Local History Books: The Texas City History

[Printable book list]

976.4139 HISTORY
History of Texas City
Essays by local citizens compiled in a single volume by Moore Memorial Public Library, one written in 1924 and the others in the 1940s. Includes how Texas City industry contributed to the war effort during WWII.

Collier A. Campbell / 976.4139 CAMPBELL
Shoal Point and the Lighthouse
Essay bound by Moore Memorial Public Library, written by a local historian about the early settlement Shoal Point located in present-day Texas City.

Berylyn Bazzoon and Brenda Taylor/ 976.4139 EARLY
Early Families of Texas City
A compilation of Moore Memorial Public Library of histories of early Texas City families.

Collier A. Campbell / 976.4139 CAMPBELL
The First Texas City Refinery: A historical narrative submitted in application for a Texas historical marker
Brief history by a local historian of Texas City's first oil refinery.

Douglas E. Edwards / 976.4139 EDWARDS
1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas
Copy of article from "Over the Front" (Journal of the League of WWI Aviation Historians) detailing the political background and formation of America's first aero squadron in 1913.

976.4139 HISTORY
History of Churches in Texas City prepared in honor of the Texas sesquicentennial year
Brief historical sketches compiled by Moore Memorial Public Library in 1986.

Priscilla Benham / 976.4139 BENHAM
Texas City: Port of industrial opportunity
A case study of the economic development of Texas City, from its beginnings in 1893 to the late 1980s, by a local historian for her Ph.D. dissertation.

976.4139 TEXAS
Texas City Terminal Railway Company: 100 years of history
An informal history of the company from 1893 to 1993, with text and photographs.

Collier A. Campbell and Susie M. Moncla / 976.4139 CAMPBELL
Texas City: Images of the twentieth century
Comprised of short narratives and images, sketching Texas City from its beginnings to 1999.

Clark Hall and Susie Moncla / 976.4139 REFLECTIONS
Reflections: Texas City-La Marque early 1830s-1996
A Texas City Sun newspaper publication of photos, past and present. Includes brief histories of La Marque and Texas City, written by Clark Hall and Susie Moncla.

Albert L. Mitchell / 976.4139 MITCHELL
Texas City
A collection of Texas City photos taken by the author's father, Johnny Mitchell, arranged chronologically, with description.

976.4139 ALRIDGE
Booker T. Washington Elementary to High School: A historical narrative submitted in application for a Texas historical marker by Sherlyn Alridge and others.
About the history of education for African-American children in Texas City. Includes beginnings of public school education in Texas City.

To view at the library

Mamie Price / REF 976.4139 PRICE
Texas City: A deep-water port
A study of the history and development of Texas City until 1941, written as a Master's thesis by a local history teacher.

Linda Cooper Holm and others / REF 976.4139 HOLM
Texas City: Centennial 1911-2011
Commemorative book with condensed history and snapshots of the Texas City community.

Ralph W. Stenzel / REF 976.4139 STENZEL
Texas City: a history in postcards
Over 300 postcards of Texas City are reproduced in the book, with notes, presented chronologically from the early 1900s to the present day.

Susie Moncla and Jesse Ponce / REF 976.4139 MONCLA
History of the Army Camp and the First Aero Squadron at Texas City, Texas
Two essays bound by Moore Memorial Public Library. One written by Texas City's librarian regarding the Army contingent stationed in Texas City and Galveston from 1913 to 1915, the other by a local citizen about the first American aero squadron of 1913.

Janet Bazemore and Berylyn Bazzoon / REF 976.4139 BAZEMORE
The Texas City Dike: A historical narrative submitted in application for a Texas historical marker
A collection of items compiled in a single volume. The historical narrative is joined with copies of photos and maps and documentation of a 1945 Texas City request of the US Army of Engineers to deepen the Texas City channel and build a dike north of the present one. Details of the 1915 original dike construction are included.

Alecya Gallaway / REF 976.4139 GALLAWAY
The Settlement Community
Paper by a member of the Galveston County Historical Commission tracing the history of the early African-American community established after the Civil War in present day West Texas City.

REF 976.4139 ARTICLES
Articles and documents pertaining to James Campbell and his family and to Campbell's Bayou
These were compiled in a single volume by Moore Memorial Public Library, including copies of newspaper articles, photos, letters, a student paper, genealogical documents, and excerpts from the book "Early Families in Texas City."

William Theo Block / REF 920 BLOCK
A Buccaneer Family in Spanish East Texas: A biographical sketch of Captain James and Mary Sabinal Campbell
Copy of an article from "Texas Gulf Historical & Biographical Record" tracing the history of the couple before coming to Texas City.

To view online

Texas City: 100 years
A comprehensive overview of Texas City history and photographic scrapbook of life in Texas City over the last 120 years, created by the staff of Moore Memorial Public Library.

Helen Edmunds Moore: 1882-1968
A detailed narrative with images of the life of Helen Edmunds Moore, legislator, suffragist, and advocate for the welfare of all Texans. She and her husband, Hugh Benton Moore, were prominent citizens of Texas City.

Texas City Disaster of April 16-17, 1947
A list of resources on the Texas City disaster.

Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
Photos of early Texas City showing the U.S. Army stationed at Texas City in 1913-1915, the Aero squadron and the tin smelter. Enter "texas city" in the search box.

The Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas)
A collection of close to 500 photos from Moore Memorial Public Library that have been digitized on the portal.