Houston’s own “Strand,” located in the Central Park neighborhood “between Houston and her harbor,” was a short-lived named street just south of Buffalo Bayou. In the late 1930s or early 1940s the street name was changed to Ave. W following the existing north-south lettering.
It was only a little more than three blocks long from Terminal St. to 69th (present location here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.752195,-95.301676&num=1&t=h&z=16) and never grew to have any near-shore retail or businesses like the well-known Strand in Galveston.
Inset from Harris County block book map:
Harris County block book map (click for larger version)