Texas City Museum opens. Civic leaders begin a concerted effort to beautify Texas City and attract more residents and businesses. Texas City is named an All-American City in 1997. Corporate mergers in the oil industry continue. The Doyle Convention Center opens. Central Fire Station and two auxiliary stations are built. A new criminal justice center is built. Bay Street Park renovation and expansion is completed. First Texas City Art Festival is held. An agreement is signed for development of a megaport container terminal.

2000 population: 41,512 people

Charles T. Doyle

Thomas S. Mackey Nature Center (photo by Jesse Ponce)

Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (photo by Jesse Ponce)

The Phoenix Fountain (photo by Robert Elliott)

Fishing boats at the Texas City Dike (photo by Robert Elliott)

Heritage Square

An aerial view of the port of Texas City

Angel statue at Memorial Cemetery (photo by Robert Elliott)

War and Peace Memorial (photo by Jesse Ponce)

Centennial Fountain at Moore Memorial Public Library

Noble Park

Rotary Pavilion in Nessler Park

Fourth Monday celebration

The McIIvaine Building around 1995

An aerial view of the Texas City Dike (photo by Robert Elliott)

Growth of Texas City Map

Fishing at the Texas City Dike (photo by Mildred Canter)

Texas City, All-America City 1997 (photo by Robert Elliott)

Tackle Time 1997

Rankin L. DeWalt Criminal Justice Center

Texas City Central Fire Station (Station #1)

Texas City Fire Station #2

A planning session of the Goals 2000 committee

Mural painted on the wall of Booker T. Washington School (1998)