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Encyclopedia > Pasadena, Texas
City of Pasadena

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Nickname: "Strawberry Capitol"
Location in the state of Texas.
Location in the state of Texas.
Coordinates: 29°40′34″N 95°10′26″W / 29.67611, -95.17389
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Government
 - Mayor John Manlove
 - City Council (Chair) John Manlove

District A: Ralph Riggs
District B: Jackie Welch
District C: Leroy Stanley
District D: Jack Douglass
District E: Jim Barker
District F: James Guthrie
District G: Dana Philibert
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District H: J.J. Isbell
Area
 - City  44.5 sq mi (115.3 km²)
 - Land  44.2 sq mi (114.4 km²)
 - Water  0.4 sq mi (0.9 km²)
Elevation  30 ft (9.1 m)
Population (2004)
 - City 141,674
 - Density 3,208.2/sq mi (1,238.7/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77501-77508
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-56000GR2
GNIS feature ID 1343631GR3
Website: http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/

Pasadena is a city southeast of Houston in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. It is the second largest city in the county, 15th largest in the state and 159th largest in the United States, next to its namesake city, Pasadena, California, the 160th largest. The area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston. At the time of its founding, the land's lush, flowering vegetation inspired Burnett to name the city after Pasadena, California. This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... North American telephone area codes 281, 713 and 832 are state of Texas area codes which serve the Houston area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Galveston redirects here. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city's population was 141,674. It boasts the largest all volunteer municipal fire department in the United States, the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department. The city's economy is closely linked to the nearby Houston Ship Channel and its related industrial districts, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in the bordering Clear Lake area. The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... The Pasadena, Texas Fire Department is said to be the largest single municipal volunteer fire department in the United States. ... The Port of Houston is the port of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. ... NASA Logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility of Houston in 1989. ... Clear Lake City is a master-planned community located in southeast Harris County, Texas. ...

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History

The first inhabitants of the area are believed to have been the cannibalistic Karankawa Indians, who lived throughout the Gulf coast region. Karankawa A group of Native American peoples, now extinct, known collectively as the Karankawa (also Karankawan, Clamcoëhs, and called in their language Auia), played a pivotal part in early Texas history. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ...


Birthplace of Texas

Pasadena is near the location of the final battle of the Texas Revolution, which occurred on April 21, 1836. The Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna was captured at Vince's Bayou. A monument to that battle, known as the San Jacinto Monument, is located on the outskirts of the city on the ship channel. Because this was the last conflict that led to the Mexican surrender, Pasadena and neighboring Deer Park are known as the "Birthplace of Texas." Washington County, Texas shares the claim to that title, since that is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. Combatants Mexico Republic of Texas Commanders Antonio López de Santa Anna{POW} Manuel Fernandez Castrillon† Juan Almonte{POW} Sam Houston{wounded} Strength about 1,400 800 Casualties 630 killed, 208 wounded, 730 captured 9 killed, 26 wounded For other battles of the same name, see San Jacinto. ... Combatants Texas Mexico Commanders Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston Antonio López de Santa Anna Martin Perfecto de Cos Strength c. ... Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), also known simply as Santa Anna, was a Mexican political leader who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government, first fighting against independence from Spain... The San Jacinto Monument is a 171 meter ( 561 feet ) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. ... Deer Park is a city in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area and is situated in Southeast Texas. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. ...


The Allen Ranch

A large ranch occupied what is now western Pasadena all the way to Harrisburg, Texas. That ranch was known as the Allen Ranch. By 1888, the Allen Ranch contained 15,000 acres (60 km²) in Harris County, 10,000 acres (40 km²) in Brazoria County, Texas with grazing lands in Galveston and Fort Bend Counties. Sam Allen had started the ranch 45 years earlier with 350 acres (1.4 km²). When he was 62, he suffered a sunstroke and was buried in nearby Harrisburg in 1888. Harrisburg was founded before 1825 on the east shore of the Buffalo Bayou in present-day Harris County, Texas, on land belonging to John Richardson Harris. ... The Allen Ranch ranch was one of the first and longest running ranches in Texas history. ... Brazoria County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas located on the Gulf Coast within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Galveston County Courts Building Galveston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Official website: www. ... Sam Allen was a long serving servant of Swindon Town football club. ...


