Texas City has a difficult time recovering from the loss of the Army camp, but continues to grow slowly. A new city building is completed. The public library is started in 1927. Texas City gains control of the dike due to Mrs. Moore's lobbying efforts. Republic Oil Refinery is built. The Texas Sugar Refinery is started.

1930 population: 3,534 people

Sixth Street in the 1920s

Sixth Street, December 1925 (Old Texas City). Photo by W.O. Wheeless, courtesy of Al Mitchell

Central School, Texas City, 1921 (Photo by Schlueter. Donated by Dorothy Amburn Hargrave.)

The Kohfeldt School faculty in 1921

Dike scene, Labor Day (1929)

At the port in Texas City in 1923

Plant No. 1: Texas City Canneries (July 7, 1927)

Hoopie Williams at age 25

Hoopie Williams shows off his hoop "Irma"

Hoopie Williams with his hoop and hoopstick

The Moore family home

Passenger pier in Texas City

William R. Blocker

A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore

Helen Moore (1929)