While 44% of the population is Hispanic, it is believed that almost half a million illegal immigrants live here. However, while Houston was once a city with security concerns, remains a hub for drug traffic and stands at #6 in murders for large cities, all indications are that this is now largely a safe place to live and work. (The three most dangerous in the country are St. Louis, Camden and Detroit, while I noted that New Orleans is #13 and Baton Rouge #16. Houston is not in the worst 25)
The city is home to professional teams in football, baseball, basketball and soccer. There are 165 golf courses, including the Tour 18, which simulates 18 of the most famous PGA tour holes, and the price of play here is reasonable. They have a 17-block theater district and has 337 parks
gaining in cuisine excellence. I'm afraid, though, that my stay here is vegetative near the airport, for my only two meals here were a Subway sandwich with Chinese vegetable soup and beer yesterday, and a giant Taco Bell (maybe the ultimate in T-M) feast, also with beer, today, for they are just across the street. Both were enjoyed in my room watching football games on TV. I leave tomorrow for Las Vegas, but will someday return to really see Houston.