The 19 mile (31 km) fence

The Galveston, Harrisburg & Houston Railroad ran through the Allen ranch. There was a problem of cattle being regularly killed on the tracks and in 1875, Sam Allen built a 19 mile (31 km) fence along the east side of the railway right of way to keep the cattle off the tracks. The fence ran from Harrisburg to League City and had four rails and a top rail wide enough to walk on. A gate was placed in the fence at the Harrisburg-Lynchburg Road with a large sign above instructing that it should be closed at all times. The area east of this railroad fence running from Buffalo Bayou to the tracks on Sims Bayou ran all the way to Galveston Bay. It contained 100,000 acres (400 km²) of grazing land for cattle. Harrisburg was founded before 1825 on the east shore of the Buffalo Bayou in present-day Harris County, Texas, on land belonging to John Richardson Harris. ... League City is a city located in Galveston County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Map of the Buffalo Bayou and associated watershed Buffalo Bayou at this location, just south of San Felipe Dr. Buffalo Bayou is a main waterway flowing through Houston, Texas, USA. It begins on the west side of the city and flows east to the Houston Ship Channel. ... Galveston Bay is a large estuary located along Texass coastline. ...


First settlements

Downtown Pasadena after the 1915 Hurricane.
Downtown Pasadena after the 1915 Hurricane.

In the area were small post along Buffalo Bayou such as Lynchburg, Clinton, Morgans Point, La Porte and the larger towns of Harrisburg and Houston. Many other "proposed" towns in or near present day Pasadena were set up but short lived and either abandoned or never even got off the ground. Some of these included, Germantown, later known as Frostown, Hamilton, which tried to steer away residents of Harrisburg, San Jacinto a town across from the Lynchburg Ferry, Louisville just down stream. A huge development called Buffaloe at the mouth of Vince Bayou was proposed by Merriweather Woodson Smith on July 8, 1837. He had purchased 2,222 acres (8.99 km²) from the William Vince survey, but not lots were ever sold. Image File history File linksMetadata Pasadena_TX_Old_Downtown. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pasadena_TX_Old_Downtown. ... La Porte is a city in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Harrisburg was founded before 1825 on the east shore of the Buffalo Bayou in present-day Harris County, Texas, on land belonging to John Richardson Harris. ... Houston redirects here. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1892 Colonel John H. Burnett of Galveston established an unnamed townsite on the Vince Survey just east of the Allen Ranch. Burnett was involved in both construction and promoting railroads and knew the impact of railroads on the value of property. The land was sold in 10 acre lots. He had also established the nearby towns or Deepwater and Genoa, later to be incorporated into Pasadena and Houston. Genoa Township was a township located about 15 miles south-east of Houston, Texas. ...


Naming of Pasadena

Much speculation has surrounded the true story on how Pasadena, Texas received its name. It is claimed by some sources that the word "Pasadena" is Spanish for "land of flowers." [1] There is also a story from Pasadena, California on the origins of the word as follows; Dr. Thomas Elliott was searching for a new name of his Southern California town, had contacted an Indian missionary friend in Michigan who had worked with the Minnesota Chippewa Indians. He submitted four names for translation: "Crown of the Valley," "Key of the Valley," "Valley of the Valley," and "Hill of the Valley." The names came back starting with "Weo-quan pa-sa-de-na," "Hat of the Valley." All the names ended in "pa-sa-de-na (of the valley)". The name was put to a vote, and due to its euphonious nature, it was accepted as Pasadena. After Pasadena, California was established Burnett had visited the area and decided that area near the Vince Bayou looked very similar to Pasadena, and named the new Texas town after it. [2] Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... For other uses of Chippewa, see Chippewa (disambiguation). ...


