report a City of Houston concern (such as a water main break, sewer
problem, traffic signal problem, abandoned vehicle, question about
garbage, traffic court date, etc.), or to obtain non-emergency
information, or just to voice your opinion call 3-1-1 .
Two brothers, J.K. and A.C. Allen, founded Houston
on August 30, 1836 just a few months after the end of the Texas War
for Independence. They named the new settlement for the hero of that
war, General Sam Houston.