1901-1910


The community of Texas City becomes more established. The first school, the first church and a well-publicized pier are built. Texas City Independent School District is formed, and Dr. Danforth becomes the first doctor to establish a practice in the city. The first refinery is built and the grain elevator opens for business. Three major railroad lines connect with the Texas City Terminal Railway, making the community a rail hub. Large, ocean-going ships begin to use the Texas City Port.


An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909


The cotton warehouse in Texas City in 1909


An aerial view of Texas City in 1910, taken at 100 feet elevation


Ocean liners at Texas City in 1910


In front of the post office in early Texas City



Texas City looking north from a hotel


The Wedell Family with Jimmy, Walter, and Elizabeth as children


Central School in Texas City


First basketball team in Texas City (1910)


Texas City school children in 1910



Texas City fourth and fifth graders in 1910


Free School in Texas City (1910)



The Moore family home