1961-1970


The Texas City Dike is annexed and becomes a recreational center. Hurricane Carla causes much destruction of property. A new public library building, a new city hall, and a new swimming pool are constructed. Desegregation of schools takes place. College of the Mainland opens in 1967.

1970 population: 38,908 people


A model for a new Texas City library


Constructing the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection System, July 17, 1961: looking south showing a section of the levee and borrow area
(photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District)


Constructing the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection System, Aug. 31, 1962: looking south showing the levee from the north end
(photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District)



Galveston County Memorial Hospital after the 1964 additions


Miss Texas City Beauty Pageant 1961
(photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)


LULAC Queen 1964
(photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)



Coronation of Jewell Fay Perkins as Miss Booker T. Washington (1963)


New post office May 8, 1962
(photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)


New City Hall
(photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)



Sea wall construction
(photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)


Dedication of Texas City Playlot #4 (1968)



Texas City Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Unit (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)