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1961-1970

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The Texas City Dike is annexed and becomes a recreational center. Hurricane Carla causes much destruction of property. A new public library building, a new city hall, and a new swimming pool are constructed. Desegregation of schools takes place. College of the Mainland opens in 1967.

1970 population: 38,908 people
  • Galveston County Memorial Hospital after the 1964 additions

  • Coronation of Jewell Fay Perkins as Miss Booker T. Washington (1963)

  • A model for a new Texas City library

  • Texas City Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Unit (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • New City Hall (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Constructing the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection System, July 17, 1961: looking south showing a section of the levee and borrow area
      (photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District)

    • Constructing the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection System, Aug. 31, 1962: looking south showing the levee from the north end (photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District)

    • LULAC Queen 1964 (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Miss Texas City Beauty Pageant 1961 (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Dedication of Texas City Playlot #4 (1968)

    • New post office May 8, 1962 (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Sea wall construction (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

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