Geography

Pasadena is located at 29°40′34″N, 95°10′26″W (29.676196, -95.173845)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 115.3 km² (44.5 mi²). 114.4 km² (44.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (0.81%) is water. The city is bordered by the Houston Ship Channel (Buffalo Bayou / San Jacinto River) to the north. The southeastern most part of the city fronts Galveston Bay. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Port of Houston is the port of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. ... Map of the Buffalo Bayou and associated watershed Buffalo Bayou at this location, just south of San Felipe Dr. Buffalo Bayou is a main waterway flowing through Houston, Texas, USA. It begins on the west side of the city and flows east to the Houston Ship Channel. ... Map of the San Jacinto River and associated watershed The San Jacinto River runs from Lake Houston in Harris County, Texas to Galveston Bay. ... Galveston Bay is a large estuary located along Texass coastline. ...


Climate

The climate of Pasadena is that of neighboring Houston. Hot and humid summers with mild winters typical of the Southern United States. Historic Southern United States. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 61 (16) 66 (18) 73 (22) 79 (26) 85 (29) 91 (32) 94 (34) 93 (33) 89 (31) 82 (27) 72 (22) 65 (18) 79 (26)
Rec high °FC) (year) 84 (29) (1975) 91 (33) (1986) 96 (36) (1946) 95 (35) (1987) 99 (37) (1996) 103 (39) (1980) 105 (41) (1939) 107 (42) (1980) 109 (43) (2000) 97 (36) (1938) 90 (32) (1934) 85 (29) (1995) 109 (43) (2000)
Average low °F (°C) 41 (5) 44 (6) 51 (10) 58 (14) 65 (18) 71 (21) 73 (22) 73 (22) 68 (20) 59 (15) 50 (10) 44 (6) 58 (14)
Rec low °F (°C) (year) 5 (-15) (1940) 14 (-10) (1951) 22 (-6) (2002) 31 (-1) (1987) 44 (7) (1978) 50 (10) (1970) 62 (17) (1990) 60 (16) (1992) 46 (8) (1942) 29 (-2) (1993) 19 (-7) (1976) 7 (-14) (1989) 5 (-15) (1940)
Average precipitation:
inches (mm)
3.9 (99) 2.9 (74) 3.5 (89) 3.6 (91) 5.6 (142) 5.1 (129) 3.4 (86) 3.7 (94) 4.3 (109) 4.7 (119) 3.7 (94) 3.6 (91) 47.9 (1217)
Maximum precipitation:
inches (mm) (year)
13.11 (333) (1891) 9.80
(249) (1959)
10.66 (271) (1922) 10.92 (277) (1976) 15.87 (403) (1907) 19.21 (488) (2001) 14.80 (376) (1900) 15.43 (392) (1915) 13.37 (340) (1913) 17.64 (448) (1949) 14.10 (358) (1943) 14.38 (365) (1923) 72.86 (1851) (1900)
Source: Weatherbase[3]

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Transportation

Pasadena is served by three freeway systems. Interstate 45 is the closest interstate to the Pasadena city limits. The main freeway artery is the Pasadena Freeway (Texas 225). The east side of the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) runs through the eastern portion of the city. Image File history File links I-45. ... Image File history File links Texas_225. ... Image File history File links Texas_3. ... Image File history File links Texas_146. ... Image File history File links Texas_Beltway_8. ... Image File history File links Samhoustontollway. ... Interstate 45 (I-45) is an Interstate Highway located entirely within the U.S. state of Texas. ... State Highway 225, or SH 225, is an east-west freeway in the Houston area between the Interstate 610 Loop in Houston and State Highway 146 in La Porte. ... Beltway 8 is a highway located in Houston, Texas. ... Sam Houston Tollway, also Sam Houston Parkway and Beltway 8, is a Texas state highway located in Houston. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 141,674 people, 47,031 households, and 35,179 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,238.7/km² (3,208.1/mi²). There were 50,367 housing units at an average density of 440.4/km² (1,140.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.45% White, 1.63% African American, 0.68% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 21.30% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.24% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 47,031 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.48. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,522, and the median income for a family was $42,541. Males had a median income of $34,330 versus $25,869 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,301. About 13.2% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

The city has several museums, including the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Bay Area Museum and Armand Bayou Nature Center. Pasadena also has a community theater (Pasadena Little Theatre), a large rodeo each year (Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo) and orchestra (the Pasadena Philharmonic). The city's newspaper is the Pasadena Citizen.


