Texas City

Texas City,

city (1990 pop. 40,822), Galveston co., S Tex., on Galveston Bay, opposite the city of GalvestonGalveston
, city (1990 pop. 59,070), seat of Galveston co., on Galveston Island, SE Tex.; inc. 1839. The island lies across the entrance to Galveston Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Long causeways connect the city with the mainland, Houston, and Texas City.
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; inc. 1911. It is a railroad terminus and an industrial city and port with huge oil refineries, chemical plants, a large copper smelter, and factories making plastics and pipes. In Apr., 1947, a nitrate-laden ship exploded, causing a series of blasts and fires in the city; over 500 people were killed. Hurricanes in 1900, 1915, 1943, and 1961 also caused severe damage. College of the Mainland is in Texas City.

Texas City


a city in the USA, in southeastern Texas. Population, 38,900 (1970). A port on the Gulf of Mexico, Texas City has chemical and petroleum-refining industries. Phosphates are shipped from the port.

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