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Question: "I don't understand H-town. Was Houston once Houstontown? Was it H-ton and it's morphed into H-town? Please explain."
H-Town is undoubtedly one of Houston's most popular nicknames.
Houston was never referred to as Houstontown or H-town. The nickname H-Town started to become commonly used in the 90s.
It is speculated 'H-Town' was introduced by a local R&B group called H-Town at the time. Additionally, the Arena Theater was referred to as the H-Town Arena.
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