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1981-1990

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Hurricane Alicia causes extensive wind damage in Texas City. More civic building occurs. The Texas City-La Marque Hurricane Flood Protection System is dedicated. The public library undergoes a major expansion. The Lowry Expressway is dedicated, increasing vehicle access to Texas City. Hurricane Allison causes extensive flooding. The Rotary Pavilion is dedicated. Longtime Mayor Emmett F. Lowry dies in office after holding office for 25 years. Mall of the Mainland opens. Memorial Park and Cemetery is dedicated. Official population drops slightly.

1990 population: 40,822 people
  • Texas City Firefighters with fire trucks at Nessler Park on April 18, 1987

  • Moore Memorial Library in April 1986

  • At the Rotary Pavilion in April 1987

  • Texas City celebrates the sesquicentennial of the State of Texas (1986)

  • A storm gate at Texas City

    • An aerial view of the Texas City plants, port and dike in 1989
      (photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

    • An aerial view of the Texas City plants, port and dike in 1989
      (photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

    • Gottfied Moeller Pump Station

    • Capt. A. B. Wolvin Pump Station

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