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100 Years of Texas City History



Citizens Police Academy program begins. Tropical Storm Allison causes flooding throughout Galveston County. A major explosion at the BP Texas City Refinery in 2005 kills 15 and injures more than 170. A major renovation of the Lowry Center is completed. The City absorbs Emergency Management Services. The Matthew T. Doyle Natatorium is constructed. Dollar Bay Conservation Birding Trail is created from land donated by the Texas Nature Conservancy. Citizens pass a bond issue for Texas City Independent School District, but the bond issue for College of the Mainland fails to pass.

Hurricane Ike does massive damage to the Texas City Dike, but the City is protected from devastating floods. The new Sanders-Vincent Community Center is opened. The Carlos Garza Sports Complex is opened.

2010 population: 45,099 people
  • Historic Davison Home (Sept. 2006)

  • William Moore Home, Heritage Square (photo by Robert Elliott)

  • Sculptures of children reading at the fountain at Moore Memorial Library

  • At the port in Texas City

  • Rankin L. DeWalt Criminal Justice Center

  • Doyle Center, night view

  • Fishermen in Texas City

  • The Texas City Police Department

  • Charles T. Doyle Convention Center (Sept. 2006)

  • Longhorn sculpture at I-45 and Lowry Expressway (Nov. 2009)

  • First Lady Pavillion on the Texas City Dike (Sept. 2006) — destroyed by Hurricane Ike in Sept. 2008

    • Gazebo at Davison Home, Heritage Square (photo by Robert Elliott)

    • Aerial view of the Texas City port

    • Aerial view of Bay Street Park (Sept. 2006)

    • The 1867 Settlement Historic District
      (A 2010 National Register Historic District)

    • Aerial view of the Texas City Dike in 2010
      (photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District)

    • Aerial view of Doyle Convention Center (Sept. 2006)

    • Aerial View of Garza Park (Oct. 2010)

    • Aerial view of Bayou Golf Course (Sept. 2006)

    • Heritage Square (Sept. 2006)

    • Noble Park in Texas City

    • Celebrating the 4th of July

    • The port of Texas City

    • At the Texas City port (Sept. 2006)

    • The Texas City port

    • Sanders Vincent Community Center (2010)

    • Texas City storm gate

    • Train at Noble Park (Sept. 2006)

    • Texas City Dike (Oct. 27, 2010)

    • Aerial view of Bayou Golf Course (June 2008)

    • Windmill sculpture at I-45 and Lowry Expressway


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