Houston is the largest city in Texas. Is is located in the southeast part of the state near the Gulf of Mexico.
Sam Houston was the commander-in-chief of the Texas troops who fought a successful war of rebellion against Mexico.The port of Houston ranks high among U.S. ports in foreign tonnage handled. The city is one of the major business, financial, science, and technology centers. Houston is the leader in oil and natural-gas production. It is the energy capital of the world.
Among the city's many visitor attractions are the Museum of Fine Arts, Space Center Houston, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, George Ranch Historical Park, Reliant Park, and nearby San Jacinto Battlefield.