Channelview is a census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas on the east side of Houston in Harris County. Its population was 45,688 at the 2020 U.S. census.
Channelview was given its name since it is located on the northeastern curve of the Houston Ship Channel. The site of Channelview was home to Lorenzo de Zavala, one of the founding fathers of the Republic of Texas. During World War II, the area south of Market to the Ship Channel, and what is now DeZavala St. to the tollway, was part of the U.S. Army San Jacinto Ordnance Depot.
Part of Channelview's sense of community comes from successful athletes, who reflect its positive Texas values.
From Channelview High School came Jalen Hurts, who, coached through high school by his father, Averion Hurts, Sr., and supported by his mother, Pamela Hurts, and his brother, Averion Hurts, Jr., led the Philadelphia Eagles to the 2022-23 Super Bowl.
Channelview is also home to Houston