Because of its location near the bay, there are numerous wildlife, parks and recreational areas for its 41,000 residents to enjoy. The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, for example, features over 40 separate hiking and driving trails that include 308 birding sites. The sites themselves feature a variety of viewing opportunities with boardwalks, observation decks, and other amenities. The trails boast more than 450 bird species.
To this day, Texas City’s major industries continue to be petroleum and petrochemical refining. The Texas City Refinery operated by BP is the second largest petroleum refinery in Texas and the Port of Texas City is one of the leading ports in the United States.
Nicknamed “City by the Bay,” the history of Texas City is one of challenges and perseverance.
Texas City was founded in 1893 by a group of investors known as the Texas City Improvement Company. The investors built an eight-foot channel in the bay from Bolivar Roads and a four mile railroad to serve Texas City.
Years of prosperity followed, but The Great Depression brought hard economic times. The expansion of the oil business eventually returned, and with it, new hope for the still-developing community. World War II brought more economic stability, and more oil-related businesses came to the area.
Texas City is home to the Texas City Dike. Extending five miles into Galveston Bay, the dike is known as “the world’s longest man-made fishing pier.”
Much of Texas City falls under the Texas City Independent School District. Within the district are four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school.
Dickinson and La Marque High School also serve portions of the area and the College of the Mainland serves as the area college for Texas City.
Communities in Texas City include North Village, Lakeview, Godard Park, Somerset, and Twelve Oaks, which includes residences on Plantation Dr, Twelve Oaks Dr, Crestwood Ct and others. Other nearby neighborhoods are Westland Ridge, Amburn Park and South Point Estates.
Nessler Park is a popular location in Texas City and features community events such as the annual Music Fest by the Bay.
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