1921-1930


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)