In the early part of the 1930s, Texas City, like most of the United States, is still struggling with the Great Depression. By 1938, the depression has lifted. Union Carbide & Chemical Co. begins. Two new elementary schools, Danforth and Heights, are built.

1940 population: 5,748

Leslie Buchhorn and friends swimming off the dike

Diamond Star Sugar refinery in Texas City

Texas City Sugar Refinery

Texas City School Children, 1932 (Donated by Regis Meyers)

Pan-American is officially opened (from the Texas City Sun, Friday, May 25, 1934)

Pan American entrance in 1935

Appropriations Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 1935 (Helen Moore was the sole female member)

Texas City High School (Wolvin School prior to 1928)

City Hall on Sixth Street in Texas City

A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore

Texas City Junior Chamber of Commerce Dinner at the Avalon Cafe (Dec. 6, 1937)

Texas City Police (1937)

Campaign for the 44th Legislature

Post office (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

Barber's Station (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

Jewel Theatre (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)