2001-2010


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)


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


Heritage Square (Sept. 2006)



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


Sculptures of children reading at the fountain at Moore Memorial Library


The port of Texas City


At the Texas City port (Sept. 2006)



At the port in Texas City


Noble Park in Texas City


Train at Noble Park (Sept. 2006)



Rankin L. DeWalt Criminal Justice Center


Doyle Center, night view


Texas City storm gate


The Texas City port



Fisherman in Texas City


Celebrating the 4th of July


Aerial view of the Texas City port



The Texas City Police Department


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)



At the Texas City port (Sept. 2006)


Aerial view of Doyle Convention Center (Sept. 2006)



Charles T. Doyle Convention Center (Sept. 2006)


Aerial view of Bayou Golf Course (Sept. 2006)


Aerial view of Bay Street Park (Sept. 2006)



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


Windmill sculpture at I-45 and Lowry Expressway


Aerial view of Bayou Golf Course (June 2008)


Texas City Dike (Oct. 27, 2010)



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


Sanders Vincent Community Center (2010)


Aerial View of Garza Park (Oct. 2010)