Because of its location near the enormous amount of refineries that dot the ship channel (which help to make Houston's petrochemical complex the largest in the nation), Pasadena has been dubbed by locals with the nickname "Stinkadena." Another reason for the name may be the large sewage treatment plant located along State Highway 225 that links Houston to Pasadena. Another nickname, "Pasa-get-down-dena", was coined in the mid-1980s by a Houston morning radio DJ named Moby on his show Moby in the Morning on the long gone station, 97 Rock. At least two country music songs have been recorded with "Pasa-get-down-dena" as the title: one by Kenefick on their album "Hard Road," and John Evans on his album "Biggest Fool in Town." Petrochemicals are chemical products made from raw materials of petroleum (hydrocarbon) origin. ... State Highway 225, or SH 225, is an east-west freeway in the Houston area between the Interstate 610 Loop in Houston and State Highway 146 in La Porte. ... Kenefick is a town located in Liberty County, Texas. ...


Gilley's and Urban Cowboy

A vintage Gilley's belt buckle

Pasadena was enshrined in film history when John Travolta, Debra Winger and others descended on the city to film the 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy, which depicted life and young love in Pasadena. The film centered around the city's enormous honky-tonk bar Gilley's, which was co-owned by country music star Mickey Gilley. In 1989 Gilley's suffered an arson fire that gutted the interior, but the building's shell was still standing until 2006 when it was demolished by the Pasadena Independent School District, its current owner. Only the old sound recording studio remains. The old sign was moved to the Cowboy Ranch, a local restaurant no longer in business. After the restaurant's demise the sign was actioned off on the website eBay. Gilley still makes his home in Pasadena. Image File history File links Gilleys. ... Image File history File links Gilleys. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer. ... Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an Academy Award- nominated American actress. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Mickey Gilley (b. ... Pasadena Independent School District is a school district that is based in Pasadena, Texas. ... This article is about the online auction center. ...


Strawberry Festival

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 caused many people to resettle in Pasadena. Clara Barton of the American Red Cross purchased 1.5 million strawberry plants and sent them to Pasadena to help victims of the flood get back on their feet. By the 1930s those crops had flourished so much that Pasadena was claiming the moniker of Strawberry Capital of the World. At its height, the city's strawberry growers shipped as many as 28 train carloads of strawberries each day. To honor that history, the city still holds an annual "Strawberry Festival," and today Strawberry Road stretches through much of the city near where the old strawberry crops grew. Lowest pressure 936 mbar (hPa; 27. ... Famed American nurse Clara Barton, first president of the American Red Cross. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... For other uses, see Strawberry (disambiguation). ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Institutions of higher education include:

  • University of Houston–Clear Lake (partially in Pasadena, partially in Houston)
  • San Jacinto College (Central Campus and System Headquarters) a community college system which serves all of Pasadena as well as all and portions of several other school districts.
  • Texas Chiropractic College Founded in 1908, Texas Chiropractic College is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the nation and recognized as one of the very best. TCC is accredited as a Level V doctoral degree granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It shares this distinction with other reputable medical schools such as Baylor College of Medicine and the UT Medical Branch at Galveston. TCC has maintained continuous accreditation since 1971 and enjoys a stable and secure financial condition as well, annually generating an operational surplus. Its first-of-its-kind Hospital Rotations Program is a pioneer in the integrated health care field. The program provides interns the opportunity to rotate in nearly 30 hospitals and clinics throughout the Houston metropolitan area, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Texas Chiropractic College is The Future in Health Care.

