With a population of 2.3 million, Houston is the fourth largest city by population in the US. It is largest city by population in Texas. The city is located in Southeast Texas, and is the seat of Harris County. The city has multiple Fortune 500 companies, more than any other city in the United States besides New York City. The Houston Metropolitan area boasts an economy with a gross domestic product of over 489 billion dollars annually.
Houston is home to many tourist attractions. Houston hosts a yearly Comic Con which attracts thousands.
Houston is home to many professional sports teams including the Houston Astros, the Houston Texans, and the Houston Dynamo. Over 7 million people visit the Museum districts of Houston.
Houston has many excellent Universities and Colleges including the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, The University of St. Thomas, Houston Baptist University, and Rice University.
The largest newspaper is the Houston Chronicle. Houston also boasts an international airport, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the William P. Hobby Airport, and the Ellington Airport.
Houston has robust city services. The Fire Department is World’s Largest Accredited Municipal Fire Agency and the third largest department in the United States with 93 fire stations, 4035 firefighters, and a $500,000,000 a year budget. The Fire Chief is Rodney West.
The Police Department is quite large and receives an operating budget of over $400,000,000 a year. The Police Chief is Martha I. Montalvo. The department responds to over a million calls a year.
Houston is a very fit city. Houston has over fifty CrossFit facilities.
Houston’s senators are Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The Houston representative is Congressman John Culberson.