Houston is about 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico: That's why it looks so green. What you're seeing here is downtown as seen from the west side, which has a bayou running to/past downtown. (To give some perspective, the tallest building -- about fourth from the left -- is 75 stories tall.) The bayous are great because they make greenbelts through the city.
In 1987 Jean-Michel Jarre presented "Rendezvous Houston", a concert where he used downtown as the backdrop for his laser images during Houston's 150th birthday celebration (35kb).
Here's a great photo of fireworks downtown from 1997.
The City of Houston's Home Page
The "Houston, Texas - An Overview" is okay, but the best techno-geek feature is the "Current Traffic" button that generates a real-time traffic map. (Houston is one of the first cities with a fledgling automated traffic information system.)
Kevin White's HoustonGayWeb is a resource guide and directory for gay stuff in Houston. (Here's a fun tidbit: Wes knew Kevin when he was married. All the gay guys had a crush on him -- tall, handsome and sweet!)
Wes & Tom's Cool Site
The Letter Wars (aka The Homophobe Hellhole)
Things From Wes' Nose | Things From Wes' Mind