The University of Houston–Clear Lake, often called UH–Clear Lake or UHCL, is an upper level university located in the cities of Pasadena, Texas and Houston, Texas. ... San Jacinto College is a community college system in the Greater Houston area in the U.S. state of Texas. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ...

Primary and secondary schools

Most of city of Pasadena is served by the Pasadena Independent School District. Some of the eastern part is served by Deer Park Independent School District, some of the southern part is served by Clear Creek Independent School District and La Porte Independent School District. Pasadena Independent School District is a school district that is based in Pasadena, Texas. ... Deer Park Independent School District is a public school district based in Deer Park, Texas, but also includes parts of neighboring Pasadena. ... Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) is a school district based in League City, Texas (USA). ... La Porte Independent School District is a school district based in La Porte, Texas, United States. ...


Public libraries

Pasadena owns the Pasadena Public Library [1]. In addition Pasadena residents are served by the Harris County Public Library. The nearest HCPL branch to Pasadena is the South Houston Library in South Houston. The Harris County Public Library West University Branch and the West University Place Recreation Center, both located in West University Place, Texas Harris County Public Library is a public library system operated in Harris County, Texas. ... South Houston is a city located in Harris County, Texas. ...


Postal service

The United States Postal Service operates four post offices in Pasadena: USPS and Usps redirect here. ...

  • Pasadena Post Office at 1199 Pasadena Boulevard, 77501-9998
  • John Foster Post Office at 1520 Richey Street, 77502-9998
  • Bob Harris Post Office at 102 North Munger Street, 77506-9998
  • Debert L. Atkinson Post Office at 6100 Spencer Highway, 77505-9998

Famous residents/natives

For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress, writer and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, who competed as Miss Tennessee USA Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who competed as Miss Kentucky USA Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, who competed as Miss North Carolina USA Not to be confused with Miss America. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Mickey Gilley (b. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Ronald Clark OBryan (nicknamed The Candyman) was a murderer in Pasadena, Texas who killed his son Timothy on Halloween, 1974 with cyanide-laced candy in order to claim $30,000 in life insurance money. ... RJ Helton (born May 17, 1981 in Cumming, Georgia, USA) is an American singer and was the fifth place contestant in the first season of American Idol. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Christopher Keith Sampson (born May 23, 1978 in Pasadena, Texas, United States) is a right-handed, Major League pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...

Parks

Harris County operates two community centers in Pasadena [2].

Community services

Harris County Hospital District operates the Strawberry Health Center in Pasadena. The Harris County Hospital District is a governmental entity with taxing authority that owns and operates three hospitals and numerous clinics throughout Harris County, Texas. ...


Community information

San Jacinto Branch YMCA is located in Pasadena. Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ...


References

External links

Coordinates: 29.676196° N 95.173845° W The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Flag of Texas Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown
METROPOLITAN AREA
Counties Austin | Brazoria | Chambers | Fort Bend | Galveston | Harris | Liberty | Montgomery | San Jacinto | Waller
"Principal"
cities
Houston | Sugar Land | Baytown | Galveston
Cities and
towns
Alvin | Angleton | Bellaire | Cleveland | Clute | Conroe | Dayton | Deer Park | Dickinson | Freeport | Friendswood | Galena Park | Hitchcock | Hempstead | Humble | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy | Lake Jackson | La Marque | La Porte | League City | Liberty | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Pasadena | Pearland | Richmond | Rosenberg | Santa Fe | Seabrook | Sealy | South Houston | Stafford | Texas City | Tomball | Webster | West University Place
Unincorporated areas Atascocita | Channelview | Cloverleaf | Cypress | Klein | Spring | The Woodlands

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With a population of about 125,000, Pasadena is often recognized for its strong industrial base and for its tremendous success in early years as an agricultural area and the present home of the Strawberry Festival.
The Pasadena area remained an open prairie with scattered use by cattlemen until the construction of the La Porte and Northern Railroad introduced the area to new settlement.
Pasadena ISD was founded in 1898 and was the first independent school district in Harris County.
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