit Unions
Wells Fargo Bank
www.wellsfargo.com
Page 37
Churches & Synagogues
Congregation Emanu El
www.emanuelhouston.org
Page 53
Houstons First Baptist Church
www.houstonsfrst.org
Page 59
Second Baptist Church
www.second.org
Page 2
Education
Aldine ISD
www.aldine.k12.tx.us
Page 87
Art Institute of Houston
www.artinstitutes.edu/houston
Page 89
British School of Houston
www.britishschool.org
Page 65
Faith West Academy
www.faithwest.org
Page 81
First Baptist Academy
www.f bahouston.org
Page 59
Fort Bend Baptist Academy
www.f bba.org
Page 79
John Cooper School, The
www.johncooper.org
Page 92
Lone Star College
www.lonestar.edu
Page 93
Memorial Lutheran Church & School
www.mlchouston.org
Page 86
Prairie View A&M University
www.pvamu.edu
Page 79
School of the Woods
www.schoolofthewoods.org
Page 90
Second Baptist School
www.secondbaptistschool.org
Page 88
St. Stephens Episcopal
School Houston
www.ssesh.org
Page 83
Texas Southern University
www.tsu.edu
Page 91
Health Care
Memorial Hermann
Healthcare System
www.memorialhermann.org
Page 109
Home Builders
Perry Homes
www.perryhomes.com
Page 27
Trendmaker Homes
www.trendmakerhomes.com
Page 97
Neighborhoods & Communities
Aliana Development
www.alianahouston.com
Page 35
Bridgeland
www.bridgeland.com
Page 101
First Colony
Community Association
www.frstcolony.org
Page 99
Friendswood Development
www.friendswooddevelopment.com
Pages 4 & 5
The Woodlands
www.theWoodlands.com
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Realtors
Barcenas Real Estate
www.barenasrealestate.com
Page 23
Bernstein Realty
www.bernsteinrealty.com
Outside Back Cover, Page 121
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
www.cbunited.com
Page7
Heritage Texas Properties
www.heritagetexas.com
Page 3
Houston Association of Realtors
www.har.com
Page 15
Janie Miller-
George L Murray & Company
www.janiemillerrealtor.com
Page 102
Keller Williams Realty-
Greater NW Houston
www.kwhouston.com
Page 105
Martha Turner Properties
www.marthaturner.com
Page 1
Melinda Noel-
Greenwood King Properties
www.houstonrealestate.greenwoodking.com
Page 103
Michael Hamilton-Trend Setter Realty
www.trendsetterrealty.com/houston
Page 101
Re/Max Cinco Ranch
www.rehouston.com
Page 100
Re/Max Metro
www.joshhillrealestate.com
Page 104
Sterling Relocation
www.sterling-relo.com
Page 73
Suzanne Anderson Properties
www.andersonprops.com
Page 100
Transportation
METRO
www.rideMETRO.org
Page 39
Port of Houston Authority
www.portofhouston.com
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PORT OF HOUSTON
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Gateway to World Markets
PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY
Largest foreign tonnage
port in the U.S.
More than 57 active cargo wharves
along 25 miles of the Houston
Ship Channel
Serving 1,000 ports in over
100 countries
7th largest overall container
port in U.S. serving 50 million
consumers within 500 mile radius
of Houston
Intermodal connectivity at PHA is
unrivaled on the U.S. Gulf Coast,
offering direct access to multiple
rail lines and one of the most
efcient highway systems
in North America
The Port of Houston Authority received the coveted 2007 Presidents E Star Award for export
service in recognition of the PHAs export cargo growth.
The Barbours Cut Container Terminal and Central Maintenance Facility were the rst U.S.
port facilities to develop, implement and maintain an innovative Environmental Management
System that meets the rigorous standards of ISO 14001.
PHA is also the rst port authority in the world to receive ISO 28000:2007 certication for Port
Police and the perimeter security operations at both the Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals.
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