Huntsville is a city in as well as the county seat of Walker County, Texas. Currently the city is home to over 38,500 residents, and sits at the center of the Huntsville Micropolitan Area. The city is located just 70 miles north of Houston, the largest city in Texas, and it is currently the home of not only Sam Houston State University, which is widely considered to be one of the more prestigious state college in Texas, but also the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
It was founded in 1836 and was the home for the state’s first president Sam Houston (back when Texas was the Republic of Texas); Sam Houston was the famous leader of the Texan army during the Texan Revolution, and made a name for himself at the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Revolution. The city today is known for its education and industry, especially when it comes to its students test scores; Huntsville students routinely top lists for highest scores across the state of Texas. Huntsville is also known for being the home of Huntsville Prison, which is one of the largest prisons in the state. The prison also houses the state’s main execution chamber, though death row is actually located in Livingston, Texas.
Huntsville, like many cities situated near the Greater Houston area, sees typically high temperatures in the summer and lower temperatures during the winter. During the summer, daily highs tend to top out in the low-to-mid 90’s, though triple-digit temperatures are not uncommon. Summer lows tend to drop into the high 60’s and low 70’s, and winter temperatures usually reach into the mid-to-upper 60’s during the day and drop down to the high 30’s overnight.
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